Messer to showcase know-how and processes at trade fair
Gas technology for the aluminum industry
Messer will be showcasing its extensive know-how on all aspects relating to the production and processing of aluminum for the first time at the Aluminium 2022 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany. From September 27th to 29th, the exhibitors at Stand 5A04 will be focusing on aluminum extrusion, welding, cutting and 3D printing as well as the process of aluminum melting and recycling. The Messer Group is the world’s largest family-run supplier of industrial gases.
Melting and recycling
As fuel becomes increasingly scarce and expensive, the importance of using it efficiently is growing all the time. Oxygen combustion allows a considerable increase in thermal efficiency to be achieved when using gaseous and liquid fuels. It also ensures that the aluminum melting and recycling process has a significantly reduced carbon footprint. Messer has more than a hundred years of experience with industrial burner systems. With its Oxipyr burners, the company offers modern systems for optimal heating and melting processes. The Messer stand in Düsseldorf will feature a model burner for process demonstration purposes.
The use of nitrogen allows considerable productivity gains to be achieved in the extrusion process. In this connection, Messer offers the INCAL process: subcooled liquid nitrogen is conducted through the backer to the forming zone, where it vaporizes on the profile surface and exerts its cooling effect. At the same time, the process ensures that the die and profile are inerted and therefore protected from oxidation. As a result, it is possible to achieve an output increase of 20% to over 50%. The process also reduces surface defects and ensures reproducible results.
Welding, cutting and 3D printing
In these processes, the selection of gases and their purity play a decisive role. With the Aluline product group, Messer offers gases that have been specially developed for this use. Among other things, they ensure a focused arc, concentrated heat input and deep, narrow penetration. Higher welding speeds, reduced distortion and less preheating are further advantages of their use. Aluline gases can also serve as a cost-effective alternative to expensive helium.