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Increasing quality demands from steel consumers (quality audit) incur high quality-assurance costs. Infallible tracking of individual parts is an important prerequisite for quality assurance. It must be carried out in an extremely reliable manner and run economically only in connection with automatic identification procedures. Furthermore, the use of these identification systems is the basis for the automation and rationalization of the transport, transition and storage processes in the steel works.

An identification procedure has been developed for the automatic identification of stamped, pressed or embossed slab and billet marking at high temperatures. This procedure fulfils demands for an identification option within the material-handling chain until immediately before rolling at temperatures up to 1,350 degrees Celsius.

Slab and billet marking involves stamping an identification number in coded form and in plain writing on the fore-part. Alternatively, slab and billets can also be marked with sheet-metal labels. The code pressed or embossed in the sheet metal is identical to the stamped code. Consequently, stamped, pressed or embossed markings can be identified with the same reading station. on.

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Authors: HENNOG A, BFI SohnstraÎe 65, D³sseldorf 40237 (DE);MLLER U,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19410 DE (2000), pp.97. Euro: 14.50
Availability: Available by EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN: 92-829-0525-X
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