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Instrumentation for the Steel Industry

Position Sensors and Rotary Limit Switches for the Steel Industry

AMETEK Factory Automation has decades of experience supplying solutions to the Steel Industry.  We have built our reputation by on taking complex problems and designing custom solutions to survive in hostile environments. GEMCO has supplied thousands of ENGINEERED SENSOR SOLUTIONS to steel mills, foundries, and heavy industry.

The GEMCO / Factory Automation division of AMETEK STC has been a leading manufacturer of linear position sensors and rotary sensors for over 50 years. 

Our Linear Position Sensors, Rotary Limit Switches, and Level Sensors are designed to face the extreme environments found in Steel Mills around the world. We have a wide selection of products and technology offerings, and the expertise to apply them, placing us in a position to provide the best possible solutions to meet the specific requirements of the Steel Industry.

We have committed ourselves to understanding the mechanical link between steel mill machines and position sensors. Real-world experience down on the plant floor allows us to solve real-world problems with an impressive line of standard and special products designed for steel mill applications. 

Together with you, we strive to help improve uptime and the efficiency of the manufacturing process by delivering world-class, linear position sensors, rotary position sensors, and cable management solutions that are designed to meet the hostile applications found in mills.

We encourage you to read our application notes, based on real-life experiences, and contact us today to discuss how AMETEK Factory Automation can improve and protect your manufacturing workflow. 
 
  • Gemco 953 VMax Linear Rod Style Transducer

    Recommended for hydraulic cylinder applications that require feedback and high accuracy in rugged, demanding applications. APPLICATIONS: Charge Car, Furnace Tilt, Ladle Side Gate, Electrode Position, Tundish Car, Mold Width, Torch Cut-off, Walking Beam, Side Guide, Roll Position, Roll Change, Down Coiler, Coil Position, Side Trimmer, Air Knife

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  • Gemco 959CT Linear Displacement Transducer
    Gemco 959CT Rod Style Linear Position Sensor

    A rugged, accurate, non-contact LDT. The compact housing allows the budget-friendly unit to be installed in applications where traditional rod style transducers will not fit. APPLICATIONS: Charge Car, Furnace Tilt, Ladle Side Gate, Electrode Position, Tundish Car, Mold Width, Torch Cut-off, Walking Beam, Side Guide, Roll Position, Roll Change, Down Coiler, Coil Position, Side Trimmer, Air Knife

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  • Mill Duty Housing Series

    Designed for applications where mounting an LDT is prohibitive. The 950MD Mill Duty Housing is ideal for upgrading existing applications that require linear feedback. APPLICATIONS: Charge Car, Furnace Tilt, Ladle Side Gate, Electrode Position, Tundish Car, Mold Width, Torch Cut-off, Walking Beam, Side Guide, Roll Position

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  • Gemco 955 eBrik Linear Rod Style Transducer

    The Profile Style LDT BRIK-housing provides a convenient mounting option. A magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position, and then converts it to a readable output. APPLICATIONS: Electrode Position, Mold Width, Torch Cut-off, Side Guide, Roll Position, Roll Change, Down Coiler, Coil Position, Side Trimmer, Air Knife

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  • Gemco 956 Rod and Barrel Style LDT BLOK-Housing

    The Rod and Barrel Style LDT BLOK-Housing is designed for applications where mounting a standalone Rod or Profile Style Linear Displacement Transducer, is prohibitive. APPLICATIONS: Electrode Position, Mold Width, Torch Cut-off, Side Guide, Roll Position, Roll Change, Down Coiler, Coil Position, Side Trimmer, Air Knife

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  • CATRAC Cable and Hose Carrier

    Very rugged but flexible and adaptable cable and hose carriers. CATRAC is manufactured so that pieces or sections can be removed or replaced in the field. APPLICATIONS: Stacker/Reclaimer, Lance Position, Ladle Crane, Tundish Car, Cranes, Torch Cut-off, Walking Beam, Coil Box, Roll Position, Down Coiler

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  • Gemco 925 Cable Reel Sensor

    Used as a linear position sensor in any industrial application to monitor a linear or reciprocating machine motion. As the cable is pulled off of the drum, the drum rotates a rotary position sensor. APPLICATIONS: Ladle, Tundish and Charge Car Position, Furnace Tilt, Electrode Position, Turret Position, Torch Cut-off, Slab Cranes, Loop Tower

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  • Gemco Rotary Limit Switch

    Provides upper, lower, and/or intermediate limits for moving machinery and mechanisms. Ideal for material handling on crane or winch drums, hoists, lifts, screw jacks, or platforms, or any moving item. APPLICATIONS: Stacker Reclaimer, Crane Control

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  • Gemco 1980 Series Rotating Cam Limit Switch

    When motion is expressed in shaft rotation (either through a roller chain, gear train, or directly) the Rotating Cam Limit Switch opens or closes independent circuits at any desired angular positions. APPLICATIONS: Mud Gun, Lance Position, Furnace Tilt, Lance Position, Ladle Crane Position

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  • Gemco 2120 Series Programmable Logic Control Interface Module

    An accurate, absolute position sensing device for use with our rugged Resolvers or LDTs. Used as a simple indicator of position or as a PLC interface module that generates digital and analog signals. APPLICATIONS: Skip Hoist, Furnace Tilt, Electrode Position, Roll Position, Turret Position, Mold Width

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  • Gemco 2500 Series PLS

    Used in a variety of applications within the mills A rotary resolver within the PLS converts the resolver signal to electronically simulate mechanical limit switches. APPLICATIONS: Skip Hoist, Electrode Position, Cranes, Turret Position, Scrap Chopper

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  • Gemco Industrial Brakes

    Industrial Brakes stop virtually any type of industrial machine. Brake applications found in the mills include indoor and outdoor bridge cranes, gantries, heavy-duty cranes, high-duty cycle cranes, and stacker reclaimers. APPLICATIONS: Overhead Cranes

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