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Zinc Pot Transfer Car


  • Customer was expanding their galvanizing operations and required an additional transfer car to move an electric furnace assembly filled with molten zinc, aluminum, and magnesium.
  • Existing units functioned well but were imported from overseas, and the customer wanted to utilize a domestic design and manufactured transfer car for improved delivery schedule and product support


  • CHL Systems designed a transfer car with a single wheel assembly at each car corner as opposed to the double bogey wheel design used in their existing units
  • The transfer car weighs 48 tons and carries the electric furnace assembly full of molten metal weighing 172 tons, which brings the gross weight to more than 320 tons.


  • Transfer car is installed and functioning well
  • Customer is utilizing the new transfer car to meet higher production goals