ALTEK is a technology-based company with specialist expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of machinery to aid in the productivity and operational efficiency of the aluminium cast house. ALTEK invented the dross press in the early 1990s. In 2009 ALTEK took over the TARDIS dross press business, combining the two different technologies to create the most advanced, automated dross press systems available in the world with over 500 dross press references worldwide.
In 2009 ALTEK also launched their Electromagnetic Stirring range with great success, subsequently becoming world leaders and preferred suppliers of this technology to many companies around the world. Adaptations to their unique technology over recent years have allowed for developments which no other competing system is capable of. Automated scrap submergence systems submerge and circulate the furnace at the same time, a ‘curved’ electromagnetic stirrer design follows the curved profile of dome furnaces, and QuickSwitch controls allow for immediate reversal of electromagnetic flows for increased operational performance.
ALTEK’s salt slag recycling plant technology, AluSalt, launched this year and is the last piece in the jigsaw for aluminium recycling. Small enough to be situated on site, AluSalt will allow for in-house aluminium recovery, 98%+ salt reclamation, no third party processing fees and transportation costs, much more operational control and most importantly, no waste products. Due to ALTEK’s sophisticated control systems, the whole plant can be run by only 2 operators per shift.
It is ALTEK’s mission to provide customers with the best technology and knowledge, to meet their needs through a deep understanding of their production processes, operation, equipment and operational cost and profitability requirements.