Already by the end of 1986, AMEPA had introduced a system to the German market for the electromagnetic detection of slag as the molten steel is being poured into metallurgical vessels. This measurement system was an immediate success as it meant a significant improvement in steel purity.
Only two years later, in 1988, AMEPA installed the first slag detection systems in America and Japan. Due to the size and significance of the North American market, AMEPA AMERICA INC. was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994.
Today, AMEPA has 60 employees. More than 400 systems installed to date in 34 countries have made AMEPA Slag Detection Systems a worldwide standard in the steel industry. A global network of distribution and service guarantees customers individualized service, both prior to and after purchasing any AMEPA systems.
In close cooperation with companies in steel industry, AMEPA has developed additional innovative measuring systems in recent years, some of which have been put to use for the first time worldwide. Main AMEPA products in use of steel plants are: