Ever higher demands on the dimensional precision of rolled material necessitate continuous monitoring of the rolling process. The exact knowledge of the current quality level of the product and rapid reactions to changing process parameters are necessary. Exploitation of tolerances, minimum interruptions in production and low scrap rates guarantee economic success.
Every production line experiences minimal anomalies that are caused by the ingoing material or minute damage to the rolls or roller guides, among other things. All this has an influence on the surface quality and productivity. Producers are facing two challenges: firstly, the defects on the hot surface need to be detected and located; secondly, the cause of the defects needs to be identified and eliminated. Whether it´s tube, rail, bar, wire rod, beam, channel or other section: SMS group teamed up with TBK Automatisierung und Messtechnik GmbH (TBK) to offer the