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Norsk Hydro ASA

Hydro Precision Tubing, Lichtervelde/Belgium

Foundry

CLARK Diesel Forklift Truck D55sD

 

Application under the toughest conditions

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The Clark diesel forklift with a load capacity of 5.5 tons is subjected to a special endurance test at the melting furnace

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The forklift is equipped with a rotating 5-metre long mandrel, at the end of which there is a scraping device with which the forklift removes the dross

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The Clark C55sD forklift truck has to remove the dross from the hot furnace after each melting process before it is refilled

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The truck is exposed to very high temperature around the clock

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After the Clark forklift has removed the dross from the furnace, it has to remove the collection containers with the dross

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Collecting container for the dross

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The truck had to be equipped with a Clark Blue Safety Light to comply with Hydro's strict safety regulations

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Clark has enclosed all heat-sensitive components and also the air conditioning system to protect against the effects of heat. The windshield has been fitted with additional heat-resistant glass to prevent it from cracking

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The hoses of the rotating attachment were protected against the heat as well

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Hydro Precision Tubing recycles aluminium scrap for its own tube production

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From left to right: Yves Viaene, Manager Foundry, Hydro Precision Tubing and Marino Dendooven, sales consultant at Hendrik Deceuninck

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