Phoenix ISL Develops New Flexible Track Scanner
Posted: 2017-12-6Phoenix Inspection Systems Limited have developed a new solution for the inspection of welds on large diameter aluminium cylinders, the Flexible Track Scanner (FTS) inspects linear and circumferential welding lines.
Light-weight in design, FTS can be operated by a single inspector, using pneumatic suction cups to position the guide track on the curved or straight surface of the component and is securely fixed in place using a foot-operated vacuum valve switchbox.
Two interlocking sections of track ena...Read More.
Aerotech Inspection Expands Into India
Posted: 2017-12-6or many years Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd have been a market leading supplier of non-destructive testing across the UK. Offering a multitude of non-destructive testing services including radiography, surface inspection and ultrasonic testing Aerotech have served a wide spectrum of industries from their head office in Cradley Heath, West Midlands and their satellite facility in Yeovil.
Now, recognising that India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Aerotech have opened their first inte...Read More.
Pioneering RPAS Blade Inspections at Sheringham Shoal
Posted: 2017-12-6For the first time ever on Sheringham Shoal offshore wind turbine farm, drones were used to inspect all 264 turbine blades across the 88 offshore locations.
Sheringham Shoal, operated by Statoil, a key player in the UK’s offshore wind sector, partnered with Martek Aviation to carry out the inspections in August 2017. 200 UAS flights were deployed, taking 8 minutes each to collect the relevant data. This allowed Statoil to instantly assess the condition of their assets on site.
Due to the advancements...Read More.
Using Scanning Probe Technology to Measure Coating Thickness
Posted: 2017-12-1Coating thickness measurement is one of the most common quality assessments made during industrial coating applications. SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements is frequently referenced in coating specifications. As SSPC-PA 2 has evolved over the past four decades, a number of procedures and measurement frequencies are referenced in both the mandatory portions of the standard and in the non-mandatory appendices. While the measurement frequencies were never i...Read More.
Innerspec and Tecnatom Launch Venture with Farfield NDT
Posted: 2017-11-29Innerspec, the global leader in EMAT technology, and Tecnatom, the global leader in Piezoelectric UT and Eddy Current instrumentation, announced the official launch of their joint venture Farfield NDT. Combining Innerspec’s and Tecnatom’s complementing expertise, Farfield is a huge asset to any company needing NDT solutions. The mission of Farfield is to contribute to the safety and economic effectiveness of industrial facilities and infrastructure by providing advanced knowledge and expertise in non-destru...Read More.
Infrasense performs GPR evaluation of Pavement Network in VA
Posted: 2017-11-28One of the leading subsurface detection firms in the nation, Infrasense, has recently completed the subsurface pavement structure evaluation of approximately 79.93 lane-miles of public roadways in Falls Church, Virginia using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) testing to determine the thicknesses of the pavement structure layers. It was performed along the centerline of each roadway, centerline of each lane, and at an offset approximately 1 foot from the outside edge of each lane. The resulting pavement structu...Read More.
Omron Microscan Releases New High-Performance Smart Camera
Posted: 2017-11-28A brand-new, ultra-powerful smart camera is about to hit the market to help businesses in a wide range of industries streamline their operations. This smart camera, the HAWK MV-4000 from Omron Microscan Systems, Inc., quadruples the processing power of the previous generation. It boasts up to six times the frame rate of its predecessor, achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Building upon a 35-year history of development in Automatic Identification and Machine Vision, the HAWK MV-4000 does code...Read More.
Nondestructive Adhesive Bond Strength Testing to be Presented at Defense Mfg. Conference
Posted: 2017-11-28LSP Technologies has pioneered several innovative material processing solutions for the defense manufacturing industry, including Laser Shock Peening for metal fatigue enhancement, and Laser Bond Inspection for nondestructive bond strength evaluation.
LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT) will be attending the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) from December 4-6 in Tampa, Florida. LSPT Vice President David Lahrman and Director of Sales Doug Eberhart will host industry professionals at booth 806 on the DMC ex...Read More.
Goodyear Acquires Ventech Automated Tire Inspection Technology
Posted: 2017-11-28The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a leader in automated tire inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH to support its fleet services in Europe and other geographies of the world.
Ventech Systems provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that quickly and easily checks tire pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles.
The company, based in Dorsten,...Read More.
Introducing the New Generation of Fluorescent Dyes: OIL-GLO® and WATER-GLO®
Posted: 2017-11-28The Spectroline OIL-GLO® and WATER-GLO® series ultraviolet fluorescent dyes are designed to detect leaks in all circulating fluid systems. Find leaks fast in fuel, synthetic, lubricant, petroleum, water, and water/glycol-based systems.
Glows Bright Even in the Dirtiest Fluids
Leak Detection Made Simple
Just add a small amount of dye to the system and let it circulate. All leaks will glow brightly when scanned with a high-intensity Spectroline® leak detection lamp.
Customizable Colors for All App...Read More.