Historic Cover Archive
1992 to 1990
1992 to 1990
Caption: Low NOx regenerative burners installed on a sidewell charged aluminum melting furnace at Nichols-Homeshield, Davenport, Iowa.
Caption: Forging presses and equipment shown from top left, row 1: Mesta 50,000 ton forging press at Alcoa; Novo-Kramatorsk 72,000 ton forging press at Interforge; United 35,000 ton forging press at Alcoa. 2nd row: Loewy 50,000 ton forging press at Wyman-Gordon; Wagner Dortmund ring-rolling mill at Schlosser; Loewy 35,000 ton forging press at Wyman-Gordon. 3rd row: JSW 28,000 ton forging press at Shultz Steel; GFM radial forging machine at RMI Titanium; Siempelkamp 22,000 ton forging press at Otto Fuchs. Boltom row: Pahnke 12,000 ton forging press at Weber Metals; Mesta-Pahnke 38,000 ton forging press at Weber Metals and Weingarten screw press at Westinghouse.
Caption: Starting in the upper left hand corner: SMS 2750 ton press, Clecim 3300 ton press, SMS Hasenclever 2800 ton press, Mitsui-Wean 2000 ton press, Fielding 1800 ton press, Danieli-Breda 2200 ton Revolver press, Mannesmann Demag 2750 ton press, R. L. Best 2500 ton extrusion press, Ube 1800 ton press, Granco-Clark extrusion handling system, Belco extrusion handling system, Edwards extrusion handling system.
Caption: Casthouse operator Ford McNatt, a 46-year veteran of Reynolds Metal Company, inspects EMC ingots at the company's new Alloys Plant casthouse in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Caption: The cover shows the cooling bed for hot bars after the final rolling at Teledyne ALLVAC'S new mill in Richburg, South Carolina. Cooling is achieved by forced air, water quenching or slow cooling as directed by the computer.
Caption: A product inspector at Reynolds Metals Company's alloys plant near Sheffield, Alabama, examines giant coils of aluminum that will be fabricated into recyclable aluminum beverage cans.
Caption: The operator in the photo is checking the monitor of the environmental control system at Norsk Hydro Magnesium's Becancour, Quebec facility.
Caption: Starting in the upper left hand corner, reading left to right, process sequence from casting to finished foil is shown as follows: GKI furnace and casting plant, Seco/Warwick tilting holding furnace, Gautschi D.C. slab casting machine, Lauener thin-slab continuous caster, Hunter continuous sheet caster, Ingersoll slab scalper, Ebner slab heating furnace, SMS single-stand hot rolling mill, Davy McKee tandem hot rolling mill, Hitachi cold rolling mill, Achenbach foil mills, Kampf foil annealing/coating line.
Caption: The 1800 ton "Revolver" press installed at the Metal Works in Frosinone, Italy has reduced press downtimes for billet charging by a more efficient working cycle.
Caption: Foseco's mobile degassing unit (MDU), shown in operation at the AC Foundry in Battlecreek, Michigan, is used to remove hydrogen from molten aluminum.
Caption: JUNKER indirect gas-fired pit furnace for heating 300 tonnes rolling slabs (max. 4500 mm long, upto 600 mm thick) at British Alcan Sheet Ltd., Newport Gwent, Great Britain. 30 slabs i.e., 300tonnes are heated in 6.5 hours to 590°C.
Caption: Titanium ingot inspected prior to forging at Intemational Light Metals plant at Torrance, California.
Caption: The world's largest magnesium ingot. On March 16, 1990, Norsk Hydro Canada produced the world's largest magnesium ingot at its Becancour plant. The T-bar ingot was DC cast using Norsk Hydro's exclusive state-of-the-art multi-strand technology, and weighed close to 4,500 kg. The Becancour plant produces magnesium in billets, T-bars, ingots, and grinding slabs.
Caption: The cover photograph shows finished can sheet coils awaiting packaging and shipping from one of Alumax Mill Products Inc., six plants. Their plants are located in Texarkana, Texas, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Riverside, California and Joiliet, Illlinois.
Caption: Starting in the upper left hand corner, reading left to right, presses shown are as follows: Clecim, 18 MN indirect press at Trefimetaux, SMS Hasenclever, 25 MN press at Euromax Aluminum, and Mitsui-Wean, 50 MN press at Nitto. Second row from top: Ube, 21 MN Press at Ketema-Pacific Extrusion, Wean, 25 MN press at Traco, and Hydraulik, 125 MN press at Spectrulite. Third row from top ABB-ASEA, 45 MN hydrostatic press at Hitachi Cable, SMS Sutton, 25 MN press at R.D. Werner, and Fielding, 16 MN press in South Africa. Bottom row: Holton Castex, Extruder at Alform Alloys, SMS Hassenclever, 35 MN indirect press at Alusuisseand Holton Conform, Extruder at NKT.