Nireco International GmbH | Deilbachtal 199, 45257 Essen | +49 (0)201 / 858 946-0 |


Efficient processes with full safety for your employees.

More than 40 years of experience in mold level measurement

Since 1978 we have been using the eddy current method to measure the mold level in continuous casting lines. Since then, we have continuously improved our sensor technology and adapted it specifically to systems for billets, blooms and slabs.

Your advantage:

  • Simple and fast calibration
  • Easy maintenance (replacement of the sensor protective covers)
  • Precise, fast and contactless measurement
  • Worldwide use, since harmless to health
  • Compensation of the mold oscillation

Eddy Current Level Meter

The system consists of a freely suspended arm, at the end of which the eddy current sensor with its protective housing is attached.

The detector is suspended above the surface of the liquid metal. Different sensor designs with different measuring ranges are available, which are selected according to the application.

On the other side of the arm are the connections for the cooling air and for the sensor cables, which terminate over to the measuring amplifier MA2000. Numerous customer interfaces are available.

Despite the most adverse environmental conditions in the area of the measuring head, the measuring system is considered to be low-maintenance. Only the protective covers on the detector need to be replaced from time to time.

Detector of series SB with arm

Measuring amplifier MA2000

Measuring accuracy ± 1.0 %
(referred to measuring range end value)
Reproducibility ± 0.5 %
(referred to measuring range end value)
Time constant (1τ) 10 ms (without filter)
Ambient temperature 0–45 °C
IP class IP55
External dimensions 380 × 380 × 210 mm (W × H × D)
Weight 18 kg
Output signal 4–20 mA
Interfaces Analog (isolated), relay contacts,
Profibus-DP (slave)
Power supply 1-phase 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.15 kVA


More technical data of our detectors

Model SB-028 SB-3035A SB-3050A SB-060TF
Measuring range 0–100 mm 0–150 mm 0–200 mm 0–150 mm
External dimensions 28 × 194 mm 35 × 170 mm 51 × 185 mm 60 × 150 mm
Weight 0.5 kg 0.6 kg 0.9 kg 1.0 kg
Typical application Billet, bloom, slab Billet, bloom, slab Slab Slab
Thermal drift (mm/8h) ± 0.25 mm / °C
at mold level 70 mm
± 0.25 mm / °C
at mold level 100 mm
± 0.25 mm / °C
at mold level 100 mm
± 0.25 mm / °C
at mold level 100 mm