Dimetix laser distance sensors, manufactured by Dimetix AG, are the proven choice for position sensing in a variety of industrial applications requiring monitoring of position, level, or size. These sensors have the range, accuracy, and speed to monitor position and motion of guided transfer cars carrying massive loads in a busy steel production environment. Properly integrated, they are also rugged enough to withstand the dust and environmental extremes of a typical steel production facility containing furnaces and various types of transfer mechanisms.
We have supplied many sensors to steel mills for transfer car positioning, billet size, level control, and crane position. Molten aluminum can easily be measured with the lasers, as well as red hot steel coming down the caster line.
Coil diameter and cutoff length are just applications that we commonly sole in the metals processing side of the industry.