Three machines to be delivered mid-2015 comprise a stub straightener, a rod straightener and an anode-rod mating station.

VHE has supplied a number of stub straighteners to smelters worldwide and is able to offer designs suitable for all yoke configurations and stub diameters. The machines are designed to remove stub toe-in and return stubs to the original yoke geometry.

The rod straightener from VHE is a multi-point design, able to remove complex bends from the rod stem.

VHE‘s Anode-Rod Mating Station correctly locates the anode rod stubs into the anode block holes, centering them to ensure optimal cast iron thimble formation.

(Photo: VHE Stub Straightener)