Metals Processing

Defect Detection / Marking

Identifying and Marking the Position of Your Product Defects with the Highest Accuracy

Quality control is a critical aspect of the metals production process. The accurate and real-time detection of product defects during production enable manufacturers to avoid costly product scrap and rework. In order to accomplish this, manufacturers require the accurate length and speed measurements of products.

However, many manufacturers still use mechanical contact encoders to perform these measurements not realizing they are getting 1% or greater accuracy at best due to slippage and build-up of debris on the rotating measurement wheel. Length discrepancies directly affect the accurate defect detection on products.

Raise the Level of Quality Control in Your Process
The LaserSpeed® Pro gauge accurately measures length and speed of moving products. Providing accurate length measurements, the LaserSpeed Pro gauge works in conjunction with defect detection systems to properly position the product and accurately mark it to identify the fault.

The LaserSpeed Pro non-contact gauge is an ideal replacement for contact measurement devices. It uses a unique, laser-based technique that does not contact the product to directly measure the length and speed of moving surfaces with better than +/-0.03% accuracy (the highest accuracy in the industry) and +/-0.02% repeatability. LaserSpeed Pro is permanently calibrated and has no moving parts to wear out, offering metals manufacturers the lowest cost of ownership. This highly reliable gauge is proven in numerous production applications. As a result of the higher measurement accuracy and tighter process control, manufacturers are realizing a number of production efficiencies and savings.

Check out our LaserSpeed Pro length and speed gauging solution below for your unique process application.