Ladle transfer cars are used to carry hot metal ladles to be fed into a pig or ingot casting machine, or for transfer within a plant.
Depending upon the application, self-propelled ladle transfer cars can be driven by cable winch drives, hydraulic motors, electric motors, or hydraulic cylinders. Economy Industrial's ladle transfer cars offer heavy-duty design to handle the impact loads from ladle placement by crane. A variety of custom designs are available for ladles supported by their base or for trunnion supports on the car frames.
For iron and steel plant operation where metal is fed into the pig iron casting machine from torpedo ladle cars, Economy Industrial has developed technology, which provides finger-tip control.