Solutions for Ultrasonic Testing of Steel Bars

NDT Bar Inspection Systems

Metal Bar and Billet are the base raw material forms from which most metallic safety-critical components are fabricated.  Ensuring metal bars are defect-free before further processing reduces overall cost and helps eliminate end item failure. Waygate Technologies' line of Krautkrämer Industrial Automated UT systems are based on simple concepts yet provide industry-leading inspection performance at a low total cost per inspected part. Our systems are ideal for non-destructive, ultrasonic testing of round and square metal bars.

Krautkrämer ROWA™ Ux

The Krautkrämer ROWA™ UX's design is based on simple concepts yet provides industry-leading metal bar inspection performance at a low total cost per inspected part. Backed by Waygate Technologies' reputation as a leading innovator for inspection solutions across multiple industries, the Krautkrämer ROWA™ UX has the features you need to meet today's strenuous quality standards and comply with all the required ultrasonic testing safety codes.

With more than 150 installations worldwide, ROWA™ is the leading ultrasonic phased array testing solution for 100% full-body Automated UT testing of round and square metal bars. It provides the highest precision and reliability for the detection of cracks or inclusions in the volume and on the surface of steel and other metal bars.


Krautkrämer ROWA Ux 400 mini

Non-destructive, ultrasonic testing for small diameter steel bars starting from 6mm

Our Krautkrämer ROWA ultrasonic testing solution is trusted by manufacturers, certifiers, and auditors alike for proven reliability, performance, and detectability. Combining 20+ years of experience in phased array technology with a simple and robust design, Waygate Technologies developed the ROWA Ux 400 mini for small diameter steel bars in the 6-25mm diameter range.

Consistent quality at reduced cost

Using industry-leading phased array technology, the ROWA Ux 400 mini now allows efficient inspection of such metal bars before they are further processed. The new solution reduces overall cost and offers greater productivity at consistent quality for the automotive, engineering, construction, power generation and chemical industries.

Increased uptime and easy operation

Its stationary mounted phased array probes are controlled by software and electronics only, eliminating manual intervention and allowing greater ease of operation. Employing a simplistic design without any rotating parts like probe holders, seals, and bearings – which typically need a lot of manual adjustment, care, and service – the ROWA Ux 400 mini requires lower maintenance, increases uptime and takes productivity to the next level.

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Technical Specifications

  • Krautkrämer ROWA™ Ux Technical Specifications
    • ROWA™ Ux
      • Test objects:
        • Metal bars
      • Test diameter range:
        • Round D 6-260mm
        • Square and hexagonal up to w=50mm
      • Test speed:
        • Up to 120m/min
      • Detection capability:
        • Flat bottom hole D≥0.7mm
        • Side drilled hole D≥0.3mm
        • Surface notch t≥0.1mm
        • Untested ends down to 30mm
        • Deviating requirements on requests