RIA Cast House Engineering, from Leipzig Germany, has supplied over 60 rail mounted precision Furnace Charging and Skimming Machines worldwide over the last 21 years, with numerous repeat references. RiA equipment is recognised as Sturdy, Durable and Reliable. Manual, Automatic and fully Autonomous Operation is possible on all RiA Machines, incorporating Machine Vision Intelligent cameras, to make decisions which optimise Performance and increasing Operator Safety.

RiA Charging Machines evenly distribute loads up to 30 tonnes across the furnace hearth in under 90 seconds. RiA Skimming Machines can also Mix and Stir the bath, as well as cleaning the refractory between alloy changes and will skim in shorter timeframes than fork trucks, with a more repeatable and consistent performance. Both Charging and Skimming can be completed without the need of Operator involvement and the introduction of In-Furnace Dross Processing (IFDP) to our Skimming Machines increases metal retention inside the Furnace.

Typical benefits from using RiA Machines:

  • Increased Melt Rates from deep penetration and even distribution of solids in the Furnace
  • Increased Productivity from shorter Furnace Cycles
  • Reduced Energy Consumption from shorter door opening times
  • Reduced Refractory damage giving longer Refractory life and more Furnace uptime
  • Reduced vehicle movements in the Cast House meaning increased Operator Safety and reduced vehicle maintenance
  • Removal of Cast House Operators from Charging and Skimming Furnaces also increasing Operator Safety