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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2012/06/28 - Iron and steel manufacturers got an inside look at the LaserSpeed non-contact gauge for accurate length and speed measurement and to learn how it increases quality, productivity - LaserSpeedGauge.com / BetaLaserMike.com.
Beta LaserMike, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, exhibited its LaserSpeed® non-contact length and speed gauge at the recent AISTech 2012 Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition (booth #1106) in Atlanta.
“This year’s show was well attended and our LaserSpeed non-contact length and measurement system for metals applications drew a lot of attention at our booth,” says Les Jensen, LaserSpeed product manager at Beta LaserMike. “Many of our long-standing customers, as well as potential customers, stopped by to see the latest equipment and to discuss their unique production applications. We were very pleased with the results this year.”
The LaserSpeed gauge uses advanced, laser-based technology to precisely measure the length and speed of hot and cold steel and non-ferrous 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. Since LaserSpeed uses no moving parts and is factory 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 (laserspeedgauge.com) works on all types of products, such as rod, bar, tube, pipe, slabs, cold/hold strip, and profile. Beta LaserMike 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 direction as well as down to true zero speed
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.