Industry-leading inspection technology from ametek surface vision improves results at us metal processing plant
HAYWARD, CA (MARCH 2021) – A metal processor in the US is now benefiting from more effective data to resolve customer claims and prove material quality, thanks to the capabilities of the AMETEK Surface Vision SmartView® Inspection System.
Heidtman Steel, a metal processor based in Toledo, Ohio, processes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, galvanized, and galvannealed steel for a diverse range of industries. As a toll processor, it handles materials from many other companies. Existing inspection systems were old, with limited service options and expensive to upgrade.
To meet customer requirements and provide accurate, clear inspection reporting and data, Heidtman Steel chose SmartView Inspection System to replace its prior one.
SmartView is a proven inspection system, with a large install base around the world. It is backed by a strong service and support team, making it easy to use and maintain.
Chris Theurer, Inspection Specialist at Heidtman Steel’s facility in Cleveland, said: “With SmartView, we get specific defect locations and images that are present on the material being processed through the pickle lines. This data helps us support our customer claims and material rejections. We have proof of the quality of material that we are receiving, and can understand if our pickle lines are causing any defects or if these come from the incoming material.”
Read more about how Heidtman Steel has improved quality and efficiency on its pickle lines here.
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About AMETEK Surface Vision
AMETEK Surface Vision is a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions with a broad product portfolio optimized for web and surface inspection and monitoring and process surveillance applications.
Its product portfolio includes two distinct product lines: SmartView® systems and SmartAdvisor® systems. Each product line uniquely enables customers to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion across the metals, paper, plastics, nonwovens, and glass industries. Learn more by visiting ameteksurfacevision.com.
AMETEK Surface Vision is a unit of AMETEK Process and Analytical Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4.5 billion.
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