Zekelman chooses Polytec zinc block machines to increase productivity and safety.
Polytec is worldwide leader in smart robotics for steel industry.
Wheatland, PA. After installation of the first zinc block machine, a second one has been successfully delivered. Both handling stations manage automatically the zinc ingot loading into the zinc bath. Operators load the zinc block into the Polytec machine by crane; after that the machine automatically hooks the piece and immerses it into the zinc bath. The system greatly improves the cycle time, allows to load heavy and large ingots, guarantees a regular zinc charge and avoids continuous operators’ access to dangerous areas: a new 4.0 solution developed by Polytec for the American tube mill, towards a safe and smart factory approach.