High strength steel producer CMC Alabama has commissioned the Motank remote-controlled ram for slag door cleaning in its 80t EAF

The EAF at the Birmingham, USA manufacturer was supplied by Italian group More.

The Motank machine consists of a remote controlled truck equipped with a horizontal arm, which eliminates the need for a man-driven forklift. It removes scrap deposited in the slag door tunnel during bucket charging and pushes the scrap into the furnace, away from the slag door and preventing scrap from dropping into the slag pit.

The machine also restores the furnace breast after tapping and regenerates its working level by removing excess slag deposits.