Tapping System

HMR Hydeq’s vehicle-based tapping and metal transfer concept is the most efficient and cost-effective way to move molten aluminum from the potroom to the casthouse. By continuously improving and developing technologies for metal processing, dross reduction and weight optimization, the HMR concept ensures state-of-the-art technology for mobile transmission equipment.

HMR Hydeq’s tapping system consists of four components:

  • Tapping Vehicles
  • Crucible Cleaner
  • Tube Cleaner
  • Preheater for discharge tubes

This system provides several major benefits in the tapping process:

  • High operating speed and flexibility
  • No need for overhead cranes
  • Reducing operating costs: low oxidation and temperature loss, whole process is controlled by one operator only
  • Excellent safety and ergonomics for the operator

Soon Industry 4.0 and autonomy will drive our design towards remote operated equipment for transfer av aluminium. HMR’s customers will benefit from the development of the autonomy and greed energy solutions.

Follow the link to see the video that shows how effectively HMR’s tapping system works in the aluminium smelter.