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Surface-Roughness Monitoring For Industrial Quality Control
Author(s): P. Cielo; G. Vaudreuil; M. Dufour
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Paper Abstract

A number of surface-monitoring optical techniques are presented for the on-line quality control of materials produced at high production rates. A laser-scattering approach is described for surface-quality inspection of the hot-dip zinc coating in a steel galvanizing line. The detection of localized specular reflectivity, coupled to the fast sheet motion, proved to be an effective method to monitor coating properties such as spangle grain size. Similar investigations are described for the on-line inspection of polymer-coated electric cable. Our approach for such an inspection problem is based on the projection of a uniform-intensity laminar beam across the cable and on the bandpass-filtered detection of the transmitted beam to obtain a resolution better than 5 μm independently of the extruded-cable vibrations. Results of in-plant trials are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0744, Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966957
Show Author Affiliations
P. Cielo, Industrial Materials Research Institute (Canada)
G. Vaudreuil, Industrial Materials Research Institute (Canada)
M. Dufour, Industrial Materials Research Institute (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0744:
Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications
David A. Belforte, Editor(s)

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