Crucible Furnace

Crucible Furnace

Key Benefits

Portable Use

Customized Design

Unique Heating Element Design

Highest "Up-time" in Industry

Features

  • Alternate power supplies
  • Programmable timers
  • Independently wired heating element

Features

  • Compact power control panel
  • Vertically installed heating elements
  • Extra heavy warp-proof steel furnace covers
Since their introduction in 1983, Dynarad aluminum and magnesium Crucible Furnaces have led the industry in traditional efficiency and metal quality. Our heavy-duty furnaces are built to perform under severe conditions found in foundries and die casting plants.

Portable use

We’ll set up any furnace for portable use to quickly accommodate alloy changes or maintain production when fixed furnaces break down
(MS/EC Series)

Unique heating element design

Though not required for standard operation, SCR Power Controls are available for attaining greater energy efficiency and for longer heating element life. Our power control panel is compact yet rugged and reliable

Customized design

We specialize in the design and construction of custom furnaces with unusual shapes and configurations

Accessories:

  • Crucible covers
  • Alternate power supplies
  • Programmable timers
  • Wheels and quick

Highest “up-time” in industry

Each heating element is independently parallel wired and fused. The durability and performance of our heating elements enables StrikoWestofen America to back its elements with a two year warranty

Additional Highlights

Easy internal access

The crucible and self-supporting, vertically installed heating elements are easily accessible by removing only the furnace cover. Side panel access is not required; furnaces can be positioned close to casting equipment or other furnaces or pit mounted without sacrificing internal accessibility;

Heavy duty construction

These furnaces are built to handle the severe conditions often found in die casting plants and foundries. Features like extra heavy, warp-proof plate steel furnace covers and heavy welded steel base and side wall construction are standard on all StrikoWestofen America furnaces

Thermally efficient multi layered lining

Crucible furnaces use a computer optimized, multi-layered lining system designed with StrikoWestofen America’s own custom software to cut heat losses like a thermos bottle. Old-fashioned monolithic refractories are eliminated to boost furnace efficiency and save energy dollars

Power Level Selector

The optional Power Level Selector is a true load shedding demand control system, which positively Limits KW demand to the power level chosen. More than a simple solid state current limiter, the Power Level Selector reduces utility demand charges, regardless of the type of demand meter used by the utility, and extends heating element life. The Power Level Selector instantly converts a melter to a superheater to a highly efficient holder and back again

Damage resistant parallel element wiring

Each heating element is independently parallel wired and fused. If for some reason an individual heating element is damaged, the rest of the system will continue to function, unlike series connected elements that will shut down the entire heating bank. This feature gives our furnaces the highest “up-time” in the industry. The durability and performance of our heating elements enables StrikoWestofen America to back its elements with a two year warranty

Reliable Power Control

Because StrikoWestofen America’s unique heating element design requires no transformers or complex solid state SCR power supplies, StrikoWestofen America’s power control panel is compact yet rugged and reliable. It is easily installed and serviced by any plant electrician. The tight, dust-free integrity of the NEMA 12 enclosure is maintained since no fans or vents are needed to cool power control components