Gap measurement and control in Conform™ extrusion

K. A. Khawaja, M. Smith, B. Maddock, L. D. Seneviratne

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Conform™ extrusion is a very versatile manufacturing process, permitting the production of a wide variety of high quality nonferrous metal products in continuous lengths. During the process, it is important to maintain an appropriate gap between the wheel and tooling in order to achieve product quality. The extreme temperature environment makes the measurement of the gap using a commercial sensor a challenging task. An active gap sensing and control system for improving product quality using mechatronics solutions is investigated. The gap is measured using an air gauge system and controlled using a hydraulic actuation system.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)296-302
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the Annual Convention of the Wire Association International
StatePublished - 2001
EventWire and Cable Technical Symposium (WCTS) - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 13 May 200118 May 2001


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