Ionix Oy has signed an agreement to deliver a fully-automated sawing and laser hybrid welding line for aluminum cathode refurbishing at Boliden Kokkola Oy, Finland, as a turn-key delivery. Engineering has started in the beginning of March and installation and commissioning at Boliden’s site in Kokkola will start in January 2018. The line refurbishes aluminum cathodes used in zinc production process. The fully automatic refurbishing process has several steps, such as laser-MIG hybrid welding of the cathodes with an 8 kW fiber laser. The refurbishing line is fully customized based on Boliden Kokkola’s needs. For additional information contact Mr. Ilkka Lappalainen (+358 50 3373247) or Mr. Vesa Rinne (+358 400 808 756). With its annual production capacity of 315,000 tonnes, Boliden Kokkola is the second largest zinc producer in Europe. Up to 85% of its production is exported to North and Central Europe, all within EU. More information about Boliden at company website.