Innovative testing meets customer-specific solution

Steel and rolling mills are faced with increasingly tough quality requirements, which require verification through testing processes that are compliant with international standards or individual agreements. FOERSTER's DEFECTOPLATE test system is particularly suitable for verifying and assessing laminar discontinuities in heavy and thick plate with ultrasound.

The system features a modular concept, allowing tried-and-tested components to be adjusted to meet local requirements so as to generate the greatest possible functionality and process reliability. Depending on the production layout and requirements, various concepts can be applied to install the test systems either above the roller conveyor (test from the top) or integrated them in the latter (test from the bottom). Depending on concept, the entire plate is tested in one run or by testing in lines across the entire surface of the upright plate.

The raw data of laminar discontinuities in the material is recorded via ultrasound, pre-processed by the test electronics, and transmitted to the analysis software for assessment. The system also facilitates fully automatic assessments in accordance with various international standards and test standards defined by the system operator. If a plate does not meet quality requirements, repeated analyses can be performed in accordance with other standards on the basis of the stored test data without having to re-test the plate, which removes the need for handling the plate again.


  • Automatic data storage for proving laminar discontinuities in the material across the entire width of the plate in one test run
  • High testing capacity of approx. 720 plates per day
  • Automatic and reproducible test documentation compliant with international and individually defined standards can be prepared thanks to the analysis software
  • Optional subsequent offline analyses based on various test standards can be performed with the analysis software. As a result, repeated inspection runs are no longer required and operation is simplified
  • Tested materials can be used to access premium markets and increase sales
  • Less production resources are required thanks to the use of the test system as process monitoring and optimization tool

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