ANODE ROD CLEANING: AiRC-1000
Cleaning anode rods with lasers
New Industry Standard for cleaning Anode Rods
Current cleaning processes of anode rods, such as industrial brushing, allow surface contamination to build up, leading to inefficient aluminium production and increased electricity usage. Up to now, manufacturers have had no choice but to continue with this method of cleaning.
In-line automated brushes attempt to clean the surfaces of the rods with inconsistent results. On top of this, contact with the rods destroys the brushes requiring regular replacement, at high cost.
AiRC-1000 provides a high quality clean, which is fully flexible, and provides savings in the smelting process through reduced electricity usage. This will be achieved using state-of-the-art technology including a high-power laser system and robotics. This in conjunction with advanced control algorithms have been developed to achieve optimum throughput, flexibility, and usability.
- No wearing parts
- No ongoing consumables
- Ability to work 24/7
- No additional materials or chemicals required
- Savings in power used during the smelting process
- Consistency and repeatability of clean
- Flexibility for different rod geometries
- Flexible cleaning cycle – deep > rapid
AiRC-1000 is a turnkey solution with easy installation at any site globally, with low overheads and power requirements and has industry 4.0 integration and reporting.