I.B.I.S. Goes Outside.
The I.B.I.S. (Inspectech B-
System) is nearing its 20th birthday,
although of course it has enjoyed many
updates and improvements over the years.
To celebrate this event, the I.B.I.S. (which
monitors id flash removal on ERW tube
welds), can now plot and compare
together, both the outside (o.d.) and inside
(i.d.) profiles of the product.
We have always felt that one of the
biggest strengths of the I.B.I.S. is the fact
that it does not just provide a
representation, but that it transforms the
curved tubular profile to a straight line
format and thus reports the profile as
of inches or millimetres.
The new enhanced I.B.I.S. follows the same format. It plots, in straight-
The screen presentation can be toggled back and forth between the original thickness only mode and the new o.d./i.d. Mode.
Take a look at the screen reproduced above.
In our summer 2008 edition we reported on the special version of the Flux Leakage weld line test unit that had been configured to test square and rectangular product. This was no ordinary application, because the product was formed and welded as a rectilinear section.
After that novel machine was put to work it seems to have done its job well because by 2010 a second unit was ordered by the same customer, and it was delivered in the fall. Once again, nothing was straightforward, and fitting the flux leakage test machine into the existing mill environment called for a quick and easy way to remove the entire test
unit during mill changeover. Furthermore, constraints in the mill layout required some changes in configuration. Our photo shows the new machine ready to ship.
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