Optimizing Quality and Efficiency in Production of Galvannealed and Galvanized Steel Strip

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Read our latest article in which we explain how the SPOT GS can be used in optimizing quality and efficiency in production of galvannealed and galvanized steel strip.

Optimizing Quality and Efficiency in Production of Galvannealed and Galvanized Steel StripThe automotive market, which is one of the largest consumers of galvannealed and galvanized steel, continues to seek higher quality, lower weight and improved mechanical properties of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of fuel saving and electro mobility.

To provide producers with a competitive edge in this sector AMETEK Land has developed the innovative new SPOT GS (Galvanized Strip) pyrometer. The SPOT GS is designed to accurately measure the temperature of steel strip during the heat treatment and galvannealing reaction in a CGL (Continuous Galvanizing Line), allowing it to run at optimum throughput rates and ensure consistent, high-quality, premium galvanized steel demanded by the automotive industry. This unique application pyrometer implements a special algorithm to provide accurate temperature readings through all stages of the process, even on the exit of the zinc pot where the mirror-like metal surface makes accurate measurement of temperature a major technical challenge.