WESMAN has formed a technical collaboration in India in December 2005 with Cokeless Cupolas Ltd, UK to supply energy-efficient and pollution-free melting technology to foundries worldwide.
Since 2006, the Wesman-Taft Ecomelt cokeless melting furnace, which uses oil or gas as fuel in combination with a unique refractory sphere bed technology, has already been successfully installed in several foundries all over India. Emission levels have been confirmed to be far lower than required statutory norms, and substantial energy savings have also been obtained.
A new group company WESMAN CERATECH was separarely set up in 2007 to manufacture the refractory spheres in India.
The independant manufacturing plant in Dhankuni, West Bengal and has been equipped with mixers, pressses, ovens and testing equipment to manufacture the ceramic bed material for the Ecomelt Cokeless Melting furnace.
Foundries need ceramic spheres or balls as a consumable and Wesman Ceratech's mission is to ensure that all foundries adopting the cokeless melting route have regular and constant supply of this essential input.
The spheres produced in this plant has been tested in a UK lab for confirming that the ceramic sphere produced in India conforms in all respects to the original spheres produced in the UK. Indian and overseas foundries have used the Wesman Ceratech spheres since 2007 and have confirmed excellent results from the cokeless melting process.