No Touch® Vertical Automatic Addition Tong –VAAT (NTV)

Vertical Automatic Addition TongsThis device is designed to transport the electrode column in the vertical position to and from the furnace.  The eccentric locking device will grip the electrode at the base of the socket and release the electrode once it is in the proper position.  This device also has an internal stem that allows the new electrode to spin down at the same thread pitch of the existing electrode column.
CIS Patent Pending 165x60

While using this device there will no longer be a need for a Metal Lift Plug (Addition Plug) or Graphite Lift Plug in most cases.