Testia releases multi-method acquisition system for NDT inspection methods
Appears in Print as: 'Multimethod acquisitions system delivers flexible NDT inspection method capabilities'
Testia U32 Box device. Photo Credit: Testia
Testia, (Toulouse, France) an Airbus company that specializes in aircraft structure inspections and services, has released its current acquisition systems portfolio, comprising the multi-method UE1 Box and phased array U32 Box. According to the company these products are available for those who need to meet multiple technical specifications and accomplish different inspection goals from a single device.
The Box concept is designed to deliver hardware and software on embeddable units. This architecture allows operators to define best suitable non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection methods for their operations whether it is a desk job, a remote task or a large machine.
The UE1 Box device enables the performance of ultrasonic testing (UT) and eddy current testing (ET) including bore holes with rotary probes and/or resonance data acquisition all in one. It is fully suitable to test any type of material for defect detection, material characterization, thickness assessment, etc.
The U32 Box device is dedicated to phased array ultrasonic data acquisition including conventional UT. With its 32 elements, Testias says it is fully suitable for ultrasonic inspection automation of aerospace parts as well as for other applications.
Further, in an effort to deliver smart and scalable solutions, Testia offers its SDK packages, which provide a set of functions that allow dynamic control of Testia’s Box via Testia’s software. Testia say users now have the capability to give instructions to the box and manipulate its functions flexibly with full exploitation of the equipment’s features. Functions are categorized and organized by type (Initiators, Getters and Setters) to enable easier adoption. The SDK’s tree architecture permits quick access to all available functions in the library; detailed documentation, examples and support are said to make for uncomplicated software creation capabilities.
Testia notes that it also launched its flexible SmartScan earlier this year, available in various sizes, from scanning areas of 120 x 80 cm. SmartScan enables multi-method acquisitions by embedding the UE1 Box or the U32 Box. The SmartScan 3-axis system is said to fulfill the highest requirements for versatility, efficiency and accuracy. Used in combination with Testia’s SDK, and powered by its analysis software NDTkit, the company says users will be able to quickly setup a fully customized and accurate inspection acquisition system.
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