These new metals systems are based on NDC’s Total Distributed Intelligence (TDi) system architecture that has been proven across thousands of different processes and applications since its introduction in 2006.
NDC’s TDi architecture is designed to operate in hostile mill environments and deliver reliability, accuracy and low cost of ownership. High reliability approaching 100% is essential as often metals process equipment cannot be serviced while the line is operational. NDC’s rugged TDi platform achieves this through reduced complexity, fewer parts and minimal maintenance requirements.
NDC’s metals gauging systems enjoy a long heritage in the business with over 60 years experience including the AccuRay and IRM brands. AccuRay established their reputation in the metals industry specialising in high-performance measurements using nucleonic technologies for stringent applications. They also developed one of the first mono-energetic X-ray sensors with a permanent calibration to measure metals flat sheet thickness and metallic coatings, while IRM were the first to supply optical triangulation flatness measurement to the steel industry. IRM’s Rometer flatness measurement system was introduced in 1980 and continues to set the standard for on-line, high capability flatness measurement.
These metals products now provide measurement performance for the metals industry with the advantage of NDC’s TDi architecture.