Electrode Handling 2017-04-13T16:52:00+00:00

ELECTRODE HANDLING

ON FURNACE ELECTRODE JOINTING ROBOT

• Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces, adds electrodes “on furnace” to eliminate off furnace oxidation.
• Operated from the melt shop floor, reduces accident exposure compared to manual on furnace addition or electrode column exchange.
• Hydraulically torques electrodes (2 and 4 tpi) to manufacturers exacting specifications.
• Quick (2-3 minute power off) electrode additions, or live additions.
• Prevents cross threading of electrodes.
• Holds the electrode column while slipping electrodes.
• Radio controlled for freedom of operators.
• PLC controlled to prevent human error.
• HMI provides complete system control and diagnostics.
• Machine has manual reverse to allow removal of previously joined electrode segments.
• Designed for easy crane pickup and rapid access to the furnace column it is compatible with all electrode holders.
• Machine has motorized rotation for control of approach to electrode holders and hydraulic suspension cylinders to prevent offloading the full weight of the machine on the arms.
• Machine works with electrode socket covers and onboard air compressor.
• Onboard hydraulic self contained system.

ELECTRODE TILTING & STORAGE STATION

  • Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces.
  • Holds 1-6 electrodes horizontally.
  • Positions the electrodes vertically for loading into the Jointing Robot.
  • Prevents damages to the electrode nipple.
  • Safely clamps and tilts electrodes from a remote portable control box.
  • Onboard hydraulic self contained system.

 

ELECTRODE TORQUE STATION

  • Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces.
  • Hydraulically torques electrodes (2 and 4 tpi) to manufacturers exacting specifications.
  • PLC controlled for semi-automatic operation.
  • PLC control for complete system control and diagnostics.
  • Machine has manual reverse to allow removal of previously joined electrode segments.
  • Onboard hydraulic self contained system.

 

ELECTRODE HOLDING STATION

  • Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces.
  • Holds and store electrode columns vertically.

 

ELECTRODE COLUMN LIFTING

  • Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces.
  • Operated from the melt shop floor, reduces accident exposure compared to lifting plug.
  • Three point (120 degree) contact pads reduces crushing stress to electrode socket.
  • Provided with safetylocking features to prevent inadvertent unclamping.
  • Mechanic, pneumatic or electric operation.

 

BROKEN ELECTRODE LIFTING DEVICE

  • Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces.
  • Precision clamping of broken electrode for quick removal from furnace.
  • Provided by two arms moving like scissors, it is latched open during approach to the element to be removed and automatically un-latches when positioned above electrode. In this way the operation can be done safely e remotely.

 

ELECTRODE HANDLING TOOLS

  • Designed for Electric Arc or Ladle Refining Furnaces.
  • Those devices can be used for lift, transport, joint electrodes.
  • Provided with reference screw that lowers the new electrode element during addition.