Continuous Caster

Continuous Casting operations are the starting point for the sheet metal production process. By establishing proper and uniform dimensional measurements here ensures better product yields and smoother downstream operations.  Both thickness and width measurements are required at this part of the process in order to meet minimum specifications and avoid downstream waste.

The hot and hostile Continuous Caster environment demands different measurement technologies from those typically used downstream. For example, measurement sensors cannot survive near the sheet surface due to extreme heat conditions. Typically they must be 1-2m from the surface of the sheet and environmentally protected from heat, steam and water.  Also, measurement platforms must be mechanically stable to eliminate distortion and measurement errors when being subjected to large thermal loads and changes from the process.

NDC’s T100 Laser thickness gauge provides an effective measurement solution for Continuous Caster operations. Its optical measurement technique provides absolute thickness measurement with no sensitivity to product composition and relatively little effect from process dynamics. The C-Frame scanning platform is engineered to provide accurate, repeatable, reliable measurement performance in hostile environments.

In addition, NDC’s W10 Optical width gauge can continuously measure the slab width using the same laser triangulation technology to ensure the product meets minimum width specifications from the start.

Summary of benefits:

  • Non-contacting laser thickness and width gauges ensure products meet tolerance specifications from the outset
  • Embedded predictive system diagnostics for enhanced performance and reliability
  • Remote connection with expert support
  • Local engineering support available
  • Embedded SQL database supports quality archiving, analysis and reporting
  • Standard communications interfaces to compliant PC’s and PLC platforms

Related Products Steel Sensors

  • T100 Optical Thickness
  • W10 Width
 

 

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