On the second day of AISTech 2022, Laser-View Technologies President Steven Lubeck presented on the topic of non-contact laser sensors in slab handling. He spoke about how producers continue to increase their use of non-contact sensors to optimize processes, ‌‌but‌‌ ‌‌they struggle‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌find‌‌ ‌‌sensors that can withstand harsh environments.

Steven explained that when selecting a sensor, it’s important to examine how it holds up against hazardous conditions. ‌Non-contact laser sensors from Dimetix, for example, provide superior measurement accuracy, durability, and resistance to harsh conditions.

They also include a line of explosion proof enclosures and accessories that protect them in industrial ‌settings. For example, when placing the lasers close to a hot cast slab, Laser-View Technologies provides cooled, air-purged, windowed enclosures to keep the lasers cool.

Handling slabs through rolling, heat treatment, size control, and yard storage involves position and size control. With a rated accuracy of 1 mm and a variety of industrial protocols on board, Dimetix laser sensors are well-suited for these types of projects.

Wondering if Dimetix laser sensors would be a good solution for you? Contact Laser-View Technologies to discuss your project today.