Steel Manufacturing

i3Dr has developed imaging instrumentation for Steel & high-temperature manufacturing environments.

Our stereo vision cameras use state-of-the-art, proprietary stereo matching algorithms to produce 3D representation of targets for inspection and monitoring ensuring high product quality and quick detection of defects and faults. Our stereo systems provide a tailored solution that give unprecedented levels of resolution and accuracy, even in the most challenging of conditions. Our stereo cameras are protected a in water and air-cooled protective housing capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 2000ºC and with in-built conductors to draw heat build-up away from sensitive areas.

We have developed machine vision systems for monitoring as-cast steel, steel ladles and steel plates during the manufacturing process.

i3DR Steel

As-cast steel surfaces

  • System can acquire data of an entire cast
  • 3D profiling, automatically detects and provides topological mapping of the steel surface
  • Detects and identifies defects as small as 0.1mm
  • Resistant to the harsh hot environment (>1000°C)
  • Non-destructive laser imaging technology
  • Reduces the reliance on as-cast rectification
  • Uses laser-based triangulation and state-of-the-art cameras

Steel Hot Plate Monitoring

  • Enhance the efficiency in steel plate mills
  • 3D surface reconstruction to detect and identify defects
  • Provides dimensional analysis
  • Identifies defects on steel plates at an early stage of the manufacturing process
  • Operates on steel at 500 – 800°C
  • Stereo camera arrangement combined with a laser-triangulation system
  • Mounted in a water-cooled housing with integrated air purge
  • Detect defects as small as 0.125 mm
  • Modular to enable measurement of varying plate widths