The Global Hot Metal Detectors (HMDs) market size is expected to reach USD 2.97 billion by 2028 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2021 to 2028. The growth can be attributed to factors such as increasing demand for steel products due to growing infrastructure construction in emerging economies, particularly in the Asia Pacific and China; rising imports of finished steel products into North America from overseas countries that have low labor costs; and rapid industrialization coupled with high economic growth rates in Latin America.
Hot Metal Detectors (HMD) are devices that detect the presence or absence of hot metal in a process line. The Hot Metal Detectors market is growing on account of more stringent safety and environmental regulations being enforced by government agencies across the globe. Metal Detector (SHMD) uses rotating probes to identify objects’ size and shape.
Hot metal detectors are used for the detection of molten metals and alloys in blast furnaces, open-hearth furnaces, electric arc steel mills (EAFs), or combination mills. The main applications include Detection of hot rolling mill bars that have been displaced from the bar alley by a broken end-bar detector; Stopping a furnace to prohibit smelting when molten material is found on the sidewalls where scrap iron has fallen over onto the operating floor; Detecting spalled slag at plate mill standpipe openings before it enters into downstream equipment such as a converter ladle car inside an ingot melter.
On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Remote Hot Metal Detectors, Fixed Hot Metal Detectors, and Scanning Hot Metal Detectors.
Remote Hot Metal Detectors are devices that detect hot steel before it reaches a rolling mill, bar mill, or rod mill. This helps prevent the risk of accidents and reduces production time by allowing mills to operate without stopping for safety procedures. The following are some advantages of remote detectors:
Fixed Hot Metal Detectors are devices that detect the metal content in a material before it enters into heat treatment. The device is made up of two electrodes that send pulses through an electric current and watch for changes in voltage as metals pass between them. Fixed HMDS are typically used to test steel, aluminum, or other alloys with high conductivity levels to ensure they do not exceed process limits set by safety regulations such as NFPA 70E and ANSI Z49 standards.
The following equipment is required: computer interface unit (CU), transducer hardware (TD) including head electrode assembly - which includes TD electronics module, cable connector kit, air pump & adapter tube kits; coaxial cables with BNC connectors.
Scanning Hot Metal detectors are the most advanced type of HMDs. They use a rotating magnetic field to generate currents in metal objects that pass through them and then measure changes in the strength of these currents over time. The scanning process automatically detects, singles out, and classifies ferromagnetic material from other non-ferromagnetic materials such as aluminum or copper alloys which cannot be detected by traditional HMD technologies. This scanning technology provides good performance for detecting hot steel products with various shapes like wire rods, sheet metal, etc., especially when they move fast at high speed (such as rolling mill).
On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into Rod Mill, Bar Mill, Rolling Mill, Plate Mill, and Other Steel Mills.
A rod mill is a type of grinding machine used to reduce the size and shape of raw material. Hot metal detectors are installed between two sets of rollers, which causes them to be rotated in opposite directions. The rolls grind together and simultaneously rotate at different speeds, resulting in an even distribution within the roll gap (space where the roller meets).
Hot metal detectors maintain this separation by detecting any hot spots that form while materials pass through and shut off power if too much heat builds up on one side or another. They also monitor for contamination from other sources such as overflow from scrap bins, floor-sweeping, or dust build-up around the detector itself.
The use of HMDs in Bar Mill is to detect the presence of hot steel, and as such, they are used primarily for safety purposes. This is because an excessive amount or absence of heat can be a precursor to a dangerous situation developing. In this way, HMDs have been designed specifically with safety in mind ever since their first conception during World War II.
A rolling mill is a manufacturing unit that takes heavy metal and rolls it through dies to make sheets of steel. The hot metal detectors are used in the process to detect foreign particles, or contaminants, which can cause damage if not removed from the sheet before it reaches its final destination.
Hot metal detectors are used in plate mill production lines to detect the presence of hot steel. The device is mounted on a stand and has an arm that extends over the rollers or tracks where raw materials are distributed, ensuring they do not contain too much heat before being processed by other equipment. This early detector can prevent molten liquid from falling into cold space as well as keep it away from electrical hazards.
A number of steel mills other than those mentioned in the table are also using hot metal detectors. These include integrated steel plants, raw material processing, and recycling facilities among others.
On the basis of Region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The North American market is expected to dominate the global market throughout the forecast period owing to increased investments in infrastructure and manufacturing activities. The Asia Pacific region is also anticipated to witness robust growth during the forecast period due to the growing economies of countries such as China, India, and Vietnam.
The European steel industry witnessed a mixed performance in 2017 with Germany witnessing an increase in production while other countries experienced declines. In 2018, Italy was hit by trade disputes between the US and EU over WTO rules on tariffs for cars coming from Europe into America which led some manufacturers like Daimler AG and BMW Group (along with their suppliers) to work together towards finding alternative routes or markets outside euro-zone borders. This resulted in an upward trend observed last year as producers looked at boosting investment plans upstream along supply chains.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Hot Metal Detectors HMD Market research report which is segmented by Types (Remote Hot Metal Detectors, Fixed Hot Metal Detectors, Scanning Hot Metal Detectors), By Applications (Rod Mill, Bar Mall, Rolling Mill, Plate Mill, Roughing Mill, Other Steel Mills), By Players/Companies Proxitron, Moduloc, Williamson IR, Takex, Hokuyo, Logika Technologies, American Sensors Corp., KELK”.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Hot Metal Detectors HMD Market Research Report|
|By Type||Remote Hot Metal Detectors, Fixed Hot Metal Detectors, Scanning Hot Metal Detectors|
|By Application||Rod Mill, Bar Mall, Rolling Mill, Plate Mill, Roughing Mill, Other Steel Mills|
|By Companies||Proxitron, Moduloc, Williamson IR, Takex, Hokuyo, Logika Technologies, American Sensors Corp., KELK|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||211|
|Number of Tables & Figures||148|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Type Remote Hot Metal Detectors, Fixed Hot Metal Detectors, Scanning Hot Metal Detectors and By Application Rod Mill, Bar Mall, Rolling Mill, Plate Mill, Roughing Mill, Other Steel Mills.
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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