Static and dynamic detection of axial surface defects on metallic wires by conical triple laser reflection



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Siegmann, Philip and Martínez Antón, Juan Carlos and Bernabeu Martínez, Eusebio (2004) Static and dynamic detection of axial surface defects on metallic wires by conical triple laser reflection. Optics and Lassers in Engineering, 42 (2). pp. 203-218. ISSN 0143-8166

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The quality of the surface of metallic wires is relevant for different applications. The reflection of a laser beam on the surface of a metallic cylindrical wire provides an efficient way to inspect the quality of its surface. Our interest is focused in the detection of axially oriented defects, which are the most relevant for the wire drawing process. We present a simple interference-geometrical model to describe the light pattern reflected from a wire with defects. This model adequately accounts for the observed results from an industrial prototype developed for the purpose. It incorporates three-laser beams incident on the wire at equidistant locations in its perimeter, which produce three reflection cones with a CCD. This configuration permits to explore the whole perimeter of the wire. Several results are presented, both in static operation and in production line, in agreement with qualitative and quantitative predictions.

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© 2003 Elsevier Ltd.
The authors are grateful to the European Commission (EU) for the financial support of this work under the project SMT4-CT97-2184 (DEFCYL: Detection of Surface DEFects on CYLindrical Surfaces). The authors want to express their gratitude to Zumbach GmbH, Sprint Metal GmbH and Joh Pengg AG for their participation in the project and the cooperation in the industrial testing of the developed prototype.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Wire Surface Inspection, Conical Reflection
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:26747
Deposited On:25 Sep 2014 10:47
Last Modified:31 Dec 2020 00:03

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