ASIS 3D / 3D Anode Stub Inspection System

State-of-the-art 3D inspection system to analyze your stubs on the production line.


How It Works

The ASIS3D uses a combination of 3D laser sensors installed on a shuttle assembly linked to a linear encoder. The data sets from each sensor are linked to a common triple‑axis coordinate system to build the full 3D model of the stubs. An industrially proven 3D metrology software is then used to automatically perform the measurements.

” Scanning of three-dimensional stub types available with tripods and hexapods configurations ”



Key Features

The ASIS3D is fully automated, with a design based on robust and proven technologies.

  • Can be adapted to all stub sizes and configurations (including hexapods).
  • Acquisition of three‑dimensional stub model.
  • Measurements are performed to route the anode rods automatically toward the repair loop or to be reused.
  • The complete inspection process requires less than 30 seconds.
  •  Perfect rodding can be ensured by numerically simulating the stub inputs in the anode model.
  •  Repair stations are optimized and fed with precise and relevant information.
  •  Custom measurements can be added if required.
  •  When used with STAS anode rod tracking technology (ART), the condition of the stubs can be related to the performance of the electrolysis cells.
  •  Anode stub maintenance can be greatly optimized and monitored.
  •  An optional labeling station at the exit of the ASIS3D can print a custom report to be applied on the anode rod.
  • An industrial ink printing system can temporarily print the work order on the anode rod.