Foerster Instruments, Incorporated

WORLD CLASS PRODUCTS

Heat Treat and Microstructure Inspection

MAGNETIC INDUCTIVE TESTING
TESTING OF METALLIC
MATERIALS IN THE
AUTOMOTIVE AND
AVIATION SECTORS

Automatic hardness and structure
testing of metallic components

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The MAGNATEST product family is used for the non-destructive testing of metallic materials for magnetic and/or electrical properties. The test instruments are used in the automotive and aviation sectors as well as in the production of semi-finished products. The focus is on testing components relevant to safety such as brake discs, or ball pins and functional components such as camshafts and drive shafts, pivots and piston pins. Typical test tasks include hardness checks, material differentiation and sorting. MAGNATEST can also be used for the automatic testing for the geometric properties of all metallic series components. The high-performance amplifier installed in MAGNATEST test instruments makes it possible to analyze harmonics, which guarantees an extremely reliable and precise repetition, even when impacted by perturbations.

The MAGNATEST ECM is designed as a low-cost entry level model. The MAGNATEST D features sophisticated evaluation electronic equipment which shows even the smallest differences in structure. The various MAGNATEST test instruments are also provided with a comprehensive range of standard testing coils with round and rectangular cross sections, as well as standard testing probes.

Industry Leading Surface Flaw Detection

CONTINUOUS PROCESS
CONTROL VIA WEB
CONNECTION


STATOGRAPH® PRODUCT FAMILY

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For more than 50 years, the STATOGRAPH test instrument has successfully detected and documented surface defects in components. However, digitized production environments today place new demands on quality inspection. To meet these requirements we have developed the STATOGRAPH CM+ / CM. This makes crack detection even easier and more intuitive - at any time and from anywhere via web connection. We are ready for the challenges of Industry 4.0.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Decentralized operation: web-enabled access allows user inputs from mobile devices
  • Innovative wizard sets parameters automatically
  • Improved filters for even more precise testing
  • Fieldbus connections for simple integration into control systems
  • Intuitive and easy-to-understand user interface

Quality Crack Detection Testing at Production Speeds

FULLY AUTOMATIC
EDDY CURRENT CRACK
TEST SYSTEM FOR
TESTING CYLINDRICAL
COMPONENTS

Economic, high-throughput
test solution

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Particularly in the automotive sector, automatic component testing is crucial to ensure a smooth production process. In addition to increased timing frequencies, automation also improves the reproducibility of tests. As a system partner, FOERSTER therefore supplies individual test instruments as well as suitable test concepts as complete solutions.

The ROTOPUSH test station, which is integrated in production lines, serves to test cylindrical components for cracks in the liner surface. The testing configuration has to be rotated for automatic crack testing. After the test, the test pieces are sorted and separated. The continuous test run ensures a high testing rate, which increases profitability.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Fully automatic continuous 100% crack testing
  • Extremely high testing rate as part separation is not required
  • Automatic sorting into two groups, "OK" and "NOK"
  • Available in the ROTOPUSH versions Ro20, Ro35, and Ro65 as single or multiple channel test system
  • Documentation of the test results

State of the Art Flex Sensor Technology

PRECISION TESTING OF
CURVED SURFACES

Profile surface crack detection
of complex geometries

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Flexible probes are used for crack testing of curved surfaces. Combined with adjusted probe holders, they can be easily used for different part geometries.

Curved surfaces can be easily tested with the flex probes without requiring scanning equipment. They form fit to a part profile, saving costs on complex robotics, providing increased scanning coverage and decreased part cycle speeds. Test results can be reproduced even for the highest of quality standards thanks to mechanical production.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Testing of complex geometries in a broad frequency range
  • Time-saving test of curved surfaces
  • Simple adjustment to different geometries