Across America’s $1.4 trillion industry, furnaces are an essential item that we cannot do without. A furnace is responsible for melting down molten metal, including cast iron and bronze. There are many benefits for furnaces on foundry sites, but one of the best for a wide variety of purposes is a cupola furnace.
Cupola furnaces have been in use for decades, although they have been adapted to become more efficient as technological trends have allowed. At Faircast Inc, we use a cupola furnace to create flawless metal products for our customers. Here are the essential benefits of using a cupola furnace.
1. A Cupola Furnace is Simple and Affordable
When we are choosing a metal melting furnace, cost and ease-of-construction is key. That’s why a cupola furnace is ideal. Cupola furnaces cost considerably less than other types of furnaces, such as electric furnaces.
What’s more, they are made up of relatively few parts, meaning they can be assembled with ease. This allows us and our team to get to work quickly, without any unnecessary complications.
2. They Take Up Very Little Space
The surface area of a cupola furnace can vary widely, but generally speaking, they take up less space than the vast majority of other furnace types available on the market. In terms of diameter, a cupola furnace can be as small as 1.5 feet or as large as 13 feet. If you are working in a smaller foundry where space is limited, this can be a godsend.
Every square inch of space must be used to maximum effect, otherwise, your bottom line will suffer. Fortunately, the compact heating chamber and flumes of a cupola furnace will help you get the most out of your workspace.
3. Clean, Contaminant-Free Melting
The reason why so many foundries and construction sites opt for cupola furnaces is that they tend to offer clean and contaminant-free melting of a wide range of materials.
The device can be used to easily remove the slag present in iron, while the structure of the furnace allows for coke to be used up as energy. In addition, cupola furnaces tend to produce less carbon dioxide than other furnaces, meaning a more sustainable solution for you and your business.
5. Skilled Operators Not Required
Cupola furnaces are, by definition, incredibly easy to use. Once you have completed the initial setup and have the sand bed, heating chamber, and all the rest installed, you are good to go. All you need to do is add the metal.
This means that you do not need highly skilled operators to use the furnace. In an industry where recruitment of skilled labor is a major challenge, freeing up your most talented workers for important jobs is crucial. For this, a cupola furnace can help.
Why We Use a Cupola Furnace
Here at Faircast Inc., we have been using a cupola furnace to create high-quality metal products for our customers for years. We value efficiency, versatility, and quality, which is why we prefer a cupola furnace.
If you wish to find out more about how we can use our state-of-the-art manufacturing to create flawless metal products for you, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today.