Mobile NDT system

  • 25-May-2012 02:45 EDT

Automation Technology’s C-CheckIR thermographic inspection system is used for nondestructive testing (NDT) of composite materials. The system uses active thermography for the reliable detection of defects such as delaminations, water inclusions, and debondings. The inspection head is mounted on a light support frame that is placed at the proper position on the object to be inspected. The system is controlled from a tablet-PC through an intuitive user interface. For the most common materials, such as carbon-fiber reinforced plastic or glass-reinforced plastic, the system features preset inspection parameters. An optical excitation source provides thermal excitation to the inspected object, while an infrared camera records a sequence of images. Acquired data is processed by the software, and the operator receives an image showing information about the internal structure of the material checked, where typical defects can be easily identified and localized.

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