Process Lines: Width Gauges

Width Gauges for Achieving Optimal Performance

IMS Width Gauges are designed to measure the complete geometry of strip with superior consistency. The compact dimensions give them the flexibility to fit any processing line.

Depending upon the customer’s particular requirements, one or more cameras may be required. The sensors (CCD cameras) are placed in special protective housings that are suitable for the environment in which they are operating. Cooling elements protect the sensors from excessively high temperatures, minimizing the probability of unplanned downtime.

Lighting arrangements, optics, sensors and signal processing are customized based on the shapes and sizes of objects to be measured and the objects’ distances from the sensors. Optics are available to meet a variety of distances between sensors and target objects.

Width gauges may be supplemented by system components that measure length, speed and other features or conditions.


A Revolution in Strip Dimension Measurement


Using infrared light, the patented Camera Cluster Systems (CCS) Gauge sets the industry standard for measuring strip width in cold processing environments and offers options for evaluating edge crack, hole/pinhole size and strip contour. Key features and benefits are:

  • Low Maintenance
  • Long Operating Life
  • No Moving Parts
  • Highly Accurate
  • Compact & Lightweight
  • Monitors for Dirt
  • Unaffected by Ambient Light

The CCS Gauge is another measuring solution from IMS that delivers outstanding precision and excellent value.

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