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 positioning. This scanning and evaluation process takes place at a very high speed. Hence, a high-speed reliable measuring 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.
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.
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.
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.