Optical inspection assures reliable defect detection on aluminum profiles

Inspection of extruded aluminum profiles

The visual inspection of extruded aluminum profiles is a time and resource consuming task. The generated aluminum scrap not only lowers your productivity and customer satisfaction but also reduces your yield. The EXTRUSION MASTER system enables you to allocate these resources more efficiently. EXTRUSION MASTER provides a fully automated surface inspection of extruded aluminum profiles on single and multistrand aluminum lines.

Defect detection and classification early in the process allows you to avoid processing unmarketable material and reduce aluminum scrap by up to 30%.

The inspection system also ensures maximum die utilization by setting individual thresholds for die lines or streaks, making it a powerful predictive maintenance tool.

A wide range of defects can occur on profiles during aluminum extrusion. Defects on extruded or painted aluminum profiles are even more difficult to find than on other aluminum products, such as flat strips, making a consistent quality production even more a challenge.

Optimal timing of die exchange through predictive maintenance analysis 

Worn out die are a usual cause for surface defects. The EXTRUSION MASTER performs a predictive maintenance analysis and recommends the optimal timing for the die exchange. The optional EXPERT 5i suite is tailored to increase yield and throughput at each stage of the aluminum making process, transforms inspection and process data into cost-saving decisions.

  • EXPERT 5i ProfileRelease: Provides quality analysis of profiles and issues a release suggestion for next process or the end customer.
  • EXPERT 5i ProfileRepair: Evaluates the efficiency of repair measures and frequently prevents profile down grading.
  • EXPERT 5i DefectTrend: Shows synchronized trend data of relevant surface defects spanning multiple batches. Instant defect notifications allow for immediate responses to process problems.

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  • Inspect profiles of different shapes and sizes
  • Fast ROI that begins after only a few days due to pre-configured system
  • Achieve a significant reduction in scrap production
  • Monitoring of die lifetime (predictive maintenance)
  • Gain information to optimize extrusion speed, billet heating and color coating

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