JNE Automation, in conjunction with NuPro Corporation, has integrated automated basic oxygen furnace (BOF) tapping systems on four Basic Oxygen Furnaces in North America. Our partnership provides a complete solution, including a vision system to monitor the slag level in the vessel during tapping to control the rate of tapping to minimize slag carryover to the steel ladle.
The successful development and implementation of an AutoTap system can achieve improved product quality, increased steelmaking productivity, enhanced operator safety, and reduced downstream processing costs. By following pre-determined customized tapping curves for each BOF, reduced tapping times are achieved and there are less unplanned delays due to inconsistent operation. Reduced tapping times can allow for more heats per day, increasing throughput and leading to increased productivity. These features result in consistent and repeatable metallurgical specification and production rates.
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