Metal production and processing

3D measurement of components prior to plasma cutting

In order to process these huge domes quickly, fully automatically and at extreme precision, it is necessary to determine their shape and exact position within the production line. As the pure CAD data ...

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Bending/smoothness of aluminum cast covers

After AL covers have been cast and prior to milling of the sealing surface the covers must be manually straightened and sorted into OK/NOK. This operation takes place in a rough environment (casting bay). ...

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Monitoring mold deformations in aluminum die-casting

Monitoring tool deformation using inductive sensors based on eddy current enables high product quality combined with improved tool life and reduced rework. Usually, three to four eddyNCDT 3005 eddy current ...

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Monitoring metal sheet infeed during the pressing process

The measurement of the distortion is carried out using several optoNCDT 1420 laser triangulation sensors, which are placed around the metal sheet, either in the tool or on the side of the tool. The arrangement ...

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Coil diameter

Rolled strips in the metal industry are wound on coils for transport. For the later processing when the coils are unwound, it is important to know how much material has already been unrolled. This task ...

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Coil unwinding

Rolled strips in the metal industry are wound on coils for transport. For the later processing when the coils are unwound, it is important to know how much material has already been unrolled. This task ...

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Measuring and inspecting laser welding seams

Fully automatic welding units can be found in numerous industrial areas. Quality control in the form of a 100% inspection is indispensable in order to achieve defect-free weld seams. Laser profile sensors ...

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Double sheet detection before pressing

Before shaped sheets are fed into the press, laser-optical displacement sensors are used, which enable double sheet detection. Two sensors are mounted above and below the continuous sheets and provide ...

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Thickness measurement of metal strips

When measuring the thickness of metal strips, optical methods based on laser triangulation have numerous advantages compared with other methods. They measure without contact and therefore without wear. ...

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Measurement of the zinc strip color in the production plant

In the production of high-quality material strips and boards made out of titanium zinc, the surfaces receive specific treatment. Therefore, the coloring of the zinc products is already determined during ...

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Weld seam inspection on pipes

A perfect weld seam is essential in a leak tight pipe. scanCONTROL laser scanners are therefore used during spiral welding to align the weld flanks. This results in a much more reliable welding process. ...

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Acquisition of the internal diameter of tubes

An important criterion for the quality or the wear of tubes in industrial applications is the dimensional conformance of the internal diameter over the complete length. Where high demands are made on accuracy, ...

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Strip width when trimming metal strips

As different widths are frequently required during the production of metal strips, the strips must be trimmed after the rolling process and both the cutters must be movable electrically. The distance is ...

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Weld seam tracking for pipeline inspection

Defective weld seams are often the reason for leaks on pipelines. Therefore, the seams are inspected on the outside after the welding with the profile scanner scanCONTROL. In doing so, the scanner is positioned ...

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High precision pipe measurement

High precision pipe measurement Pipes, fittings and sleeves are inspected using random sampling for their dimensional accuracy in a special system. Sensors of the optoNCDT 1700 series rotate mounted on ...

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Aluminum rim dimension

Maximum quality is required for the production of aluminum rims so that the necessary smooth running is achieved in the subsequent use. In contrast to tactile methods, laser scanners from the Micro Epsilon ...

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Roller clearance

The distance of both rollers from each other or from the roller to the support surface is the crucial dimension for rolling processes for metals, plastics or other materials. In the case of sensitive processes ...

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Coil edge

Rolled sheets in the metal industry are wound on coils for transport. It is important that directly before and also after the coiling, to check the position and the edge condition of the metal strip. optoCONTROL ...

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Temperature measurement of molten metal

Temperature monitoring of liquid metal is important to maintain the corresponding process temperature during casting. With the thermoIMAGER TIM M05, Micro-Epsilon offers the right spectral range as well ...

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Temperature measurement in the hot rolling mill

In the milling line, the forming temperature between the individual rolls is measured continuously. Micro-Epsilon's non-contact infrared pyrometers measure with a short response time and from a safe distance. ...

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Tempering - temperature measurement

Stresses can occur during induction hardening which can be counteracted by heating up again to the tempering temperature. However, temperatures lower than those used for hardening are involved. The temperatures ...

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Weld seam profile

Welding robots which perform the joining automatically are often used for joining metals. For visible parts, the weld seam must satisfy certain optical criteria; for example, there must be no remaining ...

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Aluminum thickness

It is important to know the thickness of the plates for the manufacture of aluminum plates. The non-contact profile measuring system measures the profile of the plates using a capacitive sensor. At the ...

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