Metals Production – Steel, Aluminum

Dimetix laser distance sensors, manufactured by Dimetix AG, are the proven choice for position sensing in a variety of industrial applications requiring monitoring of position, level, or size. These sensors have the range, accuracy, and speed to monitor position and motion of guided transfer cars carrying massive loads in a busy steel production environment. Properly integrated, they are also rugged enough to withstand the dust and environmental extremes of a typical steel production facility containing furnaces and various types of transfer mechanisms.

We have supplied many sensors to steel mills for transfer car positioning, billet size, level control, and crane position. Molten aluminum can easily be measured with the lasers, as well as red hot steel coming down the caster line.

Coil diameter and cutoff length are just applications that we commonly sole in the metals processing side of the industry.

Dimetix D-Series Metals Industry Overview

Title: Coil Diameter Measurement in Slitting Operation

Description: Dimetix lasers are great for both dark and bright materials. That is why they are ideal for measuring shiny coils.

Title: Dimetix Laser Distance Sensors Position Gantry Saw

Description: Dimetix lasers were installed at the Constellium Mill in West Virginia to position their gantry saw for proper length and width cuts. Dimetix lasers were selected for their robustness, accuracy, and measuring range.

Title: Hot Metal Application: Dimetix DAN-30-150 Laser in Very High Temperature at Steel Production Mill

Description: Dimetix laser distance sensors very well suited for hot steel mill environments because they afford an accurate, non-contact method of determining the position or dimensions of materials that are too hot to touch. The demanding production processes and harsh environmental conditions are often beyond the capabilities of conventional sensors that rely on contact with the material being measured.