Tankhouse Automation

EPCM… the tankhouse automation leader.

For 40 years, we’ve supplied global copper, nickel, manganese, and cobalt producers with industry-leading tankhouse automation solutions including Cathode Stripping Machines. From ongoing maintenance to upgrades and complete overhauls, we’ve earned a reputation for innovation, reliability, safety, and measurable results.

No one knows tankhouse automation like we do.


years of global tankhouse
automation experience


automation systems
installed globally


on-time delivery
of projects

The EPCM Group: pioneering automation in natural resources.

EPCM was the first automation company to introduce robotic materials handling to the natural resources industry. Built on the early success of our Cathode Stripping Machines (CSMs), Anode Preparation Machines (APMs), Anode Scrap Wash (ASW) and starter sheet automation, EPCM’s solutions are used in all aspects of global electro-winning and electro-refining operations today.

Olympic Dam CSM

Our tankhouse equipment outperform the rests.

Poorly performing equipment can cost millions of dollars annually in lower Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), unstrippable copper, maintenance challenges, safety issues and poor-quality product. Here’s how our integrated design saves clients money.

Simplified design
We design our systems to significantly reduce the number of operating stations, employee access points and product position changes required. This results in fewer jams and better performance – driving savings on multiple fronts.

Higher reliability and reduced maintenance requirements
Robotic materials handling systems are proven to have higher reliability and accuracy than traditional systems. What’s more, our equipment has significantly fewer components and sensors – which means less time and money dealing with equipment breakdowns and ongoing maintenance.

Improved safety and performance
By eliminating steps from the process, reducing the complexity of the system, and decreasing high-risk activity, our clients consistently see operational performance and safety improve substantially.

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Contact us about our tankhouse automation solutions and how we solve issues such as low OEE, unstrippable copper, quality control, and difficult-to-maintain Cathode Stripping Machines (CSMs). Contact us to learn more

Tecnologias COBRA has been providing daily support for our tankhouse automation equipment for over 30 years. Since they started, the have increased OEE and consistently provided reliable support including major overhauls and equipment upgrades.

South American Tankhouse Manager