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Cement and Mineral Industries Use Laser Rangefinders


The AR2500 Is Used for Profiling Rotary Kilns for Shape and Runout

Acuity’s laser rangefinders have unique benefits for certain applications that cannot be met with other products. Some engineers specify high speed sampling and high accuracy. For these requirements, Acuity offers the AR2500.

Several global equipment providers to the cement and minerals industries demand the AR2500 for a very special application. They affix the AccuRange distance laser meters to a tripod and aim it at a rotary kiln. As the large tube turns, they capture its profile data on a computer. Back at the office, they recreate the shape of the kiln and diagnose runout and potential shape deformation problems.

In a similar application, engineers measure the position and vibration of steel connecting collars on clinker kilns.

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