Robot from IIT Madras Checks Pipelines for Leakage
Posted: 2019-5-31At a time when water scarcity pervades many urban centres, it is important to ensure that water being transported through pipes is not lost through leakages. In an attempt to address this issue, researchers from IIT Madras have developed a robot to check pipelines for leaks and other faults. Named Endobot, this robot is to be marketed by an IIT Madras incubated startup, Solinas Integrity, founded by the researchers.
Quite often, pipes that transport water suffer from low maintenance and neglect w...Read More.
Olympus at AISTech 2019: The Latest for the Steel Industry
Posted: 2019-5-31At this year’s Annual Iron and Steel Technology conference (AISTech), Olympus caught up with many customers from the steelmaking industry to share knowledge and show off some of our latest technology. Slag analysis with Vanta™ handheld XRF was a hot topic. Many visitors to our booth didn’t realize that they can use a Vanta analyzer near the furnace to measure the slag and adjust the batch conditions in near real time. The analyzer’s speed makes it easy to take several tests and average the results to overc...Read More.
360 Rail Selects Ardenna’s Rail Defect Detection SaaS
Posted: 2019-5-31360 Rail Services, the leading provider of engineering, construction, operations and maintenance services for the rail industry, has announced the selection of Ardenna's Rail Defect Detection SaaS for integration with their new drone-based rail yard inspection service offering. Ardenna is the leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based defect detection software and has seen great success in main line rail, covering over 28,000 miles of rail and processing over 3 million images. Ardenna will process 100% o...Read More.
Teledyne Completes Acquisition of Scientific Imaging Businesses of Roper Technologies
Posted: 2019-5-31Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) ("Teledyne") and Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) ("Roper") jointly announced today the successful completion of the previously announced acquisition by Teledyne of the Scientific Imaging businesses of Roper for $225 million in cash. The Scientific Imaging businesses include Princeton Instruments, Photometrics and Lumenera, as well as other brands.
The Scientific Imaging businesses provide a range of imaging solutions, primarily for life sciences, academic...Read More.
Fraunhofer Institute Presents inspECT-PRO Broadband Eddy Current Probe
Posted: 2019-5-31Material inspection made easy: Fraunhofer scientists develop universally applicable broadband eddy current electronics.
Current developments in the field of industry 4.0 such as the digitalization of production plants and processes provide massive new challenges to nondestructive inspection technologies. Fraunhofer IZFP scientists in Saarbrücken have developed a novel eddy current platform, which is able to operate currently necessary interfaces. As a consequence, the platform can easily be integrated in...Read More.
TPAC Launches Pioneer Phased Array FMC/TFM
Posted: 2019-5-31The Phased Array Company (TPAC), world renowned experts in the field of ultrasonic Non Destructive Testing solutions, introduces the Pioneer, its new, powerful, and compact acquisition unit providing the most innovative Phased Array and Advanced FMC/TFM technologies.
In order to respond to the growing need for faster and more accurate detection of material defects, TPAC has focused its strengths and high level experience to exploit the best features of the latest ultrasonic technologies. In particular, t...Read More.
Quasset Test Facility Opens in the Netherlands
Posted: 2019-5-30Quasset Test Facility (QTF) has opened in the Netherlands to facilitate the experimentation and validation of robotic solutions for inspection and maintenance. The 600-square-meter testing facility offers a highly flexible and controlled environment, housing a range of decommissioned assets which serve to test crawling, flying and swimming robotic systems.
As an independent facility, QTF provides third-party assessments of technology for robotic and inspection systems. From start-ups to leading oil and g...Read More.
National Institute For Aviation Research Hosting CT-Based Inspection Event
Posted: 2019-5-28The National Institute for Aviation Research and Wichita State University are hosting an event on June 4th 2019 bringing together software leaders in non-destructive inspection of high value parts.
Speakers come from the Synopsys Simpleware Product Group, Dassault Systemes, North Star Imaging, and Wichita State University.
The event will also include a chance to tour the NIAR facility (available to US citizens only).
Those interested in taking part should visit:
Luminus Devices Adds IR LEDs to Product Line
Posted: 2019-5-27Luminus Devices has significantly expanded its portfolio of high-power IR LEDs with 11 emitters designed to address the expansion of automotive, consumer, machine vision, medical, and security applications. The Luminus IR SST LEDs are now offered in three wavelengths—810nm, 850nm, and 940nm—and six beam angle options ranging from 40° to 130°. The high radiometric power output and low thermal resistance allow for a reduction in the number of emitters and overall footprint for a broad range of infrared (IR) a...Read More.
GET Demonstrate Wireless Drone Recharging
Posted: 2019-5-27Global Energy Transmission is presenting the value of its wireless drone recharging technology to energy and infrastructure inspection industries.
The company’s technology uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy from a ring of cables to a drone in flight. Global Energy claims that its Get Air system has a max power transfer rate of 12kW within a circular charging area that has a diameter of about 8m (26ft). The firm says its transmission efficiency is up to 80%.
The startup says it’s able to ...Read More.