ASPS - Aluminium Strip Coiling

AMETEK Land Fixed Thermal Imagers and Line Scanners - ASPS - Aluminium Strip Coiling
An application-specific version of the proven ARC thermal imaging system, designed for temperature monitoring of aluminium strip coiling.
  • Overview +

    Developed specifically for accurate, edge-to edge temperature measurement of aluminium strip at the coiler. ASPS uses a Patented technique of advanced radiometric thermal imaging to produce highly accurate temperature measurements at the coiler location.

    Easily installed using a Plug and Play design, ASPS uses AMETEK Land’s proven ARC imaging system to provide continuous, real-time thermal data, enabling operators to produce highly consistent products while simultaneously improving plant safety.

    ASPS utilises a Patented technique, which eliminates complex configuration requirements and automatically tracks as the coil is formed, resulting in real time, highly accurate edge-to edge temperature measurements of the strip at the coiler.

    With hot and cold mill coiler versions covering two temperature ranges, the ASPS thermal imaging system is optimised to support control of the process and product quality in strip coiling for aluminium industry rolling mills.

    Our unique software employs a patented technique to produce real-time thermal profiles for outstanding quality control. Live thermal imaging provides process monitoring, while strip centre and edge temperatures can be automatically calculated. The software provides up to 10 control lanes, and a 2D thermal map, enabling highly specific process adjustments to be made.

    Delivering measurements between -20 to 1000 °C (-4 to 1832 °F), the ASPS produces a continuous, 384 x 288-pixel thermal image using AMETEK Land’s advanced radiometric infrared technology. This data can ensure consistent product quality and prevent lubricant ignition, averting fires and enhancing safety.

    Accurate temperature measurements at the coiler facilitate the detection of temperature related product quality issues before despatch.

    The ASPS is AMETEK Land’s thermal imaging system for temperature monitoring in aluminium strip coiling.
  • Specifications +

    Technical Details

    Application  Hot Mill Coiler Cold Mill Coiler 
    Measurement Range:
    150 to 1600 °C/300 to 2910 °F
    (Range Options Below)
    System Temperature Measurement Accuracy:
     ±1% C / ±1% F
    (Above 200 °C / 390 °F)
    ±1.5 °C
    (50 to 150°C)

    ±1% C
    (150 to 350°C)

    ±3 °F
    (120 to 300°F)

    ±1% F
    (210 to 660°F)
    System Temperature Measurement Drift With Ambient Temperature:
    (Imager & Control Processor °indicated /°ambient)
    0.2 ° indicated / 1 ° ambient
    (°C or °F)
    System Thermal Resolution:
    (ms value)
    < 0.2 °C / 0.36 °F < 0.15 °C / 0.27 °F
    at 122 °F
    Field Of View (H° x V°) Factory Option: 32 x 24
    Single Pixel FOV:
    (Single Pixel, Distance: Target Ratio)
    570 : 1
    Focusing Range:
    0.5 m / 19 in to infinity
    Ambient temperature Range:
    (Imager, Operating)
    5 to 50 °C/ 40 to 120 °F
    Ambient Temperature Range:
    (With Cooling System)
    5 to 85 °C/ 40 to 185 °F
    Dimensions (w x h x d): 258 x 305 x 330 mm / 10 x 12 x 13 in
    (Fitted Inside Industrial Enclosure)
    Weight: 4.5 kg / 10 lb 20 kg / 44 lb
    (Fitted Inside Industrial Enclosure)
    Sealing: IP65 / NEMA 4
    Vibration: 0.5 mm, 10 to 60 Hz; 3g, 60 to 300 Hz
    CE Certification:
    EN61326: 1999 B
    All accuracy specifications are stated fro 30 °C / 86 °F indicated ambient temperature
    % specifications are "% of reading" and apply to measurements in both °C and °F

    For further technical specification information please refer to the specific product brochure within the Documentation section below.


  • Documentation +

  • Related Applications +

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