Suitable for both small and large operations, the Ionic Anode Preparation System is available with capacities of 150 – 550 anodes per hour (APH). Our high-capacity systems can accommodate the demands of the largest electro-refining copper plants in the world. It is available as either a linear-style low-capacity system or a small footprint rotary dial high-capacity system in accordance to your application requirements.
Linear Systems—Up to 450 APH
The Ionic Linear Anode Preparation System is a conventional layout system and offers several key advantages over competing systems, including:
- Small footprint
- Mechanical simplicity for easy maintenance
- A modular, flexible design that allows you to include additional operation systems after initial installation
- Bottom supported anodes
- Minimal hydraulics and greater use of servomotors
Rotary Dial Systems—Up to 550 APH
By employing a very compact high-speed servo-driven rotary dial transfer, and horizontal anode orientation, we reduce transfer times and processing speeds to provide the fastest, smallest anode preparation machine in the world.
Both the linear- and dial-style systems are available with a variety of operation stations and options:
- Anode Receiving
- Body Pressing
- Lug Milling
- Anode Spacing
- Anode Inspection and Rejection
- Bundle Splitting
- Lug Pressing
- Face Milling
- Anode Delivery
Ionic Engineering implemented a robotic transfer that spaces the anodes and provides a secondary rejection function. It also allows anodes to be rotated 180 degrees—the only system of its kind.