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Evident Wind Blade Inspection System Automates Ultrasonic Testing
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Source: Composites World
Evident (Tokyo, Japan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus comprising its former Scientific Solutions Division as of April 2022, developed its Wind Blade Inspection System (WBIS) using Industry 4.0 technologies to automate and digitize the time-consuming, labor-intensive process of manual nondestructive testing (NDT) for large components like composite wind blades.

The concept for the technology originated as a development led by Vestas (Aarhus, Denmark) with partners Evident, Eckhart Automation (Lansing, Mich., U.S.) and In-Position Technologies (Chandler, Ariz., U.S.). The system was developed over a two-year collaboration involving shared investments between Vestasí Wind Systems Manufacturing Automation division and Evidentís Systems & Integration division. The concept was ultimately transferred entirely to Evident for commercialization of the complete solution. Vestas owns the original system and multiple additional series systems.

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