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The aim of this study was to produce a prototype for the automatic inspection of pickled sheet metal. The result is a product and process control tool for use by the operator of the production line at the SOLLAC Sainte Agathe plant in Florange. In this plant, the pickling line is linked to the cold rolling line by an accumulator. The inspection prototype, installed just before the accumulator, detects serious flaws which could result in failure of strip during rolling. This prototype uses two different detection techniques: visual inspection by CCD linear camera and detection by eddy current. Two different machines (one for imagery and one for eddy currents) have been built, laboratory tested, installed and in-process tested.

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Authors: BERTOLOTTI M, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);CARTON M, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15177 FR (1995) 58 pp., FS, ECU 8.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-9516-6
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