The gunning performance is considerably increased by use of a gunning manipulator compared with the manual gunning. The advantages are:
- less consumption of gunning material
- quicker and more targeted (hot) repair
- increase of operation safety
- improved quality of gunning repai
Velco designed the gunning manipulators model METOP and HYTOP for fix installation on the furnace platform. The gunning lance is pulled into the furnace from above through the opened cover. The METOP is mechanical gunning manipulator provided with electric motors.
For areas where no fix installed gunning manipulators can be mounted, Velco designed the mobile types PNEUTOP and MobiGUN. If the plant has available several furnaces these can be all be repaired by one mobile gunning manipulator.