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Dayton, OH, United States, 2011/11/01 - LaserSpeed® non-contact gauge provides highly accurate, stable measurements of steel products in a wide range of hot and cold applications - BetaLaserMike.com.
Beta LaserMike, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, will be demonstrating its LaserSpeed non-contact length and speed measurement solution to steel makers at STAHL 2011, Congress Center Dussledorf on November 10. Beta LaserMike is located at Stand F23.
“Steel manufacturing plants are harsh environments for mechanical contact encoders,” says André Cziczkat, Beta LaserMike Regional Sales Manager for EMEA. “In many cases, the slag and scale build-up on the product’s surface causes mechanical systems to slip and skip causing measurement inaccuracies and calibration issues. The LaserSpeed gauge does not contact the product and provides highly accurate measurements during production, day-in and day-out.”
The LaserSpeed gauge uses advanced, laser-based technology to directly and precisely measure the length and speed of hot and cold steel products without making contact. This laser gauge projects a unique pattern on the surface of the product. As the product moves, light is scattered back to the LaserSpeed gauge. This information is translated into product speed and pulses are produced to determine the product length. Length and speed measurements are captured with better than +0.05% accuracy, 0.02% repeatability. Since LaserSpeed uses no moving parts and is permanently calibrated, it is the ideal replacement for contact tachometers which are prone to measurement errors caused by slippage, dirt build-up, day-to-day wear, and extreme environmental conditions.
LaserSpeed works on all types of products, such as rod, bar, tube, pipe, slabs, cold/hold strip, and profile. Beta LaserMike (betalasermike.com) offers a complete series of gauges including:
• LS8000 Series: precisely measures length and speed at distances ranging from 300 mm to over 2,500 mm (12 in. to 98.4 in), and speeds up to 20,000 m/min (65,600 ft/min.)
• LS9000 Series: similar in performance to the LS8000, and accurately measures forward and reverse directions as well as zero speed (product at standstill).
Depending on the application, the LS8000 and LS9000 series gauges can be used as stand-alone solutions or packaged in E-, X- or C-version housings. These housings enable the gauges to be used in harsh dry or hot wet environments, or mounted inside the C-Frame of an x-ray gauge. Both units come equipped with an air wipe/quick change window and air purge system to keep the system clean and laser path clear for proper measurements and maximum uptime. A number of accessories are also available to meet specific operating and production requirements.