Steel production begins with coke
Steel production begins with coke

Position detection at the pusher machine

Balluff provides steelworkers with highly reliable solutions for a wide variety of tasks pertaining to coking plant machines, the coke oven battery and conveying equipment.

Our robust BTL 100 °C magnetostrictive linear position sensor deliver convincing performance at particularly high temperatures. It reliably controls all movements during oven charging. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor with explosion protection is suitable for furnace control because it works reliably an environment where gas is present. For positioning larry, pusher and transfer cars at the coke oven battery, we recommend our Industrial RFID. It boasts a large read/write distance, fast data transmission and operates without line-of-sight contact.

Balluff sensors and systems thereby guarantee a continuous process, which is important in steel mills.

Application examples

  • End position detection at the pusher machine

    Best results in the hot zone

    The solution

    Our BES high-temperature-rated inductive sensors are excellent for use in the rough conditions of the steel industry. And at temperatures of up to 160 °C at that. They always deliver the best results for position sensing and detection at the pusher machine. This allows you to optimize the availability of your systems, reduce maintenance costs and increase the quality of your processes.

    The features

    • Degree of protection IP69K
    • Functional security, even in continuous operation
    • No additional evaluation electronics needed
    Position detection at the pusher machine
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  • Control the coke oven battery where high reliability is required

    Reliability and precision under extreme conditions

    The solution

    The regulation of the oven control system requires stringent safety measures in an environment with gas. The Balluff BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor with explosion protection is optimum for such extreme conditions. The transducer approved for safety areas will help you precisely control the coke oven battery.

    The features

    • Contact-free measurement system
    • Different designs for use in Europe and overseas
    • Suitable for measuring ranges between 25 and 4000 mm
    Precise control of the coke oven battery
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  • Reliably controlling movements at the oven battery

    Enjoy all the benefits of contact-free position measurement, even at high temperatures

    The solution

    We recommend our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor up to 100 °C for use in particularly hot environments. From its protected position in the hydraulic cylinder, it controls all movements at the coke oven battery.

    The features

    • Rugged metal housing with IP67
    • Can be equipped with PTFE cable up to 200 °C
    Reliably controlling movements at the oven battery
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  • Control the pusher cars

    Data exchange in real time guarantees correct positioning

    The solution

    Balluff Industrial RFID systems position larry, pusher and transfer cars at the coke oven battery with particular precision. Any number of write-enabled data carriers are embedded in the floor and are read out via a read/write device without a direct line of sight.

    The features

    • Data exchange in real time
    • Readout of the data carrier, even from a long distance
    • Contact-free and therefore wear-free
    Correct positioning of the pusher cars
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