Unmolten scrap, skulls or heavy residuals may obstruct the tap hole after tapping. Sometimes obstructions are drilled by the operators by oxy-cutting. Moreover, lancing is non effective in case of slag skulls, concrete or graphite blocks. These tasks, although not very frequent, normally generate long delays, sometimes hours. Production loss and cost associated, plus hazard to damage the sump panels with injuries risk for the operator represent a very serious issue. The STROP is a hydraulically actuated equipment that inserts a sturdy rod into the tap hole that is able to lift heavy loads and free the tap hole from any kind of obstruction.

Plus eaf on board installation

Heavy duty design

5 tons pushing force