Meet the SandMan – The latest manipulator for sand filling and safety in ladle preparation from the Badische Group
Badische Stahlwerke operates two electric arc furnaces (EAFs) with a tapping weight of 108t each. In 2020, production was at a record high of 8,000t of good billets per day for both EAFs. The steelmaker in the south-west of Germany has set safety as its number one target for the entire group. Therefore, several new tools have been developed and implemented during last year. In 2020, the latest safety tool, the patented Taphole Manipulator (THM), was successfully installed at EAF #2.