Kanthal anode stub drying station

Kanthal anode stub drying station

For safety reasons, anode stubs must be heated up to at least 100ºC (180ºF) to remove any traces of water or vapor - a potentially dangerous issue that also deteriorates the quality of the welded joint.

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Improved safety

The Kanthal® high-density power radiating system ensures that any object prior to contact with liquid iron is brought up to 100ºC (180ºF), eliminating any risk of explosion.

Higher quality of welded joint

A perfectly dry stub contributes to a homogeneous welded joint free of porosity, ensuring minimized voltage drop over the thimble.

3-4 times more efficient

Open burners with atmospheric air mixture consume approximately three to four times more gross energy compared to electricity.

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