Eddy current testing is a non-destructive method for testing metal surfaces for defects such as longitudinal and transverse cracks. The type of testing performed, using comprehensive through-type coils or rotating probes, depends on the type of defect. The test method can be optimally integrated in the production process.
During leakage flux testing, the surface of components or semi-finished products is temporarily magnetized and scanned by contacting or contactless test heads. This non-destructive test method can detect longitudinal, transverse, and point defects.
Ultrasound testing is a non-destructive test method that can be used for detecting defects and irregularities in the material. This method also facilitates precision measurements of the wall thickness of a tube or the plate thickness.
Thermography is increasingly gaining in importance and provides new approaches for test tasks which could not be solved at all until now or only to dissatisfying extent. By analyzing the thermal flow and/or heat conductivity of the test pieces, even the smallest defects in the material surface can be detected and visualized.
The magnetic induction testing method is used in the automotive and aviation sectors as well as in the production of semi-finished products for the non-destructive testing of materials for their properties. Typical test tasks include hardness checks, material differentiation and sorting.
Magnetic field measurement is used for measuring disruptions in the Earth's magnetic field caused by ferromagnetic objects. This is suitable for detecting ferromagnetic metals and materials. The detection depth depends on the mass and magnetic properties of an item.
Increasingly tough quality requirements in the metal sector require test systems that can detect surface defects with a depth as shallow as in the µm range. As technological leader, we have made it our mission to visualize quality and to help shape the future of non-destructive testing.
The automotive sector and its continuously increasing quality requirements present suppliers with ever increasing challenges. Consistent quality control of individual components is therefore the standard in modern production lines so as to meet these requirements.
The aerospace sector is characterized by innovation and hightech. Apart from the development of aircraft, spacecraft, and satellites, servicing also forms an important segment within the sector. Find out about FOERSTER's contribution on the following page.
Medical technology is engaged in the application and implementation of technical products and services in the medical sector. The aim is to continuously improve aspects such as diagnostics, therapy, and the quality of life of patients. It is therefore of great importance to produce defect-free materials.
FOERSTER produces individual test instruments as well as complex multi-function test blocks with various integrated test systems. FOERSTER aims to offer excellent advice and close cooperation to its customers to ensure that these systems are tailored to meet their specific requirements.
Today, the soil on this planet still contains weapons from previous wars, which pose a potential risk. The high-precision test instruments by FOERSTER reliably detect such metals and soil contamination. We therefore help to increase safety.
Military technology is characterized by great innovation comprised of various engineering sciences. Many military technology developments have also found their firm place in civil life. Go to the next page to find out the connection between the navy and FOERSTER, for instance.
The petrochemical sector produces chemical products from natural gas and crude oil. This process takes place in refineries and steam reforming plants. Take a look at the fascinating work of FOERSTER in the petrochemical sector on the following page.
Natural gas and crude oil are important raw substances used by many industries. They form the basis for all types of plastic and serve as fossil energy carriers for the production of electricity and as fuel for almost all types of vehicles. Defect-free materials are a basic requirement to ensure a smooth production process.
With its test instruments, FOERSTER supports a diverse range of scientific sectors with their research and development. FOERSTER's roots are in physical research and we therefore endeavor to support future generations of researchers and their projects.
What was life like in the past? What were people's homes like and how did the human culture develop? Archeology attempts to find answers to these questions and FOERSTER supports such projects by providing probes for the non-destructive visualization of traces from times gone by hidden in the ground.
FOERSTER service starts with in-depth consultations - leading to installations and launches - continuing with regular maintenance and calibrations - and is completed by the 24/7 hotline - always side-by-side with the customer. The extensive training program supports users in their daily work.
The broad range of services offered by FOERSTER even includes measurement of magnetic values as well as reformer tube inspection in chemical plants such as ammoniac and methanol supply plants. Our subsidiary Magnetische Pruefanlagen GmbH in Reutlingen specializes in non-destructive material testing in the chemical industry.
In addition to its first-class products, FOERSTER as turnkey specialist offers the incorporation of complete test lines. Modern application labs for individual customer requirement testing and a geophysical test field complement the performance portfolio and offer various advantages of an international network.
With 11 renowned European companies, Tube Innovation Network is your trusted partner for complete solutions in the entire tube production process chain worldwide. Together, we use our extensive expertise in the tube sector to achieve the best results for you – our customers.
You can find more information on FOERSTER, its products and services as well as download various brochures, product information and software, films and certificates in the download area.
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Since its founding in 1948, FOERSTER has strived to advance the non-destructive testing technology significantly. Today, our company is considered a "hidden champion" and present in many markets and industries due to its diverse product and technology portfolio.
To serve the needs of our customers best, FOERSTER consists of four so-called divisions. This facilitates product development in accordance to market requirements and focus on technological priorities. In addition, ten subsidiaries and representatives in over 60 countries enable a global market presence and constant proximity to our customers.
The company’s success essentially rests on its employees, who do their utmost every day to advance FOERSTER. Young professional or specialist - we are always open for new employees who support us in our mission.
FOERSTER – Making quality visible. With great emphasis on quality - ISO 9001 certified quality management system based in-house work provides products with the highest level of professional quality control to our customers.
Conference and Exhibition of Homeland Security and Security in Paris
Visit our website especially for detection systems
Review of the AIPND trade fair in Italy
More than 100 guests visiting FOERSTER in Reutlingen
In order to strengthen our commitment in Turkey, we are expanding our sales activities with an experienced partner company.
Successful debut at the Fastener Fair in Stuttgart
Successful trade fair for FOERSTER NDT Instruments
FOERSTER presented industry solutions at the International Defence Industry Exhibition and Conference
Visiting Europe's largest industry meeting on heat treatment
Young people gain an insight into different industrial sectors
Charity marathon in Reutlingen with a strong participation of FOERSTER
Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH & Co. KG invests nine million Euro into the expansion and modernization of its Headquarters in Reutlingen
Testing of Finest Wires
9 runners from FOERSTER participated in the “26th Reutlingen Altstadtlauf”
70 Years of Passion for Non-destructive Testing
We celebrate our anniversary and take a look back with you.
FOERSTER shows its competence at the world's leading trade fair for quality assurance
FOERSTER Excites the Professional Audience with Innovations at the Tube & wire 2018
Review on the 15th Asia Pacific Conference for Non-Destructive Testing
After successful events in Asia, Europe and North America, the Tube Innovation Days made a stop in Mexico this year on the 3rd and 5th of October.
Approval for the International Quality System standard successfully achieved
Participants from all over the world learned about the latest developments in metal detection