OG Technologies, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, has been recognized with a 2006 R&D Award for its HotEye Rolled Steel Bar (RSB) product by R&D Magazine, which stated: “Your technology has been recognized as one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year by R&D Magazine. The 44th annual competition of the R&D 100 Awards saw entries from many of the most prestigious companies, research organizations, and universities in the world”.
HotEye RSB is a fully automatic, in-line, machine vision system that provides the steel mill with accurate, reliable, and timely information about steel surface quality and surface defects. It is critical that mill identify and analyze surface defects and their causes in order to reduce scrap, eliminate waste, and improve productivity. HotEye RSB systems are being used to inspect the surface of rods, bars, billets, and rails. OGT continues to explore new applications for this innovated product.
Terence Liddy, president of OG Technologies, Inc. stated “This award is a tribute to Dr. Tzyy-Shuh Chang, our chief technical officer, and our superb engineering staff. We brought state-of-the-art machine vision technology and innovation to the steel industry and have succeeded in helping steel companies become more productive, less energy intensive, and more globally competitive.”
For more information on the HotEye, go to A HREF="http://www.ogtechnologies.com">www.ogtechnologies.com.