A system for the complete machining of cathodes consists of several machines linked by conveyor and handling units. In these systems cathodes are machined on all six sides in a fully automatic process and the grooves for the power supply and the notches are milled on the outer sides. Special parts such as side blocks are machined on the integrated CNC saw. Additional installations include measuring units, weighing and control stations, various quality checks and other product-specific requirements of the customer.

The system is operated by one person.

The aluminium electrolytic cells are lined with the cathodes and side blocks (amorphous, graphitic, graphitized).