Ladles, Transfers Cars & Ladle Tilters

Ladles and transfer cars
FLSmidth, through its long association with the mining and steel making industries, is a major supplier of both cast and fabricated ladles.

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Ladles & Transfer cars

Fabricated ladles or ladles normally lined with refractoriness are supplied in a variety of carrying capacities up to 170 ton and cast ladles or slag pots have been supplied from 1,5 cubic meter capacity up to 34 cubic meter capacity. The 34 cubic meter capacity cast ladles are amongst the largest ladles in the world. In addition FLSmidth offer the supply of the necessary lifting equipment or ladle bridles used for ladle handling. All ladles and ladle lifting equipment supplied by FLSmidth are designed in-house to internationally recognized standards and are manufactured to strictly monitored specifications and quality standards.

In addition to ladles, FLSmidth is a premier supplier of the full range of transfer cars used in smelting and steel making. These cars include ladle transfer cars, scrap transfer cars, hot metal transfer cars, tundish transfer cars and converter exchange cars. In all cases this equipment is designed in-house and is tailored to ensure fitness for purpose, reliability and ease of operation. The transfer cars supplied by FLSmidth can be either non driven or self driven and design options are available which allow for control of the car either by remote cable reel or festoon connected control desk or radio control.

Ladle Tilters

In addition to supply of ladles, FLSmidth is a supplier of Ladle Tilters. These custom designed machines have been supplied to the Aluminium, Ferroalloy, Platinum and Steel industries and have been used for granulation of metals, in the potting process of aluminium smelting and in specialized metal pouring operations where control of pouring or teeming rates are essential.
FLSmidth supplied ladle tilters can be supplied as fixed location machines or as portable machines to suit the client’s requirements.
Control of the tilting mechanism on these machines is achieved with the use of hydraulics. Hydraulic operation can be either by manual controls mounted at a suitable location on the machine or by a programmable logic control (PLC), from a control room, which allows the tilting to be achieved automatically at pre-selected pouring rates.
In the case of PLC controlled tilting an added feature providing hard record of pouring completed can also be included.