Products and Animations
3D engineering visualizations can effectively be used to demonstrate and explain the operation of processes and equipment in action.
A 3D animation is an excellent tool to both emphasize a product’s functionality and generate interest without having to resort to complicated and drawn-out explanations. It is often said “humans are visual creatures”.
At Storvik we can produce 3D animations for your technical solutions based on your 3D CAD models or sketches. Complex mechanical assemblies can be animated and supplemented with special effects such as particle systems, smoke and fluid simulations. Rendering of animation is usually performed with path-tracing method using assigned physically-based-rendering (PBR) materials. The animation is finalized in video-editing where informative 2D images/text descriptions is mixed with the 3D animation renders.
Customer references: Hycast, Jett Technologies, IsoMarin, GLAMA Maschinenbau GmbH and Strømsvåg Engineering.
State of the art anode production technology
The vibrocompactor is the main component in the forming stage of the green anode in the paste plant. The paste for an anode is compressed in the vibrocompactor by dynamic and static mechanical forces.
The HAL vibrocompactor has been developed since 1959 and today the input of dynamic force is integrated to the cover weight (the vibrating mass on top of the anode paste). This results in more effective vibration and short vibration time. The feeding of paste is done from 2 hoppers in stationary position with minimal filling time of the mould. Production capacity is 36 anodes/hour at 22 s vibration time.
The compactor has few movable parts and the maintenance and operation cost is very low. Availability factor is measured to 99,5% over 5 years.