Initial situation:

Measurement of wear on roller surfaces

Wear is a damage consisting in gradual removal or deformation of material on solid surfaces, caused by mechanical (e.g. erosion) or chemical (e.g. corrosion) influences. In machine elements, wear may give rise to material failure or loss of functionality. For the application in question, our client has to measure wear on the surface of rollers in cement mills. Up from a certain depth, reactions are required, generated by a warning system to be developed.

Particular challenges

Due to the considerable dimensions of these rollers, their rotation gives rise to shaking motion and vibrations, so a precise measurement procedure is difficult to establish. In spite of that fact, we were able to develop algorithms to keep this effect as small as possible.

QuellTech solution

In this project, we used several robust QuellTech Q6 scanners to cover fully the roller width. Due to the high rotational speed of the rollers, we preferred our fastest scanners for this application. We furthermore developed a software solution and implemented a warning system, based on the critical depth of the wears on the surface. By means of this system, the customer can determine the correct time for exchange of the rollers.

Benefits for the client

In contrast to the former inspection procedure, consisting in periodical and manual inspection, the QuellTech solution represents a 100% inline and fully automatic quality control system, and the customer can therefore avoid spending extra time for manual inspection, simultaneously ensuring a continuously trouble-free operation.

Can we help you with your measurement task?

We are happy to carry out an initial test measurement for you. We give you an assessment of the feasibility of your measurement task.

We support you technically and in terms of sales in further approach and implementation.