KD Foundry Kraluv Ddvur
The KD foundry is a successor of Králodvorské Zelezárny the last integrated steel mill in Bohemia. The foundry is specialized in rollers for the steel industry and runs 3 induction furnaces.
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By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 50000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
This plant produces the following type of products:
Former part of Králův Dvůr ironworks (Králodvorské železárny), today private company KD Foundry, belongs among the oldest iron foundries in Czech Republic. The rich history of iron smelting in Kraluv Dvur dates back to 1346 and was founded by king Charles IV. The very first czech charcoal furnace was constructed in 1595. The works were largely modernized in 1860 by Fürstenberg family. Charcoal process was replaced by first blast furnace. New foundry was built at the same time together with moulding and machining shop.
After the shutdown of last blast furnace in 1987 the foundry was privatized. The main products are casted rolls and ingot moulds up to weight of 10 tons. The melting platform consits of two 3t induction furnaces and one 10t holding furnace.