Inspection

An integral part of quality control processes, inspection ensures that the product complies with agreed specifications. Ideally it is carried out at early stages, before expensive treatments are applied to a defective surface, but this may cause defects which are introduced at a later stage to be missed.

Inspection can be as simple as a visual check of steel surface and edge quality. However, this requires a delay to the production process, and may miss small defects. In addition, a major defect caused by one operation may not be easily detectable after another, making multi-stage inspection important.

An automated web process inspection system can monitor surface condition of steel at various points in the production process without the need to halt production for a visual inspection. This allows production defects to be detected at the earliest stage possible, reducing waste product.
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