Furnace for Copper
Copper is a transitional metal, which means that it is a good conductor of electricity and heat. This makes it particularly valuable for construction, wire, piping and many other commonly used items. It is easily melted down to form whatever shape the user needs.
There is not one single type of copper melting furnace for foundries, just as there is not only one process that can be used to melt copper. From cathode shaft furnaces for the continuous production of copper wire to gas fired reverberated furnaces for scrap copper melting and refining, manufacturing plants have a lot of options when it comes to melting and refining copper.
Here are some of the reasons why induction furnaces ideal for melting of copper:
• Power Regimes
Induction melting furnaces tend to be more flexible when it comes to alloying. These furnaces can be easily shut off any time the plant or factory closes, and relining is fairly quick and simple. They also tend to be more economical in terms of energy consumption, and they usually have a longer refractory lifetime. In the Induction furnace melting rate is very fast and large quantity of the metal can melt very quickly.
When it comes to melting copper, a copper furnace based on induction is far more reliable than most others. Due to latest IGBT technology and standard built up the maintenance of furnace is almost nil, manufacturers can get the most out of this type of furnace without the need for any repairs.
It's well known that induction furnaces emit far less pollutants than other types of furnaces. Not only does this mean that you are protecting your employees from breathing in harmful substances, but having a clean atmosphere will also prevent any additional oxidation of the copper.
• Energy Efficiency
A recent study noted that today's modern induction furnaces can achieve higher electrical efficiency levels. That means less of a negative impact on the environment, and it means you won't be wasting more on energy costs.