A very high resolution, heavily tested 3D scanner is used to capture the clad areas which are inspected automatically by a specialized 3D metrology software.
The optical resolution is as low as 0.09 mm allowing to detect crack barely visible to the naked eye. The rejection criteria’s are adjustable by customers and can be a combination of:
The clad area is scanned on its entire perimeter (360˚).
The CIS3D can be installed anywhere under the power and free conveyor of the rodding shop, before the rejection loop junction.
The rodding shop PLC stops the rod and sends a signal to launch the scanning cycle .