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Industry-Leading Inspection Technology from AMETEK Surface Vision Improves Results at US Metal Processing Plant

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

A metal processor in the US is now benefiting from more effective data to resolve customer claims and prove material quality, thanks to the capabilities of the AMETEK Surface Vision SmartView Inspection System.

Heidtman SteelHeidtman Steel, a metal processor based in Toledo, Ohio, processes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, galvanized, and galvannealed steel for a diverse range of industries. As a toll processor, it handles materials from many other companies. Existing inspection systems were old, with limited service options and expensive to upgrade. 

To meet customer requirements and provide accurate, clear inspection reporting and data, Heidtman Steel chose SmartView Inspection System to replace its prior one). 

SmartView Metals - Heidtman Steel Case Study ENSmartView is a proven inspection system, with a large install base around the world. It is backed by a strong service and support team, making it easy to use and maintain. 

Chris Theurer, Inspection Specialist at Heidtman Steel’s facility in Cleveland, said: “With SmartView, we get specific defect locations and images that are present on the material being processed through the pickle lines. This data helps us support our customer claims and material rejections. We have proof of the quality of material that we are receiving, and can understand if our pickle lines are causing any defects or if these come from the incoming material.”

Read more about how Heidtman Steel has improved quality and efficiency on its pickle lines here.