Horizontal Ladle Repair Machines

Horizontal Ladle Repair Machines

Monocon design, manufacture, install and commission a range of mobile and stationary, standardised and customised machines for vertical and horizontal ladle repair.

The "Monocator-Mobile" has been designed using existing known "Monocon Technology" to provide an effective system for the maintenance and repair of horizontal steel making ladles. The ladles are repaired in a horizontal orientation and the system has been designed to reduce conventional refractory repair regimes by maintaining all areas of the ladle with a little and often and targeted approach to ladle lining refractory management. Please see our Monocator-Mobile literature for full information.

The "Monocator-Mobile" offers radio controlled ladle lining repair to all areas in the ladle and is capable of hot lining maintenance. It considerably increase the life of the base Refractories and consists of the following components; "Monocator-Mobile" machine, Material Feed System, Control system, Water System and Radio Control Joystick.

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Design Features

Monocator-Mobile Design Features

  • Radio controlled joystick application of gunning material to the slagline, sidewalls of the ladle as well as the ladle bottom and specific areas of interest such as the well blocks, Impact Pad areas.
  • Lightweight, user friendly joystick.
  • Consistent material application.
  • Extremely maneuverable due to the use of hydraulically powered "tracks".
  • Integral Material Feed System.
  • Integral Bulk Hopper - 3 Tonnes.
  • Bulk Hopper outlet has butterfly valve.
  • Storage Chamber.
  • Material feed Gun.

Monocon horizontal ladle repair machines 1

Safety Benefit

Monocator-Mobile Safety Benefits

  • The radio controller functionality ensures that the operator is positioned remotely from the application / heat source and moving machinery.
  • Emergency Shut-off
  • No crane required during maintenance

Monocon EAF remote control

Monocon provide a multitude of safety interlock facilities to enable safe use of the equipment. These interlocks are incorporated into the PLC operation. Safety systems are to be determined with customer but will typically include; Monocator Movement, Ladle Geometry, Emergency Stops and Low Pressure. The Monocator-Mobile can be arranged to perform agreed movements in response to specific Ladle repair events.

Technical Specification

Monocator-Mobile Technical Features

The "Monocator - Mobile" has the following axes of movement;

  • Left and Right Track
  • Slew: 180⁰
  • Raise/Lower: 1100mm to 3000mm
  • Tilt: (+15⁰ - Horizontal - 15⁰)
  • Beam Telescope: 6 metres
  • Rotate: Continuous 360⁰
  • Nozzle: 180⁰
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Monocon monocator mobile design

All axes listed are powered from an on board hydraulic power pack driven by a diesel engine. The unit comprises of;

  • 10kw Diesel Engine and Piston Pump
  • Bell Housing and Flexible Drive Coupling
  • Hydraulic Reservoir and Filtration System
  • Tank Accessories

The machine is a fabricated mild steel construction with access covers where necessary.

The Electrical Control System will typically consist of the following:

  • PLC Panel - typical supply; 220/110V single phase
  • Control Console - typical supply; 220/110V single phase
  • Inverter Panel - typical supply; 415V, 3 Phase, 50 Hz
  • Wireless Radio Controlled Joystick
  • PLC based Electrical control panel: Standard is Mitsubishi PLC. (Other options are available)
  • Integral Material Feed System: 2.0 cubic metres Bulk Hopper, with 6 Barg Pressure Vessel and material Delivery of 5.0 cubic metres/hour (max)
  • Integral Weigh System: Display quantity of dry material, Optional Load Cells on Feed System. Digital Display on Control Panel
  • Integral Water system: 200 Litres capacity, Multi-stage pump with control valve, digital flow meter and temperature control.

Onsite Services Required

  • Electrical: - 415V, 3 PH, 63A
  • Pneumatic:-90 PSI (6 bar), 8m3/min Maximum, 50mm Bore Supply
  • Water: - City Water Supply
  • Diesel fuel for Vehicle Diesel engine
  • All services are to be provided in close proximity to the material feed system

Supply Options

Moncator-Mobile Supply Options

  • The Monocator-Mobile can be configured and/or customised to suit the clients requirements.
  • All surfaces can be painted in accordance with the customer specification
  • Dual Material Feed Systems - The machine can be supplied with two feed systems (either Pressure vessel or Rotary Gun) which will allow easy change of the spray material for different areas of the ladle as required.

Monocon vertical ladle repair hopper

  • Alternate PLC Panel options are available such as an Allen Bradley unit with Ethernet/IP protocol or Siemens PLC with Profinet.
  • UPS - mains power spike/failure protection
  • Pneumatically operated Hopper lid to prevent the ingress of foreign bodies.
  • Load Cells on the Hopper System
Monocon refractory hopper system

Please contact our UK technical team for further information.

Cost Benefit

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