SOCMA Aluminum Alloy Furnace Tending Vehicle ,Furnace Tending Vehicles are designed keeping in mind Safety, Flexibility and Reliability.
Furnace Tending Vehicles perform functions like Dross Skimming, Liquid Metal Stirring as well as Bottom and Side Wall Cleaning, operations which are done at an extremely high temperature of around 1000°C under door open condition. The vehicles reduce operations time thereby reducing energy consumption and operation costs. Moreover being a specialized vehicle that is customised for harsh working conditions, it facilitates longer uptime.
These vehicles can be adapted to different situations according to the demand. It is available in both diesel and electric battery powered version.
For over 5 years SOCMA has been studying, designing and manufacturing customised solutions to increase melting furnace productivity and efficiency.One proven solution for reducing the costs associated with the melting of aluminium is to use dedicated furnace tending machines instead of the usual fork-lifts and front loaders.Standard forklifts and front loaders are not designed and manufactured to operate as charging vehicles in front of aluminium melting furnaces. Running costs and maintenance are very high when compared
with other solutions and their level of safety is very low .
These are the main points where SOCMA has directed its efforts to achieve optimum loading of aluminium melting furnaces:
• To reduce the charging time
• To save energy
• To preserve the refractory lining
• To improve the management of the scrap
• To improve the operator safety
• To have a better environmental impact
• Increased productivity
• Reduction of damage to the refractory lining of the furnaces
• Loading of up to 20 m 3 of scrap in few seconds, thus providing the metal immediate immersion without metal splashes