Metaullics Cartridge Filter (MCF)
The Ultimate in Filtration Capacity for Wrought Aluminium Casters
Today the bonded-particle cartridge filter is growing in popularity worldwide. It offers wrought aluminium casters the ultimate in filtration capability for producing high value-added end products in such areas as can stock, foil, litho sheet, memory disc, bright trim and aircraft components.
Cartridge filter technology is based on the same concepts employed in heat transfer - establishing a high surface area in the smallest possible footprint. In this case, a high filter media surface. For molten metal filtration capability, the high surface area afforded by the cartridge tube bundle permits a much finer filter media to be employed for a given casting flow rate, vs. other forms of filter devices. Thus a very high filtration efficiency can be achieved. The finest grade filters (24 grit) are fully capable of removing virtually all particulates down to 5 microns.
|The MCF® tube bundles are assembled into ceramic end plates. Preheat required for uniform priming and thermal equilibrium is usually 24 hours for an 18-tube bundle. Smaller bundles may be adequately preheated in 8 to 16 hours or less. For optimal priming and subsequent performance, preheat maximum temperature soak should be nearly as high as the anticipated incoming molten metal temperature.
MCF Filter Tubes and assemblies are produced to exacting standards with full traceability on all raw materials and manufacturing process steps. Complete dimensioning, visual inspection, strength, and permeability testing assure you'll receive the highest quality cartridge filters possible.
- Smallest filter pore diameter available
- Excellent filtration efficiency for high-value products
- Creates significant quality improvements
- Flexibility to meet different casting demands
- Proven technology - in use for more than 15 years