Hot Mills: Width Gauges

A Wide Selection of Width Gauges

IMS Width Gauges are designed to measure the complete geometry of slab and strip with superior consistency. The compact dimensions give them the flexibility to fit any production line:

  • Behind the edger
  • Behind the finishing train & before the coiler

Depending upon the customer’s particular requirements, one or more cameras may be required. The sensors (CCD cameras) are placed in special protective housings that are suitable for the environment in which they are operating. Cooling elements protect the sensors from excessively high temperatures, minimizing the probability of unplanned downtime.

Lighting arrangements, optics, sensors and signal processing are customized based on the shapes and sizes of objects to be measured and the objects’ distances from the sensors. Optics are available to meet a variety of distances between sensors and target objects.

Width gauges may be supplemented by system components that measure temperature, length and speed.

Additional information is available in the IMS guide to Measuring Systems in Hot Strip Mills

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“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.