Hot Mills: Thickness Profile Gauges

Innovative Solutions to Complex Measuring Challenges

Producing heavy plate and hot strip to specification depends on the manufacturer’s ability to meet the customer’s requirements for thickness profile. IMS measuring systems combine unmatched engineering know-how with the latest technology to help ensure quality product from a variety of mills, including:

  • Heavy Plate
  • Slabs
  • Hot Strip
  • Continuous Casting
  • Steckel
  • Roughing

Depending upon a customer’s particular needs, IMS has multiple solutions to obtain measurements of a material’s dimensions or characteristics that are 99.9% accurate. This chart provides an overview of the company’s ability to help customers obtain key readings at every stage of production.

Twinset Three-Head MiniMaster MultiMaster
Type of Measurement 1-point fixed
1-point scanning
3-point
DS, CL, OS
Multi-point
scanning
Multi-point
scanning
Parameter
Thickness
x
x
x
x
Centre thickness
x
x
x
x
Edge thickness
x
x
x
x
Thickness profile
x
x
x
x
Wedge and crown
x
x
x
x
Width
x
x
Centre temperature
x
x
x
Temperature profile (opt.)
x
x
x
x
Speed (opt.)
x
x
x
x
Length (opt.)
x
x
x
x
Flatness
x
Material position
x
Material contour
x

Additional information about IMS non-contact measuring systems in hot strip mills may be useful in determining the best solutions for specific applications.

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Thickness Profile Gauge Animation | 0:22
“If you're committed to achieving the highest degree of accuracy in your thickness measurements, we welcome a commitment to working with us.” — John Buckman
General Manager & Vice President
IMS Systems, Inc.