Historic Cover Archive
1981 to 1979
1981 to 1979
Caption: Electromagnetic casting at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation's Trentwood, Washington works.
Caption: Pouring molten aluminum from holding furnace into casting moulds at Kaiser Aluminum's Newark, Ohio, extrusion plant.
Caption: Fish-eye view of "scalping" ingots for rolling at Alcoa's Davenport rolling mill.
Caption: Ingot casting pit at Howmet's Lancaster, Pennsylvania, rolling mill. Programmable controller at left controls metal drop rate; furnace pressure, fuel/air ratio and heat recuperators.
Caption: Operator in pulpit at five-stand Alcoa, Tennessee rolling mill. ( Photo courtesy Alcoa.)
Caption: These Alcan ingots cast by conventional methods may weigh up to 12 tonnes. Alcan is now building a new continuous caster capable of producing 84" wide reroll stock at much higher production rates.
Caption: Lift truck loading scrap into Warwick melting furnace at Howmet's new all scrap aluminum smelter in Rockwall, Texas.
Caption: One of two Measurex 1050 systems for controlling aluminum foil production at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation's plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia.
Caption: A second reel and belt wrapper have been added to the two-high Achenbach reversing hot mill at the Joliet plant of Alumax Mill Products Inc. The addition of this second reel, which was manufactured by Mesta and powered by a 900 horsepower Reliance DC drive, enables the Joliet plant to produce larger diameter coils with improved finish and closer gauge control at higher production rates. The new mill configuration is the only one of its type in the U.S.