Electric Arc Furnaces

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


The tapping of electric furnaces is a hot, physically demanding, and potentially dangerous job. Noise levels often exceed the OSHA limits. To improve the work environment as well as improve productivity, several electric furnaces in Japan worked together with the Tokyo Institute of Technology to develop remote controlled manipulators for tapping. The development is described in detail in Reference 1 and summarized in the following sections.


Electric Furnace Industrial Robot Tokyo Institute Robot Technology Remote Control Manipulator 
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  1. 1.
    Mori, M., Ogawa, K., Sudo, F., Horri, S., Kaneko, M., Eguchi, I., and Hagio, Y., “Application of Robot Technology for the Tapping Work of Carbide Electric Furnaces,” Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Industrial Robots, Tokyo, Japan, 19–21 October 1977, pp. 293–300.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Correspondence with Mippon Carbide Industries Co., Inc., Toyama, Japan.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Correspondence with Denki Kagaku Kogyo Co. Ltd., Niigata, Japan.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Correspondence with Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya, Japan.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Correspondence with Fujikoshi, Ltd., Toyama, Japan.Google Scholar

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