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|Load Capacity:||0.5-20t||Drive:||Hand Shank Or Electric|
|Material:||Casting Steel||Usage:||Pouring Steel|
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Steel ladle for metallurgy industry are mainly used for transport and pour out molten metals. Ladles are often used in foundries and steel plant.
Casting ladle: a ladle used to pour molten metal into moulds to produce the casting.
Transfer ladle: a ladle used to transfer a large amount of molten metal from one process to another. Typically a transfer ladle will be used to transfer molten metal from a primary melting furnace to either a holding furnace or an auto-pour unit.
Treatment ladle: a ladle used for a process to take place within the ladle to change some aspect of the molten metal.
A typical example being to convert cast iron to ductile iron by the addition of various elements into the ladle
Unless the ladle is to be used with alloys that have very low temperature melting point, the ladle is also fitted with a refractory lining. It is the refractory lining that stops the steel vessel from suffering damage when the ladle is used to transport metals with high melting temperatures that, if the molten metal came in direct contact with the ladle shell, would rapidly melt through the shell. Refractory lining materials come in many forms and the right choice very much depends on each foundry's working practices.
Foundry ladles are normally rated by their working capacity rather than by their physical size. Hand-held ladles are typically known as handshank ladles and are fitted with a long handle to keep the heat of the metal away from the person holding it. Larger ladles are usually referred to as geared crane ladles. Their capacity is usually determined by the ladle function. in most foundries, the foundry ladle refers to a steel vessel that has a lifting bail fitted so that the vessel can be carried by an overhead crane or monorail system and is also fitted with a mechanical means for rotating the vessel, usually in the form of a gearbox. The gearbox can either be manually operated or powered operation.
For the transportation of very large volumes of molten metal, such as in steel mills, the ladle can run on wheels, a purpose-built ladle transfer car or be slung from an overhead crane and will be tilted using a second overhead lifting device.