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This document presents a technique to detect a particularly serious problem: periodical defects. Periodical defects can cause serious damage to steel strips, and so should be corrected as quickly as possible. The technique proposed, which is based on information provided by an artificial vision system, reports on periodical defects detected in one strip before starting to roll the next. A backtracking-based algorithm is proposed to detect periodical defects. This algorithm was trained to work optimally using grid computing techniques to overcome the massive computational requirements. A set of representative strips were chosen to test this technique. The results are shown and compared with those provided by a tool used worldwide.
Date of Conference: 9-13 Oct. 2011