In December 2019, MORE srl (Gemona del Friuli, Italy) successfully installed the MOTANK remote controlled ram for slag door cleaning in the 100-ton DC EAF at Acciaierie Bertoli Safau – ABS (Udine, ITALY).
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 loading and pushes the scrap into the furnace, away from the slag door, thus preventing scrap from dropping into the slag pit.
MORE and ABS are working in partnership to meet the safety goal of zero injuries in the melthop. MOTANK is part of ZERO MEN AROUND technological packages aimed at eliminating manned activities on the EAF melting floor.