Length of steel cable and hot wire

Abrasion-free, non-contact measurement of rough, hot surfaces

Steel ropes and hot wire are in long lengths and at high speeds correctly cut to length. In both cases, contact measurement devices are very susceptible to wear. With sufficient material guidance, μSPEED systems reliably and permanently measure all materials and speeds.

Typical application data:

  • Material speed: Steel cable up to 150m / min, wire up to 6,000 m / min
  • Measurement accuracy with tactile measuring equipment or via drive: typically 1 – 5%
  • Measurement accuracy with non-contact length measurement μSPEED: typically: 0.05%
  • Amortization: 2 months, direct encoder replacement, sufficient material guidance necessary

Material examples:

  • hot wire, wire rod, drawing wire, …
  • steel rope, steel cable, transport rope, crane rope, …

Machines equipped with non-contact length measurement:

  • wire rolling machines, wire drawing machines, hot forming machines for wire
  • Roll Cutting Machine, roll cutter, Shear Line, Cutting Line
  • Winding machines, rewinders

Matching Products and Services

Length & Speed Measurement Systems

  • Non-contact length and speed measurement, optically by laser
  • Length and speed free of slippage, maintenance-free, permanently calibrated and accurately measured
  • The Laser-Encoder replaces tactile measurement via impeller, wheel, measurement roller, or machine drive
  • Measurement of agitated surfaces via laser-doppler surface velocimeter

ELOVIS Services

ELOVIS offers the following services for the measurement of hot wire and steel cables:

  • Advice on length and speed measurement
  • Measurement & calibration services
  • Help with length complaints of your customers
  • OEM sensor developments in the field of length and speed measurement

Always available for you:
Bernd Engelsdorf


Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

T +49 721 933823-0
F +49 721 933823-23


Required Information *