Provides an accurate, reliable, and cost effective width and centerline measurement solution for cold mills and process lines.
Originally, width gauges were typically positioned at the exit of the finishing train and mounted in a house for protection against the hot mill environment, and to permit easy access for frequent, routine maintenance.
There are many width gauge suppliers around the world whose products can be used in the least demanding of these applications, but only the KELK ACCUBAND Strip Width Gauge has proven superior in all of them.
Some KELK innovations - such as the KELK Air Nozzle introduced in 1982 - are now being widely copied by other width gauge manufacturers, but no one has ever been able to duplicate ACCUBAND performance. In direct comparison tests no other gauge has ever been proven to measure moving strip more accurately. And no other gauges have worked as long as ACCUBAND without becoming obsolete.
Continuous development has kept the KELK ACCUBAND ahead of all competitors, and makes it the best value in width measurement.
For Hot Mills, KELK ACCUBAND Strip Width Gauges are available in both infrared sensing (most Hot Strip Mill applications) and backlit (coiler entry) models.
Single camera gauges are also available for applications in which stereoscopic measurement is not required, such as slab width and thickness measurement, strip steering, and simple camber determination.
Because ACCUBAND Strip Width Gauges are able to keep themselves clean, it is not necessary to locate them in a gauge house. They can be mounted on fixed stands or cantilevered over the strip using a post and beam arrangement.
For 'cold' applications, single camera, dual camera monoscopic, and dual camera stereoscopic ACCUBAND models are available, with either front lighting or back lighting to suit each individual installation.
Camber measurements in either hot or cold operations can be made with either a dedicated KELK Camber Gauge, or a combination of KELK ACCUBAND gauges in a custom configuration.
Whatever the requirement, KELK application specialists will work with the customer to determine the best width or camber measurement solution, options, and mounting arrangement for each application. A full documentation package, including detailed installation drawings, will be provided for consideration.
Long term service contracts are available both directly from KELK and from KELK agents.