Furnace lining removal case study

The traditional method for removing induction furnace linings involved the use of a pneumatic pick. This process exposed the operator to hazards from hand-arm vibration, noise, dust, heat and manual handling. The process has been replaced by the introduction of a hydraulic ram to push the lining out, which can be operated remotely. In addition to eliminating the risks to the operator, productivity has been increased by reducing the downtime of the furnace.

Case courtesy Stanton plc

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