The standard version of the automatic positioning scans an area of 30° wide and it lasts 30 seconds.
For aluminum extrusion applications, the assembly is perpendicular to the press, possibly right on the output plate of the profile exit, at about one meter in height. The sensor, moved by the scanner automatically, reads the entire surface of the profile right next to the press exit and it captures the most accurate data possible.
The wide range of versions available supports a different uses: the scan covers an area of 30 °, 50 ° or 90 ° in 6 or 30 seconds.
The scanner can be managed independently by the IES Isothermal Extrusion system, or managed separately automatically or manually with a dedicated kit.
A correct reading of the profile temperature is important for controlling the extrusion process. For dies already in use, when changing the die, the scanner automatically moves the sensor to the position saved during the last extrusion of that specific die, using the parameters saved in the recipes in the IES Isothermal Extrusion system.
With a new die, the scanner positions itself at 45 degrees and evaluates the temperature and emissivity read. If the signal does not fall within the reading parameters accepted by the system, or if for any reason the signal is interrupted, the scanner automatically starts the search for a new position satisfying the necessary requirements (temperature and emissivity). At the end of the extrusion the value of the position is saved, with all the other parameters, in the die recipe and made available for subsequent reuse of the die.