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.