The future of EAF plants is manless. Therefore, the Tap Hole Manipulator (THM) addresses two fundamental, regular tasks of every EAF plant with an EBT; the clearing of bulky items, and the cleaning from contamination and build up after tapping.
These steps unfortunately are still done manually in most plants today.
This unique pending tool that combines both of these functions is available only at Badische! The THM pushes safety forward tremendously by removing a dangerous everyday task.
The THM main body is now in operation at BSW since January 2020 without any problems. This represents more than 30.000 heats.
The mandrel was changed preventively in the first year after approx. 6 months operation (but this change was not really necessary).
Improvement of the opening rate from 96,1% up to 97,5%