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New Electrode Manufacturing Tech Passes Performance Tests

8/13/2019 - A new type of extruder used to make graphite electrodes has passed its final acceptance tests, reports Danieli Breda, the equipment maker’s forging and extrusion unit. 

According to Danieli, the 35 MN press, installed at Graftech Ibérica SL, in Navarre, Spain, can be charged vertically. 

As Danieli explains: “(The press) is equipped with a tilting container, allowing for vertical charging of the graphite paste. That notably enhances the press performance in terms (of) dead-cycle time reduction and allows a consequent increase in productivity.”  

“During the test, the press was switched to fully automatic mode and met all contractual technical and performance figures,” it added.