Steel industry

Steel production generates huge quantities of slag, which must be processed and disposed of. Special protection devices must be fitted to the machinery to prevent damage caused by heat and mechanical influences.

As well as the removal of slag, Liebherr hydraulic excavators are also applied to the breaking out and cleaning of converters, pig-iron ladles, steel ladles and slag ladles. Wheeled excavators and crawler excavators, equipped with a special scraper attachment comprising a rotating telescopic boom and ripper tooth, are ideally suited to carry out these tasks.

Liebherr crawler loader LR 634 STM operating in steel mill slag