AMETEK Land SPOT GS Pyrometer is Finalist in S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards

Thursday, March 28, 2019

AMETEK Land has been selected as a finalist in the 7th annual S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognizes top performers, industry leaders and innovators based on exemplary accomplishments in numerous categories.

S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards 2019 FinalistAMETEK Land made the shortlist in the “Breakthrough Solution of the Year” category for its innovative new SPOT GS (Galvannealed and Galvanized Strip), an advanced non-contact infrared spot pyrometer, specifically designed for continuous, highly accurate measurements of steel strip temperature during the galvanneal reaction.  

Launched in November 2018, this smart device ensures the required metal coating characteristics are achieved by providing accurate non-contact temperature measurements for Continuous Galvanizing lines (CGL). 

Combining the cutting-edge, non-contact infrared technology with specialised software algorithms, the SPOT GS delivers a unique ability to measure the temperature of zinc in the liquid state, allowing it to provide reliable, accurate temperature readings for galvannealed and galvanized steel strip. The new SPOT GS allows rapid furnace optimisation during changes in line speed, substrate and coating weight, enabling automated furnace management that in turn delivers tighter control of product quality.

Based on these capabilities, the new SPOT GS should provide customers more success in producing galvannealed and galvanized strip products, including high strength steels to meet the growing demand from the automotive industry.

Manfred Hayk, Global Infrared Product Manager at AMETEK Land, said: “We’re extremely proud of our team’s achievements in developing the SPOT GS pyrometer and very pleased to now be a finalist in the Global Metals Awards. Our success rests on award-winning technologies that push the limits necessitated by the ever-increasing technical demands of the global metals industry. Aligned with our expert knowledge, we meet the challenges of a wide-range of applications, delivering process safety, process control and product quality that our customers depend on.” 

Hayk added, “The SPOT GS enables steel producers to meet the high-quality standards of new advanced materials for future developments and markets. Fully embedded into the Industry 4.0 structure, it meets all necessary demands of modern steel production processes competing in global markets.”

AMETEK Land is proud to provide new products to help the steel industry be more successful in today’s market and in the future.

The S&P Global Platts Global Metal Awards final, where winners will be announced, takes place on 16th May at a black-tie dinner in London.