Foundry Slag Skimmer for Steel, Iron and Other Molten Metals
A mechanical skimming manipulator device was provided suspended from an articulating arm assembly. The device can be used to skim the slag and deposit it outside the furnace; the device also has rake-like tines providing the operator mechanical advantage while manipulating the scrap inside the furnace. The articulating arm supports the weight of the skimmer as well as providing a fulcrum for the device, offering the operator mechanical advantage while maneuvering the scrap inside the furnace. The length of the device allows the operator to stand away from the door of the furnace, keeping him in a safer position from the heat, fumes and splattering of the molten metal.