Historic Cover Archive
1986 to 1984
1986 to 1984
Caption: Workmen erect the ECL pot-tending crane at the new smelter of Aluminerie de Becancour Inc., Trois Rivieres, Quebec Province, Canada
Caption: Molten aluminum is poured from a ladle in the casthouse of the Aluminerie de Becancour Inc. smelter.
Caption: An aluminum-lithium ingot emerges from the mold in the new Loma-Mann semi-continuous casting plant at the Kitts Green Works of Alcan Plate Limited, West Midlands, U.K. The equipment employs PLC control of all functions, integrated to liquid metal supply, allowing the casting operation to be undertaken with operating personnel divorced from the casting environment. Wellman Furnaces Ltd. of West Midlands undertook complete design, in conjunction with Alcan engineers, including programming of the control functions linked to the Alcan patented pulsed water feed system. The plant can cast up to 25 metric tons at once with an ingot length of 5500mm (18 feet). Casting speed is 300mm (11.8 inches) per minute with an accuracy of +/- 0.5%. Controls automatically start and stop the machine.
Caption: The role of Reynolds Metals Company's technology in transportation applications is demonstrated in its production of aluminum plate used in the space program.
Caption: The 80" continuous hot mill's six high configuration permits superior flatness and crown control say Kaiser Trentwood engineers.
Caption: In this photo from the Aluminum Extruders Council's Solid Die Correction Program, a basic correction technique for relieving bearings is illustrated. The first of a three-part program is described in this issue.
Caption: Eighty-four inch wide Reynolds-designed rolling mill at Reynolds Metals Company's Richmond Foil Plant, Richmond, Virginia, is capable of 7500 fpm rolling speeds. The plant manufactures household aluminum foil, food service foil, and flexible packaging materials.
Caption: Clad in protective suits, Intalco employees pour molten iron to attach a steel bar to the anthracite cathode block which forms the bottom of the electrolytic cell.
Caption: Rebuilt at less than its original cost, this 15-year-old cold rolling mill at Reynolds Metals Company's Listerhill, Alabama, plant incorporates the most sophisticated gauge and shape controls available. Improvements have upgraded quality and productivity.
Caption: Molten metal is transferred from a tapping ladle to a crucible mounted on a transporter, in the new Tomago Aluminum Smelter in New South Wales, Australia.
Caption: SCAL Jumbo 3C caster producing aluminum coil for rolling at Reynolds' Hot Spring plant.
Caption: Tilting melting furnace at Comalco's new high technology remelt plant at Yennora in Australia. This is one of the most modern plants in the world.
Caption: Casting unit operator at Intalco's casthouse lifts a twelve ton aluminum ingot from the casting pot with his manually operated hydraulic crane.