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AMETEK Surface Vision provides surface inspection systems  that are relied upon by almost every major flat-rolled metal products producer around the world. Many key applications in the aluminum industry depend on these solutions for quality control.

Aluminum strip products require high-quality surface finish with minimal defects. Many applications require smooth, blemish-free aluminum, and customers will reject unsatisfactory products, adversely affecting supplier reputation.

Our flexible, modular systems deliver a customized solution for a wide range of aluminum processes. Whether the metal is cut, shaped, rolled or coated, our systems deliver accurate, reliable surface inspection.

With more than two decades of expertise in supplying solutions to the metals industry, AMETEK Surface Vision offers the most trusted surface inspection systems for aluminum production applications. These high-precision systems monitor every stage of the continuous process, surveying each side of the metal and the edges.


AMETEK Surface Vision Metals Brochure ENBROCHURE - METALS SURFACE INSPECTION
Metal manufacturers face ever-increasing demands to improve quality, increase productivity and create certified defect-free products, especially from end-user markets such as the automotive and aerospace industries. This makes a flexible, customizable surface inspection solution essential when optimizing quality and yield.

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CASE STUDY
SmartView Metals - Laminazione Sottile Case Study ENInspecting rolled aluminum products to meet customer quality specifications

Customer: Laminazione Sottile S.p.A - www.laminazionesottile.com
Industry: Aluminum
Products(s): SmartView®

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SmartView Metals - Italcoat Case Study ENImproving productivity while reducing quality claims
Customer: Italcoat S.r.l. - www.italcoat.com
Industry: Aluminum
Products(s): SmartView®

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Hulamin Case StudySemi-fabricator adopts zero tolerance production at Hulamin, South Africa
Customer: Hulamin - www.hulamin.com
Industry: Aluminum
Products(s): SmartView®

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    Aluminum ingots or slabs are heated prior to being rolled to plate thickness in a reversing breakdown mill. Further hot rolling operations are required to produce strip. This operation can affect surface condition, as heated metal can stick to the rollers, causing blemishes.

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