16/06/2022 – Quality management

Solution for wire and cable surface defect detection

In 2021, Cersa MCI released its solution for wire and cable surface defect detection: the SQM. An equipment capable of detecting defects that may appear on the surface during the drawing or extrusion process.


In 2021, Cersa MCI released its solution for wire and cable surface defect detection: the SQM. © Cersa MCI


The new instrument offers high-resolution and real-time surface defect detection such as scratches, die marks, impurities, bubbles or particles on the insulation. It perfectly works for round product (20µm to 2,000µm) and metallic surfaces. SQM will be highlighted on the Cersa booth at “wire“ Last but not least, Cersa is manufacturer of optical fiber measuring devices: a complete solution to ensure high quality certification during drawing process. More than 500 high speed lines are drawing with Cersa instruments worldwide.

Mid ‘80s, Cersa launched its first device for fine wire measurement: the “LDS”, that still exists today, available in 1 or 2 axes for diameter monitoring during drawing process or for off-line measurements fitted with its accessories. A solution for wires from 2mm down to 5µm. For extrusion process, Cersa provides the “LPS-3-H” to monitor diameter and detect lumps and neckdowns in a single product for larger wire and cable diameters (0.3mm to 5mm). An solution which mix a diameter gauge and a flaw detector in one box.

Established in France in 1981, Cersa MCI is a benchmark company in the field of measurement and control instruments. They design and manufacture high level measuring devices for fine-wires, cables and optical fibres. Advanced technologies such as interferometers, diffraction, cameras ensure high speed measurements and high accuracy. Their sensors are useful on-line and off-line for non-contact measurement applications.

Cersa MCI
wire 2022, hall 10 booth E 59
Tel.: +33 4 42022947