The Hydraulic Distributor: A
The breakthrough technology of the Hydraulic Charging Unit system is the Hydraulic Distributor.
Under a joint technology cooperative agreement with Baotou Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd, Woodings
has the exclusive rights to market, engineer and manufacture the Hydraulic Distributor, a new—and
better—top for blast furnace efficiency.
The Hydraulic Distributor is an alternative
system that simplifies the entire process. In this design, hydraulics replace traditional electro-mechanical
functions of other designs. There are fewer moving components so the unit functions with greater
reliability and longevity. The benefits of this system are impressive:
- Better furnace reliability
- Increased furnace top pressure
- More consistent operation
- Less maintenance
- Increased fuel savings
- Improved gas and heat protection
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Designed to be more
reliable, more maintenance friendly and more economical, the system fits within the same area as
existing tops as an upgrade/retrofit. The rotary gearbox has a more compact design and offers improved
protection from furnace gases and heat.
Simpler is better.
In this design, tilting the revolving chute is a function of reliable hydraulics. Rotation of the
chute is accomplished with a simple gearbox and electric motor.
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