By heating the pre-assembled steel bar and cathode block, the Kanthal® solution eliminates the need to move, lift and/or position hot steel bars, a potentially dangerous process. It also ensures consistent positioning of the bars and even heat distribution.
Kanthal® cathode pre-heating station delivers heat energy directly to the steel bars in the graphite block and provides indirect heating of the graphite slot. Huge energy savings are achieved by eliminating the need for heating up the entire mass of the graphite block.
Lifting and moving of hot and heavy bars by cranes and lifting devices is eliminated, greatly reducing the risk of accidents. This enables more efficient cathode handling and greater precision in positioning of the bars.
Below you find examples of specific benefits we provide for other process steps: