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Title: Electronic gap sensor and method

Abstract

An apparatus and method for regulating the gap between a casting nozzle and a casting wheel in which the gap between the casting nozzle and the casting wheel is monitored by means of at least one sensing element protruding from the face of the casting nozzle. The sensing element is preferably connected to a voltage source and the casting wheel grounded. When the sensing element contacts the casting wheel, an electric circuit is completed. The completion of the circuit can be registered by an indicator, and the presence or absence of a completed circuit indicates the relative position of the casting nozzle to the casting wheel. The relative positions of the casting nozzle and casting wheel can thereby be selectively adjusted to continually maintain a predetermined distance between their adjacent surfaces.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Fairfield, OH
  2. Trenton, OH
  3. Middletown, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Armco Inc. (Middletown, OH)
OSTI Identifier:
867928
Patent Number(s):
5036901
Assignee:
Armco Inc. (Middletown, OH)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-88ID12712
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electronic; gap; sensor; method; apparatus; regulating; casting; nozzle; wheel; monitored; means; sensing; element; protruding; preferably; connected; voltage; source; grounded; contacts; electric; circuit; completed; completion; registered; indicator; presence; absence; indicates; relative; position; positions; selectively; adjusted; continually; maintain; predetermined; distance; adjacent; surfaces; relative position; gap sensor; electric circuit; voltage source; sensing element; predetermined distance; relative positions; casting wheel; adjacent surfaces; casting nozzle; preferably connected; selectively adjusted; /164/

Citation Formats

Williams, Robert S, King, Edward L, and Campbell, Steven L. Electronic gap sensor and method. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Williams, Robert S, King, Edward L, & Campbell, Steven L. Electronic gap sensor and method. United States.
Williams, Robert S, King, Edward L, and Campbell, Steven L. Tue . "Electronic gap sensor and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867928.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for regulating the gap between a casting nozzle and a casting wheel in which the gap between the casting nozzle and the casting wheel is monitored by means of at least one sensing element protruding from the face of the casting nozzle. The sensing element is preferably connected to a voltage source and the casting wheel grounded. When the sensing element contacts the casting wheel, an electric circuit is completed. The completion of the circuit can be registered by an indicator, and the presence or absence of a completed circuit indicates the relative position of the casting nozzle to the casting wheel. The relative positions of the casting nozzle and casting wheel can thereby be selectively adjusted to continually maintain a predetermined distance between their adjacent surfaces.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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