VHE of Iceland has installed an anode butt stripping press at Rusal's Sayanogorsk smelter as part of a development process line in the rodding plant.
VHE's manual butt press is a compact scissor-type spreader designed to work between the yoke and the top of the anode butt. The unit is designed to remove the butt in one operation.
The butt press is suspended by a chain and is manually positioned between the yoke and butt. Operation is by hydraulic lever-valves located on the handle of the equipment. The unit is able to exert up to 15 tonnes of dynamic force to remove the butt from the yoke assembly and is capable of stripping butts from two different designs of yoke.