Molten Metal Systems

Excel E

Excel E is a high quality carbon-bonded silicon carbide crucible manufactured using the latest roller-forming technique and incorporating a special multi-phase glaze protection system. This product range is designed for aluminium melting and holding applications.


Excel E is used for melting, holding and melt/holding of aluminium alloys in electric resistance and gas-fired furnaces.  

Excel E Typical Metal Casting Temperature 

620°C - 900°C (1148°F - 1652°F). 

Performance Characteristics

  • Fast melting speed through high consistent thermal conductivity.
  • Excellent thermal shock resistance.
  • High resistance to oxidation.
  • Energy efficient.


Excel E crucibles are coloured green and utilise the pattern coding X E. e.g. BX401E.

Pattern Range

Excel E crucibles are available in a comprehensive range of shapes and sizes to suit most end user requirements. Custom sizes can be supplied by special request. Pyrometer hole in the wall and pyrometer pocket configurations are available to facilitate accurate measurement of metal temperature. A selection of fixed pouring spouts with optimised profiles is offered where required for tilting furnace applications. Excel E crucibles can be supplied with our unique coating system, which can assist with metal cleanliness and prevention of dross adhesion. 

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Excel E crucibles are manufactured from premium grade raw materials under an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.