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Light Metal Age - Cold Rolling Mill Inspection and Defect Detection

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Read our latest article in Light Metal Age, where our experts discuss cold rolling mill inspection, defect detection and our solutions for the metals industries.

"Light Metal Age - Cold Rolling Mill and Defect DetectionCold rolling is an important part of the manufacturing process for thin aluminum strip and sheet. Monitoring dents, scratches, and other surface defects at this stage provides effective quality control, which can protect against claims and reduce costs throughout the production process.

However, the speed and high-steam environment of the cold rolling mill make manual inspection very difficult, allowing for control and inspection procedures to only occur at the beginning and end of the coil. These factors can also present challenges to an automated system. 

With its SmartView® inspection system, AMETEK Surface Vision provides an effective solution that overcomes the difficulties of the cold mill process to deliver reliable, highly sensitive defect detection in real time."

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