Block height control

Sensor allows up-to-date quality control

The HCS500 is an intelligent senor for measuring the height of blocks during the running manufacturing process. All components are integrated in the sensor, and no further hardware components are necessary. Just a network gateway and electric power supply is needed. The sensor may be operated from every part of the network having an intuitively designed user interface which does not require any special knowledge. There is no other system available in the market offering a sensor format of such kind of functionality.

Development

Already in 2002, R&W brought the first version of a block height control system to the market. The type named “SHV-500-1LA-xx” consisted of a linear axis on which a laser measurement system was installed for scanning the block height. With the aid of the linear axis the laser measurement system can be moved to various measuring positions and thus enables height control at various positions of a production board. Evaluation of the measured value is realized by a PLC control system integrated in the converter of the linear axis.

In 2004, a new version of the height control system was...

Related articles:

Issue 2020-01 R&W INDUSTRIEAUTOMATION

New block height measuring system for concrete blocks

One of the main quality characteristics in concrete block production is the uniform height of the individual blocks. Precise measuring of the products during production is therefore of enormous...

more
Issue 2019-04 SL-LASER

High-tech laser projection systems for precast concrete production

The company SL-Laser GmbH of Traunreut (Germany) meets their customers‘ requirements for more speed, higher precision as well as optimized costs and production processes with their laser measurement...

more
Issue 2009-08 Extension of product portfolio

New lasers for positioning

Exact positioning with the help of laser projections is an indispensable aid for the acceleration of work routines in all industrial branches. The well visible laser projections serve as a...

more
Issue 2010-04 Laser technology used for precast concrete components and in staircase construction

New high-tech projection systems enable quantum leap in construction

The computer-controlled laser system with the corresponding software allows to transfer working plans and measuring points even for large-scale or angled mounting surfaces accurately as well as in a...

more
Issue 2012-10

Concrete block mold with moveable liner

(10) US 2012/0219659 A1 (22) Feb. 28,2012 (43) Aug. 30,2012 (73) NESS INVENTIONS, INC., St. Paul, MN (US) (57) A mold assembly having a moldcavity formed by linerplates, at least one being moveable,...

more