Carbon and rodding shop

STAS is a recognized leader in its capacity to innovate, to develop and to manufacture high-tech and environment-friendly equipment for various sectors of the aluminum industry. We contribute to the development of innovation, the improvement of production and provide customized solutions to a large portfolio of customers worldwide. Over the years, STAS has set up a team specializing in carbon / rodding shop whose efforts have recently led to the development of a tracking management system (software) completely oriented on the technological bases of industry 4.0. 

The CIS3D is an automated clad inspection unit using state-of-the-art 3D vision technology designed to efficiently, autonomously and safely inspect each side of the clad, around the anode stem. This technology is based on many years of experience using image analysis coming from artificial vision and is an integral part of our rodding shop 4.0 solution powered by our STASLogix centralized Tracking Management System. 


Anodes represent a significant cost to produce aluminum. Production and use data are dispersed, non-existent or unrelated (no traceability) The quality of raw materials is increasingly difficult to stabilize. This context makes it difficult to optimize the process and reduce the use of net carbon.