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AlumatIQ/Anodeskifterobot

AlumatIQ/Anodeskifterobot

The goal of the project is contribute to the design and development of an automated system for anode change operations in the aluminium smelting industry.

Photo: AlumatIQ

AlumatIQ is an automated system for anode change operations in the aluminium smelting industry.

The AlumatIQ system handles the full anode change operation, from opening and closing of oven covers, breaking of crust, anode change, and anode covering, resulting in better working conditions for the human operator as well as reduced fluoride emission and better anode placement precision.

At the moment, SINTEF's contributions to the project are mainly focused on:

  • Identification and testing of sensor solutions to improve the crust breaking operation
  • Path planning for crust break operations

The project's duration: 2020-2023.

Published 25 March 2021
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Project duration

2021 - 2023

The project is funded by

Norwegian Research Council and led by AlumatIQ AS, a relatively newly founded joint venture between Avanti Engineering, Momek Invest and CoFounder. AlumatIQ is an IPN (Innovation project for the Industry).