InPhase Solutions, together with TC Engineering and VisionTech, have developed and launched an automated aluminum billet Ultrasonic Inspection System for the aluminum industry.
The system is marketed by TC Engineering which has served the aluminum industry for almost two decades.
InPhase Solutions has been responsible for the design and implementation of the ultrasound technology on board the system, VisionTech has designed and implemented the automation, and TC Engineering has been responsible for the mechanical design and overall project management.
“The aluminum Ultrasonic Inspection System represents an innovation for automated aluminum inspection. It is incredibly fast, and can provide full volume scanning for flaw detection in billets of up to 7.8 m length in only 95 seconds. It is fully automated, self-diagnosing, and provides automatic reports on detected flaws, but also on billet lengths and diameter for full control of production volumes”, states CTO Marco M. Voormolen.
“With further development, we believe this system can become a game changer for automated production quality assurance in the aluminum industry, leading to a potential large reduction on reprocessing of aluminum due to quality issues. This would represent an important opportunity for the industry to save costs and to reduce the environmental impact due unnecessary reprocessing of aluminum”, comments CEO Svein-Erik Måsøy.