Olympus’ Versatile SteerROVER™ Motorized Steerable Scanner Performs Remote Weld Inspection and Corrosion Mapping
Posted: 2018-9-17Olympus’ Versatile SteerROVER™ Motorized Steerable Scanner Performs Remote Weld Inspection and Corrosion Mapping
QUEBEC, QC., June 6, 2018—Olympus today announced the addition of a motorized steerable scanner to its line of solutions for ultrasonic and phased array testing. The field-tested, remote-controlled SteerROVER™ scanner is the most advanced and versatile motorized scanner offered by Olympus. Like its forerunner the MapROVER™ scanner, the SteerROVER scanner performs circumferential weld inspection ...Read More.
Olympus Launches IPLEX® G Lite Ultra-Portable Industrial Videoscope
Posted: 2018-9-17Olympus Launches IPLEX® G Lite Ultra-Portable Industrial Videoscope
Remote visual inspection of small aircraft engines, industrial piping, wind turbines, and more
HOUSTON, Tex., (May 24, 2018)—Olympus today launched its all-new IPLEX® G Lite ultra-portable industrial videoscope for fast, easy visual inspections of small or difficult-to-access locations such as aircraft engines and piping. The lightweight, 2.5-pound (1.15 kg) videoscope features powerful imaging and measurement tools and is rugged enough...Read More.
Zetec Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Posted: 2018-9-16Zetec is celebrating its 50th anniversary, marking the company’s legacy as a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, and other vital industries.
"Thanks to our customers, channel partners, our innovative products and a highly skilled workforce, we’ve accomplished far more than anyone could have imagined back in 1968 when Zetec began developing analog eddy current testers in a small office and dairy barn near Seattle, Washington" said Wayne Wil...Read More.
Using a Novel Technique for HRSG Tube Inspection
Posted: 2018-9-16Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are susceptible to various degradation mechanisms—Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC), pitting and fatigue cracking. In order to harvest maximum heat from the exhaust gas, thousands of tubes are stacked together with narrow gaps between tubes. The compact design imposes access restrictions for inspection and repair. Failures are often unpredicted, resulting in undesirable, forced outages.
In this paper, they describe a technique to internally inspect HRSG fi...Read More.
ZEISS Presents New Portable Roughness Inspection Solutions at IMTS
Posted: 2018-9-16ZEISS Industrial Metrology will introduce a new line of surface roughness inspection systems, SURFCOM TOUCH, at IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago, September 10-15. An entry-level portable model with three small tracing drivers handles measurements with different attributes, offering a large touch screen for easy operation. For surface and roughness measurements in one portable, compact system, the SURFCOM 50 is ideal. ZEISS also offers a desktop SURFCOM 550 system for high accura...Read More.
TWI and Lloyd’s Register Launch Fullagar Technologies
Posted: 2018-9-16TWI has joined with Lloyd’s Register, one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology, to launch Fullagar Technologies.
The venture will see TWI and Lloyd’s Register working together to deliver innovative new inspection systems, products and services. This global launch draws upon the latest industry research from the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) alongside TWI’s advanced welding and non-destructive testing (NDT) expertise and Lloyd’s R...Read More.
Jenoptik Buys Metrology Companies Otto and Ovitec
Posted: 2018-9-16Jenoptik has acquired 100 percent of the shares in both sister companies OTTO Vision Technology and OVITEC. All conditions precedent for the transaction are fulfilled as of today.
OTTO Vision Technology GmbH and OVITEC GmbH specialize in optical inspection systems for quality assurance and process optimization, as well as in complex imaging systems for applications in the field of part dimensioning, surface inspection and position detection. The main customers of OTTO Vision Technology GmbH and OVITEC Gm...Read More.
ZEISS Presents Photorealistic 3D Scanner at Hannover Messe
Posted: 2018-9-16At Hannover Messe, the trade fair for Smart Production, ZEISS will be presenting RealScan, its first-ever 3D scanner and 3D scan service used to create photorealistic 3D models. "This new product is the result of the expertise of the ZEISS core disciplines metrology and photography", says Andreas Klavehn, Director of Virtual Media at ZEISS, summarizing the product innovation.
From product presentation in the online shop to realistic representations in games and interactive training applications based on...Read More.
Pfeiffer Vacuum Introduces Mobile Leak Detectors for Large Objects
Posted: 2018-9-16The ASM 390 and ASM 392 are leak detection solutions adapted to the semiconductor and display industries as well as to other demanding applications where rapid pump down and high sensitivity is key. Both models are Semi S2 compliant.
The leak detectors are fitted with a dry frictionless backing pump and a powerful high vacuum pump, making them the ideal tools for leak testing of various components in clean environments.
Equipped with an additional turbopump, the ASM 392 will speed up the leak detectio...Read More.
UAV Inspection Webinar: Do-it-yourself vs. Service Providers
Posted: 2018-9-16When it comes to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones), there are incredible technological advancements in the market that are making traditional energy inspections safer and more efficient. There are also lots of questions and confusion about the value these inspections provide. Is it better to start an internal do-it-yourself drone team? Or is it better to utilize a 3rd party vendor? If you take the DIY approach, how should your business approach the internal structure and what are the regulations an...Read More.