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16 BRADKEN LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT 2013
TECHNOLOGY
Technological development continues to be a
cornerstone of Bradken’s strategy to deliver
differentiated offerings for its target markets.
This commitment is highlighted throughout the
Xuzhou foundry. It utilises the latest technology to
achieve maximum efficiency in all core processes, in
particular theprimarymeltingandsecondary refining
areas utilising an Argon Oxygen Decarburisation
(AOD) process. This process has the capability to
produce the highest quality “High Strength Low
BEFORECAST
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Left: Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)
Right: Argon Oxygen Decarburisation
(AOD) Furnace
Mould Auto-Closing Station
Flowcoat Station
Purpose-built Beforecast and Aftercast are integral to the flow of the foundry.
Automated Pouring line