How to improve your Product Quality using Epac
3000's patented Roll Monitoring System
"In general, the steel industry has and continues to respond
to the changing requirements of the product. Steel continues to
be the material of choice since the steel industry is being
General Motors Corporation's Dave Mattis, Director
Keeping your mill in top condition will allow you to charge
top dollar for your product and keep your customers happy. The
mill that cannot deliver quality product will lose out to the
mill that can. The result of producing a lower quality product
is a lower sales price in a diminishing market without a
reduction in production cost. It is a losing scenario.
In today's competitive environment where customers are
raising their standards on product quality, and their
expectations are at an all-time higher, yesterday's roll
dimensional accuracy monitoring methods are NOT going to
suffice. Preventative roll dimensional accuracy monitoring is
no longer optional.
Gone are the days when a mill can save roll dimensional
accuracy monitoring solely for use after a problem occurs to
analyze what caused it. Roll dimensional accuracy monitoring
needs to be done on a regular basis to prevent problems for
occurring by catching small errors before they spin out of
We have all heard the definition of insanity: doing the same
thing you always did and expecting a different result. In
today's environment, rolling mills are willing to take extra
steps in quality assurance if they lead to new levels of product
Today, progressive flat rolled product manufacturers are
looking for reliable, cost effective, time efficient systems for
ensuring and maintaining high quality performance in their
The Epac 3000 emerged to fit these needs for today's high
standards of roll dimensional accuracy.
Reading roll profile, diameter, and temperature, the Epac
3000 is fast and easy to use. Its cost can easily be recovered
in a matter of weeks or months. It is an inexpensive solution to
the increasing demands of rolling mill customers for tighter
product dimensional accuracy and consistency.
Because of its light weight and compare size, the Epac 3000
can evaluate your systems on a regular basis as a preventative
measure so you can keep your quality control systems much
tighter and catch any irregularities faster. No other saddle
type roll micrometer can perform this procedure!
The Epac 3000 saddle-type roll micrometer system brings roll
monitoring to an entirely new level. Roll monitoring is no
longer just roll profiling in the roll shot to ensure that
reground rolls are within specification. With the advent of the
Epac 3000 system, it is now a multi functional monitoring
tool...start to finish.
The Epac 3000 system, which fully utilizes recent advances in
technology and initiates its own patented advances in design
engineering, is raising the bar on the quality expectations of
all rolling mills. If you are not using it now, you will be in
the near future when your customers demand it.
The design breakthrough of the Epac 3000 electronic roll
profile measurement system has produced an instrument that is
mechanically and technologically superior to the old caliper
technology, providing dramatic benefits in size, weight,
accuracy, and multitasking.
- Size. The smaller size gives the user the ability
to physically fit the unit into places that would previously
have been unavailable for roll inspection. This allows the
instrument to be used for thermal profiling in tight places,
troubleshooting in the mill, skating rolls without pulling
them from a stack, as well as for the traditional profiling
- Weight. Epac 3000 manufactures two models: The
model 3038 which skates rolls from 14"-38" weighing 11
pounds and the model 3064 which skates rolls from 36" -
64" weighing 14.5 pounds.
- Accuracy. The Epac 3000 offers calibration and
certification to NIST-traceable standards to assist you in
meeting and documenting the most rigorous standards in your
- Multitasking. The patented Epac 3000 not only
reads diameter, but also temperature and profile... and
gives you a colored printout of all three functions on the
- All data gathered by the Epac 3000 can also be
transferred to the user's Roll Management System.