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Monitoring of tilting position on basic oxygen furnace

The vessel or shell of a basic oxygen furnace is mounted in a way that allows tilting movements. Depending on the process step during heating (e.g. tapping, de-slagging, charging), the shell must be tilted in different positions by means of hydraulic cylinders. To control the tilting process, measurement equipment precisely controls the tilting maneuver. The tilting must be measured accurately and the maximum tilting positions must be defined and secured. A rugged inductive proximity sensor and an incremental encoder can together accurately provide the shell’s tilting position.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family IMI
    Rugged full metal sensors for use in challenging applications
    • Types: M8 to M30
    • Large sensing ranges: 2 mm to 40 mm
    • Enclosure rating: IP68, IP69K
    • Temperature range: –25 °C to +85 °C
    • Option of rugged housing or housing suitable for the food industry made completely out of stainless steel
    • IO-Link and visual adjustment indicator
    • Resistant against oils, cooling lubricants and cleaning products
    Product family DFS60
    High-resolution, programmable encoder for sophisticated applications
    • Short installation depth
    • High resolution of up to 16 bits
    • Optional programming: Output voltage, zero pulse position, zero impulse width, pulse number and counting direction
    • Connection: Radial or axial cable outlet, M23 or M12 male connector, axial or radial.
    • Electrical interfaces: 5 V & 24 V TTL/RS-422, 24 V HTL/push pull, 5 V sin/cos 1 Vss
    • Mechanical interfaces: Face mount flange or servo flange, blind hollow shaft or through hollow shaft
    • Remote zero set possible
    Product family IM AC
    The economical standard for use in industrial environments
    • Types: M12 to M30
    • Simple sensing ranges: 2 to 15 mm
    • Electrical configuration: AC 2-wire, AC/DC 2-wire
    • Enclosure rating: IP67
    • Temperature range: –25 °C to 75 °C
    • Nickel-plated brass housing; plastic sensing face
    Product family IME
    The economic standard for use in industrial environments
    • Types: M8 to M30
    • Extended sensing ranges: 1.5 mm to 38 mm
    • Electrical configuration: DC 3-/4-wire, DC 2-wire
    • Enclosure rating: IP 67
    • Temperature range: –25 °C to +75 °C
    • Nickel-plated brass housing; plastic sensing face
    Product family IMB
    The rugged standard for use in harsh ambient conditions
    • Types: M8 to M30
    • Extended sensing ranges: 2 mm to 20 mm
    • Electrical configuration: DC 3-/4-wire, DC 2-wire
    • Enclosure rating: IP 68, IP 69K
    • Temperature range: –40 °C to +100 °C
    • Rugged stainless-steel housing; plastic sensing face
    • Optical adjustment indicator, IO-Link-ready
    • Resistant to oils and cooling lubricants; suitable for use outdoors
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