The company IMS Messsysteme GmbH develops and produces isotope, x-ray and optical measuring systems for industrial use in the steel, aluminium and non-ferrous metal industries. Our head office is located in Heiligenhaus, Germany. High-precision technology requires a maximum focus on quality. We have worked continuously on developing our products further and improving the qualifications of our staff ever since our company was established in 1980. The technical competency we have accumulated as a result, paired with modern technology, enables us to implement highend custom-built and needs-orientated solutions. IMS operates worldwide on five continents with strategically placed subsidiaries and numerous representatives. Our broad and individual portfolio of products and services makes us a world market leader. Following 40 years of existence, the IMS Group now comprises IMS Messsysteme GmbH and IMS Röntgensysteme GmbH.
In tube production, surface defects are often perpetuated through the complete process chain. Non-stop surface inspection from billet to finished tube is therefore critical for the quality of the final product. With “surcon 3D Tube” inspection system, IMS provides tube manufacturers with another high-quality measurement tool. The system allows to detect surface defects at a much earlier stage in the rolling process than before and to counteract them early by means of concrete corrective measures
Whether you need to monitor eccentricity after piercing, know the local distribution of wall thickness around the circumference of the hollow blank, or determine the formation of thickened ends on the finished tube, IMS has a suitable measuring system for all these and many other measurement tasks
To meet the stricter demands for transparency in the rolling process and maximum accuracy in measurement we use high-precision laser triangulation sensors.Through synchronization of the individual sensors among each other, the measured data of all sensors are outputted
simultaneously at measuring rates in millisecond range, resulting in a distortion-free representation of the outside profile of the tube.