Particularly in Si- or FeSi reduction furnaces the tap hole tends to freeze during tapping. A TMT rodding machine replaces the dangerous practice of regular manual poking with a steel or wooden rod.
Wooden rods can be connected automatically with one another so that continuous operation is possible. The TMT rodding machine can be controlled remotely from a safe distance and runs on the same tracks as the plugging and drilling machines.
The use of high-end materials, sophisticated engineering and a well-designed heat shield close to the tap hole ensures reliability and a long service life.