EM levelsensor in billetmold

Reference number 2016-01315
Coordinator Agellis Group AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 411 855
Project duration May 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this project was to develop a prototype for an EM sensor for steel level measurement in a billet mould. The goal has been partially reached. The project has delivered a measurement setup that is in a prototype state. This setup should be able to achieve the accuracy needed. However more work has to be done in order to further develop the setup and in order to make a prototype that can handle the conditions present at an actual caster.

Expected results and effects

Agellis has substantially strenghten the internal competence regarding EM sensors. Thanks to this project we have hired three new persons to the R&D department. One of them, a Dr in solid state physics, was directly hired to work in this project and the other two were hired as en result of the competence that Agellis now has in this area. The project has enabled Agellis to continue to be a company that works in the frontline of sensor solutions for the molten metals industry.

Planned approach and implementation

There setup of the sensor development has included the following steps: Specification Simulation fo sensor setups Development of sensor prototype Verification of prototype The last three steps have been iterated a number of times and at one point a total retake of the sensor idéa was done when we concluded that the original sensor setup wouldn´t perform to specification. We have also involved the IP department in order to investigate if the solution can be protected by one or more patents. The project setup has worked very well for this project.

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