Historic Cover Archive
1985 to 1983
1985 to 1983
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.
Caption: Looking down into electrolytic cell at Alcoa's Badin, North Carolina, smelter. The carbon butt has been removed to replace the carbon anode.
Caption: lngot pusher furnace with charging conveyor in foreground at Alusuisse's rolling plant in Chippis, Switzerland.
Caption: The new 75 inch single stand, four high, non-reversing Schloemann Siemag, cold mill installed at Consolidated Aluminum's Hannibal, Ohio plant.
Caption: Operator of the New No. 7 mill at Reynolds McCook, Illinois plant inspects rolls before they go into the mill.
Caption: Charging the round top furnace from above is quick and cuts heat loss at Alcan's Oswego works. The crews can charge the furnace in less than six minutes from the time roof opening is initiated until it is back in place. The round design utilizes the shallow bath melting method and a convection type recuperator to cut fuel use and heat loss. (Photo courtesy Swindell Furnace Div. Davy McKee Equipment Corp.)