Many production facilities, such as metals service centers, use cut-off saws to cut each customer’s order to length. The cut-to-length process typically involves tape measures and jogging the saw’s conveyor feed. But an easier alternative is to use a Dimetix non-contact laser distance sensor.
To cut-off large lengths of bar material, operators can fix a laser sensor at the end of the take-off table. The sensor is zeroed on the saw blade and a control system that accounts for the kerf (or saw blade thickness loss).
This enables each length to be automatically measured as it is fed out past the saw. Oftentimes, a target (such as a magnetic sheet) can be placed on the end of the bundle of material to assist as a larger solid target. This makes the measurement process even more efficient.
Interested in learning more about Dimetix laser sensors? Contact Laser-View Technologies for more information.