INTUITIVE
INCLUSION RATING SYSTEM

Clemex CIR helps quality control laboratories vastly improve their productivity by analyzing inclusions in steel with impressive speed, accuracy and repeatability. Very simple to operate, the inclusion rating software will allow you to reduce analysis time to less than 2 minutes for a 160 mm2 area with minimal user intervention.

TYPES OF
ANALYSIS

Our automated image analysis system is designed to detect the following inclusions and rate them according to most recognized standards: sulfides, aluminates, silicates, globular oxides, single globulars, borides, carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides.

All Analysis Types and Standards

ASTM E45 Methods A, C, D, E
Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel

ISO 4967 Methods A, B
Steel – Determination of content of non-metallic inclusions – Micrographic method using standard diagrams

DIN 50602 Methods M, K
Metallographic examination; microscopic examination of special steels using standard diagrams to assess the content of non-metallic inclusions

JIS G 0555
Microscopic testing method for the non-metallic inclusions in steel

EN 10247
Micrographic examination of the non-metallic inclusion content of steels using standard pictures

KEY
FEATURES


MAP OF ENTIRE SAMPLE

Locates and maps inclusions of the entire sample area, aligned vertically or horizontally. Worst fields are identified rapidly and artifacts can be removed. Operators navigate from one sample to the other with ease.


TRACEABLE OBJECTS

Select inclusions and artifacts on a map of the entire sample. Toggle between this map view and the selected objects to accept, reclassify or reject them.


CLASSIFY OXYDES AND SULFIDES

Adjust the thresholding to detect oxydes and sulfides accurately. Eliminate fine artifacts and scratches.


AUTOMATIC PATTERN CREATION

Automatically finds the physical edge of each sample to create stage patterns that cover the required surface area (160 mm2, 200 mm2 or custom size).


AUTOMATIC LINEAR FOCUS PLANE

Perform an analysis even faster using our plane-normalization tool. To compensate for unlevelled samples, locate three points on each sample let the system automatically adjust focus for each field.


FLOATING WORST FIELDS

ASTM, ISO or DIN worst fields are identified automatically. Worst fields are displayed on the sample map using colors that correspond to inclusion types.


UNMOUNTED SAMPLES

Save time on sample preparation by inserting your unmouted samples (up to 24) directly into a custom magnetic sample holder.

MORE FEATURES

DIFFERENT HEATS
Analyze up to 6 heats with 6 samples each during the same run.

EXTREME VALUE ESTIMATION
Statistically characterize the distribution of the largest inclusions using results of up to 4 trials according to ASTM E-2283.

IMAGE OPTIMIZATION
Auto-focus, auto-exposure and automated shading correction.

LARGE INCLUSIONS
Long inclusions that span across several fields are detected and measured as one inclusion.

MULTI-PLATE SAMPLES
Interfaces between stacked samples are ignored.

RELOAD PATTERNS
Save time by placing samples on a magnetic stage plate and reuse previously saved patterns.

REPORTING
Save results in many formats including xls, txt, csv, and ASCII for post-processing.

SAVE IMAGES
Images captured during an analysis can be saved for further use.

PRODUCT
DETAILS

Typically, an inverted Nikon microscope, a motorized Marzhauser stage, and a high resolution camera are selected to fit your specific inclusion rating needs. We ensure a seamless integration of all components.

  • Analysis of your needs by a technical representative
  • Configuration, fine-tuning, and calibration
  • On-site installation and training of your team

Increase productivity in a high throughput lab using a very simple workflow. The operator follows a 3-step procedure to obtain repeatable results: 

  • Position a sample on the stage
  • Start an analysis on the sample
  • Review data and export results

HARDWARE &
ACCESSORIES

SAMPLE HOLDERS

A wide range of stage plates designed specifically for mounted and unmounted samples.

INDUSTRIAL CAMERAS

View the product specs of our high quality USB cameras.

NIKON MICROSCOPES

View product brochures of the Eclipse MA200 or MA100N inverted microscopes.

MOTORIZED STAGES

Märzhäuser SCAN series of motorized stages for various inverted microscopes.

CONTROLLERS AND JOYSTICKS

High quality Märzhäuser equipment for operating an automated system with ease.

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