No. 30 RH gunning robot set into operation
At a newly built integrated steel plant in Brazil VELCO set a new RH gunning robot into operation, now summing up to 30 units worldwide.
This unit has two gunning lances. So while one RH snorkel is repaired outside the other can be repaired inside. As The robot is fed from 2 pressure vessel gunning machines different gunning materials for inside and outside gunning can be used. The operator can select, either between automated sequences or can use the joysticks of a radio remote control for manual repair.
For the inspection and documentation of the inner snorkel wear profil Velco offers a water cooled camera system which can be combined with the gunning robot. Using the inspection video the operator can mark specific areas which then will be automatically repaired.