Bale-Out Furnaces T (Brick Insulation) and TF (Fiber Insulation) Electrically Heated, for Melting and Holding

T 110/11 TF 150/11

T 800/11

Four side heating for excellent temperature uniformity

Manual ladling from a T 80/10

K 150/12 and T 180/11 as premelting and holding system

Side-wall insulation made of fiber material for TF models

Emergency outlet for the safe draining of melt in case of crucible breakage

Due to their high-grade insulation and optimized connected loads the models T and TF can be used both for melting and holding. They feature good melting output together with outstanding temperature uniformity in the melt. The 1100 °C version can be used for melting aluminum, the 1200 °C version for brass as well. The 1300 °C version can also be used for melting bronze alloys.

The T models are fitted with multi-layer insulation. The furnace chamber insulation with high-quality lightweight refractory bricks is recommended for holding operation. For rapid heat-up times in non-continuous operation, the TF models can also be used, which are lined with a fiber insulation with low heat retention capacity.

  • T, TF../11 with maximum furnace chamber temperature of 1100 °C for aluminum or zinc. Maximum melt temperatures, depending on the condition of the crucible, between 950 °C and 980 °C
  • T, TF../12 with maximum furnace chamber temperature of 1200 °C also suitable for brass. Maximum melt temperatures, depending on the condition of the crucible, between 1050 °C and 1100 °C
  • T, TF../13 with maximum furnace chamber temperature of 1300 °C, also suitable for bronze alloys. Maximum melt temperatures, depending on the condition of the crucible, between 1150 °C and 1200 °C
  • Four-side heating using electric heating elements, freely radiating on carrier tubes
  • Simple replacement of individual heating elements. In case of crucible breakage, only the defective heating elements on each level need to be replaced
  • Heating of furnaces up to 60 kW power rating controlled using long-lasting, noiseless solid-state-relays
  • Heating of furnaces beyond 60 kW with contactors
  • High melting performance with temperature uniformity in the melt
  • Insulation constructed in multiple layers with lightweight refractory bricks on the hot face (T models)
  • Insulation constructed in multiple layers with fiber material in the side walls and corner bricks to support heating elements (TF models)
  • Emergency outlet for safe draining of the melt in case of crucible breakage
  • No exhaust gas discharge needed
  • Integrated safety system which continues to operate the furnace at reduced power in case of malfunction in the bath thermocouple, in order to prevent the freezing of the melt
  • Over-temperature limiter in furnace chamber for protection against overheating. The limiter switches the heating off when the set limit temperature is reached, and only switches it back on after the temperature has fallen again
  • Furnace chamber control with temperature measurement behind the crucible, recommended for melting
  • Crucible not included in the standard version

Additional equipment

  • Crucible of clay-graphite or SiC
  • Work platform
  • Crucible breakage monitor with visual and audible signal (not for 1300 °C models
  • SMS-message to one or more mobile phones in case of crucible breakage. One or more furnaces can be connected to the messaging device in parallel
  • Bath control with thermocouples in the furnace chamber and in the melt (not for 1300 °C models). The furnace temperature is controlled through the melt. Temperature overshoots are reduced, thus the quality of the melt is improved
  • Heating system operated through thyristors in phase-angle mode assures an even charging of heating elements
  • Multi-step switching of the furnace heat (see page 23). In holding mode, a switch or the controller is used to turn off one heating section in order to reduce the electrical rating
  • Higher electrical ratings to increase melting performance
ModelTmaxCrucibleCapacityOuter dimensions in mmHeating powerWeight 
inMelting performance3Holding
lid closed/open
 °C Kg AlKg CuWDHin kW4kgkg/hr Alkg/h CukW
T, TF 10/111100A 7020-86086079016400321-3/51
T, TF 20/111100A 15045-94094079020460421-3/61
T, TF 40/111100A 30090-1010101088026580581-3/71
T, TF 80/111100BU 200200 11101110940506501261-4/91
T, TF 110/111100BU 300300-120012001040608801361-5/101
T, TF 150/111100BU 350350-120012001250609001471-5/101
T, TF 180/111100BU 500500-1370137012507010801681-7/151
T, TF 240/111100BU 600600-1370137013508012002101-7/151
T, TF 360/111100BN 800800-15101510149011020002001-8/171
T, TF 400/111100BN 900900-15101510159011021002001-10/201
T, TF 500/111100BN 12001200-15101510164011024502001-11/211
T, TF 600/111100BU 13101300-16151615173011025502001-13/231
T, TF 650/111100BP 10001400-16851685136011024002401-13/201
T, TF 700/111100BU 15101500-16151615185014027502401-13/231
T, TF 800/111100BU 18001800-16851685183014028002401-15/251
T, TF 10/121200A 702070860860770164403214725/82
T, TF 20/121200A 15045150940940770205204216325/102
T, TF 40/121200A 3009030010101010860266005818425/122
T, TF 80/121200BU 2002006501110111093050760126119025/152
T, TF 10/131300A 702070900900890166003214725/82
T, TF 20/131300A 15045150980980890206404216325/102
T, TF 40/131300A 3009030010501050970267605818425/122
T, TF 80/131300BU 20020065011501150103050960126119025/152
1At 700 °C 2At 1000 °C
3The specified melting performances are maximum values. In practice, approx. 80 % are achieved.
4Depending on furnace design connected load might be higher
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