In spite of hot metal detectors, rolling lines still face problems. At present most of these systems are equipped with photocells as across-the-board use of line cameras would be too expensive. However, the systems used at the moment cannot minimise the waste that arises during optimal cutting . The shears in the rolling lines also cannot be controlled exactly and the light barriers that are in use only detect a track. In most plants there are systems from many different manufacturers, often making it difficult for them to interact with each other smoothly.
IMS offers the solution
We now use camera cluster systems for our hot metal detectors. This technology, which is unique in the world, cannot only detect a track, but a defined area.
The result: an optimal reduction in waste. In addition to this, installation and maintenance of the detectors are simple.
Another innovation is the mounting of our system: the hot metal detector cannot only be mounted directly at the strip, but also at a bigger distance from it.
Find out more, see the technical information