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Automated Surface Inspection Using Eddy Current Array Technology

Olympus is hosting a webinar about automated surface inspection using eddy current array (ECA) technology

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Inspecting the surface of long bars and tubes has been a requirement in the metal manufacturing industry for many years. The surface inspection is as important as material volume integrity inspection. As material quality and performance standards continuously evolve, so too do the inspection requirements. While different technologies can be used to detect surface defects, eddy current array (ECA) technology stands out due to its ability to adapt to various geometries and provides a rugged approach against deviations on both ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic products.

In this webinar we will:

Demystify ECA for bar and billet inspection,

Demonstrate its key advantages over alternative technologies – in particular its robustness,

Address any concerns or misconceptions on this powerful technology.

This will be done through:

A short technical presentation by the Olympus bar inspection expert,

A live demonstration of the ECA system directly from the Olympus factory highlighting the key system features,

A panel discussion with special invited guest,

An interactive Q&A session with the audience.


Pier Lévesque, System Product Manager, Olympus Canada

Pier Lévesque has over 20 years of experience in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Following an academic path in science, he completed a technical diploma in physics. After graduation, he joined R/D Tech Inc (now Olympus NDT Canada) in 2001. Pier started as an NDT specialist working on conventional ultrasonic testing and phased array industrial inspection system development. He actively participated in the development and installation of a wide variety of NDT system solutions worldwide building his expertise and experience. He then held the position of Project Manager for rotating tube inspection systems, working with the largest global pipe manufacturers. In 2009, he was promoted to tube and pipe product management and held this position until a new opportunity arose in product management for the bar and billets market segment.

About Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas

Olympus Corporation is an international company operating in industrial, medical and consumer markets, specializing in optics, electronics and precision engineering.

Our goal is to supply reliable, economical systems globally that enhance safety, security, quality and productivity for customers and that contribute to society. We are committed to actively pursuing the development of new technologies, products, and services that offer the best solutions to customers' needs. Our commitment to designing quality products is directly linked to our customers' responsibility to comply with the highest industry standards and regulations in order to ensure public safety.

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