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Scanning HOT METAL DETECTOR

Rota-Sonde
DC4000-L

T w o s e n s i t i v i t y r a n g e s : 400 °C a n d 2 3 0 ° C

Laser pointer for easy alignment

Remote control of the sensitivity

Self-monitoring

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Applications Rota-Sonde DC4000-L

Benefits of Rota-Sonde DC4000-L


 Easy alignment of the sensor with integrated laser pointer
 Assured detection regardless of the transverse position of the product
 Precise detection thanks to the narrow lateral field
 Reliable detection even in the presence of steam or dust thanks to the small analysing beam
 Photosensitive cell that best suits application in rolling mills, despite scale and steam
 Very low maintenance, virtually nil in some cases

Rota-Sonde D 4000-L – Applications


The Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is a scanning hot metal detector for continuous caster and rolling mill applications, offering
two sensitivity ranges and two self-monitoring functions.
The “high sensitivity” range enables detection of steel product at a temperature as low as 230 °C.
In this way, the Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is convenient for all hot metal detection applications in the Steel Industry and its
self-monitoring facility optimises preventive maintenance.

Examples of applications
The Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is perfectly suitable for all detection applications of low-temperature rolled product or low
emissivity materials such as hafnium.
It is also convenient for applications where a change in the process or material leads to major variations in the
temperature of the product or its emissivity, as after quenching, or for special steels, etc...

If the apparent temperature of the material is uncertain during the design stage, the choice of the sensitivity range of the
Rota-Sonde DC4000-L can be left to the time when it is commissioned.

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Description Rota-Sonde DC4000-L

Rota-Sonde DC4000-L – Presentation


The Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is a scanning sensor, which is sensitive to the infrared radiation emitted by hot products.
It is a self-contained detector including :
 An optoelectronic case with a protecting hood of the viewing port and a connector.
 A cooling plate with an adjustable mounting stand.

Because of its design and particularly its cast aluminium case, the Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is specially adapted for the
harsh environment of the Steel Industry (shocks, vibrations, heat, vapour and dust).

Operating principle
1. Scanning system
The detection field is scanned by a rotating polygonal mirror which reflects the infrared radiation from the product to
the photocell.

Because of the exclusive optical scanning principle, the Rota-Sonde DC4000-L offers the following advantages :
 Easy alignment and reliable detection, regardless of the transverse position of the product, thanks to the large
vertical field angle.
 Accurate detection because of the narrow lateral field.
 Reliable detection due to the small analysing beam.

All these features give accurate and reliable detection, whatever the dimensions and the temperature of the product, or
ts distance and its position in the scanned field.

2. Photosensitive cell
The Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is fitted with a special photosensitive cell, the best compound for detection of metal, even
at a temperature as low as 230 °C (455 °F).

Rota-Sonde DC4000-L

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Special features Rota-Sonde DC4000-L

Mechanics
The Rota-Sonde DC4000-L is enclosed in a sealed cast aluminium case.
A hood to protect the window glass is fitted with an air-jet facility to blow a vertical air curtain in front of this glass; the
protective hood can be hinged down to clean the window.
The case is mounted on a cooling plate including a stainless steel pipe and fixed to a mounting stand, adjustable in two axes.
The water and air purging connections are on the support plate.
In this way it is possible to remove the sensor without first disconnecting the water and air supplies and without need of optical
re-alignment.

Electronics
 Sensitive photocell with a better detectivity factor at low temperatures and in
the presence of water vapour.
 Two sensitivity ranges with remote selection.
 Laser pointer for easy alignment.
 Case mounting connector and mating connector fitted with high temperature
cable.
 Plug-in circuit.
 Control panel behind a hinged cover and including :
- Two sensitivity setting potentiometers (one for each range).
- A TEST button to control a built-in lamp for simulation of the presence
of hot product in the field and to switch on the laser pointer.
- A three-colour LED :
Green : product absent
Red : product present
Orange : cell signal saturated
Off : alarm

Self monitoring functions


In order to optimise preventive maintenance and to improve reliability, the Rota-Sonde DC4000-L offers self monitoring
functions including :
 Monitoring of the excessive internal temperature (limit of 55 °C / 130 °F) indicating a fault in the cooling system.
 Monitoring of the photocell signal to indicate dirt on the window or incorrect sensitivity setting.
 Alarm indicating power supply or scanning defect.
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Technical characteristics Rota-Sonde DC4000-L

Optics
Model DC4010-L DC4030-L DC4050-L
Scanning angle 10° 30° 50°
Response time 1 ms 2 ms 4 ms
Horizontal angle Adjustable max : 3°
Spectrum sensitivity 1 to 3 µm with maximum sensitivity at 2.2 µm
> 400 °C (750 °F) for normal sensitivity range
Temperature range
> 230 °C (445 °F) for high sensitivity range
When the temperature of the material is high, it is not suitable to use the high sensitivity range, otherwise scale or hot mechanical parts of the
roll table could be detected.
The scanning angle is determined according to the field of detection required for the application. It can be reduced with optional shutters.

Optimum distance between the sensor and various products (depending on the temperature)
Wire 5 to 10 mm 0.05 to 2 m Strip 0.60 to 2 m
Bars 10 to 40 mm 0.10 to 4 m Wide strip 1.00 to 6 m
Billet and small beam 0.50 to 6 m Heavy plate 1.00 to 8 m
Bloom Over 2 m Slab Over 2 m

Electrical and other characteristics


220 V (-10%) to 240 V (+10%) - 50/60 Hz or
Operating voltage 110 V (-10%) to 120 V (+10%) - 50/60 Hz or 24 V DC (±10%)
or 24 V (±10%) - 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 30 VA < 600 mA
Push-pull outputs
Static output
Low impedance: 0 / 24 V - 100 mA
Single pole changeover
Relay output Switching capacity : 550 VA - 250 V - 5 A max
Closing time : 7.5 ms; Opening time : 3 ms
Push-pull output - Low impedance: 0 / 24 V - 100 mA
- 0 V : when the diagnostic system detects a defect in the power supply,
Alarm output
internal temperature, or scanning motor speed.
- 24 V : when none of these defects occurs.
Push-pull output - Low impedance : 0 / 24 V - 100 mA
- 0 V : when the product detection begins to become difficult due to an
Control output accumulation of dirt on the viewing glass window (signal on the
photocell near to the sensitivity threshold).
- 24 V : when the viewing window glass is clean.
Signal level output 0 / 15 V, analogue voltage proportional to the cell signal
Class 2, 1mW, red
Laser pointer
The pointer is operated with the test button
Connector fitted with silicone cable with protective steel braid
Connection - Cable
Standard length of 2 m (other length : 3, 5 or 8 m)
Protecting rating IP 66 (cast aluminium case)
-20 °C to 60 °C (0 °F to 140 °F) without water-cooling.
Operating ambient
Over 60 °C ( 140 °F), the sensor must be cooled with industrial quality water
temperature
at about 25 °C (77 °F), 1-2 bar and 1-2 l/min
Weight 7 kg

Laser Class 2

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Technical characteristics Rota-Sonde DC4000-L

Connection

AC supply DC supply
Dimensions
DC4010-L and DC4030-L DC4050-L

1 Air supply Ø 10 3 Mounting with screw Ø 12 5 Optical Center


2 Water supply Ø 10 4 Laser Pointer

Reference for order Special versions


Rota-Sonde DC4 0  0-L (contact us for more details)

Scanning angle Supply voltage  DC4000H, with high sensitivity range for
1 : 10° angle 115 VAC detection from 180 °C
3 : 30° angle 230 VAC  DC4000F, with flame filter for detection
5 : 50° angle 24 VAC through the flames in tube mill
24 VDC
E.g.: DC4010-L 230VAC

Accessories
 Shutters to reduce the detection field angle: the scanning angle can be adjusted for application where it is necessary
to avoid the detection of nearby hot metal.
 Junction box CR4100DC including: pre-wired terminal block for connections to the control room, product presence
05/ 12– Printed in France –DELTA SAS 2012

signal lamp, test button and sensitivity potentiometer.


 Radiant bar BR3000 for simulation of hot product.

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