SPC / Siphon Pipe Cleaner

A semi-automatic, pneumatic reamer designed to reduce the siphon cleaning time, extends the tube life and greatly improves safety.


How It Works

Siphon equipment is used to siphon molten aluminium in potrooms and casthouses. Bath and aluminium deposits accumulated on the inside walls of the siphons need to be removed on a regular basis to maintain the siphon free of obstruction and to ensure efficient siphoning.

The SPC / Siphon Pipe Cleaner is a semi‑automatic, pneumatic reamer that can be installed in a potroom or adjacent building. It cleans rapidly within a few minutes either straight or curved tubes. Because of the fast cleaning action, siphons can be cleaned before every siphoning operation, which reduces downtime as well as all costs associated with siphon dismantling.

To begin a cleaning, using the overhead crane, the operator approaches an empty crucible, aligns and seats the end of the siphoning tube on the spout of the SPC.

The mechanism consists of a rotating head activated by a pneumatic motor. The motor and the rotating head are moved up and down inside the siphon by means of an ultra‑resistant hose moved by a pneumatic driving module. This mechanism can be mounted either on a stationary or mobile station. 

Optional Features

  • Sound proof operator cabin.
  • Remote control panel.

Semi-Automatic Equipment Designed to Clean Curved and/or Tappered Pipes.

Key Features

  • Productivity Improvement

  • Economic equipment.

  • Proven technology for 30 years.

  • Cleans hot siphons whilst attached to crucible.

  • Adapts to different shapes and sizes of siphons.

  • Capable of cleaning curved siphons and / or tapered siphons.

  • Cleans following the interior siphon walls, even when siphon diameter varies.

  • Works with compressed air only, no electrical power source required.

  • Easy to repair and maintain.

  • Cleans a bath / metal mix.

  • Allows cleaning of transfer siphons larger than 150mm and several meters long.


    Safe Operating Environment

  • Eliminates exposure of operators to dust and hot particles.
  • Keeps operators away from noisy area.
  • Eliminates exposure of operators to dangerous cleaning parts.
  • No physical effort or stress on operators.

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