How to select a metal melting furnace manufacturer correctly?

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How to select a metal melting furnace manufacturer correctly?Choosing the most suitable metal melting furnace manufacturer needs to consider many different functions of the equipment and various aspects of the supplier. Nowadays, induction heating technology is usually adopted in metal smelting furnaces, which should be durable and reliable, so the correct choice of supplier is of vital importance. Here are our suggestions on how to choose a supplier and how to make sure you make the right choice in the following:


Application experience: Does the supplier have professional knowledge and advanced technology in the application field of metal smelting? Do they own reputable customers? Do they have enough export volume to gain rich experience?


Induction technology: With the continuous update and development of induction heating technology, does your supplier have self-developed induction power board technology instead of purchasing ready-made power boards from others for assembly? Is the induction heating technology advanced, flexible and stable? Does the service life meet the customer’s requirements?


Rated power: What is the rated power? The rated power of many suppliers is only 80% when the machine actually working. For example, the quotation you get is 100kW, and the actual working power is only 80kW, which will greatly reduce the melting efficiency.

Flexibility and load matching: Does your supplier have the ability to provide flexible customized solutions according to different customer needs? Does your supplier have independent product R&D capability to customize a melting furnace for your application rather than a unified model?


Service and support: When your equipment has been shipped around the world, can the supplier provide global support? Does the device have a remote diagnosis function? How long do they provide after-sales service? Can their technical department provide timely and effective technical support and after-sales service?


Safety: Does the device own CE or UL certification and meet all safety requirements?


Engineering support: Does the supplier have a strong engineering team to help with customized solutions and special applications?


Quality reliability: Does the supplier have strong and reliable local service and technical support with the support of experienced service engineers? Is it the actual manufacturer or reseller? Many suppliers in the market resell the products produced by other factories. They may provide good initial sales support, but has a limit to the after-sales service and support capabilities.

Size and efficiency: Is the equipment compact and energy-efficient?


Interface and usability: Can the supplier provide PLC for your equipment to help make your whole production more artificial and intelligent? Does it have temperature control and monitoring options? What is the response time? (this is very important if requires short and accurate heating cycles.)


Coil manufacturing capability and optional equipment: Does the supplier provide coil manufacturing services? Do they have advanced design tools and algorithms to optimize induction coil design? Do they provide optional equipment, such as a remote control panel, flexible water cooling wire, remote heat station, etc?


Cost: Considering the price, flexibility, energy efficiency, reliability, maintainability, and maintainability, can the equipment provide the best cost performance?