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​FERROTRON®: Innovative Measurement Technology for the Steel Industry

On 1st April 2000, the former FERROTRON ELEKTRONIK GMBH became a 100-percent subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI), under the new name FERROTRON TECHNOLOGIES GmbH. In recent years, FERROTRON has emerged as the market leader for laserprofile measurement technology for the refractory and steel industries worldwide. Notable is the laser-measurement system known as LaCam®, developed in close cooperation with German steel makers and formally introduced in 1999. The LaCam® refractory lining measuring system can measure the safety lining of steel furnaces and other vessels that carry molten metals in 20 seconds; the previous market-leading measurement system took 20 minutes. Further, when used in combination with Minteq International Inc.’s (MINTEQ’s) MINSCAN® robotic manipulator and the Scantrol interface module—the world’s first fully automatic system for integrating the measurement, evaluation, and repair of linings in refractory environments—LaCam® refractory lining measuring system eliminates guesswork in lining maintenance and minimizes the dangers in the steel-making environment.

FERROTRON was founded in 1974 with the goal of developing an immersion measurement probe—again, in cooperation with German steel companies—capable of determining the activity of oxygen dissolved in molten steel. The result was the FOX™ probe, now in its fifth generation.

In 1979 the product offering was extended to self-developed instruments for the measurement of temperature and the activity of oxygen, and now includes network systems for data acquisition and processing.

In 1985 FERROTRON began reaping international acclaim through its groundbreaking laser-measurement technology.

The division for non-destructive testing for rolling mills, established in 1996, uses innovative measuring techniques to determine the degree of re-crystallization and grain size in rolled steel.

Vision systems and sophisticated data-acquisition systems round out the FERROTRON product and service range.

The close customer relationships that were instrumental in producing the FOX™ probe and LaCam® refractory lining measuring system guarantee that in the years ahead, FERROTRON’s hands-on experience will continue to flow back into the development processes needed for revolutionary new measurement systems and immersion probes.

Ferrotron®, LaCam® and Scantrol® are registered trademarks of Minerals Technologies Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and Germany.

Contact Us

MINTEQ International GmbH
FERROTRON DIVISION

Dr.-Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee, D-47228 Duisburg
Phone: +49 (0) 2065 4236-500 |  Fax: +49 (0) 2065 4236-501
Email us 

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MINTEQ International GmbH

FERROTRON DIVISION

Dr.-Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee 24
D-47228 Duisburg
Phone: +49 (0) 2065 4236-500
Fax: +49 (0) 2065 4236-501
Email us

 
Directions

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… if you use a car

Using highway A40, take exit number 11 "Duisburg-Homberg". Turn right at the traffic light into "Duisburger/Emmericher/Essenberger Straße". After 500 meters, turn right into "Dr.-Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee". There you find Minteq and Ferrotron in the penultimate building on the right side

 

…if you use a truck

Using highway A40, take exit number 11 "Duisburg-Homberg". Turn right at the traffic light into "Duisburger/Emmericher/Essenberger Straße". Then turn right at the next traffic light into "Detlev-Karsten-Rohwedder-Straße". There you can find Minteq's/Ferrotron's truck access at the penultimate building on the left side.

 

…if you use a plane

Landing on Düsseldorf Airport, use highway A52 in direction "Essen". At highway junction "Breitscheider Kreuz", take highway A3 in direction "Duisburg" until highway junction "Duisburg-Kaiserberg" where you take highway A40 in direction "Venlo". To reach Minteq/Ferrotron, leave the highway on exit number 11 "Duisburg-Homberg". (see "if you use a car")

 

…if you use public transportation

Arriving at "Duisburg Hauptbahnhof" (train station), take the bus number 921 "Duisburg Hbf – Moers" or bus number 924 "Duisburg-Neudorf-Moers-Kapellen". Get off the bus at the stop "Friedrich-Ebert-Straße" (district "Rheinhausen). There, take bus number 912 "Duisburg- Rheinhausen – Neukirchen-Vluyn": Get off the bus at the stop "Businesspark". At the stop, please walk and  turn left into "Dr.-Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee". After 500 meters you can see Minteq/Ferrotron on the right side (penultimate building).

 Express-Linientaxi (Nr. 928) 2 x vormittags und 2 x nachmittags vom Bahnhof (Busbahnsteig West) zum Businesspark.

At "Duisburg Hauptbahnhof" (train station) you can also take a train to "Duisburg-Rheinhausen"(always leaves from track 6). There, take bus number 912 "Duisburg- Rheinhausen – Neukirchen-Vluyn": Get off the bus at the stop "Businesspark". At the stop, please walk and  turn left into "Dr.-Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee". After 500 meters you can see Minteq/Ferrotron on the right side (penultimate building). (approx. 15 minutes)