Aluminum injection casting Melting facility
An aluminum injection casting melting facility is a facility used to melt and process aluminum alloy for use in the injection casting process. The facility typically includes the following main components:
Furnaces: Furnaces are used to melt the aluminum alloy. Different types of furnaces can be used, such as electric arc furnaces, induction furnaces, or gas-fired furnaces.
Holding and pouring equipment: Once the aluminum alloy has been melted, it is poured into holding and pouring equipment, such as a crucible or a holding furnace, which keeps the aluminum at the correct temperature and ready for injection into the mold.
Degassing equipment: The aluminum alloy is processed to remove any gases that may have been dissolved during the melting process, such as hydrogen and nitrogen. This is done to improve the quality of the casting and to prevent defects.
Dross processing equipment: Dross, which is a byproduct of the melting process, is removed from the surface of the aluminum alloy and recycled or disposed of.
Alloys treatment: To improve the properties of the aluminum alloy, additional elements like zinc, copper, magnesium are added to the melt.
Safety equipment: Safety equipment such as fire suppression systems, temperature monitoring systems, and ventilation systems are used to ensure the safety of the facility and the workers.
Quality control equipment: Quality control equipment such as spectrometers, hardness testers, and microscopes are used to ensure that the aluminum alloy meets the required specifications and standards.
Robotics and automation: To improve the efficiency and accuracy of the process, Robotics and automation systems are used in the facility to handle the aluminum alloy and the moulds.
The facility must be equipped with the appropriate equipment and technology to ensure that the aluminum alloy is melted and processed to the correct specifications and that the casting process is efficient and produces high-quality parts.