Integrated Solutions



Integrated Systems


The following systems incorporate customized hardware, sensors and software for specific integrated applications (in-line or off-line). The list below covers the most common applications.

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Weld Inspection


Tailor Welded Blanks


Tailor Welded Blanks The temate Si-WB is the industry standard for automated inspection of laser welds in Tailor Welded Blanks. The temate Si-WB can be integrated on any line using the line conveyor, de-stacking robots or automated and manual scanners from Innerspec or other vendors.



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  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Guided waves fill up the volume of the material and provide thru thickness inspection in one pass.
  • Detects and discriminates "planar" defects such as lack of fusion, lack of penetration, concavity or mismatch, and "point" defects such as holes and porosity.
  • Insensitive to cosmetic defects that do not affect the structural quality of the weld. No false positives, typical of vision systems.
  • Less sensitive to probe positioning, no "rastering" motion or "phased array" of sensors necessary.
  • Self-calibrated sensor. No need for teaching period or regular calibrations.
  • Permits inspection at up to 1m/s in completely automated environments.
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface and undulations of the part.
  • Multi-sensor capabilities with one system controlling up to three sensor heads.
  • Most proven and reliable system in the market with over 100 systems installed.

Flash-Butt Welds in Steel Mills


Flash-Butt Welds in Steel Mills The temate Si-CJ is an automated system for volumetric inspection of flash-butt welds in steel mills. Flash-butt welders are installed at the beginning of the pickle line to weld the end of one coil with the beginning of the next one. The temate Si-CJ is the only system for automated, volumetric inspection of Flash-Butt Welds in steel mills and can be adapted to fit any welder.



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  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • In-line & fully automated.
  • Detects internal voids, laps, misaligns and poor trim quality.
  • Inspects all kinds of steel, including TRIP, Dual-Phase and all HSS grades.
  • Self-calibrated sensor. No need for teaching period or regular calibrations.
  • Inspects while trimming with no additional cycle time (Taylor Winfield & Miebach).
  • Optional weld monitoring system (by Innerspec and IBA).
  • Proven system with over 25 installations around the world, and endorsed by the major welder manufacturers.
  • Average payback of less than six months by eliminating inspection cycle time, reducing/eliminating breaks and allowing increases in production speed.

In-Line ERW Tube Inspection


In-Line ERW Tube Inspection The temate BW-LT (ERW) provides inspection of ERW tubes larger than 60mm (2” ⅜) in diameter (any thickness) immediately after welding. The temate BW-LT (ERW) provides a superior return on investment by minimizing scrap rates while meeting all the quality codes.



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  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Installs immediately after welder to provide immediate feedback on the quality of the weld without quenching.
  • Provides full volumetric inspection of the weld according to the strictest API standards.
  • Detects ID and OD notch-type defects 12mm long and 5% deep, and 1.3mm holes at speeds of up to 1.5m/s.
  • Proprietary algorithm to discriminate trim problems from point-type defects.
  • Different positions for calibration/maintenance and production.
  • Independent PLC for line integration.
  • Automated flaw marking option

Thin Butt Welds - Less than 12mm


Thin Butt Welds - Less than 12mm Temate Si-BW is designed for insepection of thin butt welds less than 12mm. The temate Si-BW can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Guided waves fill up the volume of the material and provide thru thickness inspection in one pass.
  • Detects and discriminates "planar"defects such as lack of fusion, lack of penetration, concavity or mismatch, and "point" detects such as holes and porosity.
  • Capable of detecting porosity as small as 0.1mm in a 3mm weld.
  • Less sensitive to probe positioning, no "rastering" motion or "phased array" of sensors necessary.
  • Self-calibrated sensor.No need for teaching period or regular calibrations.
  • Permits inspection at up to 1m/s in completely automated environments.
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface and undulations of the part.
  • Inspects any type of weld(Laser, Electron Beam, TIG, MIG, ERW, Flash-Butt, Forged, etc.).
  • Proven technique with hundreds of systems installed.

Submerged Arc Weld (SAW) Pipe Inspection


Submerged Arc Weld (SAW) Pipe Inspection PowerUT® SAW is an automated inspection system designed for accurate and efficient inspection of the weld seam and heat affected zone of linearly welded SAW and ERW pipe. PowerUT® SAW meets the most stringent global oil and gas pipeline standards.



  • Multi-element parallel firing Phased Array technique.
  • Higher energy density than standard UT techniques (paintbrush, multiple head).
  • Detects longitudinal and transverse surface and internal defects and through holes.
  • Pipe diameter 200mm to 1400mm. Other sizes upon request.
  • Wall thickness 6mm to 60mm. Other sizes upon request.
  • Overhead gantry design with automatic probe adjustment for reduced setup times.
  • 5 clusters of UT probes for full ID, OD and volumetric inspection.
  • Full floating clusters with 3 axis of freedom (vertical, axial and radial) to ensure proper compliance during pipe movement.
  • Automatic weld tracking.
  • Automatic diameter changes.
  • Meets all global pipeline inspection standards.

Lap Welds (Mash Welds) in Steel Finishing Lines


Lap Welds (Mash Welds) in Steel Finishing Lines The temate Si-MWC is designed for automated inspection of Mash Welds used extensively in the manufacture of steel containers, appliances and the automobile industry. The temate Si-MWC is the most reliable post-weld inspection system in the market, and the only one that can provide reliable volumetric inspection of the quality of the weld.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Guided waves fill up the volume of the material and provide thru thickness inspection in one pass.
  • Detects partial and full disbond, porosity, inclusions, poor planishing, and weld skips.
  • Less sensitive to probe positioning, no "rastering" motion or "phased array" of sensors necessary.
  • Self-calibrated sensor. No need for teaching period or regular calibrations.
  • Permits inspection at up to 1m/s in completely automated environments.
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface and undulations of the part.
  • Optional Process Monitoring hardware and software integrated with the weld inspection system.

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Automotive Roof Welds (Laser Lap and Brazed)


Automotive Roof Welds (Laser Lap and Brazed) The temate Si-RW Is designer for inspecting Laser Lap and Brazed Welds used in automobile construction.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Used for inspection of laser lap and brazed welds in automobile roof-ditches.
  • Detects full disbond, pinholes and other weld defects using two independent channels.
  • Designed for both manual and automated operation.

T-welds (LiteSteel Beams-LSB)


T-welds (LiteSteel Beams-LSB) The temate Si-LSB is designed for inspecting ERW welds on LiteSteel Beams. LiteSteel Beams (LSB) involve rolling the flanges of the beam and welding them against the web. The rolled flanges are subsequently squared, producing a beam with half the weight of an I beam of the same structural strength.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Guided waves fill up the volume of the material and provide thru thickness inspection in one pass.
  • Detects lack of fusion not visible to the naked eye at production speeds.
  • Installs immediately after welding to minimize scrap rates.
  • Less sensitive to probe positioning, no "rastering" motion or "phased array" of sensors necessary.
  • Self-calibrated sensor. No need for teaching period or regular calibrations.
  • Permits inspection at up to 1m/s in completely automated environments.
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface and undulations of the part.
  • Only system capable of meeting the quality requirements of LiteSteel Inc.

Surface, Strip, Rod Inspection


Surface Inspection on Billets and Tubes


Surface Inspection on Billets and Tubes The temate RB-S, SB-S, Ti-S are designed for surface inspections of round & square billets & tubes using guided waves. The temate RB-S, SB-S, Ti-S can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • Guided wave technique capable of detecting surface defects as small as 2-3microns in depth (0.001")
  • Requires minimum amount of sensors to cover large spans of material
  • Available for ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface of the material
  • Easy to install, simple to operate with very low maintenance and operating costs compared to other methods
  • Completely automated operation. Easy to program and to interpret results

Surface Inspection on Slabs, Plates, Strip


Surface Inspection on Slabs, Plates, Strip The temate SL-S, Pi-S, ST-S are designed for surface and near-surface inspections of flat products such as slabs, plates and strip. The temate SL-S, Pi-S, ST-S can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • Guided wave technique capable of detecting surface and sub-surface defects as small as 2-3microns in depth (0.001")
  • Permits inspection of rough and dirty materials
  • Not affected by changes in color or reflectivity
  • Requires minimum amount of sensors to cover large spans of material
  • Available for ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface of the material
  • Easy to install, simple to operate with very low maintenance and operating costs compared to other methods
  • Completely automated operation. Easy to program and to interpret results

Laminated Metallic Strip


Laminated Metallic Strip The temate ST-LA is designed for inspection of laminated metals including coin-stock and bearing-shell materials. The temate ST-LA(CS) can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Works with two or more layers of similar or different materials (e.g. bearing shells with aluminum/tin, and coin stock with different alloys).
  • Applicable to hot and cold bonded products.
  • Guided wave technique capable of detecting laminations and internal and surface defects.
  • Requires minimum amount of sensors to cover large spans of material.
  • Completely automated operation. Easy to program and to interpret results.

Hot-Rolled Steel Strip


Hot-Rolled Steel Strip The temate ST-SC (HR) is designed for inspection of hot-rolled steel coils after pickling using guided waves. The temate ST-SC (HR) can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Guided wave technique capable of detecting laminations and internal and surface defects.
  • Permits inspection at up to 400m/min.
  • Requires minimum amount of sensors to cover large spans of material.
  • Completely automated operation. Easy to program and to interpret results.

Thin Rods - Less than 12mm


Thin Rods - Less than 12mm The temate Ri is designed for volumetric inspection of rods using guided waves. The temate Ri can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • An encircling sensor detects internal defects during production using guided waves
  • Detects internal defects as small as 0.0001" (2 micron) at speeds of up to 60mph (1600mpm!)
  • Completely automated operation. Easy to program and to interpret results

Volumetric Inspection


Steel Plates - Greater than 6mm


Steel Plates - Greater than 6mm The temate Pi-NB is an automated ultrasonic system for volumetric inspection of metallic plates using normal beam sensors. The temate Pi-NB can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Detects planar defects using 0º sensors. Meets all relevant plate inspection standards, including EN10160, ASTM A435, and ASTM A578.
  • Permits inspection at very high temperatures (up to 650º) and very low (-30ºC).
  • Easy to deploy: EMATs do not need to be perpendicular to the inspected surface to give reliable data, and surface variations caused by oil, moisture, or oxidation do not diminish accuracy.
  • Consistent results: EMAT coils are integrated circuits with virtually no variation from probe to probe.
  • Scalable to meet any plate width.
  • Off-line and in-line integration options available.

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Square Billets


Square Billets The temate SB is an automated ultrasonic system for volumetric inspection of square billets using normal beam sensors. The temate SB can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • Designed to detect 2mm diameter flat bottom holes in a carbon steel square billet150mm thick. Meets MIL-STD-2154.
    64 sensors perform simultaneous inspection of Square Billet from 4 sides at up to 70m/m.
    Actuator adapts to +/- 3º squareness between billet faces, +/- 5º of billet twist and 50mm of vertical and/or horizontal movement on 12 meters.
  • Easy to deploy: EMATs need not be perpendicular to inspected surface to give reliable data, and surface variations caused by oil, moisture, or oxidation do not diminish accuracy.
  • Consistent results: EMAT coils are integrated circuits with virtually no variation from probe to probe

I-Beams


I-Beams The temate IB is designed for inspection of flange & web on I-beams immediately after manufacture. The temate IB can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Designed to detect 6mm diameter defects in 125mm thick material. Meets ASTM 898/A 898M.
  • High-temperature options available.
  • Completely integrated mechanical actuators adapt vertically and horizontally to the I-beam as it moves along the sensor.
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface of the material.
  • Completely automated operation.
  • Easy to program and to interpret results.

Bars and Tubes


In-Line Non-Rotating 10-260mm


In-Line Non-Rotating 10-260mm PowerUT® IT-IL-NR (10-260mm) is a pass through inspection system designed for accurate and efficient Phased Array inspection of round and square bars which are traversing and non-rotating.



  • Phased Array inspection up to 128 elements.
  • Full parallel firing of Phased Array elements.
  • Effective for automotive and aerospace SBQ bars.
  • Detects longitudinal, transverse and oblique defects.
  • Speeds up to 2 meters per second.
  • 1 to 3 Phased Array and conventional probes depending on configuration.
  • Robust mechanicals for precise product control and low maintenance.

In-Line Rotating 10-65mm


In-Line Rotating 10-65mm PowerUT® IT-IL-R (10-65mm) is a pass through inspection system designed for accurate and efficient Phased Array inspection of small diameter tubes and bars which are traversing and rotating.



  • Phased Array inspection up to 256 elements.
  • Full parallel firing of Phased Array elements.
  • Effective for energy, aerospace and water treatment tubes
  • Detects longitudinal, transverse and oblique defects.
  • Measures diameter, wall thickness and eccentricity.
  • Speeds up to 50 meters per minute.
  • 1 to 3 Phased Array and conventional probes depending on configuration.
  • Robust mechanicals for precise product control and low maintenance.

In-Line Rotating 35-503mm


In-Line Rotating 35-503mm PowerUT® IT-IL-R (35-503mm)is a pass through inspection system designed for accurate and efficient Phased Array inspection of tubes and bars which are traversing and rotating.



  • Phased Array inspection up to 256 elements.
  • Full parallel firing of Phased Array elements.
  • Effective for seamless and welded tubes
  • Detects longitudinal, transverse and oblique defects.
  • Measures diameter, wall thickness and eccentricity.
  • Speeds up to 60 meters per minute.
  • 1 to 3 Phased Array and conventional probes depending on configuration.
  • Robust mechanicals for precise product control and low maintenance.

Off-Line Rotating 50-900mm


Off-Line Rotating 50-900mm PowerUT® IT-OL-R (50-900mm) is a gantry inspection system designed for accurate and efficient Phased Array inspection of tubes and bars which are stationary and rotating.



  • Phased Array inspection up to 256 elements.
  • Full parallel firing of Phased Array elements.
  • Effective for seamless and welded tubes
  • Detects longitudinal, transverse and oblique defects.
  • Optional surface inspection with ECT or MFL.
  • Measures diameter, wall thickness and eccentricity.
  • Speeds up to 60 meters per minute.
  • 1 to 6 Phased Array and conventional probes depending on configuration.
  • Robust mechanicals for precise product control and low maintenance.

High Pressure Cylinders


High Pressure Cylinders The temate Ti-HPC is designed for volumetric inspection of High-Pressure Cylinders. The temate Ti-HPC can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Detects longitudinal and transversal cracks, holes, and provides a complete thickness map of the cylinder.
  • Exclusive flexible sensor technology that conforms to the surface of the material.
  • Completely automated operation. Easy to program and to interpret results.

Plates (UT/PA)


Plates (UT/PA) PowerUT® Pi-UTPA is a non-immersion automated plate inspection system designed for accurate and efficient inspection of steel, aerospace aluminum and titanium and other plates. Local immersion bubbler technique does not require complete immersion of the plate.



  • Up to 8 channels of shear wave and longitudinal wave ultrasonic inspection.
  • Phased Array inspection up to 256 elements.
  • 3 and 4 axis overhead linear gantry.
  • Full compliance probe assembly.
  • Precise position encoding for accurate mapping.
  • Automatic Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC).
  • Cost effective alternative to immersion tank testing.

Immersion Tanks


Acoustic Microscopy


Acoustic Microscopy PowerUT® IT-AM is a full immersion inspection system designed for accurate and efficient high frequency ultrasonic inspection of ferrous and non-ferrous metal samples. PowerUT® IT-AM is available with low frequency for inspection of plate and long product pieces. Materials inspected include steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium and other metals.



  • High frequency UT acoustic microscopy for defects as small as 50 microns (0.05mm).
  • Available with optional low frequency inspection of plate and bar samples.
  • Materials inspected include steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium, other metals and composites.
  • 4 axis of movement controlled in ultra-fine increments to 5 micrometers (0.005mm).
  • 1 to 8 channels of UT inspection.
  • Automated pulse-echo inspection.
  • Low frequency inspection from 0.5 to 25 MHz.
  • High frequency inspection from 4 to 200 MHz.
  • Automatic Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC).

2.5D


2.5D PowerUT® IT-2.5D is an automated full immersion inspection system designed for accurate and efficient inspection of aerospace engine parts, forgings, bearing crowns and other axisymmetric shapes. Materials inspected include steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium, other metals and composites.



  • Complete UT inspection of simple and complex parts.
  • Materials inspected include steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium, other metals and composites.
  • Specialized software for defining the acoustic path.
  • 2 to 8 axis of movement.
  • 1 to 8 channels of UT inspection.
  • Automatic Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC).

Large/Specialized


Large/Specialized PowerUT® IT-L/S is an automated full immersion inspection system designed for accurate and efficient inspection of large parts or parts with unique inspection requirements. Materials inspected include steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium, other metals and composites.



  • Complete UT and PA inspection of simple and complex parts.
  • For long parts such as aerospace profiles and long billets to 40 meters.
  • For large diameter rings and billets up to 2.5 meters.
  • For parts requiring special tooling, lifting, rotating, etc.
  • Materials inspected include steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium, other metals and composites.
  • 2 to 8 axis of movement.
  • 1 to 8 channels of UT inspection.
  • Pulse-echo or pitch-catch (through transmission).
  • Phased Array inspection up to 256 elements.
  • Automatic Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC).

Billets


Billets PowerUT® IT-B is an automated full immersion inspection system designed for accurate and efficient inspection of high quality metal billets. Materials inspected include stainless and other steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium and other high quality metals



  • Complete UT inspection of billets 120mm to 600mm.
  • Materials inspected include stainless and other steel, aerospace aluminum, titanium and other high quality metals.
  • 8 channel UT inspection.
  • Detects 0.8mm to 1.2mm FBH anywhere in the body of the billet.
  • Automatic Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC).

Thickness Measurement


Tube, Strip, Plate


The temate TG-IL is and EMAT solution designed for measuring thickness with non-contact probes in harsh production environments:


  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Probes for continuous measurement of materials up to 750ºC.
  • No-wear sensors that do not touch the material inspected.
  • Thickness measurement accuracy of 0.001" (0.025mm).
  • Sensor arrays and touch probes for continuous and spot measurements.
  • 100% tube coverage option using proprietary encircling ring technology.
  • Automatic calculation of eccentricity and ovality.
  • Applicable to tubes, aluminum plates (reversing mills) and many other high-temperature and difficult environments.

PowerUT TG IL The PowerUT TG-IL uses Dry-Coupled UT (DCUT) sensors to measure thickness of metallic and non-metallic materials with optimum resolution and accuracy:



  • Proprietary DCUT sensors with no-couplant.
  • Ambient temperature inspection.
  • Wheel and touch probe sensors for continuous and spot measurements.
  • Thickness measurement accuracy of 0.0001” (0.0025mm).
  • Thickness readings (resolution) of 1mm at 2m/s.
  • Automatic calculation of eccentricity and ovality.
  • Applicable to finishing lines on tubes (stainless, carbon), pilger mills and many other applications.

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Ductile Iron Pipe


Ductile Iron Pipe The temate TG-IL(DP) is designed for thickness measurement of ductile iron pipes. The temate TG-IL (DP) is the only system in the market capable of reliably measuring thickness of ductile iron pipes in production and it can be customized to meet your unique production needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique.
  • Ambient and high-temperature sensors for continuous measurement of materials up to 300ºC.
  • No-wear sensors that do not touch the material inspected.
  • Integrated temperature correction for maximum accuracy.
  • Resolution down to 0.001" (0.025mm).
  • Capable of covering large areas using sensor arrays.

Other Measurements


Nodularity


Nodularity The temate NM is used to determine the nodularity of the material. The temate NM can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • EMAT sensors do not mechanically load the surface under test allowing a greater precision of measurement of ultrasonic arrival time variation
  • Capable of working on rough surfaces
  • Double wave technique (using SH and L wave sensor) permits determining the nodularity without measuring the thickness of the part
  • Portable and integrated options available (including temate PowerBox H). Check catalog of standard sensors for portable options

Stress


Stress The temate SM provides internal stress measurements on plates, tubes, train wheels and other structures using two linearly polarized shear horizontal waves at 90 degrees. The temate SM can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • EMAT sensors do not mechanically load the surface under test allowing a greater precision of measurement of ultrasonic arrival time variation
  • No “beam steering” errors caused by misalignment of the transducer with the surface
  • Capable of penetrating surface coatings or corrosion which may scatter or reflect waves generated from outside the part
  • Custom software provides actual stress readings (MPa or PSI)
  • Portable and integrated options available (including temate PowerBox H). Check catalog of standard sensors for portable options

Bolt Load


Bolt Load The temate BL is used to measure bolt-load by measuring ultrasonic Time-Of-Flight corresponding to changes in bolt elongation. The temate BL can be customized to meet your unique inspection needs.



  • Non-contact EMAT technique
  • EMAT sensors do not mechanically load the surface under test allowing a greater precision of measurement of ultrasonic arrival time variation
  • Capable of working on non-flat bolt heads
  • Double wave technique (using SH and L wave sensor) permits determining the load without knowing the original length of the bolt
  • Custom software provides actual load readings (MPa or PSI)
  • Portable and integrated options available (including temate PowerBox H). Check catalog of standard sensors for portable options