Surface Imaging for the metal industry features the world’s leading defect detection and classification technology to date - backed up with the experience gained from over 1 000 industrial installations.
It provides 100% accurate defect information with the full speed of your production line round the clock - from the very beginning, without interruptions.
In order to fulfil the requirements set for a surface inspection system, ABB has focused on reliable and sensitive detection of all kinds of surface defects. The outstanding quality of the defect images has also been a key design principle. The quality of the defect images ensures not only a good visualization of the defects but a good starting point for powerful classification and classifier training tools.
Unique classification methods
It is necessary for the metal surface inspection system to classify defects correctly for product yield management. Traditionally defect segmentation (defect extraction from the image) has been very rough. ABB has now developed an advanced segmentation method for metal defects that improves the classification results remarkably compared to conventional methods.
Teaching the system is easy. The full classification potential of the system can be reached quickly after the initial start-up. Further maintenance and optimization of the classification is also a must in a changing environment. ABB solution provides you with unique tools and methods to manage these requirements efficiently.
Exploiting Surface Imaging data
When striving for best quality it is necessary that all personnel involved in the process has access to the surface quality data. The Surface Imaging provides comprehensive online and historical surface quality data for all associated mill personnel.