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Ladle Shroud Manipulator

Issue:

  • Customer's current mechanism for holding a shroud in contact with the ladle slide gate was unreliable
  • It provided inconsistent clamping forces and was labor intensive to operate

Analysis:

  • A more robust ladle shroud manipulator was required to handle their application
  • Create a more "user-friendly" manipulator

Solution:

  • CHL Systems designed and supplied four new ladle shroud manipulators with the associated work platforms
  • New ladle shroud manipulator is hydraulically assisted for easier control of the shroud placement

Result:

  • 3-point pivoting with heavy duty roller bearings provides smooth transitional motion
  • Improved clamping consistency and reliability
  • Reduced maintenance costs

 

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