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Eddy current technology can be used to detect splices, connecting wedges or joint inside coated material such as steel tubes with PVC insulation. In this example, an EDDYSENSOR and an encircling coil are used.

Heating tube


Joints that link individual tubes under sheathing can easily be identified using an eddy current probe.

Rubber-coated rail


Continuous rails are more lightly constructed in places where they will later be sawn apart. Sheath optically hides these positions but they are easily and automatically identified using the eddy current test method.

CATV cabling


CATV cabling has radiation openings located in strategic places. Eddy current testing can identify these openings even though they are hidden beneath the extruded PVC sheath.

Eddy current sensing equipment


PRÜFTECHNIK offers a very basic eddy current tester, the EDDYSENSOR, that is ideal for precisely these sorts of simple sensing tasks. Whereas light barriers or other standard sensors are not effective, eddy current signals penetrate the sheath and detect discontinuities or splices in the metal within. When it detects a discontinuity, the EDDYSENSOR transmits a delayed or undelayed signal to a saw or color marker which can then cut or mark the piece at the correct place.

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Butt weld detection

Butt weld detection

Butt welds cannot be identified by simple detectors such as the light barrier or proximity switch. The EDDYSENSOR locates the butt weld using eddy current t

Thick material inspection (TMI)

Application fields

  • Production type: thick-walled tubes with a longitudinal weld seam; welded seams can be tested in their full thickness
  • Materials: austenitic steel, aluminum,

Fine wire

  • Inspection: Continuous inspection using encircling coil
  • Wire characteristics: Diameters down to 0.05 mm; tungsten, molybdenum, etc.
  • Production line: Drawing and rewinding lines

Black and bright bar

  • Offline inspection: For final quality check after straightening, peeling or polishing using conveyor system
  • Continuous drawing lines: Inline inspection of bars, Ø up to