Quality Control

Vale builds specialized test equipment for both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Years of experience provides Vale with the expertise to design quality equipment for quality control.

Upset Testers

Upset Testing is the quickest and best way of detecting near surface flaws in hot rolled product. The test is quick and easy so it can be done right on the mill floor and the results of the test can be acted on immediately to minimize scrap.

Tensile Test Sample Punches

Using a Tensile Test Sample Punch eliminates the back-up caused in the laboratory by delays in milling samples.  Shearing is the preferred method of creating test samples up to a material thickness of 13 mm.

Sample Punches

Portable or stationary sample punches are used to produce the circular samples from metal strip in a processing plant.



Pneumatic Cutting Tool
Pneumatic cutting tool
Ideal for cutting small diameter wires, hard or soft.


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