Steel- and Cement Industry

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING / INCLINATION OF A HUGE BEARING RING

Measuring task / Goal:

Checking the inclination at various positions of a huge bearing ring. 

ADJUSTMENT OF A CEMENT OVEN DRIVE

Subject:

Cement is manufactured in a so-called turn-tube oven. The oven itself is a about 50 to 70 m long, slightly tilted steel tube with a diameter of 4 to 5 m which turns around its longitudinal axis (max. 20 rpm).

 

Measuring task:

The inclination of the cement-oven drive- gear wheel (diameter approx. 1.5 m) should be the same as the inclination of the turn-tube oven gear wheel (diameter approx. 6 m). The required accuracy is 0.01° = 0.2 mm/m.

CONTINEOUS CASTING / DIE TAPER

Subject:

Continuous casting is a process where molten metal is continuously feed to a cooled die, which is open on the lower end. For a successful process, chilling of the metal is precisely controlled. The correct taper angle is crucial for a successful process.

 

Measuring task:

The taper angle shall be precisely measured and adjusted. Precise results shall be possible in the workshop, while preparing dies, as well as on the casting line where severe conditions are common. Weight should allow easy handling by 1 person.