Strand condition monitoring – roll checker
The innovative strand condition rollchecker Gaptor® has become an integrative part of quality control strategies in modern continuous caster technology. The roll checker enables the control of all potential error sources and provides detailed information about the condition of the strand guidance. The survey of all quality relevant parameters like roll gap, roll rotation, roll bend and water spray allows for preventive maintenance actions which account for cost reductions.
Gaptor® is designed to collect all necessary data within one measurement cycle. This avoids loss of time and difficult spatial configurations as in manual measurements. The results of the periodical measurement runs can be compared. The factory operator is consequently in the position to plan for maintenance actions and foresighted replacement of a section of the caster machine.
The roll checker Gaptor® is available as well for thin slab caster applications.