LTS-LADLE TRACKING SYSTEM

LADLE IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM


LTS is a system for the real-time identification and tracking of the ladles along their path along the production sequence of the steelwork. Each ladle is provided with an identification target which unambiguously identifies the ladle. The system includes a series of optical sensors installed at strategic locations within the plant, which are all connected to a dedicated Ethernet infrastructure. The images of the ladle targets acquired by the sensors are sent to a PC-server and are elaborated by a dedicated image-processing algorithm developed by Ergolines. The PC server in turn communicates the ladle identification data to the steelplant automation system, enabling real-time tracking of ladle position and status along the production path and a monitoring of the utilization of the ladle.


NEEDS

  • Identify each ladle along the different production stages
  • Overview of the status and location of all the ladles
  • Improving production efficiency

ADVANTAGES

  • Real-time tracking of all the ladles along the production sequence
  • Dedicated HMI software displaying ladle status and location
  • Reliable control over production status
  • Enables to optimize productivity

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