Innovative testing meets customer-specific solution
Steel and rolling mills are faced with increasingly tough quality requirements, which require verification through testing processes that are compliant with international standards or individual agreements. FOERSTER's DEFECTOPLATE test system is particularly suitable for verifying and assessing laminar discontinuities in heavy and thick plate with ultrasound.
The system features a modular concept, allowing tried-and-tested components to be adjusted to meet local requirements so as to generate the greatest possible functionality and process reliability. Depending on the production layout and requirements, various concepts can be applied to install the test systems either above the roller conveyor (test from the top) or integrated them in the latter (test from the bottom). Depending on concept, the entire plate is tested in one run or by testing in lines across the entire surface of the upright plate.
The raw data of laminar discontinuities in the material is recorded via ultrasound, pre-processed by the test electronics, and transmitted to the analysis software for assessment. The system also facilitates fully automatic assessments in accordance with various international standards and test standards defined by the system operator. If a plate does not meet quality requirements, repeated analyses can be performed in accordance with other standards on the basis of the stored test data without having to re-test the plate, which removes the need for handling the plate again.