Advantages over Caliper Saddle Mic Technology
- Profiling Accuracy and Reliability
Eliminating the drawbacks of extraneous motion and
vibration inherent in saddle mics of the caliper design, the
Epac 3000 is a completely rigid Roll Micrometer that, except
for the wheels and gauge head probes, has no moving parts.
This rigidity adds to its performance, providing both
repeatability and reproducibility as verified by rigorous
testing. Epac R&R tests are done in working roll shops, not
- Compact Design
The smaller size gives the user the ability to physically
fit into places that would have been unavailable for roll
inspection, allowing the instrument to be used for thermal
profiling in tight places, troubleshooting in the mill, and
skating rolls without pulling them from a stack, as well as
for the traditional profiling of rolls.
- Light Weight
Weighing in at 14.5 pounds for the backup micrometer, the
lighter weight benefits the user in providing a safer
instrument for the operator, dramatically reducing the fear
of back injury from handling a saddle mic that might weigh
up to fifty pounds. The light weight also eliminates the
need for a crane to maneuver the instrument, and reduces the
operator transit time in moving from place to place.
- Saves Operator Time
One of the most noteworthy advances in the Epac 3000
technology is the ability to simultaneously measure roll
profile, diameter, and temperature giving the operator and,
if requested, a supervisor a colored printout of all three
functions on the same page.
- User Friendly
The operator functions are software controlled to provide
the most extensive array of pertinent data available
quickly, simply, and easily.
You can rely on Epac's accurate and reliable performance day
in and day out. Epac was designed by a team of world-class
engineers to give accurate, reliable measurements in real
world roll shops.
- It Measures Diameter
The Epac 3000 measures in the same accuracy and reliability
range of most C mic operators and better than most Pi tape
measurements. Operator training and attitude affect Epac
3000 proficiency to a lesser degree than they
do C mic proficiency. With a minimum of training and with a
less than stellar attitude, operators can get more accurate
and reliable readings with Epac 3000 than with C mics.
- Save Time and Money on Repairs
Calipers are by design mechanically complicated and fragile.
Epac 3000's new patented design is proving to be much more
durable than calipers, needing fewer, and significantly less
- Cost-effective Solution
With the advent of the Epac 3000, users are replacing
calipers as a more reliable, cost-effective solution to
their roll inspections needs.
- Flexibility of Use
Functional flexibility has traditionally been one of the
strengths of the saddle-type micrometer. Saddle-mics, unlike
calipers mounted on grinders, can be used to skate rolls on
a truck, on the floor, and can be moved from shop to shop.
Epac 3000 technology takes this flexibility to an entirely
new level, providing the following abilities:
- Spot problems in the mill with the ability to skate
rolls all over the plant and to test for temperature as well
as profiling problems.
- With Epac's light weight compact design, troubleshoot
problems by skating rolls in any position or location that
is physically safe for the technician.
- By monitoring rolls progressively as they come out of a
mill or stand, you can actually monitor mill performance.
- Skate top and bottom work rolls as soon as they are
pulled from a stand (before the set is disassembled) to
check for hot spots and profile anomalies.
- Analyze dirty skates to see if there are problems in the
mill that should be corrected.
- Inspect rolls in the field to spot and identify problems