AlpBar Divider is a system designed for rolling mills which provides automatic bar counting and separation functionalities, so that bundles with an arbitrary number of steel bars can be produced regardless the size of product.

The system design is modular so multiple counting/dividing stations can be installed along the finishing area if necessary, according to the customer plant layout.

As the bars pass through the station position real-time counting is performed by means of a laser profiler (patented technology) until the desired amount is reached: when approaching the final count LED lights will turn on and data is automatically transferred from the counting device to the tracking camera as the last bar required is identified. A tracking algorithm then follows the target bar until it has come to a complete stop and the mechanical separation sequence begins.


Minimum product size: 8 mm (0.315 in)
Maximum product temperature: 600°C (1112°F)
Maximum chain conveyor speed: 0.45 m/s (1.47 ft/s)
Minimum time between consecutive incoming bar layers: 2 s

Further details regarding AlpBar Divider system can be provided upon request.