Steel Plate Surface Inspection System

steel plate inspection

Replace costly and time-consuming manual inspections and reduce expensive field repair with an automated vision system that identifies surface defects on steel plates.

How It Works

The Artemis Vision Steel Plate Surface Inspector verifies that steel plate surfaces are meeting or exceeding applicable standards (including MILSPEC, ABS, ASTM) across plates as wide as 13 feet and thicknesses ranging from .1875″ through 3″. Using a configurable array of highly tuneable lasers, accurate to .0039″ (0.1mm), the system is designed to operate and withstand the most demanding and harsh environments.

The inspection system scans one or more sides of steel plates to detect surface defects such as pits, corrosion, cracks, flakes, and porosity. This is a turn-key system that delivers raw inspection data as well as configurable alarms and reports across varying time-frames and platforms.

A Challenge Resolved

surface defect detected in line of data

Defect from single line of raw data

Material inspections on steel plates for a shipbuilding company were proving difficult and unreliable as carried out manually. Defects found downstream, sometimes after assembly on the ship, led to immensely expensive rework costs. Our system was designed to integrate with the client’s continuous line and finds defects down to 0.057″ in size and 0.010″ in depth, as well as providing the operator with printed reports of the defects.

laser scanning surface defects on steel


CapabilitiesDetects defects such as pits, corrosion, cracks, flakes, porosity.
ResolutionWithin .0039" (0.1 mm)
FootprintBase model featuring 5 lasers: 6 x 14 feet. Units can be scaled up or down to meet requirements.