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CAID Cathodes and Lifting Devices

CAID Industries has been in the business of cathode manufacturing since 1973. We are presently the largest supplier of cathodes for the SXEW and electro-refining industries. We have supplied over 1.5 million cathodes to our customers. We make new Cathodes in Titanium, Stainless Steel, Copper & Exotic Alloys.

CAID engineers, designs, fabricates, and load tests material handling devices for lifting cathodes, anodes, and shorting frames to the ASME 30.20 “Below the Hook Lifting Device” Code. These can be built in carbon steel and stainless steel, including manually activated pneumatic controls for securing the load. Design considerations can include electrical isolation as well as evaluation of customer’s process to recommend the most cost effective solution. Lifting devices are placarded and certified after load testing.


CAID Cathodes are No. 1 in electrical efficiency and repairability with over 1.5 Million in service worldwide

Superior Cathode design

Solid copper bar design with dissimilar metal weld means the highest current efficiencies are attainable. As current densities are pushed to the maximum, conductivity of the bar at higher temperatures can become an issue. Solid ETP copper bars maintain their low resistance over a wide range of temperatures, therefore handling the higher amperages without overheating. The CAID Cathode design with solid copper hanger bar is the most easily repaired cathode on the market. Sheets and bars can be taken apart and handled separately affording complete leveling and resurfacing of the sheet prior to re-assembly. Continued improvement and weld process advances at CAID have resulted in the next generation of ‘solid copper bar, Cu TIG welded stainless steel cathodes’. The I-TACC-XL (improved CAID cathode extended life) shows marked improvements in life cycle performance, while maintaining the efficiency and reparability features which the CAID cathode is known for.

CAID Cathodes:

  • Maintains the highest current efficiency through the life of the cathode
  • No. 1 in Electrical Efficiency
  • No. 1 in Reparability
  • Titanium, Stainless Steel, Copper & Exotic Alloys for Plating Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Platinum, Gold, etc.
  • Enhanced Cathodes Available for High-corrosion Environments
  • 50,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing Facility
  • ISO 9001:2008 cathode production and repair facility
  • Automated Handling & Precision Machining
  • Certified Welders with NDT Level II Inspection

Cathode Repair Facility

With over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space set on nine acres of land, 50,000 square feet are dedicated to new cathode production and cathode repair.
CAID can assist you in creating a Cathode Maintenance Program that assures maximum life, the highest current efficiency and greatest ROI from your cathode purchase. We provide on-site evaluations around the world as well as a complete analysis of your cathode condition: sheet straightness, sheet condition, bar flatness, bar condition, weld condition and conductivity. CAID utilizes modern equipment and the latest technology.

Cathode Repair Facility

  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified Cathode Repair Facility
  • Sheet Flattening & Resurfacing
  • Bar Straightening or Replacement
  • Re-welding & Edge-stripping
  • Titanium Cathode Repairs
  • Anode Repairs

Improve and Maintain Current Efficiency with a Cathode Repair Program

  • On-site Cathode Condition Assessment
  • On-site Maintenance Training
  • In-depth Training for Maintenance at Our Facility

All incoming cathodes are steam-cleaned and evaluated for repair.

Leveling & Flattening
Cathode Components:
Header bars, Stainless or Titanium Plates are hydraulically straightened.

Complete welding done by CAID certified welders and checked by certified NDT level II Inspectors.

Metallurgical Lab
Inspectors utilize our on site metallurgical lab and micro sectioning analysis assure the highest quality products in the industry.

Cathode plate surfaces are refinished to Industry Standards using state of the art buffing systems.

Edge Stripping
CAID can furnish and install all types of industry required Edge Strips.

Packing and Shipping
Your completed cathode is crated or racked in a vertical position to prevent damage for shipping worldwide.

Contact us for a “No Cost Analysis” of your tank house operation and your cathode condition.

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