Double-furnace lines Separate furnaces for melting and casting.
Double-furnace UPCAST® lines comprise of separate melting and holding furnaces connected with a launder. The required output determines the furnace combination to be used. Maximum output from a double-furnace UPCAST® line is 40,000 TPA.
Double-furnace system is a good choice for utilizing recycled copper since it allows more dwell time for copper scrap to be deoxidized. Separate melting furnace is recommended for alloys as well. Both the base metal and alloying elements are charged into the melting furnace so that they are homogenized before the melt is transferred into the holding furnace.