UPCAST® technology in itself has always been an environmentally friendly process. Just electricity, compressed air and cooling water are needed to keep the process running. No harmful emissions are released to the surroundings. The fact that UPCAST® technology is based on fundamentally green principles does not, however, mean that it couldnt be any greener.
As the direct environmental effects of UPCAST® technology are practically nil, our focus has been on the indirect ones, especially energy consumption. In addition, energy consumption is also very much a financial issue.
Innovations with this double benefit have been labeled as GREENerCAST technology which include e.g.:
- double loop inductors
- furnace linings with reduced heat losses (both traditional bricks and precast modules available)
- stepless power control with fast switching transistors