Recycling aluminum takes only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminum from bauxite ore. Approximately 30% of the aluminum produced in the US is from recycled scrap, used beverage containers being the largest component. Dross is the mass of solid impurities floating on the molten aluminum when it is being melted. That’s where the machine pictured below comes in; it’s an Aluminum Dross Extractor that was produced by the Rose Corporation’s industrial fabrication and contract manufacturing division. Fabricated with industrial steel, the aluminum dross extractor manufactured for Altek rides on rails above the aluminum furnace. The elongated arm at the top pivots back and forth, facilitating the removal of the dross from the surface of the molten aluminum.
The Rose Corporation is an industrial fabricator and contract manufacturer located in Eastern Pennsylvania that specializes in the Industrial Fabrication of custom-engineered equipment and contract manufacturing complex, large-scale industrial components, and equipment including material handling systems, industrial furnaces, power generation equipment, air pollution control equipment, thermal oxidizers, and more. The TRC Field Services Division offers a wide range of services including repair, millwright services, on-site welding, fabrication, painting, and installation.