Recycling aluminum takes only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminum from bauxite ore. Approximately 30% of the aluminum produced in the US is from recycled scrap, used beverage containers being the largest component. Dross is the mass of solid impurities floating on the molten aluminum when it is being melted. That’s where the machine above comes in produced by the Rose Corporations industrial fabrication and contract manufacturing services. The aluminum dross extractor manufactured for Altek rides on rails above the aluminum furnace. The elongated arm at the top pivots back and forth, facilitating the removal of the dross from the surface of the molten aluminum.