Laser Profile gauge
The HiPROFILE LITE system is based on laser-sectioning optical measurement techniques and image processing algorithms. Geometries, components and design solution of the 3 laser-sectioning heads and of the whole system are optimized to fulfil the requirements of hot steel detection and measurement. The three measuring heads are synchronized to acquire, at high sampling rate, the contour of an extremely thin slice of the hot-rolled bar. This feature guarantees for a superior blur-free behavior in presence of the vibrations and transversal bar movements typical of the hot rolling process.
The design of the system is focused to face all the side effects that the measuring of a 1000°C-steel bar involves. Disturbances due to infrared radiation that comes from the bar are avoided by a specific optical design, to obtain minimum-noise measures. A wireless connection is available nearby the gauge to aid during periodic maintenance.