Maximum flexibility for various formats in the continuous casting line
Maximum flexibility for various formats in the continuous casting line

Maximum flexibility for a wide variety of formats

The continuous casting line poses great challenges for the technology used. On the one hand, large forces, vibrations and shocks have to be controllable.

On the other hand, it must be possible to flexibly reshape the continuous casting segments for maximum steel quality depending on the degree, temperature and timing.

Therefore maximum flexibility and peak reliability are required for the technology used in the continuous casting line. Balluff sensors and systems provide security and guarantee a continuous process for a wide variety of product formats.

Application examples

  • For maximum safety casting ladle monitoring

    Multiple redundancy guarantees safe operation

    The solution

    The casting ladle movement requires peak reliability. Reliability is also indispensable for the continuous casting process. Here, multiple redundant BTL7 magnetostrictive linear position sensors deliver convincing performance. Up to three fully independent position measurement systems in the same housing guarantee the safe operation of your continuous casting line.

    The features

    • 2 or 3 times redundant
    • Various interfaces are possible
    • Degree of protection IP67
    Multiple redundancy guarantees safe operation on the continuous casting line
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  • Position sensing at the dummy bar

    Reliably control the beginning of the process

    The solution

    Our BOS optoelectronic sensors ensure that the position is reliably and accurately sensed for the gate at the dummy bar. They thereby support you, among other things, in controlling the beginning of the process.

    Reliable process control on the continuous casting line
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  • Fast sensor replacement without leaks

    Fast, simple and safe maintenance on-site

    The solution

    The Balluff Rapid Replacement Module allows you to quickly and easily replace BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors in hydraulic cylinders. This entails replacing the entire sensor unit with the integrated measurement section. As a result, the hydraulic circuit stays closed, which minimizes the risk of a leak and prevents dirt from getting into the hydraulics system.

    The features

    • Dimensions are identical to those of the standard rod position measurement system
    • Available for all interfaces
    Fast sensor replacement without leaks
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  • Checking slab length

    The optimum solution for your measuring task at the cooling section

    The solution

    Our optoelectronic distance sensors deliver convincing performance - particularly at the cooling section. They check for the correct length of the cut slabs or billets with precision.

    The features

    • Independent of material and color
    • Contact-free and therefore wear-free
    Optimally solve measuring tasks at the cooling section
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  • Transport of slabs on the walking-beam

    360° maximum precision for contact-free angle measurement

    The solution

    Precise position checking and the continuous adjustment of rotational movements are extremely important on the walking beam. Our BSI inclination sensors are ideally suited for these exact tasks. With contact-free angle measurement, they guarantee maximum precision when the slabs are being transported. The sensors measure the deviation from the horizontal on an axis of up to 360°.

    The features

    • No mechanical coupling needed in contrast to rotary encoders
    • Space-saving and robust (can be used at –40…85 °C)
    Contact-free angle measurement during slab transport
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