Genesis Systems Group (Davenport, Iowa), a recent start-up that claims to be the largest robotic systems builder in North America, showed at SAMPE 2012 its Nspect 210 robotic nondestructive inspection (NDI) system, featuring a high-speed ultrasonic array. Teamed with partner KUKA (Shelby Township, Mich.), which provided the 6-axis robotic arm, Genesis designed the system’s workcell. It includes a large water tank for part immersion, a bar-code scanning system, InspectionWare acquisition and analysis software, and the ability to conduct multiple inspection processes, including immersion, squirter or bubbler ultrasonic and eddy current methods.
Editor PickA better method of structural health monitoring?
Fibersail, a 2014 startup firm with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Leça de Palmeira, Portugal, aims to change the current state of real-time structural health/shape monitoring for composite structures — initially, for wind farm operators.