TEMATE SI-CJ is an automated system for volumetric inspection of flash-butt welds in steel mills. Flash-butt welders are installed at the beginning of the pickle line to weld the end of one coil with the beginning of the next one. TEMATE SI-CJ is the only system for automated, volumetric Flash-Butt Weld Inspection in steel mills and can be adapted to fit any welder.
Non-contact EMAT technique for real-time flash weld monitoring.
In-line & fully automated.
Detects internal voids, laps, misaligns and poor trim quality.
Inspects all kinds of steel, including TRIP, Dual-Phase and all HSS grades.
Self-calibrated sensor. No need for teaching period or regular calibrations.
Inspects while trimming with no additional cycle time (Taylor Winfield & Miebach).
Optional weld monitoring system (by Innerspec and IBA).
Proven system with over 25 installations around the world, and endorsed by the major welder manufacturers.
Average payback of less than six months by eliminating inspection cycle time, reducing/eliminating breaks and allowing increases in production speed.
Flat rolled carbon steel, all grades.
0.060” (1.5mm) to 0.260” (6mm) thickness.
Nominal detection of notches: 10% wt deep.
Plate mismatch (laps).
Lack of fusion.
Full plate width inspection (no width limitations)
Volumetric guided waves for inspection of the weld (i.e. top and bottom surface, and internal).
Pitch-catch configuration with signal normalization.
Maximum sample rate of 2000 pulses per second.
Sensor: 4.25” (108mm) W x 5.50” (140mm) L x 25.69” (653mm) H when fully extended.• Weight 34 lbs (15 Kg).
Data Acquisition Cabinet: Enclosure is 24” (610mm) W x 32.3” (820 MM) L x 69” (1750 mm) H, weighing 500 lbs (225 Kgs).