Cygnus UT FMD Offers Operational Flexibility and the Potential for Big Savings
Flooded Member Detection is an inspection regime designed to screen subsea platform structural members for defects. A cracked weld, for example, can allow the ingress of sea water into the member which may create a point of failure for the structure. Operators therefore inspect these members on a regular basis to gain confidence that there has been no sea water ingress.
There are two recognised non-destructive testing techniques that allow for Flooded Member Inspection; the us...Read More.
Bahrain Distributor Receives Full Service Training From Cygnus
Posted: 2018-5-29It was our great pleasure to welcome Mr Salman Mohamed Almalek of Vibrant Machines for Technical Services from Bahrain for service training.
Vibrant Machines for Technical Services have been an exclusive distributor of Cygnus Instruments since 2012 and are now committed to offer full aftersales support, since receiving service training at our UK Head Office. Vibrant Machines are now a fully authorised Cygnus Service Centre and are equipped to provide calibration and full after sales support in Bahrain.
Webinar: How to Deploy 3D Imaging Technology for Industrial Inspection
Posted: 2018-5-28How to deploy 3D imaging technology into your inspection application
Date: June 15, 2018
11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
10:00 AM Central Daylight Time
08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
15:00 Greenwich Mean Time
Cost: Free to attend.
Duration: One hour.
Craig Borsack, President, G2 Technologies
For certain machine vision inspection applications, 2D cameras do not provide sufficient data to accomplish specific inspection tasks. Luckily, numerous methods of implementing 3D vision sy...Read More.
Hexagon Acquires NEXTSENSE Industrial Measurement and Inspection Solutions
Posted: 2018-5-28Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of NEXTSENSE, a leading innovator in non-contact profile measurement and surface inspection. NEXTSENSE specialises in solutions that enhance product quality with speed and efficiency at micrometre accuracy in the automotive, railway, steel and aerospace industries.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Graz, Austria, NEXTSENSE employs more than 80 people worldwide. Its advanced manual, inline and aut...Read More.
Avoid 'Dead Ends' with Amotus NDT Data Solutions
Posted: 2018-5-28The fact is that regulations and standards are now requesting that inspection data is to be recorded and traceable. This means that inspectors of nuclear plants, airplanes, refineries, and aerospace equipment need a strategic plan to store the data. Many factors should be considered to choose the right solution.
At Amotus we were interested to get a deeper understanding of companies’ criteria. And this is a portion of what we discovered.
We have asked 150 businesses in the NDT market what is their cur...Read More.
MFS EFS Reliable for Fatigue Crack Growth Detection According to ISU-BEC Study
Posted: 2018-5-22Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS), producer of the next generation of advanced Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technology systems for major civil and industrial infrastructure, today announced that its Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFSTM) technologies have been independently evaluated in a 36-page report by the highly regarded Iowa State University's (ISU) Bridge Engineering Center (BEC) and been determined to ''perform well for crack detection.''
The 13-month ISU BEC St...Read More.
Bihrle Announces Ardenna Spin-off for Automated Inspection Detection
Posted: 2018-5-22On the heels of its groundbreaking success with BNSF Railway in the achievement of truly automated long-range UAS supplemental track inspections, Bihrle Applied Research (Bihrle) announced today that it is spinning-off its computer vision and machine learning capabilities in a new venture called Ardenna (www.ardenna.com), which will offer solutions for the automated detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during the inspection of critical infrastructure. While Ardenna will continue to off...Read More.
Ultrasound Scans for Damage to Concrete Bridges
Posted: 2018-5-22The concrete Pantheon in Rome is in excellent condition after 2 000 years. Steel reinforcement can dramatically reduce lifespan of concrete structures however and deterioration can begin after only 10 years.
Infrastructures such as bridges and roads are usually reinforced concrete, which need continuous monitoring for regular operation and safety. Large concrete structures pose various challenges mainly due to the wide range of aggregates, fragments compacted together, in the material.
‘On a roll’ - n...Read More.
Computational Imaging: Methods, Benefits, and Enabling Technologies
Vision Systems recently had a Q&A with Marc Landman, Vice President, CCS America in which computational imaging technologies, benefits, products, and applications within machine vision are discussed. Click the link above for the full article.
You recently released the LSS-2404 lighting controller for computational imaging. What led to this product being developed, and why?
Precision illumination is always critical t...Read More.
New Patent for Positive Material Identification Process
Posted: 2018-5-22Global pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW) received a patent for its Positive Material Identification (PMI) process from the U.S. Patent Office.
The PMI process, patent number US 9,880,056, uses a variety of non-destructive tools and techniques to generate traceable, verifiable and complete pipe records for in-situ pipe material verification, providing trusted results along with considerable cost, time and efficiency benefits.
TDW began developing the PMI process in 2011, soon after th...Read More.