Extraction hood position on basic oxygen furnace

A basic oxygen furnace’s exhaust hood can be moved in different directions. It can be raised and lowered, depending on the furnace process. These actions are mechanical movements executed by cylinders and drives. Since some furnace processes can only be safely performed if the furnace’s roof position is in a defined location, it is important to carefully monitor, check and control the hood’s movements and position. Considering the harsh conditions of the plant, robust yet precise sensors are therefore required to accomplish this critical positioning task to achieve optimal furnace performance.

  • 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
    • 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