For more than 20 years the steel industry has relied on LIMAB’s industrial laser measuring systems to provide essential dimensional and quality information. Our measuring systems are used in all areas of the steel manufacturing process from continuous casting, hot rolling, cold rolling and finishing processes. Our non-contact laser-based measuring sensors and industrial laser measuring systems are used for applications of speed, length, thickness, width and profile. Our experience gives us a unique insight into our customer’s needs allows us to provide working solutions that have a measurable benefit to our customers.
Accurate length control at the hot saws is critical to our operations, we needed to work with a company that understood our requirements and had know how to deliver an effective solution. LIMAB Ltd exceeded our expectation in delivering a turn-key measuring system that will improve our efficiency
Marco Damme – Rolling Mill Maintenance Manager
Steel Industry Manufacturing Areas
Within the steel industry, our industrial laser measuring systems can broadly be categorised into the applications as listed below, follow the links for application-specific information.
- Bar, billet, blooms, rod, rails, sections
- Continuous casting, slabs, plate, strip
- Laser sensors (metals)
Steel Industry Measuring Systems Applications & Products
Non-contact temperature measurement – (IMPAC Pyrometers)
Tube diameter, cross-section shape measurement (TubeProfiler 3D)
Tube diameter & straightness measurement (TubeProfiler-S)
Length measurement – Slabs, plates, tubes, bars, sections, rails, blooms, billets, coils (LaserSpeed Pro – Metals)
Steel slab width, edge profile & Camber measurement (SlabProfiler 3D)
Steel slab length measurement (LaserSpeed Auto-tracker)
Elongation in cold rolling mills, stretch levellers (LaserSpeed Pro – Metals)
Diameter, cross-section shape measurement – Rods (WireProfiler)
Diameter, cross-section shape measurement – Bars & Billets (BarProfiler 3D)
Speed measurement – All areas (LaserSpeed Pro – Metals)
Thermal imaging system for monitoring temperatures inside high-temperature furnaces (FurnaceSpection™)
When rebuilding one of our clamshell furnaces we opted for four Impac ISR 6 pyrometers for precise temperature measurement. I am very impressed with the quality of every component from the cooling jackets to the sensors themselves, which seem exceptionally well made. I would not hesitate to contact LIMAB in the future for any other applications that I may need help/equipment for.
John Parkin – Senior Site Electrical and Control Engineer