MISTRAS Group Announces Acquisition of Onstream Pipeline Inspection
Posted: 2018-12-24MISTRAS Group, Inc. (MG: NYSE), ("MISTRAS"), a leading "one source" global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to maximize the uptime and safety of critical energy, industrial, and public infrastructure, announced today that it had acquired 100% of the stock of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Services, Inc. ("Onstream"), a leading North American provider of proprietary technology enabling pipeline inspection and data analytics services primarily to the gathering and mid-stream market...Read More.
Workpad LLC Announces Services to Implement Robotics Cloud Platform
Posted: 2018-12-21Workpad LLC has announced the availability of systems and software development services based on RoboMaker. RoboMaker is the newly released Amazon AWS cloud service designed to facilitate the command and control of robotic devices including autonomous and remotely-operated robotic inspection devices. RoboMaker can be implemented for inspection crawlers and autonomous devices including drones, submersibles, and vehicles.
Workpad, formed in 2016, specializes in cloud solutions for the inspection industry...Read More.
Creaform Names New Vice President of Operations
Posted: 2018-12-20Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, has appointed Daniel Rivard as its Vice President of Operations. Working from the company’s Lévis headquarters, Mr. Rivard will be responsible for managing and coordinating all manufacturing operations for Creaform’s Innovation & Technology Division.
Mr. Rivard comes to Creaform from the medical and pharmaceutical solutions industry and brings a wealth of managerial and operational experience to his role as Vice President of...Read More.
Genesis Systems Group Innovates NDI Systems with ATI End-Effectors
Posted: 2018-12-20The NSpect family of Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Systems from Genesis Systems Group is making quite an impression. By combining ATI End-Effectors, KUKA Robots, and vast engineering expertise, Genesis creates more efficient methods of NDI that encourage safety and increase quality. Genesis’ customers have confidence in NSpect Products as well, the company has integrated more than 30 NSpect Systems in the last five years.
The purpose of NDI is to evaluate components and finished goods for structural ...Read More.
TPU Combines Ultrasonic, Vibration and Heat for Composite Inspection
Posted: 2018-12-14Composite or multicomponent materials are widespread in the aviation and automotive industry since they compete with metals in their characteristics but weigh much less. Due to this multicomponent composition, it is difficult to test the quality of such materials. Materials can contain very small hidden defects, i.e. delamination, cracks, impact damage. Their size is literally a few millimeters. The exploitation of such products, for example, in aviation, can lead to a disaster.
Daria Derusova, Project ...Read More.
Addressing Inspection Challenges in Nigeria's O&G Industry
Posted: 2018-12-14The oil and gas industry and other sectors of the nations economy are currently in need of indigenous experts, who specialize in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). With only eight in-country level three NDT practitioners, foreign exchange conservation as well as reduction of expatriates, particularly from India and China into Nigeria’s petroleum sector could remain elusive if government and stakeholders failed to act proactively. Nondestructive testing (NDT) is regarded as an analysis techniques used in scienc...Read More.
Lynx Inspection Announces Predictive 3D Radiography
Posted: 2018-12-14On it's 30th anniversary INO announces the creation of its 34th subsidiary, LynX Inspection, a developer of cutting-edge digital vision solutions focused on industrial inspection.
LynX Inspection began a partnership with INO one year ago with the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, a joint initiative began by INO in the City of Québec, Canada and the Anges Québec network. During the past year, LynX gained access to INO’s resources, helping to develop technologies at the core of its inspection systems.
Amazon AWS Offers Tools to Control Automated Inspection Robots
Posted: 2018-12-14Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced the availability of AWS RoboMaker, a new service that makes it easy for developers to develop, test, and deploy robotics applications, as well as build intelligent robotics functions using cloud services.
AWS RoboMaker extends the most widely used open source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to AWS services including machine learning, monitoring, and analytics services to en...Read More.
Honeywell Launches Drone Assisted Service For Industrial Users In India
Posted: 2018-12-14Honeywell is launching its commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India. Targeted at utilities and oil and gas companies, the new service is designed to help customers across the country improve and modernize critical structural inspections. Using UAVs to carry out this work and collate necessary data reduces the need for employees to conduct inspections manually, which in turn increases safety by eliminating many of the risks associated with dangerous structural e...Read More.
Cyberhawk Discusses Digitization and Plant Asset Management
Posted: 2018-12-14Phil Buchan, Commercial Director of Cyberhawk, has been featured int he latest newsletter from Gastech Insights. (click link above).
He discusses how new technology, specifically developments in drones for inspection, and the digitisation of drone-captured data is transforming how plant and asset management is approached around the world.
Reliable, well-performing assets are crucial to the efficient running of gas and LNG plants, however, as assets begin to age, ensuring integrity becomes an ever-gro...Read More.