Channel Holding Furnaces

Inductotherm Channel Holding Furnaces combine high productivity with economical operation and provide a continuous supply of ready-to-pour metal 24 hours a day.

Channel Holding Furnaces are capable of holding large quantities of metal at low holding power levels for extended periods of time. Metal stored in the Channel Holding Furnace can be steadily fed from a cupola or batch fed from a coreless furnace and tapped into ladles in accordance with any particular production schedule. Melting can take place during off-peak energy demand periods and then be stored in the Channel Holding Furnace and tapped for production during on-peak hours. Using a variety of efficient inductors, Channel Holding Furnaces operate year after year with minimal maintenance. A full 80 percent of the vessel capacity can be used in order to maximize the volume available for either continuous or batch duplexing.

When to select a channel furnace?

Select channel furnaces when high production operations need a large throughput of metal, few alloy changes are needed, and when you need the holding capacity to shift melting operations to take advantage of off-peak energy costs or the lowest energy consumption in multi-shift operations.


Inductotherm Ondarlan

Pol. Txirrita-Maleo Nº10 CP: 20100 Errentería (Gipuzkoa) España
GPS: N 43º 18´ 23" W 1º 54´ 40"

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Tech Specs

CapacitiesStandard FeaturesOptional FeaturesInductor TypesSpout ConfigurationsFactory Tested
Up to 170 Metric Tons [187 Short Tons]Partial or Full Stanchion Frame and Tilt CylindersPLC Control and Management SystemsSingle Loop, Water-Cooled or Air-CooledSingle/FrontCritical Components
Contact Inductotherm for Custom SolutionsEasy Access Slag DoorVarious Back Platform ConfigurationsTwin Loop, Water-Cooled or Air-CooledDuplexing/Front
High-Conductivity Copper Coil TubingLip Pour DesignDuplexing/Side
Spherical Dished BottomTeapot Design Siphon ConfigurationsSlag Spout
Hydraulic CylindersUnderpour Design Siphon Configurations
Water-Cooled InductorsAccess Ports
Dyna-Flow™ Inductor SystemsLid Working Platform
kWh CounterLift/Swing Lid
Water Cooling Drain MonitorLoad Cells
Spouts Located Outside or Inside the Stanchion PivotsLaunders
Lining Monitoring
Fume Ring
Inert Atmosphere Purge
Frame Indexing