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Mounting / Shrinking

Aluminium Other - Mounting / Shrinking
Mounting/shrinking is commonly used in metals applications to fit a component in or around another. It involves heating a part to expand it, then cooling – this requires a fast, accurate temperature measurement to closely control the heating process and prevent overheating that could damage the part.

For example, a metal tube for an engine might be thermally expanded, resulting in a wider internal diameter. A bearing with an external diameter less than the new width of the tube can then be added. As the tube cools, the inner diameter shrinks, and the bearing is mounted securely within it.

The SPOT AL is specifically designed for accurate, reliable temperature measurement of aluminium. It has unique pre-set algorithms that offer a range of measurement modes for a variety of applications, providing accurate digital temperature readings of low, medium, and variable emissivity aluminium. 

Temperature monitoring and fast, online controlling is required for this application to ensure that the part is heated sufficiently to expand, but not to so high a temperature that it is damaged or deformed. As these processes are relatively fast and closely controlled, a rapid and reliable measurement is required.

The SPOT AL is AMETEK Land’s specialist solution for non-contact temperature measurements in general aluminium applications  – Find out more by requesting a callback.

Temperature Measurements in Aluminium Production and Processing Industries - Application Note (EN)

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