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Solutions for the steelmaking industry Instrumentation, control and simulation

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on achieving the most successful production line for our customers

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vatron is a pioneer in applied, pragmatic mechatronics. Since our beginnings, we have consistently expanded to provide more benefits to our customers:
Our instrumentation and control systems in every steelmaking process increase production efficiency, quality and safety and have been time-tested worldwide. Our innovative process simulators set standards in the preliminary stage of material and process development and decisively shorten development time. As a subsidiary of voestalpine and Siemens VAI we have comprehensive expertise in steelmaking processes and plant building. Our exhaustive range of standard products and our leading industrial competence in the development of individualized solutions make us a reliable and beneficial partner.

Customer benefits: n Increased production efficiency n Optimization of product quality n Cost savings through preventive maintenance n High efficient material and process development n Shortened development times

Startup, service

In-house equipment engineering

In-house research and development in collaboration with international network

Steelmaking
arcos
Intelligent electrode regulation system for AC furnaces

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Optimized melting performance Lower consumption of energy, electrodes and refractory More than 200 installations worldwide

dynarcos
Optimization system for sophisticated meltdown process and thermal balancing

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Automated meltdown control Thermal furnace balancing Reduction of downtime Reduction of conversion costs

foamingslag.expert
Foaming slag control for optimized slag amount

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Reduction of carbon consumption Increase of metal yield Reduced refractory consumption

slag.mon
Infrared based slag detection system for tapping optimization

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Reduction of carry over slag Reduction of conversion costs Reliable, maintenance free solution

lomas
Gas analysis for hot, corrosive and heavily dust-laden gases

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Process optimization Reduced conversion costs More than 140 installations worldwide

thermal.mon
Thermal imaging of liquid steel vessels

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Increased refractory durability Avoidance of ladle breakouts Increased operational safety

level.mon
Radar based measurement of steel bath level

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Optimized positioning of blowing lances (BOF) Hot heel determination (EAF) Increased operational safety

stirring.control
Automated detection and rating of stirring spot to regulate ladle stirring

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Optimization of ladle metallurgy Reduction of stirring gas

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Continuous Casting
moldexpert
Mold monitoring - breakout prevention and detailed thermal-, mold level- and oscillation-analysis

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World leading system to avoid production down time Improves product quality by better understanding of solidification process Improves quality by reduction of inclusions Combinable with automatic powder feeder Minimization of the down time Supports your quality management All-in-one device for mold adjustment Decreases costs by increasing mold life time Retains high product quality by monitoring mold wear Avoids incorrect adjustment of taper Minimizes breakout risk Prevents loss of productivity by online recognition of oscillator malfunction Enhances casting process stability Avoids shutdowns Guarantees condition oriented maintenance

surface.mon mold
Temperature monitoring of casting powder surface

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thermocouple.checker
Full function check prior to put mold in operation

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mold.checker
Complete 3D measurement of slab, billet and bloom

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taper.checker
Measurement of narrow face taper

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oscillation.mon
Online monitoring and diagnosis system for oscillator

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oscillation.checker
Portable or stationary diagnosis of oscillator movement

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strand.checker
Measurement of roll gap, - rotation, - alignment and spray water

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Optimum use and maximum life cycle of continuous casting line Proper adjusted strand leads to better quality Shortens maintenance time Compact design with highest accuracy and reliability

gap.checker
Manual measurement of roll gap

spraywater.checker
Detection of blocked and misaligned nozzles

Today's best performance due to revolutionary measurement principle Non-contact and non-destructive inspection Quality tracking and documentation

crack.mon
Detection of cracks on the surface of semimanufactured and finished products

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Rolling, Processing, Finishing


drive.mon
Preventive maintainance for plants and drives

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Automatic, adjustable signal analysis Long term trending for every single part Automatic e-mail alarm features Easy to use web interface

vib.mon
Prevention of strip breakage and chatter detection

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Prevention of breakage caused by 3rd octave chatter Detection of 5th octave chatter Detection of roll defects (work and backup rolls separately) Long-term data storage for additional offline analysis

property.mon
Inline measurement of mechanical properties

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100 % quality control of the whole steel strip Reduction of customer complaints Process optimization with respect to capacity, energy, throughput

edge.mon
Edge inspection and evaluation of shear knive quality

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Quality improvement for the side trimming process Prevention of claims resulting from knife breakouts Optimization of shear knife lifetime and minimized set-up times Inspection of trimmed and non trimmed strip edges

shape.monplate
Measurement of the shape of slabs and plates

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Optimization of quality and output Minimization of crop losses Automatic cutting plan generation Complete documentation of geometrical parameters of the rolling process

shape.solbillet/bloom
Non-contact measurement of geometries for long products

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Inline measurement based on laser light sectioning method Completely automated measurement

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Process Simulation and Lab Equipment


anneal.sim structure
Multi purpose annealing simulator
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Highest flexibility concerning heating and cooling Water quenching to freeze the inner material structure Big variety of sample size Highest sample throughput, easy handling Annealing temperatures up to 1.200 C Adjustable inert gas atmosphere for any kinds of surface and process studies Rapid quenching function for microstructure studies Phase transformation detection Variable strip tension Ultra compact, model-based mechatronic design Adjustable inert gas atmosphere for any kinds of surface and process studies Variable strip tension Infrared heating zone Exact simulation of hot dip galvanizing process Different heating mechanisms Adjustable inert gas atmospheres Simulation of innovative zinc-based coating types Fully automatic operation Precise control of rolling and skin passing process Exact control of strip tension High sample throughput Controlled rolling of small samples possible Caster training Optimization of tundish design and SEN optimization 2-high or 3-high roll-stand design Reverse and forward mode Exact adjustment of coating-thickness Accurate measurement by internal friction measurement Unique measurement for studying ageing behavior mechanism and for the development of BH steels Fast and easy Non-destructive measurement by magnetic method

anneal.sim lab
Ultra compact laboratory annealing simulator

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anneal.sim surface
Inert gas annealing simulator

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galva.sim
Hot dip galvanizing simulator

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roll.simcold
High performance laboratory cold rolling and skin pass mill

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mold.sim
Simulation of steel flow in tundish and mold

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coating.sim
Simulation of the coil coating process

carbon.checker
Measurement of the carbon concentration in solid solution

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phase.checker
Measurement of retained austenite content

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Your path to measurable benefits in steel production

vatron partners and subsidiaries:


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Breuckmann GmbH, specializing in 3D measurement technology, in Meersburg, Germany Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics (ACCM), in cooperation with the Johannes Kepler University and LCM (Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH), Linz/Austria

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