For any foundry, buying an induction furnace is one of the biggest investments that a foundry owner can make. If your furnace has malfunctioned, you may be looking for ways to get a replacement unit at a favorable price. Buying a new induction furnace is often prohibitive. But there is an affordable option: you could buy a working used induction furnace.
This article points out quality requirements, which you need to look for when buying a used furnace to avoid getting scammed.
Buy Your Used Induction Furnace from a Commercial Seller
You may get tempted to buy your induction furnace from a private seller, but most of them will resell the furnace to you andquot;as is.andquot; The added costs that you may incur is uninstalling, refurbishing, and re-installing the used induction furnace may outweigh any cost-related benefits you may have gotten from the deal. You’ll also not be immune from scams of your private seller isn’t trustworthy.
You’re a little safe if you buy your induction furnace from a commercial seller. You can count on the commercial seller to help you in uninstalling, refurbishing, upgrading, and installing the furnace at your premises. Also, commercial sellers can continue providing proper equipment support and replacement parts even after installation.
Check For Common Induction Furnace Problems before Buying a UsedFurnace
It’s prudent to note that most used induction furnaces have already undergone some wear and tear, and buying them may have some inherent risk. The wear and tear may make you incur lots of repair and part replacement expenses when re-installing and using the furnace. As such, here are a few things that you should check out:
- Does the furnace have some freeze damage or internal degradation
- Does the furnace have some loose connections or missing components
- Have some components of the furnace gotten replaced by incompatible parts
- Are the furnace components in compliance to industry’s (N.E.C) electrical standards
- Does the furnace have the necessary safety components
- Is the melting furnace in a working condition
- Do the furnace components rattle, squeak, or rumble
If you get answers to all these questions, you’re likely to make a better decision on whether the used furnace can be good for your work and budget.
How Many Repairs Or Upgrades Will The Used Furnace Need?
If you’re buying a used furnace, you should check the number of repairs or part replacements required to bring it back to a working condition. If the required repairs and replacement parts are too many, you may end up paying lots of money for a used furnace. Instead you should add a little money and buy a new one. Check the difference and make a wise decision!
Steel melts at 2500 degrees Fahrenheit or 1370 degrees Celsius. Buying a used steel melting furnace that can’t reach this temperature beats reason!
Ask Your Commercial Furnace Seller Some Questions
You shouldn’t get a blind attraction to the low pricing. Grill the seller and determine why the sale is being made, and you may know whether you’re on the safe side or on an end where you’ll be a victim of some scam. Here are some questions that you may ask:
- Is the furnace under warranty, and is the warranty transferable to a second buyer?
- Why is the furnace getting sold?
- How old is the furnace and what’s its brand?
- Has the furnace been under regular maintenance?
Look For Professional Help When Purchasing a Used Induction Furnace
Regardless of where you find a good used induction furnace for sale, always hire a professional to help you in assessing the quality of the furnace. You’ll need a trained eye with many years of experience in the industry to diagnose a metal melting furnace and check its state and working condition.
Are you seeking to save some money by buying a used induction furnace? Then you need to be careful and make your buy with the help and guidance of a professional with extensive experience in dealing with induction heating equipment and the industry as a whole.