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


Highly sensitive sensors and actuators, linked with advanced fully digital control, let your production lines run as if on invisible rails.

The function of the rail is taken over in your production lines by the strip guiding system, which is composed of:

  • A sensor system, it detects on the one hand the current position of your product (edge position or center position) and on the other hand the current position of the actuators.
  • A control system that determines a manipulated variable from the setpoint deviation (control deviation), which is passed on to the actuators. The control loop must operate stably at all times. Depending on the behaviour of the actuators and the controlled system and the disturbance variables that occur, the controller must be designed accordingly (for example, with a dead time compensation, suitable control element and optimised amplification).
  • Final control elements/actuators that can influence the manipulated variable.

In short: We supply suitable solutions for the sensor technology, the corresponding control and actuators adapted to the task!

Our sensors:

We offer a wide range of sensors to detect the strip edge or strip center position – adapted to the respective task.

NIGrad – Radar system for use in continuous furnaces

During the development of our patented radar measurement technology, strict attention was paid to ensuring that time-consuming and cost-intensive maintenance work on the measurement technology or cooling systems does not occur in the first place.

NIGDUO – Stereoscopic camera system with backlight or incident light

The use of the stereoscopic measuring principle has been state of the art for a very long time. We also rely on this technology for our NIGduo width and position measuring system. High accuracies are achieved with this method. Learn more about the 4-3-2-1-0 method.

NIGLas – Camera System with laser

The NIGlas measuring system, which operates according to the triangulation principle, is our most compact width measuring system.

AWL – System with photodiode sensor technology and LED technology

Neither extraneous light nor horizontal or vertical pass line fluctuations affect this measurement!

AWC – Capacitive sensors

Wear parts as well as moving parts are nowhere to be found in this system. Consequently, maintenance work is reduced to a minimum.

NS-CPC – inductive sensors, especially for pickling lines

Our NS electromagnetic induction guide system is predestined to be used where others despair due to dirt, vapours, oil mist and corrosive gases.

Our electronics:

The time of analog controllers is over. Nireco’s digital controllers convince through flexibility, easy parameterization, functionality, precision and reliability. The controllers of the latest generation adapt to your needs and not the other way around. The complete software programming takes place at Nireco. Partly the hardware of the controllers is also developed by Nireco.

Control device NIGcon

Our most modern control device with highest flexibility, remote maintainable, compact and scalable

Other products in the area of electronics

MGC1000Modular controller with limited interface types
SGA3100 – Standardized control device, customized for specific sensors

Our hydraulic actuators

Powerpack AJ-Series, EH-Series – Compact system

PJ-Series – Servo valves

PG-Series – Servo valves

Other products in the field of actuators

Alternatively to our hydraulic cylinders, electromechanical cylinders with servo motors in various designs are used – adapted to the application and the space required. Our electromechanical cylinders are designed for a maximum load which is about a factor of 2 to 3 higher than the maximum nominal load in normal operation.

We are proud of the long lifetime of our self-developed hydraulic actuators.

Convincing complete solution:

Nireco offers you a complete package as a strip guiding system, which will convince you in all aspects. Please contact us, we will be pleased to advise you on the design of your strip guiding systems for

  • Pay-off reels / Uncoilers
  • Tension reels / Coilers
  • 3-roller steering stands
  • Steering frames
  • Steering rolls
  • Continuous furnaces