Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has started modernizing an ILK-1.6 smelter in its smelting shop.
The furnace will get a new foundry machine for bulk ingots.
At present the smelter can produce flat ingots with the width of 800-1000 mm as well as cylinder ingots with the diameter of 400-650 mm.
But when the molten metal is poured from the smelter to the mixer, it could be oxygenated resulting in defects in ingots.
The main advantage of the new machine is that metal will not get into contact with oxygen, thus the quality of the ingots will improve. (Ukrainian metal)