Aluminium Strip Coiling

FTI-E Aluminium Coiler Process Thermal Imaging System

The Aluminium Strip Coiling system uses unique Coil Tracking software* to revolutionise product quality and process control in aluminium industry – through the introduction of 2-dimensional temperature profiling independent of alloy type.The Coil Tracking software* eliminates the complex setup and configuration requirements of using a thermal imager in the coiling of aluminium. With the configuration of as little as two key parameters, the software is able to detect the coil as it is formed, and track its position throughout the coiling process.Coils can be analysed to generate temperature data for product quality tracking and process control.

Key Features Key Benefits
  • High resolution radiometric thermal image, giving detailed temperature information transmitted via a high speed digital connection
  • Designed specifically for Aluminium rolling mills- ensuring ultimate measurement reliability and availability
  • Special mounting – for quick and accurate optical alignment on the target area
  • Plug and Play Setup – Automatic detection and tracking of the optimum measurement position
  • Product Traceability – Automatic storage of temperature data from each coil for subsequent analysis
  • Process Control Variables – configurable parameters to improve product quality
  • Data Exchange – Processed data can be transferred
  • Fully configurable alarms
  • Quality Control – detection of product quality issues prior to despatch – increased product traceability
  • Process Control – accurate temperature compensation of critical thickness gauges
  • Speed control based upon coiling temperature
  • Plant Safety – accurate monitoring of temperatures can prevent ignition of lubricant.

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 Thermal imaging camera  Thermal imager mounted in protective enclosure  Optional Local Interface Unit (FTI CP)  Quick and precise optical alignment on the target area

The Aluminium Strip Coiling system uses unique Coil Tracking software* to revolutionise product quality and process control in aluminium industry – through the introduction of 2-dimensional temperature profiling independent of alloy type.

*Patent pending

What information can be provided to the plant operator

  • Live, real-time thermal profile information – for quality control applications.
  • Timed thermal image acquisition – for periodic monitoring such as process surveillance.
  • Product information stored uaing Coil ID number or date/time.
  • Strip Edge to centre alarms
  • Automatic calculation of strip centre temperature
  • Automatic calculation of edge temperature
  • Up to 10 user-defined control zones  (with alarms)
  • 2D thermal map for intuitive post-production analysis

Technical Details 

Application  Hot Mill Coiler  Cold Mill Coiler
Measurement range: 150 to 600 °C 50 to 350 °C
System temperature measurement accuracy: ±1% C
(above 200 °C)
±1.5 °C
(50 to 150 °C)
±1% C (150 to 350 °C)
System temperature measurement drift withambient temperature (Imager & Control Processor, °indicated /  °ambient): 0.2 ° indicated / 1 ° ambient
(°C or °F)
System thermal resolution (ms value):  < 0.2 °C < 0.15 °C
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 to infinity
Ambient temperture range (imager, operating):  5 to 50 °C
Ambient temperture range (with cooling system):  5 to 85 °C
Dimensions (w x h x d):  258 x 305 x 330 mm
(fitted inside industrial enclosure)
Weight:  4.5 kg
20 kg 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 appply to measurements in both °C and °F


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