StrikoMelter Ramp Melting Furnace

Flexible charging, certain savings

StrikoMelter Ramp Melting Furnace

Key Benefits

Flexible charging

High metal yield

Proven technology

Energy savings

Key Features

  • ETAMAX® shaft + Ramp addition allows melting of sows, T-Bars, ingots or returns
  • Clear gas consumption measurement for ramp and shaft melting
  • Laser monitoring for optimized shaft filling
  • Compact furnace footprint


  • High pressure die casting
  • Gravity die casting
  • Sand casting

Melting bigger, made better

Building on the proven energy, metal yield and melt quality benefits of StrikoMelter, the Ramp Melting Furnace has been specially adapted for foundries needing to melt large sows and T-Bars as well as standard returns and ingots. Because melting bigger blocks doesn’t mean you have to miss out on significant savings.

Flexible charging - Can be loaded with sows, T-Bars, ingots or returns

Re-using ramp heat, reducing energy consumption

Sows and T-bars normally too large to fit in StrikoMelter’s famous ETAMAX® shaft, are melted on the specially designed ramp, with waste heat from this process used to preheat the return material in the melting shaft. In this way the two melting processes complement each other perfectly for one, energy saving solution to flexible charging.

Other Highlights & Technical Details

  • Melting ramp suitable for all usual T-bars and sows
  • Raising of the melting shaft for large-volume returns 
  • Laser monitoring of the filling level in the melting shaft
  • Separate gas consumption measurement for ramp and shaft melting

Technical Details

  • Melting capacity up to 2.5 t/h on the ramp
  • Melting capacity up to 3 t/h using the shaft
  • Holding capacity up to 12 t

Low metal loss

One of the largest cost drivers in the manufacture of liquid aluminium is the metal loss. The StrikoMelter ramp furnace minimizes the metal loss. In comparison with a reverb furnace, it offers enormous potential savings which have an immediate positive effect on profits.

Low energy consumption

Energy consumption is drastically reduced when melting T-bars and sows, as the waste heat from the ramp furnace can be used to preheat return material in the melting shaft. Therefore, in comparison with a reverb furnace, the StrikoWestofen ramp melting furnace allows significant energy costs savings.

Advances in furnace technology

Save money and improve quality