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Cast-In Transfer/Feed PipesTransfer pipes used in large-scale extrusion lines are difficult to heat because of their irregular geometry. They are not machined cylinders so proper contact and heat transfer are difficult to achieve.
Consequently, a special Cast-In Heater must be engineered for each pipe to accommodate its individual characteristics. Typically, this entails the customer sending the pipe to Tempco and our Engineering staff designing a Cast-In Heater System that will optimally fit the pipe. The quality of the process will be improved because hot spots and/or unevenly heated surfaces can be eliminated. In some cases, we cast the heater directly onto the pipe.