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Optical Engineering

Optical sensors for on-line inspection of industrial materials
Author(s): Paolo G. Cielo
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Paper Abstract

Recent work on the development of optical sensors for on-line inspection of industrial materials is reviewed. Examples include on-line thickness profilometry for sawmill process control, polymer morphology analysis by light-scattering techniques, lubricant oil quantifcation on aluminum sheets, in-process inspection of plasma sprayed particles, and infrared temperature sensing in a continuous annealing furnace. The emphasis is on noncontact techniques well suited to automation and specifically adapted to each particular application with minimal perturbation of the industrial process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(9) doi: 10.1117/12.143909
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 9
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Paolo G. Cielo, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


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