Product Overview

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.

Robotic Transfer

Ionic Mechatronics 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.

Operation Stations

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
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