Heavy Duty Steel Ladle 10cm Diameter (4 inches)
Handle length 45cm Total length 55cm The ladle has a pouring lip and is made from forged 6mm steel plate with a welded handle.
In a foundry a ladle is a container used to transport and pour out molten metals. It needs to be:
- Strong enough to contain a heavy load of metal.
- Heat-insulated as much as can be managed, to avoid losing heat and overheating its surroundings.
For foundries making small castings, a hand-held ladle somewhat resembling a kitchen ladle with a long handle to keep the heat of the metal away from the person holding it. Better quality ladles have a pouring lip to aid accurate pouring.