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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

Specialists in the design and manufacture of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

AMETEK Land is a specialist in the design and manufacture of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

Infrared non-contact temperature measurement product range includes:

  • Fixed, on-line thermometers and systems – for process control and product quality
  • Portable infrared thermometers – for spot measurements
  • Process thermal imagers – for asset management and process control
  • High resolution, infrared scanners for fast moving materials
  • Calibration furnaces

Combustion and environmental monitoring product range includes:

  • Combustion efficiency monitors – for industrial boiler efficiency and control
  • Stack gas emissions analyzers – to meet environmental regulations in the UK
  • Dust and particulate monitors – to meet compliance and non-compliance environmental applications
  • Portable gas analyzers – spot checks of efficiency and pollutant emissions
  • Coal fire detection systems – for grinding mills, silos, stockyards and conveyors

AMETEK Land is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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