P12555: VAR Billett Measuring System
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Systems Integration

Once both the laser and ultrasonic sensors were in the team's possession, coding of the controlling program could begin. During the system tests, different options were considered for obtaining the results from the test. The results could be output in comma separated values (CSV) format, or in a graph showing diameter vs. billet length. The graph was shown in two ways: maximum, minimum, and average at every 3 inches, and showing every single value obtained running the test. Both styles had their advantages, so it is up to the customer to decide which format will better suit their needs.

Test Plans & Test Results

Assembly Instructions

CAD drawings are available for the sensor's housings. Manufacturer information is available for both sensors, as well as all associated electronics. Cable lengths can vary depending on the installation site.

Team members accompanied the final product to the final location to help with install. Workers from Special Metals performed the actual installation, but the team ensured that each piece went in as designed.

The final assembly drawings are as follows:

Laser Assembly

Laser Assembly

Sonar Assembly Mount

Sonar Assembly Mount

Sonar Assembly Cover

Sonar Assembly Cover

Installation

Team members went with the final product to help Special Metals install the devices. While they provided their own workers, the team observed and managed the project to ensure the work was done as planned.

The following photos show the installation process, as well as the final product placement.

Ultrasound Sensor Installation

Ultrasound Sensor Installation

Laser Sensor Installation

Laser Sensor Installation

Final Ultrasound Location

Final Ultrasound Location

Final Ultrasound Location

Final Ultrasound Location

Final Laser Location

Final Laser Location

Final Laser Location

Final Laser Location

Sonar Sensor with Billet

Sonar Sensor with Billet

Operator and Servicing Instructions

A user manual will be provided to the customer at the end of the project. The manual will contain operator instructions, servicing information, design specifications, and OSHA information on the sensors.

A downloadable version is available here: User Manual


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