The Siemens measuring device: ‘The operators love it’

Apr 30, 2011 | 07:00 PM | Bill Beck

Tags  Siemens, Siemens Metal Technology Group, Bill Beck

The customer that first approached Siemens Corp. about designing a reliable and inexpensive way to measure the thickness of aluminum plate was concerned that requiring operators to use hand micrometers on aluminum plate on the hot-mill roller constituted first and foremost a safety issue. But manual measurement also was causing the mill to question the accuracy of those measurements.

Because of the proprietary nature of the aluminum plate business—and because Siemens has yet to commercially license its pneumatic device for measuring the thickness of plate—the mill cannot be identified.....

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