Global Gauge Corporation Successfully Commissions Vision-based Width Gauge

Posted on 09 April 2014
Global Gauge Corporation (GGC), has successfully commissioned its first Stereoscopic Width Gauge System. This initial installation is at the exit of a hot roughing mill of a U.S.A. domestic steel plant. The gauge system uses the latest technology in high resolution digital line-scan cameras. High speed camera data is transmitted from the measurement head to the gauge computer via fiber optic cable, thus eliminating distortion issues inherent in analog transmission. High accuracy width and centerline position data is delivered to the mill control system via a Profibus link. Hot strip mill and cold mill models are available. This vision-based measurement system complements GGC’s existing X-ray Thickness and Coating Gauge systems installed throughout the world.

Global Gauge Corporation, established in 1999, manufactures non-contact systems to measure the thickness, width, and coating thickness of flat-rolled ferrous and non-ferrous products. The company’s gauges are used by steel, aluminum and specialty metals manufacturers, as well as by the ceramics industry.
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Tom Fairchild, Intl Sales Mgr.

Source: GlobalGauge Corp

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