brutally hostile environment of the cast house floor calls
for equipment that can take the heat while providing
reliable, long-term performance. Woodings is a world-leader
in the production of this equipment.
A robotic machine used to handle and install rods
or soaking bars into the taphole drill, Woodings bar changer
incorporates a bar magazine containing different diameters
of bar or rod. The arm of the moving carriage can load a bar
from the magazine into the drill chuck, or remove a spent
bar from the drill after use.
Hydraulic mud guns
Woodings hydraulic mud guns incorporate the latest technology
to create the most effective mud guns available. Woodings does
not depend on outside suppliers to provide components. We manufacture
the equipment completely, including our own cylinders and swivels.
Our technical personnel visit the customer’s site and
plan the best application of our products to the customer’s
operation and maintenance requirements.
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Hammers
Woodings drifters are specifically designed to provide the best
performance under the harshest environments in the steel industry.
Woodings innovative approach is evidenced in the WHR-600 Drifter.
Combining hydraulics and pneumatics, this drifter offers high
torque and high frequency impact.
The result is a clean, uniform taphole without damaging high-energy
impact. The taphole is opened much more quickly resulting in
lower operating cost.
Iron Trough Cover Traverser
Mounted under the tuyere platform, this traverser is compact
and can be efficiently operated through remote control with
a manual over-ride back up. Features include a permanently connected
cover, repeatable positioning and your choice of hydraulic or
In severe environments where high density dust exists at high
temperatures and under high pressure, the radar level meter
performs flawlessly and can dramatically reduce your operating
and maintenance costs. Utilizing radar measurement technology
for continuous, non-contact measurement, the meter is easy-to-install
and virtually maintenance free.
The patented Woodings BOF taphole drill is nothing short of remarkable
in its design and performance. This drilling unit is self-contained and has
the rigidity of a fixed base machine yet it is portable thanks to a unique
attaching mechanism that provides a means to position and center the new taphole
sleeve during its installation and also
allows the machine to be removed when the operation is complete.
The rotary cutting head, which is replaceable,
provides stable and efficient cutting via hydraulic power.
Typical head rotation is 60-100 rpm.
is the world's largest manufacturer of taphole drills engineered
for individual customers.
Our products are engineered for specific applications to suit
our customer’s requirements. Unlike our competitors, we
not only manufacture our products within our own facilities,
we manufacture our own drills and cylinders specifically for
heavy industrial use.
an effort to ensure that our customers achieve maximum performance
and profitability, Woodings offers turnkey service. It starts
with our engineering personnel who visit customer sites and
plan the best application of our products to our customer’s
operation and maintenance requirements. We then build the equipment
to exact specifications. When the equipment is ready, Woodings
provides installation supervision. Last, but not least, our
comprehensive service policy covers scheduled inspections and
maintenance and ensures that each Woodings drill operates with
Woodings taphole drills are directed by an operator from
a remote control console. Drills are self-locking in the
tapping and resting positions, and each has a built-in safety
help you reduce inventory costs and increase operating efficiency,
about 80% of the parts from any Woodings taphole drill can
be used on other Woodings models.
range of products listed below and detailed in the linked
pages will generally cover all operating requirements:
Low Profile Tap Hole Drill
• Column-Mounted Tap Hole Drill
• Hole Drilling Tap Hole Drill
• Portable Tap Hole Drill
• Jack Dam Drill
• Rotating Tap Hole Drill
• Refractory Drill
• Hydraulic Tuyere Drill
• Slag Stopper
• Tap Hole Drill Reamer
Furnace Taphole Drill Tools
drill rod with threaded upset forged drill bit
These tools offer the most competitive price in our product
range. They can be used for the drilling of short and easy-to-drill
tapholes with soft taphole mud and no inclusion of slag or
iron. The disadvantage of solid drills is that they can only
be used on short tapholes.
rods with interchangeable steel drill bits
This rod will give the best cost and performance results for
ordinary taphole conditions. The drill bit makes a clean hole
with constant diameter from beginning to end. The bit is made
from carbon steel and is interchangeable with different drill
rods. Storing interchangeable bits of different diameters together
with one type of drill rod will result in considerable saving
Drill rods with interchangeable drill bits (wing bits)
This drill bit is made from wear resistant cast steel and designed
to drill holes with a very clean and constant diameter, even
with harder muds and under more difficult conditions. For most
tapholes this bit is the best compromise between high drilling
speed/performance and good quality of drilled hole.
Woodings offers a wide variety of poking bars in different sizes,
lengths, thread dimensions, as well as different materials to
most cost effectively meet our customer's operating conditions.
Meeting welding specifications on this large fabrication
is critical. Woodings gets the job done, time after time.
and Tuyere Cooler Changing Machine
This automated machine makes removal and replacement of copper blast furnace tuyeres safer and swifter and minimizes the amount
of blast furnace down time associated with conventional,
or manual, removal practices.
Using a VAI Davy-licensed design, Woodings manufactures
tuyere stocks from boiler-quality plate that is
lined with refractory material. Each tuyere stock consists
of blowpipe, elbow with peepsight and a downleg section,
all of which are flange connected. Each tuyere stock features
a twin-bellows arrangement, and each bellows unit articulates
The spherical nose on the blowpipe allows relative
movement between blowpipe and tuyere. The blowpipes are
suitable for use with oil, natural gas, or coal injection.
Davy has engineered the design of the equipment to minimize
joints and bends, thus improving the life of the refractory
lining and minimizing pressure loss.
use of a horizontal jointing system, connected by means of quick
release tapered wedges, facilitates quick and easy removal of
blowpipe and elbow.
tuyere stock features include:
• Spherical Refractory Joint
• Bellows Unit - Spherical Bearing
• Oil or Coal Injection Lance Connection
• Blast Flow Monitoring
• Water Cooled Nose Option
• Suitable for Both Large and Small Furnaces
• Elbow Has Peep Sight With Valve
• Bellows unit tied by tie bars with spherical bearings
• Horizontal flange on elbow for quick change with quick
• Physical stops limit movement to ± 5°
• Downleg has spherical refractory joint to enable maximum