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Inspection Services

Quality is not inspected into a product, it is engineered into it. At Van Gorp Corporation, we employ modern quality engineering principles and inspection technologies in the design of our product and processes to ensure that you receive the highest quality conveyor components available anywhere in the world.

• NDT inspections are an integral part of Van Gorp Corporation’s ability to repair, refurbish, or the re-certification of your current pulleys. Taking some older pulleys out of the system for re-lagging? Let Van Gorp Corporation’s certified NDT inspectors provide a full surface and volumetric inspection of your pulley and shaft for fatigue life defects. Inspector SNT-TC-1A certifications and NDT reports can be provided upon request.

• Engineering is theoretical but materials are real. Engineering design assumes that materials will perform in a predictable way under loading conditions because the material contains no defects. But we all know that processing of material always creates defects, even from the steel mill. This is why Van Gorp Corporation has invested heavily in its NDT program and in the training of its inspectors. Purchasing additional NDT inspection of highly critical conveyor components provides additional assurances that you’re purchasing the highest quality conveyor components in the world.

• Our on staff Level III has engineered our Standard Inspection Protocol specifically for application to conveyor pulleys. However, Level III Services at Van Gorp Corporation provide the ability to work to any set of specifications and acceptance criteria for any customer anywhere in the world. An on staff Level III also provides continuous training and education of our inspectors, well beyond the scope of SNT-TC-1A requirements for certification, ensuring that they are the very best in the industry.

  • Current Techniques used in our Standard Inspection Protocol
    • Longitudinal Wave Contact A-Scan Pulse Echo Ultrasound
    • Shear Wave Contact A-Scan Pulse Echo Ultrasound
    • Continuous Dry Visible Magnetic Particle
    • Continuous Wet Fluorescent Magnetic Particle
    • Type I Method C Liquid Penetrant (Fluorescent)
    • Type II Method C Liquid Penetrant (Visible)
    • Visual
• Have a new project that is required to be AWS D1 series welding code compliant and don’t know where to start? Let our AWS CWI’s and CWE’s walk you through the process. Through the stages of design, qualification, fabrication, inspection, through repair, our certified weld inspectors can help guide you through the entire process and the welding code requirements. From training your engineers on how to design and inspectors on what to look for, to providing AWS Certified Weld Educators to help train and qualify your welders. Combined with expert knowledge of material handling applications, you can be certain to meet all of the code requirements the first time and avoid the expensive rework process. CWI and CWE certifications can be provided upon request and verified on the American Welding Society website

• Our CWI’s, weld engineering department, and our metallurgical services can develop a welding procedure specification to meet any of your needs. Alloy steels, stainless steels, dissimilar metals, high carbon steels, and hardfacing are not a problem for Van Gorp Corporation. Having difficulty with a specialized welding process? Let Van Gorp Corporation’s team of experts help provide the solutions you need to solve your welding problems.

Even with certified weld inspection, quality isn’t inspected into a weld, it is made by a qualified welder. That’s why all of our welders and welding operators at Van Gorp Corporation are qualified for the specific welding procedures being used to build your product based on the American Welding Society D1 series of welding codes. Welder Qualifications (WPQR), Welding Process Qualifications (PQR) and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) can all be provided to you upon request.
Quality isn’t inspected into product, it is built in at every step of the manufacturing process.
Great product starts with great parts. Whether it is finished goods or raw material, every component that we receive into our facility that is used to make your parts is inspected. Raw material certs are reviewed, finished product is inspected with one of two Coordinate Measurement Machines using Nikon’s CMM Manager® software. Inspection reports and Material Certifications of any component of your product can be provided upon request.
Do you have extremely tight tolerance requirements for your components? +/- .0005” is not a problem for Van Gorp Corporation. We believe that the science of measurement is one of precision and that measurements can only be as precise as the measurement system in use. This is why Van Gorp Corporation has a comprehensive gauge calibration program covering every measurement device and reference standard in our facility (over 9000 of them.) Each one is serialized and calibrated on a regular schedule all maintained in a software database and performed by on staff qualified calibration technicians. Our operators are trained to select the right device with the right resolution and to take the right number of measurements all to ensure that your tolerances are met every time. Gauge calibration records can be provided at your request