MTD-A100 Mold Powder Thickness Detection System
Mold powder is mainly used in the continuous casting and steelmaking process, evenly sprinkled on the molten steel surface in the mold to lubricate, keep warm, prevent oxidation and absorb non-metallic inclusions. Mold powder is an indispensable auxiliary production material in the production process. In the process of evenly distributing the mold powder to the molten steel surface of the mold, the amount of mold powder should be controlled, and the thickness of the mold powder should be within a certain range. If the coverage thickness of the mold flux is too thin, it will cause no heat preservation, oxidation of molten steel, inclusions, cracks, large drawing resistance, steel leakage, etc. At the same time, the coverage thickness of mold flux should not be too thick, they can’t melt in time with too much mold powder, if the molten steel is churning, it is easy to get the mold powder into molten steel at this time, resulting in mold leakage. Therefore, the amount of mold powder must be controlled within a reasonable range. The detection and control of mold flux thickness is very important, especially for the steel plants which are strict with the steelmaking production process.
The detection principle：
The mold flux detection system developed by Wuhan CenterRise M&C Engineering CO., Ltd. uses the laser triangular sensor fixedly installed above the mold to obtain the height h1 by scanning the upper surface layer of mold flux with high-precision laser triangulation. When the laser measuring head is placed each time, the height h3 of the upper nozzle of the mold will be marked, and the system through the PLC system which is connected to the continuous casting machine through the network to introduce the height h1 of the mold liquid level. Through the calculation of three heights, we can get the thickness of mold powder H = 900-h1-(h3-h2)mm (900mm is the depth of mold).
The system adopts a high-precision laser triangulation distance meter, which can measure the thickness of the mold flux with high speed and high precision, and the accuracy can reach 1mm.
The equipment is easy to install and use. When we are using, the laser rangefinding sensor can be placed directly above the mold without affecting production.
The system can be interlocked with the automatic mold powder feeding system to automatically adjust the amount of mold powder, so as to automatically control the amount of mold powder within a reasonable range and realize intelligent automatic mold powder feeding.
Non-contact measurement, the system only needs ventilation protection, simple and stable to use.
Temperature measurement range: -20℃-700℃
Equipment installation distance：<750mm
System measurement accuracy：1mm
Laser measurement accuracy: 0.1mm
Cooling method: air-cooled purging
Installation method: rail sliding installation, can be slid out during maintenance
Storage period: data can be stored for more than 2 years
Communication method: Industrial Ethernet or Profibus-DP