Valladolid, Spain, June 2016
ISEND has developed a new solution to test the surface of wire rod and hot rolled bars. The new solution has been named as EDDYEYES, because it is based on the integration between two well proven technologies: Eddy current and artifical imaging.
Since long term ago, Eddy current have been the best method to detect defects during the hot rolling mil process of wire rod and bar. It's highly reliable and repetitive, and due to this it remains as the preferred one for most of the companies. On the other hand, a lot of efforts have been performed to become digital imaging in and industrial method, but some unsolved problems such as maintenance costs or time needed to teach the system have stopped most of the innitiatives.
With the aim to put together the benefits from both technologies, ISEND has developed EDDYEYES. The way it works is: the Eddy current system identifies the defect and then it sends a syncro signal to the cameras that take and attach pictures.
This way, the operator can see the images online or they can be used offline to perform advanced analysis. Even if the image is not as good as needed to decide about the defect, the customer always have the Eddy current alarm as if it worked in stand-alone mode. At the end of the the day, this solution is putting together the benefics of each method when they are used in isolated mode.