This inspection system installed on our skin pass is a key element for Arania’s total traceability policy – a major added value to ensure the highest quality of our rolled steel solutions for all customers in the automotive industry.
To meet these top-quality and traceability expectations, Arania was looking to implement a high-tech automated inspection system. The primary goal of this new scanning system is to maintain our added value, ensuring automotive customers that the delivered material will meet the most demanding quality requirements.
As a result, we decided to upgrade the Arania skin pass with an Ametek SmartView® automated surface inspection system: one of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of industrial electronics and electromechanical devices.
This system is designed to check the precision and quality of our rolled steel production. The device features a compact high-intensity LED beam, a 160 MHz Linescan 4K high-speed camera, the latest hardware technology for SmartView® SPU sensor processing units, and the latest SmartView® 7.2 software.
Nearly 70% of the steel production goes through the skin pass mill, a key mechanism in our industrial chain. Arania operates a Quarto mill workspace with a radio-isotope gauge for thickness measuring, using antioxidant thixotropic oils and precision surface finish work rolls to deliver a high-quality final product.
First of all, the Ametek team installed a test version of the inspection system in the Arania skin pass, in order to check the viability of the application. It was a success. This test confirmed the proper operation of the system, ensuring the transfer of the excellent results obtained in the laboratory to the real production of cold rolled steel.
This made the skin pass mill the selected site for the installation of this state-of-the-art inspection system. The skin pass process significantly increases the surface smoothness of the coils, unifying their thickness and improving their mechanical properties.
Ametek Surface Vision is a world leader in automated surface inspection solutions, and now Arania brings this extra quality, accuracy and traceability to its industrial value chain.