Morgan and Salamander
Although the recognised Salamander trademark was registered in 1907, Morgan crucibles date back to 1856 London, England, when six Morgan brothers developed their patented graphite crucibles. More than 150 years later, Morgan Advanced Materials employs 10,000 people in 34 countries around the world. Its Engineered Materials division, which includes Morgan Molten Metal Systems, is a global supplier of highly engineered solutions built from a portfolio of material technologies that include carbon, silicon carbide, oxide-based ceramics and advanced polymeric composites.
Molten Metal Systems is an industry leader in the development of a number of these material technologies, offering the industry’s broadest selection of crucible products. One of its best known brands is Salamander, recognized as the first trademarked crucible in the world and considered one of the highest quality products in the industry for its resistance to high heat and thermal shock.
Available in a variety of sizes and materials, the Salamander brand offers foundry operators the perfect high-quality crucible for their specific melting applications, including:
Excel & HiMelt… carbon-bonded silicon carbide crucibles for aluminium melting in oil-fired furnaces, melting copper-based alloys in gas and oil-fired furnaces, melting precious metals and non-ferrous alloys in low to medium frequency induction furnaces.
Excel E… carbon-bonded silicon carbide crucibles using the latest roller-forming techniques and a special multi-phase glaze protection system. Use them for melting, holding and melt/holding of aluminium alloys in electric resistance and gas-fired furnaces.
Indux… ceramic bonded clay graphite crucibles with controlled graphite alignment and optimised electrical properties to suit specific frequency ranges for induction melting applications. They provide consistent performance in medium frequency induction furnaces, typically for melting copper alloys and precious metals.
Salamander Super… ceramic bonded clay graphite crucibles manufactured using plastic forming techniques. Salamander Super crucibles are used to provide consistent performance in fuel-fired furnaces and medium/high frequency induction furnaces. The smaller sizes are typically used to melt precious metals, while larger sizes can be used for some ferrous alloys such as grey iron as well as to melt non-ferrous alloys. Salamander Super crucibles offer consistent performance when melting ferrous, non ferrous and precious metals. Their excellent thermal conductivity keeps metal from cooling too rapidly and accommodates temperatures up to 1600°C (2912°F). They are made of natural flake graphite and silicon carbide bonded with fine clay; lined with mullite for long life.