High-Temperature Bar and Wire Inspection

PowerEC HOT is an automated system for surface inspection of hot rolled bar and wire at the rolling mill. PowerEC HOT provides real-time digital defect images for immediate interpretation.


  • Non-contact Eddy Current technique.
  • In-line and fully automated.
  • Inspects all hot rolled metals including carbon and stainless steel, copper, nickel and titanium.
  • 4mm to 280mm (0.16” to 11.00”) diameter.
  • Temperature up to 1200°C (2192°F).
  • Inspection at production speeds of up to 200 m/s (656 f/s)
  • Detects all standard rolling mill defects with industry leading resolution.
  • Configurable graphic and numerical representation of defects.
  • Immediate disposition of quality for each piece, batch or coil inspected.
  • Robust mechanicals for precise product control and low maintenance.
  • Digital imaging provides real-time defect images for immediate interpretation.
  • Exclusive research tools for post inspection analysis and long term improvement.
  • Searchable database by lots, steel grades, diameter and any other recorded parameter.