Wireless Temperature Monitoring Increases Throughput
- Sensors - Temperature Sensors
- Discrete Manufacturing
- Process Control & Optimization
The customer’s manufacturing process takes raw aluminum billets and uses a cold rolling process to produce rolled aluminum goods. A throughput bottleneck was identified at the cooling station as the existing temperature measurement process required the crane operator to climb down from the crane regularly and perform direct measurements on the rolls.
A SensiNet wireless temperature monitoring system was deployed to automatically monitor the temperature of rolls in the cooling rack every minute. The operator can access the temperature information, and move the materials when the correct temperature is reached, thus eliminating the need to make manual measurements.