AMETEK Land ‘Aluminium International Today’ – Non-contact Temperature Measurement for Extrusions
Richard Gagg, Industry Manager - Metals, AMETEK Land discusses advances in non-contact temperature measurement for aluminium extruders.
While aluminium extrusions are common, the process of extruding high-quality profiles is far from easy. Understanding temperature and controlling press speed and quench rates during the extrusion process are critical to producing products that have the required quality and properties. The extrusion press exit temperature, for example, affects the dimensional properties and surface finish of the final product. Should the temperature be too high, the surface finish may suffer imperfections that, apart from being unattractive, can potentially lead to cracks.
Read the full article in Aluminium International Today, Vol .30 No. 4 (July/August 2017).