Get off to the optimal start in steel production
Get off to the optimal start in steel production

Get off to the optimal start in steel production

No ifs or buts: the highest priority in a steel plant is an uninterrupted process. Meet these high requirements from the very start. Balluff provides you with highly reliable solutions for a wide variety of tasks pertaining to coking plant machines, the coke oven battery and conveying equipment.

Just where things get really hot is where our rugged BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor will get the job done at up to 100 ºC. It reliably controls all movements during oven charging in the coking plant. The oven controller is monitored by an Ex protected position measuring system which is perfectly designed for the gas environment. And for tracking the relative positions of larry cars, pusher cars, and transfer cars at the coke oven battery, we offer our Industrial RFID, which boasts a large read/write distance, fast data transmission, high data integrity, and operates without line-of-sight contact.

Application examples

  • Position detection at the pusher machine

    Position detection at the pusher machine

    The solution

    Optimize the availability of your systems, reduce maintenance costs and increase the quality of your processes. Whether it's position sensing or end-of-travel detection on the pusher machine, our BES high-temperature rated inductive sensors ensure the best results in the hot zone up to 160 °C.

    The features

    • Protection rating IP69K
    • Functional security, even in continuous operation
    • No additional evaluation electronics needed
    Position detection at the pusher machine
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  • Coke oven battery control

    Coke oven battery control

    The solution

    Regulating the oven control system under extreme conditions makes strict safety measures necessary. Here you can rely on a transducer which has been approved for hazardous areas. The BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor with explosion protection is optimally implemented if a gas environment requires high reliability – for example when regulating the oven control system.

    The features

    • Contact-free measurement system
    • For measuring ranges between 25 and 7620 mm
    • Available in various versions for equipment in Europe and around the world
    Coke oven battery control
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  • For all movements at the coke oven battery

    For all movements at the coke oven battery

    The solution

    Would you like to enjoy the benefits of non-contact travel measurement even in high ambient temperatures? Then we recommend our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor rated for up to 100 °C. 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
    For all movements at the coke oven battery
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  • Control the pusher cars

    Control the pusher cars

    The solution

    At the coke oven battery, industrial RFID systems from Balluff enable data exchange in realtime to ensure correct and fully autonomous positioning of the larry, pusher and transfer cars. 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 carriers, even from a long distance
    • Contact-free and therefore wear-free
    Control the pusher cars
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