Pucking

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.