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An automatic inspection system for aluminium strip casting process

The inspection system, based on the use of computer vision techniques and infrared (IR) temperature measurements is able to:
measure the surface temperature distribution;
evaluate the overall surface quality;
drive the process control by suggesting modifications to the process parameters.

It faces surfaces inspection problems such as:
textured and high reflective surfaces;
moving surfaces;
great variety of defects both in size and appearance;
suitable sensitivity (minimum detectable size of 1 mm{2}.

The following advantages are available:
optimization of the strip quality;
automatic quality assessment;
improvements in process efficiency;
improvements in safety conditions (reduction of continuous human presence in the plant).

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Alures ScpA
Località Portovesme
09010 Portoscuso Cagliari
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