After a very busy and successful year in 2017, Interpower Induction are pleased to announce the following changes to the Management Team:
Doug Rankin will be leaving the post of Managing Director to become Corporate Technical Director, heading up the engineering departments in the US, Europe and India. Doug became Managing Director in 2012 after Interpower Induction acquired Melting Solutions and has, with David Bell as Sales Director, successfully lead the company through difficult economic times and into new markets. The change to Corporate Technical Director will allow Doug to follow his passion for engineering and make the best use of his wealth of technical knowledge.
Christian Dunn, who has been Operations Director since 2016, will now take up the role of Managing Director. During this time he has already made an impact on the operational side and taken responsibility for the day to day running of the company. His ability to motivate his team has lead to continually improve performance.
David Bell will continue to lead the sales Team in his role as Sales Director.
Paul Cameron has been promoted to Head of Manufacturing. Paul has joined the company two years ago, bringing with him more than 25 years of management experience, particularly in manufacturing of secondary aluminium. Paul will be taking responsibility for all manufacturing operations, quality and production planning to ensure projects are realised successfully.
Melting Solutions have recently supplied and installed a new recycling plant in Northern Ireland. This new recycling plant is thought to be the first metal works to be built in the UK for 30 years.
The new plant will be used to recycle scrap aluminium. The molten aluminium is then poured in casts and cooled to make ingots which will then be used by the car industry.
Previously, the scrap metal was exported to other countries. Then it would be processed and brought back to be used to make other products.
The installation centres around the Melting Solutions’ 15t capacity tilt rotary furnace with oxy fuel firing and a 15t capacity lip axis side tilting holding furnace with hearth embedded porous plug gas injection.
The tilt rotary furnace is charged by an integrated 4t capacity mobile vibratory charging machine.
The molten aluminium is then transported along the launder to a 220 mould ingot casting machine with indirect water cooling.
Finally, the ingots are stacked by a robotic ingot stacking line with a secondary cooling quench.
The plant also features fully integrated air pollution control with continuous emission monitoring, ensuring the plant adheres to the most stringent regulations.
Melting Solutions were involved in the project from the initial consultation and site assessment through to training for the customer’s employees on how to run the equipment.
This first stage has caught the eye of itv news and has featured on their program. Please see the video below which features an interview with Clive Hall our International Sales Executive.
INGOTECH Engineering Ltd, known since 1987, for its world class and innovative ingot casting equipment, has been acquired by Melting Solutions.
The company will continue under the direction of Mark Taylor as Managing Director; supported by Clive Hall as Sales Director and with senior consultant John Taylor, continuing in his role as Mentor. This will bring a depth of unrivalled industry experience to the company, from when the first INGOTECH casting machine was commissioned thirty years ago.
INGOTECH casting technologies covers all kinds of foundry ingot casting machines. These include sow casting lines, de-oxidant production and a huge range of dross / sow moulds. Over the last decade the company has pioneered one of the best liquid metal casting methods, virtually eliminating metal turbulence in the ingot. This breakthrough in casting excellence and consistency of ingot, opened the way to the development of highly automated ingot stacking and packaging systems, based on robotic technology.
Today more than ten automated lines are in operation, with new lines coming on stream during 2017.
The INGOTECH products and expertise, are a great fit for Melting Solutions, and we are delighted that this acquisition has taken place
Melting Solutions have just completed a repair on an 18t Electro-magnetic Stirrer for steel alloys. When received the damage was by far the worst we have seen in 35 years of stirrer repairs.
The customer believed this stirrer to be a ‘write off’ and beyond economical repair and expected to have to source a brand new one. However due to our knowledge and experience, we still completed the work to repair the stirrer to its original condition, at a fraction of the cost of replacing it. We not only repaired the Stirrer we also implemented modifications to improve it within the customer’s budget and timescale.
Some of the repairs that were undertaken:
• New Water Temperature/Flow Monitoring System
• All new thermocouples and Wirings
• Existing Coil Modules badly damaged were repaired and tested
• Full Body Refurbishment
• New Cast Hood and Cover
• New Side Covers
• Thematically Sealed
When we received the stirrer, we had very limited information about it. The Stirrer was originally manufactured in Sweden, but regardless of this we sourced all parts within the UK and also used the highest quality materials.
Interpower (Melting Solutions on the MSL site) have now completed the move from Curdworth to our own premises in 250 Lichfield Road, Brownhills. The new site is located within easy reach of the motorways, located just off junction T6 on the M6 toll.
The new facility is considerably larger than our old building increasing our manufacturing floor space to 35,000 sq. ft.
The move is part of our plans for growth in all aspects of our business.
We are in the process of setting up new test and development facilities for both the gas fired and induction equipment and ultimately this will allow full testing on manufactured equipment for up to 50m lines.
Having moved in on moved in on April 11th, production started straight away with the first job leaving site on the 13th.
Adroit Engineering is now fully back in production with room to expand their machining capabilities to meet customer demands
New Installation of Side Well Melting Furnace in Mexico by Melting Solutions
A leading Mexican Secondary Aluminium Producer, supplying die casters in automotive industry in Northern Mexcio, have successfully finished their multi-million investment in new capacity. This included 2 of our 30t Tilting Holding Furnaces which will feed a DC rolling slab casting machine.
The Investment also included a third furnace. This was a specially designed 30t capacity Side Well Melting Furnace for continuous casting of de-oxidant products for the local steel industry.
The Side Well Melting Furnace included a Rotary Scrap Submerging System and is delivering excellent productivity and very high metal recovery rates.