Radar technology measures the thickness of steel strips, plates and sheets
PLANOWAVE 6000 M is a non-contact measuring system that is used for non-destructive thickness measurement of strips and plates. The system is based on millimeter waves based radar technology. It offers a precise thickness measurement independent of material, temperature and surface of the product. A calibration on the material is not needed.
The PLANOWAVE 6000 M is either integrated directly into the production line or used for final inspection. The measurement of the product is accomplished by using millimeter waves, according to the FMCW* runtime method. An optionally traversing set of transceivers above and below the strip or plate continuously sends and receives frequency modulated millimeter waves. From the runtime difference, the thickness of the product is precisely determined.
Visualization of measuring values in real time
The processor system ECOCONTROL 6000 offers a numerical display of the measuring values at any number of measuring points over the width of the product with a graphical visualization as well as extensive trend and statistical data.
*Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave
|Measuring Principle||Non-contact on the basis of radar technology (FMCW [Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave] technology)|
|Application and Material||Thickness measurement of metal strips and plates|
|Measuring Range||10 to 500 mm|
(larger measuring ranges on request)
|Strips, Plates resp. Sheet Width||up to 2,500 mm (larger sheet width on request)|
|Measuring Frequency||80 to 300 GHz|
|Measuring Rate||370 Hz to 2 kHz|
|Interfaces||Optional: industrial fieldbus (e.g. Profinet IO, EtherNet/IP, Profibus-DP, CANopen, DeviceNet), LAN, OPC DA/UA|
|Power Supply||100 - 240 V AC ± 10 %, 50/60 Hz|