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Our radar measurement technology – EMW

We also have dicey things on our radar.

We are experienced in the high temperature range.

The measurement of strip positions in continuous furnaces using radar measurement technology at ambient temperatures of several hundred degrees is our daily business. Our several hundred references worldwide in the steel industry speak for this.

Why do customers buy from us when others also offer measuring systems for these applications?

The answer could be that our system is convincing due to its robustness and, despite unfavorable temperatures, manages completely without cooling. And we deliver more than just a measuring system.


During the development of our system, 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. So you can turn your attention to more important tasks.

Radar furnace application EMW

Our measuring system does not use any electronic components at or inside the oven, i.e. the room with the highest temperatures in this application.

The signals are transmitted to an electronic system developed by us by means of special high-temperature coaxial cables laid outside the furnace. The coaxial cables can be operated without interference at ambient temperatures of up to 200 °C.

The electronics of the Nireco radar measurement technology can be positioned 30 m away from the antennas – the signals are not disturbed during transmission via the coaxial cables even under these ambient conditions.

The measurement system can be controlled and calibrated from outside the furnace. There is no work inside the furnace!

In our complete system, the measurement technology is supplemented by a position control system including the corresponding actuators – the complete Nireco package ensures that the strip guidance in the furnace meets your requirements and specifications. We do not want to burn our fingers with you!



Technical datas for the radar furnace application EMW

Radar frequency 10 GHz
Measuring distance 40 – 1.200 mm
Measurement uncertainty ab ≤ 1,0 mm
Measuring signal resolution 0,2 mm
Minimum strip thickness 0.012 mm
Maximum cable distance antenna to amplifier 30 m
Interface amplifier DeviceNet
Ambient temperature amplifier 0 – 70 °C