Algol Technics to supply automated anode maintenance line to Boliden Kokkola


Algol Technics and Boliden Kokkola have signed an agreement for the delivery of an automated anode maintenance line. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2021. The parties have agreed not to publish price details. 

Machine vision system at the heart of the delivery 

Boliden Kokkola produces metallic zinc in an electrolytic process in which zinc is deposited on the surface of cathode electrodes by an electric current.

The anode electrodes must be removed periodically from the electrolytic process tank for maintenance and cleaning. This process already utilises automated lifting equipment supplied by Algol Technics. 

“The solution we are supplying will also handle the movement of plates between the different stages of the process. At the heart of the entire delivery is a machine vision system that inspects the condition of the plates and whether they need to be repaired or replaced by new ones. The system then returns the same number of plates to the tank that were removed for inspection,” explains Teemu Rantala, Head of Sales, Algol Technics. 

Further information 

Teemu Rantala, Head of Sales, Algol Technics, tel. +358 40 551 5697 

Algol Technics in brief 

Algol Technics is a partner to industry and expert in material handling solutions. The company plays an active role in the development of intralogistic solutions, automation and robotics, and it represents numerous international suppliers to the railway industry in Finland. Algol Technics is part of the Algol Group. Find out more: 

Algol is a Finnish multi-branch supplier to industry and the healthcare sector. We work together with a global network of partners responsibly and with 125 years of experience. Algol’s solutions for industry are designed to safeguard manufacturing reliability, enhance processes and prolong the lifespan of machinery and equipment. In the healthcare sector Algol’s solutions promote the conditions for healthy living. The Algol Group had net sales of 178 million euros in 2018. We employ almost 500 professionals in ten countries. Find out more: 

Boliden Kokkola in brief

Boliden Kokkola is part of Sweden’s Boliden Group and Europe’s second biggest zinc producer with an annual production capacity of 315,000 tons. The plant has approximately 540 employees. Boliden Kokkola produces zinc primarily for use in the steel industry. Approximately 85 percent of production is exported. Find out more: