Ingot Header

Pour molten, nonferrous metals into solidifying ingots.

What does an Ingot Header do?

Pours molten, nonferrous metals into solidifying ingots to compensate for shrinkage that occurs when ingots cool in their molds: Dumps specified amount of metal and flux into pot of gas- or oil-fired furnace. Reads temperature indicators and adjusts furnace flame to melt heading metal. Adds metal to molds to compensate for shrinkage, using ladle. Stencils identifying characters on top of solidified ingots, using special hammer tool. Opens mold and removes ingot, using tongs.