Cupola Tapper

Draw molten metals from cupolas into ladles.

What does a Cupola Tapper do?

Draws molten metal from cupola into ladles for pouring into molds to make castings: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 or POURER, METAL to place ladle under cupola spout. Withdraws bott from taphole, using long iron rod, and allows molten metal to flow into ladle. Inserts new plug on end of rod when ladle is full. Molds clay plugs by hand and affixes them to rods.