Movement and position of temperature and sample lances

Lance manipulators rotate in total, can move up and down and actuate the lances and sample taking arms. Knowing the lances’ actual depth penetration in the steel bath, as well as the maximum insertion and retraction positions, is essential information in order to ensure optimal operation. The manipulators and the lances’ actual positions in the furnace are identified and measured via a combination of absolute encoders and inductive proximity sensors. The steel plant’s harsh environment is no problem for these robust and resilient sensors.

  • Following product families can be used
    • 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
    • 36 mm absolute encoder with max. 26 bits (singleturn: 14 bits, multiturn: 12 bits)
    • Face mount/servo flange, blind hollow shaft
    • Rotatable male connector or cable connection
    • IO-Link, CANopen, SAE J1939, SSI interface with programmable parameterization
    • Diagnostic functions
    • Stainless steel (Inox versions)
    • Enclosure rating up to IP67 or IP69K
    • 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