INCLUSION RATING SYSTEM
Clemex CIR helps quality control laboratories vastly improve their productivity by analyzing inclusions in steel with impressive speed, accuracy and repeatability. Very simple to operate, the inclusion rating software will allow you to reduce analysis time to less than 2 minutes for a 160 mm2 area with minimal user intervention.
Our automated image analysis system is designed to detect the following inclusions and rate them according to most recognized standards: sulfides, aluminates, silicates, globular oxides, single globulars, borides, carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides.
All Analysis Types and Standards
ASTM E45 Methods A, C, D, E
Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel
ISO 4967 Methods A, B
Steel – Determination of content of non-metallic inclusions – Micrographic method using standard diagrams
DIN 50602 Methods M, K
Metallographic examination; microscopic examination of special steels using standard diagrams to assess the content of non-metallic inclusions
JIS G 0555
Microscopic testing method for the non-metallic inclusions in steel
Micrographic examination of the non-metallic inclusion content of steels using standard pictures
MAP OF ENTIRE SAMPLE
Locates and maps inclusions of the entire sample area, aligned vertically or horizontally. Worst fields are identified rapidly and artifacts can be removed. Operators navigate from one sample to the other with ease.
Select inclusions and artifacts on a map of the entire sample. Toggle between this map view and the selected objects to accept, reclassify or reject them.
CLASSIFY OXYDES AND SULFIDES
Adjust the thresholding to detect oxydes and sulfides accurately. Eliminate fine artifacts and scratches.
AUTOMATIC PATTERN CREATION
Automatically finds the physical edge of each sample to create stage patterns that cover the required surface area (160 mm2, 200 mm2 or custom size).
AUTOMATIC LINEAR FOCUS PLANE
Perform an analysis even faster using our plane-normalization tool. To compensate for unlevelled samples, locate three points on each sample let the system automatically adjust focus for each field.
FLOATING WORST FIELDS
ASTM, ISO or DIN worst fields are identified automatically. Worst fields are displayed on the sample map using colors that correspond to inclusion types.
Save time on sample preparation by inserting your unmouted samples (up to 24) directly into a custom magnetic sample holder.
Analyze up to 6 heats with 6 samples each during the same run.
EXTREME VALUE ESTIMATION
Statistically characterize the distribution of the largest inclusions using results of up to 4 trials according to ASTM E-2283.
Auto-focus, auto-exposure and automated shading correction.
Long inclusions that span across several fields are detected and measured as one inclusion.
Interfaces between stacked samples are ignored.
Save time by placing samples on a magnetic stage plate and reuse previously saved patterns.
Save results in many formats including xls, txt, csv, and ASCII for post-processing.
Images captured during an analysis can be saved for further use.
Typically, an inverted Nikon microscope, a motorized Marzhauser stage, and a high resolution camera are selected to fit your specific inclusion rating needs. We ensure a seamless integration of all components.
- Analysis of your needs by a technical representative
- Configuration, fine-tuning, and calibration
- On-site installation and training of your team