Tata Steel Kalinganagar, located in Jajpur District of Odisha, has introduced a new Robotic system for its Wagon Tippler operation. As per a release from the company the tippling operations at the Raw-material Handling System of the steel plant, involves critical activities like decoupling, coupling, rotation and CBC alignment of wagon through manual intervention at inhaul and outhaul side.
Under the new system of operation, the Wagon couplers at outhaul, before getting coupled, will be inspected through and aligned by a Robotic system. This will eliminate the man machine interface completely during each cycle of tippling, ensuring safety while contributing to enhanced productivity said the release.
Mr T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel Limited (TSL) inaugurated the new system.
The new system has been installed in one of the Wagon Tipplers & will be horizontally deployed in others as well. This system is also supplemented by a uniquely designed Smart Fencing System with Automated Gate Locking Facility for restricting unauthorized entry during equipment operation