We are proud, for example, of our patented and radar-based strip position measurements. They measure the strip position in continuous furnaces without contact, at a great distance and without great installation effort. It does not matter whether the strip is guided vertically or horizontally.
All our different sensors are usually coupled to our strip guiding systems. However, they also operate independently as stand-alone measuring systems. Integration to external strip guiding systems is possible at any time. Numerous interfaces are available for this purpose.
After all, the heart of a stable control system is a robust, reliable and long-term stable measurement.
- the measuring task,
- your requirements for accuracy,
- the strip run and the space conditions in the production line
- as well as the often adverse ambient conditions
we select the right sensor type and installation location together with you.
Our sensors for position measurement at a glance
Our latest development, the NIGduo optical camera system, also works with illumination units installed above the strip. This avoids disturbing slits/openings in the guide tables below the strip. Thus, contamination caused by dripping liquids, dust and scrap pieces is avoided as far as possible. On the other hand, accessibility to the measuring system components is much easier. Any maintenance and cleaning work that may be required can therefore be carried out more quickly and without major dismantling effort. A solution that is both compact and smart.
With the laser-based strip position measuring system NIGlas , we place both the camera and the laser in a common housing above the strip. This simplifies the installation. The pre-calibrated measuring head only needs to be mounted at a defined distance. NIGlas has the further advantage of being able to measure strip contours in addition to those already mentioned for NIGduo. This additional feature is used to compensate for the width information.
NIGRAD – RADAR SYSTEM FOR USE IN CONTINUOUS FURNACES
NIGDUO – STEREOSCOPIC CAMERA SYSTEM WITH BACKLIGHT OR INCIDENT LIGHT
NIGLAS – CAMERA SYSTEM WITH LASER