RAYTEQ TO DISPLAY NEW DT SERIES LIFT-POUR ELECTRIC MELTING AND POURING FURNACE AT CASTEXPO 2019

Healdsburg, California - RAYTEQ LLC has announced that, for the first time, it will be displaying an actual Model DC-300 from its unique DT Series of high-powered electric resistance melting furnaces in Booth 1029 at CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta, GA on April 27 through April 30 th . The DT Series furnaces can be transported either by crane or forklift, and manually tilted to pour molten aluminum directly into molds, completely eliminating harmful molten metal transfers that can contaminate aluminum alloys.

DT Series tilt-pour furnaces are capable of rapid production melting because they are full-power melting furnaces, not just heated transport ladles. Each model is connected by cable to its control cabinet in the melting/holding area, and is designed for transport to degassing stations and the mold pouring area by a ceiling crane or forklift after disconnecting the quick-release cable connector. DT Series furnaces are highly insulated to minimize temperature drop after power is disconnected.

These furnaces are rugged and built for many years of tough foundry service. They feature heavy duty 3inch spherical bearings and solid steel crane lifting bails. The steel furnace shells are heavily reinforced with ship channels and belly-bands to prevent shell distortion during pouring which, together with both top and bottom internal crucible supports, virtually eliminate crucible and spout cracking during tilting. All DT Series furnaces are equipped with a robust cone-drive tilting gearbox with right-angle drive and a 30” chrome-plated hand wheel. The hand wheel is purposely forward mounted for greater operator visibility of pouring operations.

Unique features include a power shut-off at the furnace to avoid arc damage to the cable connector, and an alarm on the furnace that will sound if it is lifted without disconnecting the power cable. A second alarm at the control cabinet will sound if the furnace is not reconnected to its cable within a preset time to avoid chilling or freezing metal in the furnace.

Rayteq DT Series electric melting furnaces are currently available in two sizes: The Model DT300 holds 600 lbs. aluminum and can continuously melt 300 lbs. per hour. The Model DT-500 holds 1,500 lbs. and continuously melts 500 lbs. per hour.

The first Model DT-300 was developed as a partnering effort between Rayteq engineers and foundry managers at Edelbrock Aluminum Foundries, San Jacinto, California. Many important features of this new furnace line were a direct result of this close collaboration. The first Model DT500 was delivered to State Brass Foundry & Machine, Salt Lake City, Utah, for pouring 1,000 lb. aluminum water pump housings in a single pour.

Rayteq will also exhibit two 1,100 lb. capacity stationary electric melting furnaces at CastExpo 2019: A square Model DC-500 which can melt 500 lbs./hour and a round Model R-475 that can melt 475 lbs./hour.



RAYTEQ TO EXHIBIT 1,000 POUND PER HOUR ELECTRIC ALUMINUM MELTER AT CASTEXPO 2016 IN MINNEAPOLIS APRIL 16-19



Posted on March 6, 2013

FOUNDRY M&T MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Rayteq's New ValueLine furnace design mentioned in Foundry Management & Technology Magazine Issue March 3.





Posted on March 1, 2013

RAYTEQ TO UNVEIL NEW ValueLine™ SERIES ELECTRIC MELTING FURNACES WITH INTERACTIVE KW DEMAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT CASTEXPO 2013


Healdsburg, California. RAYTEQ LLC will display its new ValueLine™ series of compact electric resistance melting furnaces with unique hybrid digital/analog controls for melting aluminum alloys right at the casting line, thereby eliminating substantial energy losses from hot metal transporting, launders and holding furnaces in central melting systems. Advantages over conventional fuel fired melting include higher energy efficiency, less metal loss, fewer scrap castings, no air quality issues, no operator heat stress, and no noise.

With its new ValueLine™ Series round furnaces joining its established DC Series square furnaces, Rayteq now offers thirteen standard electric furnace models with melt rates ranging from 275 lbs/hr to 1000 lbs/hr and capacities from 550 lbs. to 4,200 lbs., aluminum.

High furnace melting rates in a compact space are made possible by Rayteq's unique high power density heating elements featuring new life-enhancing materials technology. Rayteq also supplies exact heating element replacements incorporating this new technology for many other electric furnace makes.

Rayteq's new ValueLine series electric furnaces are now available in seven standard sizes ranging in capacity from 550 lbs. to 3,000 lbs. aluminum, and are supplied ready to operate with Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ interactive demand management system (IDMS™) which achieves additional utility cost savings by minimizing electric furnace fleet kW demand without impairing production rates or casting quality. Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ software operates with all Rayteq electric melters as well as conventional electric furnaces equipped with Fleet Commander™ retrofit kits. Fleet Commander IDMS systems are currently operating electric furnace fleets in California and Missouri with new systems soon to be installed in Illinois and New York State.

Both Rayteq's new ValueLine™ series electric furnaces and Fleet Commander™ IDMS software will be featured in Rayteq's Booth No. 2939 at CastExpo 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri, April 6 - 9. Additional information is available at Rayteq's Web Site: www.Rayteq.com


Posted on September 23, 2011

MODERN CASTING MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Rayteq's Fleet Commander IDMS system at A & B Die Casting, Hercules, California, is featured in the Product Innovations section of Modern Casting magazine, September, 2011 issue (page 55)



Posted on August 30, 2011

SEE OUR ARTICLE IN FOUNDRY MAGAZINE

Foundry Management & Technology magazine features article entitled Melting Aluminum at the Diecasting Machine in their August, 29, 2011 on-line issue. Rayteq's new line of compact electric melting furnaces and its Fleet Commander Interactive Demand Management System (IDMS) are described:http://www.foundrymag.com/frontpage/product/87804/melting_aluminum_at_the_diecasting_machine



Posted on August 5, 2011

SKS DIE CASTING PURCHASES RAYTEQ INTERACTIVE KW DEMAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Healdsburg, California. RAYTEQ LLC announces that SKS Die Casting & Machining, Alameda, California, has purchased Rayteq's new Fleet Commander™ interactive demand management system (IDMS™) to minimize the kW demand of its fleet of electric resistance melting furnaces without impairing production rates or casting quality. As part of a recent campaign to reduce its utility expenses, SKS elected to equip five of its existing electric melters with Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ retrofit control panels which will enable their furnaces to be controlled by Rayteq's new Fleet Commander™ IDMS™ software.

Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ IDMS™ software will be featured in Rayteq's Booth No. 402 at the upcoming 2011 NADCA Tabletop Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio, along with its new high-powered, compact, Fleet Commander-ready DC Series electric furnaces that melt right at the die casting machine. Additional information is available at Rayteq's Web Site: www.Rayteq.com



Posted on July 20, 2011

RAYTEQ TO UNVEIL ADVANCED ELECTRIC MELTING FURNACES WITH INTERACTIVE KW DEMAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT DIE CASTING SHOW

Healdsburg, California. RAYTEQ LLC, located in the heart of California's Sonoma wine country, will display its new line of high-powered, compact electric resistance melting furnaces with unique hybrid digital/analog controls for melting aluminum and magnesium alloys right at the die casting machine, thereby eliminating substantial energy losses from hot metal transporting, launders and holding furnaces in central melt systems. Advantages over conventional fuel fired melting include higher energy efficiency, less metal loss, fewer scrap castings, no air quality issues, no operator heat stress, and no noise.

High furnace melting rates in a compact space are made possible by Rayteq's unique high power density heating elements featuring new life-enhancing materials technology. Rayteq also supplies exact heating element replacements incorporating this new technology for other electric furnace makes.

Rayteq's new DC Series electric furnaces are available in six standard sizes ranging in capacity from 700 lbs. to 3,250 lbs. aluminum, and are supplied ready to operate with Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ interactive demand management system (IDMS™) which achieves additional utility cost savings by minimizing electric furnace fleet kW demand without impairing production rates or casting quality. Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ software operates with all Rayteq electric melters as well as conventional electric furnaces equipped with Fleet Commander™ retrofit kits.

Three new Rayteq DC Series electric furnaces and an older Dynarad electric furnace, retrofitted to accommodate Rayteq's Fleet Commander™ IDMS™, are currently operating under the control of Fleet Commander™ IDMS™ software at A & B Die Casting, Hercules, California. Frank B. Smith, President & CEO of Rayteq, Bob Dathe, President of A & B Die Casting, and Matthew Smith, Exec. VP & Engineering Manager of Rayteq will give a technical paper describing all the new technology entitled Bringing Back Electric Melting at the 2011 NADCA Congress & Tabletop Exhibition, September 19 to 21 in Columbus, Ohio.

Both Rayteq's new DC Series electric furnaces and Fleet Commander™ IDMS™ software will be featured in Rayteq's Booth No. 402 at the 2011 NADCA Tabletop Exhibition in Columbus. Additional information is available at Rayteq's Web Site: www.Rayteq.com