Dross Press

The TARDIS Gen II Dross Presses

ALTEK invented the dross press in the early 1990s. Following the acquisition of the TARDIS dross press business in 2009, the two technologies were combined to produce the TARDIS Generation II Dross Press range we see today. Worldwide dross press references for ALTEK now total over 550, it has been proven to be the best technology for recovering aluminium units from dross and is the most widely used dross processing technology in the Aluminium Industry.

Altek Dross Press
Altek Dross Press
Altek Dross Press
Altek Dross Press
Altek Dross Press
Altek Dross Press
Altek Dross Press

The Dross Press works on the principle of compressing and cooling dross as quickly as possible with its patented press head cooling technology, fume extraction systems and other special technical features. This preserves valuable aluminium which would otherwise be lost to oxidation (1% loss per minute). This benefit comes in two forms; in-house drain and secondary recovery.

TARDIS Gen II Dross Presses are powered by reliable, low maintenance hydraulic power packs. Advanced electrical controls allow for full automation of the machine, operational versatility and a user friendly interface. The press structure is significantly stronger and durable compared with earlier ALTEK models to provide longevity in the tough working environment of an aluminium cast house.

There are a number of different TARDIS Gen II models with over 40 pan set designs to suit almost any configuration of furnace size, sill height, dross type and dross production. This includes for black dross as well as white dross.

Main Features:-

  • Maximizes aluminium recovery – rapid cooling reduces oxidation
  • Built to stringent International standards in both Europe and the USA
  • Fully Automatic control – (no buttons to press to initiate cycle)
  • Ultra reliable
  • Excellent service and spares availability
  • Environmentally clean – integrated fume filtration (OPTIONAL)
  • Low operating costs – rapid payback
  • Low maintenance costs – less downtime
  • Range of different footprints
  • Easy to operate – many safety features

Compact Dross Press

Click here to download the technical fact sheet as a pdf.

Compact Dross Press Fact Sheet

TARDIS Gen II Fact Sheet

Click here to download the technical fact sheet as a pdf.

TARDIS 2 Fact Sheet


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