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Continuously cast steel slabs are re-heated before hot rolling to reduce thickness to the desired level required for coiling. Once the slab has been rolled into coils of flat plate or strip it is either sold as hot rolled coil, transferred to the plate mill for further processing or to the cold rolling mill for further rolling into finished strip.

The hot rolling process can often result in surface defects being produced in the hot rolled plate or strip due to the aggressive nature of the process, presence of surface scale and high temperature of the steel making it softer. Hot metal or scale can stick to the rolls causing damage to the surface of the steel throughout the continuous rolling process. Early detection of defects is essential to prevent wasted further processing and material rejection at a later stage.

A fully automated surface quality monitoring solution at the hot strip mill allows surface flaws to be detected without compromising mill rolling speed or safety of operating personnel.

With extensive experience in the metals industry, AMETEK Surface Vision delivers accurate, automated surface inspection solutions suitable for working at high line speeds in difficult process environments. These systems are trusted by industry professionals around the world to reliably detect surface defects in hot rolling mills.

SmartView Metals - ARANIA Case Study ENInspection data for leverage against customer claims
Customer: Heidtman Steel -
Industry: Steel
Products(s): SmartView®

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    • Steel Hot Strip Mill
      Hot Strip Mill

      Sab steel is rolled at high temperature to reduce its thickness making it suitable for coiling, whilst making sure that the coiled plate or strip has a uniform thickness with consistent shape and surface quality.

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