In 1984, AMEPA was founded as a “spin off” of the Aachen Technical University by three staff members of the Institute of Metallurgy with the aim of creating innovative measurement technologies for the steel industry.
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.
Today, AMEPA has 60 employees. The 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.
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