Pucking utilizes hydraulic pressure to compress dry or wet chips into a disk for further processing. It greatly reduces volume and optimizes in-house remelt.
There’s a competitive advantage in melting chips in-house instead of sending them to a secondary smelter. Savings may be derived from:
- Eliminating transport costs
- Minimizing handling costs
- Paying to melt the metal only once—when ready for use—instead of at the secondary smelter, and then again upon return
- Reducing environmental liability—you know how chips are stored and handled
In-house conversion also provides you with control of the valued commodity of chips—you know what you have and where it is.
However, safety is a primary pucking concern, which led Inter-Source to engineer the dry pucker.