Amount of fines in the final product is being reduced at the Aksu ferroalloys plant
The new casting machine is mounted between the smelting workshop and the finished products warehouse of workshop No.4. The uniqueness of the new Korean equipment is in the material and form of its conveyor belt, on which the hot metal is poured from the ladle. They are made of graphite by a special technology that repeatedly increases the strength of this material, and besides have a cellular structure. Graphite by its nature badly co-operates with the molten metal, not allowing it to stick to its surface. Small ingots, and them in each exponent can be from 20 to 40 pieces, under own weight easily fall out of cells. This will prevent crushing and fractionation of the alloy.
Structurally, the new casting machine is simple enough and does not differ too much from those used today in the factory. A high degree of automation distinguishes this machine. Almost every component can be controlled there, and the machine has modern frequency-controlled drives. The hydraulic system, which tilts the bucket with metal, is linked to the conveyor belt motion sensors, which makes the operator's work easier.
If the new machinery will successfully prove itself, all smelting shops of the plant will be provided with such equipment.