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Profile wire measurement in process

Conventional laser shadow measurement systems, as typically used in the drawing of round wires, have not proven to be successful in profiling lines. On the one hand, even a slight tilting of the wire changes the size of the shadow. On the other hand, laser systems cannot be used permanently in the wet area of the pre-rolling stages.

FUHR therefore relies on tactile measuring systems in which the wire is scanned with diamond-studded, high-resolution displacement measuring systems. Alternatively, instead of diamond styli, stylus rollers especially adapted to the wire geometry are available.

These measuring systems have been developed and built by FUHR for several years. They are characterised by precision, robustness and a particularly good price-performance ratio. As a result, it is now possible and common practice to integrate more than just one of these systems into a rolling mill.

In times of BIG DATA and Industry 4.0 the measuring for roll calibration often is no longer enough. The quality of the production processes should not only be regulated, but also analysed and documented. In order to be able to fulfil the customer requirements for data analysis and quality documentation, FUHR has now brought its data acquisition and evaluation system F-MAS to market maturity. It is available as an additional option to the tactile measuring systems but can also be retrofitted to existing digital or analogue measuring systems. During development, special attention was paid to compatibility with third-party systems - especially with regard to retrofitting in existing systems.

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Exhibitor: FUHR GmbH & Co. KG

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