TMK Implements Laser Quality Control System for Sheet Metal
Russian leading pipe maker Pipe Metallurgical Company TMK’s Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant new high-precision equipment was installed for laser
Russian leading pipe maker Pipe Metallurgical Company TMK’s Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant new high-precision equipment was installed for laser inspection of surface defects in sheet metal. Investments in the project amounted to over 20 million rubles. The automated system was put into operation on the forming line in the workshop for the production of large diameter pipes ("Height 239"). The equipment is equipped with 69 2D laser devices for measuring surface irregularities and allows detecting sheet defects with a depth of 0.2 mm to exclude flawed sheet products from the production process.
Inspection of sheet metal with the help of a new installation is not provided for in the normative documentation for pipes - this is an additional operation implemented at the initiative of the company and aimed at increasing the reliability of products. The control system is 100% Russian development from idea to implementation and has no analogues in the pipe industry
Earlier, ChelPipe implemented a project to modernize the quality control system for large-diameter pipes and equipment for non-destructive testing of seamless pipes.