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AMETEK Land, one of the world’s leading metals industry temperature measurement specialists, announces that its Technical Director, Dr. Peter Drögmöller, will speak at the In-Line Measurement and Control for Metal Processing Conference, December 6-7, 2017 in Warwick, UK.

Dr. Drögmöller will present “Infrared Process Imaging Systems for Continuous Annealing Lines” during the Process and Other Applications session. His presentation looks at the advantages of using process thermal imaging systems, particularly thermal line scanners, and how thermal imaging systems are fast becoming the proven method of complete temperature measurement. “We are pleased to be part of the In-Line Measurement and Control for Metal Processing Conference organised by the Bulk Metal Forming Committee of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and to share our experience with the latest thermal process imaging technologies and their successful application within metal processing industries,” explains Dr. Drögmöller. “As product tolerances continue to tighten and as more advanced steels emerge, simply measuring the centreline temperature along the process leaves too many unknowns about the overall edge-to-edge temperature distribution of the steel strip,” continues Dr. Drögmöller. “More companies are switching now to process thermal imaging systems, as they provide a high-definition thermal image that enables highly accurate, continuous temperature measurements to be taken. Thermal imaging provides a much more accurate picture of temperature measurement than traditional single point infrared thermometers.”

In many cases the furnaces have multiple heaters across the strip width that allow the temperature profile of the strip to be optimized. Thermal line scanners provide the ability to associate lanes of temperature values along the strip. Each measurement lane provides an output that is then fed to the furnace control system. Line scanners are used at several locations along the process. Thermal line scanners can ensure the cross-profile temperature of the metal strip is flat as it exits the furnace and enters the zinc pot. This is essential as the uniform temperature profile results in the molten zinc coating the strip at the same thickness from edge to edge. AMETEK Land plans to exhibit its LSP-HD infrared linescanner for thermal process imaging at the In-line Measurement and Control for Metals Processing conference. The LSP-HD line scanner is designed to operate in harsh operating environments and is capable of scanning 1000 data points at up to 150Hz. The innovative LSP-HD linescanner offers market-leading process imaging definition, enabling it to identify even the smallest temperature differences. It has been designed to provide simple plug-and-play installation, with a single cable connection to reduce complexity and cost, and it is compatible with standard network infrastructure, which removes the requirement for specialist cabling and hardware.


AMETEK Land (Land Instruments) is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions

AMETEK Land (Land Instruments) is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

Through our trusted range of leading-edge technologies, we are chosen the world over to deliver the highly accurate measurement solutions that precisely meet every customer’s process needs.

Our comprehensive product range includes:

– Fixed Spot Non-Contact Thermometers / Pyrometers – Flexible solutions, customisable for diverse processes and specialised applications.

– Portable Non-Contact Thermometers– Trigger-operated for easy use, our handheld thermometers provide spot temperature measurements with precise target viewing and on-board data storage.

– Fixed Thermal Imagers & Line Scanners– Setting the industry standard for performance. Backed by advanced software support, they supply the information you need to keep your process running safely and efficiently.

– Calibration Sources – A comprehensive range of blackbody calibration sources enabling high-precision calibration of radiation thermometers under on-site and laboratory conditions.

– Combustion Efficiency Monitors – We offer precision measurement solutions to measure oxygen, carbon monoxide and sulphuric acid dewpoint, which can help improve combustion efficiency, lower energy use, reduce emissions and prevent plant corrosion.

– Opacity and Dust Monitors– The most advanced range of opacity, dust and particulates monitors available, use patented technology to deliver highly accurate results. With no moving parts, they combine high reliability with low maintenance.

– Portable Gas Analysers – Offering up to nine gas measurements on a single analyser, we have solutions for all combustion monitoring and environmental compliance.

– Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Providing early warning of combustion in process and storage areas, our highly sensitive CO detectors monitor the entire process. This gives the best chance of early detection, allowing rapid action to prevent fire.

– Specific Industry Applications – We design systems specifically to solve critical temperature measurement problems industrial applications. Our specialised solutions provide optimised performance in challenging processes.

With unrivalled applications knowledge, choosing AMETEK Land ensures the highest standards of process safety, process control and product quality are reached.

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