The experts for measurement solutions
We are renowned for our ability to provide both a wide range of standard products as well as tailor-made measurement solutions, thus perfectly adapting to our customers‘ needs in terms of geometry, measurement performance and economic requirements. The huge number of measuring systems in operation worldwide is the best proof of the high quality of Berthold products and services.
- Not exposed to the harsh process conditions
- Free of wear and maintenance
- Smooth handling and operation
- Lowest cost of ownership
- Perfect for all high temperature and high-pressure applications
Measuring the steel level in continuous casting
Radiometric based mould level measurement is the dominating technology for measuring the steel level in continuous casting. Herein we discuss performance, statistical variation, influencing factors, source selection, and that recent development has brought the ability to also simultaneously measure the thickness of the casting powder layer. Continuous casting improves quality and reduces the production costs considerably. These advantages, as well as the improvement of the process in general, have led to the fact that today almost all steel production is done through continuous casting.
Do you need a measurement with an extremely short reaction time?
The LB 480 SpeedStar can be used where reaction times in the millisecond range are required. While standard measurements calculate a new measured value every 500 ms, the Speedstar version with a measuring time of 50 ms is 10 times faster. This allows very fast object recognition, e.g. detecting the beginning of a steel plate being moved at a relatively high speed on the roll conveyor, or measuring a density profile on pipes or plates detected directly during extrusion. The level of gas cylinders can also be measured while the cylinders are still being transported.