SORG: 50 electric years – 50 furnace facts – V week

In the fifth week of its 50 furnace facts series SORG tells a few things you may or may not already know about the Vertical Super Melter® itself

SORG continues its 50 furnace facts series, with a few things you may or may not already know about the Vertical Super Melter® itself.

From the origins of SORG’s very first all-electric melter, to the many clever features that make it the most energy-efficient, eco-friendly technology currently available. As well as some interesting facts and figures to back it all up.

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Fact 29
The VSM® has a fully enclosed superstructure.

Fact 30
The complete furnace crown is supported on wheel units fitted with electric drives – the crown is rotating about the vertical axis of the furnace.

Fact 31
A number of vibratory chutes are mounted on the crown above small openings at varying distances from the furnace vertical axis. As the crown rotates, the vibratory chutes lay concentric rings of batch onto the surface of the melt.

Fact 32
Gasses (melting loss, humidity and hot air) are extracted from the enclosed superstructure and cleaned by a small bag filter, resulting in an almost dust-free factory environment.

Fact 33
For the connection to the batch supply, SORG works hand-in-hand with EME.