SandMan® for Ladle

Sandman Ladle
SandMan® for Ladle

In continuation of our strategy "The future is manless", the SandMan® for Ladle is another step in this direction

It addresses two fundamental priorities on every ladle of EAF and integrated plants:

  1. Precise filling of the well block with well filler sand and therefore enabling a better opening rate.
  2. The filling of the well block is still done manually in most plants today and tracking for a process optimization is not possible without measurements.

This unique manipulator combines both of these aspects in a robust and space
saving design.

The SandMan® for Ladle pushes safety forward tremendously by removing a dangerous everyday task and keeping operators out of harm's way.


  • Automated filling process of well filler sand
  • Precise dosing
  • Exact placement of sand
  • Temperature measurement of ladle bottom
  • Visual camera inspection
  • Self-standing control cabinet with data recording
Ladle - SandMan @ BSW


  • Safe Operation from pulpit
  • No manual sand dropping -> improved ergonomics
  • Less sand consumption
  • Improved Opening rates -> no manual lancing -> no loss of sequence -> no downgrading
  • Process standardization leads to higher efficiency
  • Optimized positioning & tracking
  • Tracking and Analysis of potential errors


  • Installed in January 2021 at BSW
  • Well received by operators
  • Opening rate has increased from 93.5% to 99.5% so far
  • In 24hr Operation since March 2021
  • Total cycle time of 60 seconds
  • Instead of 20kg, only 15 kg of well filler sand needed (107t ladle)
    • Redcution by 25% well filler sand for each ladle
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