Smart Ladle System


The Smart Ladle System extracts and transmits data in real-time. The traditional ladle system does not generate any data, so in order to monitor the status of the ladle (temperature, location), workers had to physically access it or assess it from the outside. Consequently, the data that could be gathered was very limited, and the reliability of the data (temperature) was very low.
The Smart Ladle System transforms the traditional ladle into smart equipment. It allows for real-time monitoring of the ladle's surface temperature (Surface Temp. Sensor), analyzing data on the wear of the refractory material inside the equipment, data on locations with high heat emission, and the overall energy loss rate of the equipment. Additionally, it enables real-time tracking of the ladle's location.


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The Communication Module System collects various sensing data from the ladle and transmits it in real-time. It is specialized for high-temperature mobile heat sources and is a system capable of stable communication in extreme environments.


Communication Module


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The communication module is capable of stable communication at high temperatures due to its heat shielding and heat dissipation structure. It is equipped with its own cooling system, allowing for stable communication even in high-temperature extreme environments.

Data DX
  • · Temperature Data
  • · Erosion Data
  • · Ladle Location Data
  • · Real-Time Equipment Status Monitoring(Process & Safety)

The Communication Module System can be applied to all ladles used in various ironmaking/steelmaking processes through standardization (Customization is necessary depending on the installation location and environmental analysis).

Applicable Ladle     80 ton / 150 ton / 300 ton
Measurement details     Area temperature sensing or point temperature sensing under 3m2
Composition     Main communication module  + Terminal boX + Battery pack
Size     620x 650(Based on External case)
Communication     Available for public and private networks (WCDMA, LTE, RoLa, BLE, RF e.t.c.)

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The optimal drying time is analyzed during ladle preheating. By understanding the ladle drying time affected by weather, temperature, and humidity, it is possible to analyze the optimal drying time. By accurately determining the input and termination points to prevent overcooking, it is possible to save ladle energy according to environmental conditions.



Data DX
  • · Surface Temp. Profile Data 
  • · Heat Radiation Data
  • · Refractory Erosion Data (Process & Safety)
  • · Ladle Preheating Data (Energy Save)
  • · Energy Save → Optimization of Preheating



Smart Porous Plug (Erosion Sensor)



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The Smart Porous Plug integrates the refractory and erosion sensor into a single unit, allowing for real-time monitoring of refractory erosion data during operation and enabling the prediction of the refractory's future usable life.



Data DX
  • · Porous Plug Erosion Data
  • · Multi Layer Sensor / Erosion Depth Data
  • · Erosion Data (Process & Safety)
  • · Optimization of Usage (Energy Save)