ROWA-B – Bar Tester

GE’s ROWA-B is a compact phased array ultrasonic testing machine for round/square/hexagonal bars and is designed for direct integration into the production line. The test functionality comprises the detection of core defects and (sub-) surface flaws. The ROWA-B has no mechanically moving parts, which guarantees short changeovers, low wear, easy maintenance and therefore low operating expenses. Different models are available for bar diameters from 7 mm up to 250 mm.


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Product Information
Features and Benefits
  • Surface & Subsurface flaws
  • Core defects
  • Throughput speed up to 120 m/min (394 ft/min)
  • No mechanically rotating parts, coupling via patented rotating water jacket mechanism
  • Compact design, little space requirements
  • Shortest changeovers
  • Low Operating Expenses
  • Ultrasonic coupling carried out via a patented rotating water jacket mechanism
  • Material is fed linear into the test chamber
  • Applications:
    • Round, square and hexagonal shaped bars
    • Automotive & Aerospace industry semi-finished products
    • Designed for integration into bar production line, linear material transport, low footprintTest Specifications:
      • 0.7 mm FBH (other sizes on request)
      • AMS 2154 Class AA
      • Bosch