Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ladle Lifts for Firebrick Re-bricking Changed the Way Steel Industry Operates
Traditional scaffolding used in the re-bricking process in many steel factories was replaced by Ladle lifts as a safer and more reliable option. Refractory firebrick in pour ladles require continual replacement and the Handling Specialty ladle lift was designed as the perfect solution. The lift is loaded into the ladle using a crane, and can be moved to the next ladle requiring re-bricking. These two stage scissor lifts are designed to withstand harsh melt shop environments, improving efficiency in the factory.
This custom model also includes three sets of aluminum extensions which connect on the lip along the outside of the platform. Each extension allows for larger size ladles to be re-bricked, whether oval or round.
The heavy–duty scissor lift raises and lowers the operator and bricks via a hand-held controller for ease of operation while handling loads of up to 10,000 lbs. The lift is loaded into the ladle using a crane, and can be moved to the next ladle requiring re-bricking.