Rod straightening machine
The rod straightening machine which is installing in Hydro Aluminium, Årdal metal plant, gives the correct angle between the yoke and rod. This will ensure a perfect interface in the pot room.
The machine is design for easy maintenance and with special couplings to prevent leakage from the cylinders.
When a new rod is entering the rod straightening machine, it will be fastened with clamps and measured with sensors. If the stem is within the given limits, the rod will be sent to the next station. If the stem needs to be straightened the cylinders will move in for the straightening operation.
Cycle time is 60 second.
Reference person at Årdal metal plant is Geir.Lyslo@hydro.com