Raw Material to Iron

Problem
To improve encoder package survival near the pickling operation. The original resolver/encoder packages supplied with the OEM’s drive systems were not providing acceptable operational life due to corrosive liquid entering the sensor housing and destroying the sensor.

Solution
A direct bolt-in replacement sensor for the original OEM supplied sensor package. The electrical characteristics of the OEM resolver and pulse encoder were analyzed to insure that our replacement was compatible. The sensor housing is built from stainless steel. Double shaft seals were used to stop the penetration of
corrosive liquids. The results were dramatic. Our engineered sensor solution lasted 12 months before failure. The OEM sensor package lasted, on the average, 3 to 4 weeks before failure and replacement was necessary. But that’s not the end of the story. When our sensor failed, we analyzed the failure and have redesigned the product for even longer life. This is just one example of a special engineered solution that is making a real impact in steel mill productivity.

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