Invert Robotics Raises $8.8 Million for Wall Crawlers
Posted: 2019-5-27World’s First Non-Magnetic, Climbing Inspection Robot for Hazardous Environments Attracts Top-Tier Investors to Support Growth
Invert Robotics, a leader in inspection robotics, today announced it has closed an US$8.8 million round of financing led by Finistere Ventures, an agtech/foodtech venture pioneer, with support from Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the corporate venture capital business of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Existing investors such as Allan Moss, Inception Asset Manag...Read More.
YXLON receives the SMT China Vision Award
Posted: 2019-5-27On the first day of the Nepcon show in Shanghai, YXLON International received the SMT China Vision Excellence Award 2019 for their x-ray systems Cheetah EVO. The festive award ceremony took place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Barbara Nichtern, Yxlon Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, was happy to attend the ceremony and proudly explained: "The Cheetah EVO family is Yxlon’s answer to the specific inspection needs of our customers in the SMT, Semiconductor and laboratory a...Read More.
Aviation Maintenance Software Maximizes Aviation Safety
Posted: 2019-5-27The New York Times (NYT) recently reported airplane manufacturers "often [value] production speed over quality" and this "frenzied pace" has led to aviation safety concerns. Manufacturers' production goals should not be in competition with aviation safety. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) has approved the use of remote connectivity technology, which can be used in the aircraft manufacturing process. Using this technology, aircraft can be remotely inspected in manufacturing facilities to meet productio...Read More.
On-site Membrane Stress Measurement from DEKRA
Posted: 2019-5-27DEKRA Laboratory for Technical Textiles and Films tests membrane structures on site in its capacity as monitoring body and for the preparation of expert reports. The membrane stress measuring device (MSM II), which was specially developed by the laboratory, checks the prestress in tensile membrane surfaces after assembly or as part of recurring inspections, thereby helping to prevent damage.
DEKRA Laboratory for Technical Textiles and Films in Stuttgart is an independent testing laboratory recognized in ...Read More.
Terra Drone And KDDI Launch Drone Infrastructure Inspection Services
Posted: 2019-5-27Terra Drone Corporation and KDDI Corporation announce a breakthrough in asset management by launching safe, fast, and cost-effective infrastructure inspection services using drones.
The solution uses drones with high-resolution cameras to monitor the structural health of industrial systems, such as, wind turbines, telecom and transmission steel towers, smokestacks, and bridges. The data management and report generation is further automated via Terra Inspection software, an online platform based on Terra ...Read More.
Rotterdam to Host World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019
Posted: 2019-5-23Global industry leaders of inspection, maintenance and cleaning robotics for
capital-intensive infrastructure gather in Rotterdam.
The second edition of the World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The conference and exhibition are organized by the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative, an end-user driven, not-for-profit foundation.
The initiative gathers a global community to share the innovative progress and rapid development of robotics tech...Read More.
Better Building Façade Inspections With Industrial Rope Access
Posted: 2019-5-22In 1980, after a piece of masonry fell from a building and killed a passerby, New York City passed Local Law 10/80, requiring periodic inspection of building façades and exteriors for all buildings taller than six stories. This law evolved into Local Law 11/98, and eventually became the Facade Inspection Safety Program, or "FISP" (1-RCNY 103.04), that is in effect today. In 2018, more than 2,635 buildings were inspected in New York City. Of this group, close to 20% were deemed unsafe either due to an exist...Read More.
Phoenix Secures $4M for Neutron-based Nondestructive Testing
Posted: 2019-5-22Phoenix, LLC, a Wisconsin-based nuclear technology company, has secured $4 million in funding from the US Army to demonstrate innovative neutron-based methods of nondestructive testing utilizing its high flux neutron generators.
Phoenix's latest contract funds demonstration of a high-throughput, high-resolution thermal neutron imaging system as well as a fast neutron imaging system. Further, Phoenix will take the first steps toward fusing neutron radiographs with X-rays to present inspectors with complem...Read More.
Phenna Group Continues Inspection Buying Spree with Hansen Aerospace
Posted: 2019-5-22Phenna Group is delighted to announce a record breaking year for our portfolio company, Hansen Aerospace, LLC.
Since their investment in July 2018 the business has continued to go from strength to strength, delivering first class services to the aerospace sector. 2018 has seen the business continue to invest in its people and facilities to drive the partnership approach it takes to serving customers which will be their focus in 2019 and beyond.
This acquisition has given them the confidence to further...Read More.
New High-speed and High-sensitivity Linea HS TDI Camera
Posted: 2019-5-22Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, is pleased to announce that its newest charge-domain CMOS TDI camera–the Linea HS─is in volume production. Based on a multi-array TDI sensor architecture, the 16k camera offers 300 kHz line rate or 5 GPix/sec data throughput for high-performance imaging applications such as flat panel display, PCB and wafer inspection, gene sequencing, digital pathology, and web inspection.
The Linea HS family offers ver...Read More.