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

  • CAID ITACC-XL Cathodes
  • Custom Cathodes
  • Custom Anodes

Superior Cathode design

A solid copper bar design with dissimilar metal weld means the highest current efficiencies are attainable. As current densities are pushed to the maximum, the 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 a 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 Cathode Advantages:

#1 in Electrical Efficiency

#1 in Reparability

50,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing Facility

Automated Handling & Precision Machining

Certified Welders with NDT Level II Inspection

Electro Maintenance & Repair

Maintains the highest current efficiency through the life of the cathode

Titanium, Stainless Steel, Copper & Exotic Alloys for Plating Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Platinum, Gold, etc.

Enhanced Cathodes Available for High-corrosion Environments



  • Cathode Buffing Machine – Vertical
  • Cathode Buffing Skid – Horizontal
  • Pinned Edgestrip Machine – Hydraulic
  • Cathode Straightening Tool
  • Cathode Straightening Rack
  • Tilting Edgestrip Rack
  • Cathode Washing Skid
  • Cathode Wash & Buff System – Robotic


Our state of the art Electrode Repair Facility has 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 Certified Cathode Repair Facility
  • Sheet Flattening & Resurfacing
  • Bar Straightening or Replacement
  • Re-welding & Edge-stripping
  • Titanium Cathode Repairs
  • Anode Repairs

Cathode Repair Program

  • Improve and Maintain Current Efficiency
  • 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

State-of-the-art precision leveling to return your cathode/anode to like-new parameters.


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 to 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 & Shipping

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