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Metals

During the production of metallic materials, the use of sensors ensures efficient and safe production and error-free processing. Their wide range of intelligent sensors are suitable for use in production, processing, conveyance and storage of metallic materials. Bestech Australia offers sensors from Micro-Epsilon that are used in many applications in the metal industry such as metal thickness measurement, C-frame thickness measurement, dynamic width measurement, and other special systems for special applications.

Bestech has a huge range of sensors for each of the above mentioned applications in the metal industry.

  • Laser scanners
  • Eddy current sensors
  • Laser triangulation sensors
  • Laser distance sensors
  • Color sensors
  • Optical micrometer
  • Temperature sensors

3D measurement of components prior to plasma cutting

In automated plasma cutting systems, processing vessel and boiler covers require a very high precision in  shape and position. This scanning and evaluation process takes place in very high speed. Hence, a high-speed reliable measuing system is required in this case. Sensor technology from Micro-Epsilon aids in determining the real shape and exact position of the domes within the production line. ScanCONTROL 2900 laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used in this process for carrying out the precision profile scanning. Since the results from the CAD data differs from the actual dimensions, the 3D profile of the covers is evaluated and...


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Monitoring metal sheet infeed during the pressing process

In the deep drawing process of metal sheet, the plate is pressed onto the mold. During the process, the flange of sheet is partially pulled inwards due to the decrease in thickness of the component during the deep drawing process and the displaced material flow from the edge of the sheet. Hence, quality assurance of the pressed part is very crucial and in order to do so, this distortion in thickness could be measured as a change in distance. OptoNCDT 1420 Laser Truangulation Sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for measuring the distortion, by placing the sensors around the metal sheet...


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Monitoring mold deformations in aluminum die-casting

When aluminium die casts are produced, liquid aluminum is moulded under high pressure and the mold halves are held together with a significant force. During this process, the tool halves are pressed apart minimally, which may also cause fraying on the component, if the gap is too large. Also, presense of aluminium residues after the process leads to increased wear and decreases the life of the tool. As a result, tool deformation is monitored using inductive sensors. In this setup, generally, three to four eddyNCDT 3005 eddy current systems are required to ensure consistant gap monitoring. These sensors are compact in...


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Measurement of metal stampings

Metal stampings made from ground stainless steel are precisely measured in a fully automatic measurement system containing two optical optoCONTROL micrometers. These stampings are cylindrical in shape and are measured for precision in roundness, concentricity and diameter.  These optical micrometers form one focal point at two different positions and to measure roundness, a ray of light is passed through the two focal points. An encoder is used to provide high precision edge and diameter measurements by rotating the blanks. These rotations are performed thrice in this case to get the roundness measurement. The ODC2600 optical micrometer also simultaneously calculates measurements for concentricity...


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Measurement of Fatigue Cracks in a Metal

The structural integrity of metals are often limited by their mechanical performance under cyclic loads. These loads are generally the result of cyclic plasticity, sliding or physical contact , environmental damage, or elevated temperatures. The detection of crack initiation and the observation of crack growth are of great importance for evaluating the fracture mechanics and fatigue behavior of metals. It helps in the development and realization of most mechanical components and structures, especially in applications that demand high levels of safety such as the development of railway vehicles. Therefore, measurement of crack propagation of metals is adapted as a routine...


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