Ultrasonic inspection of complex geometry composites
Composite parts incorporating honeycomb or foam, parts which are highly attenuating or have complex geometries are not suitable for inspection by immersion methods and must be inspected using squirter systems. We can offer these in several different formats – travelling gantry, flat bed, gantry, dual tower and systems based on industrial robots.
NDT systems designed by application
Travelling gantries are suitable for flat and single curved panels – 2, 3 and 5 axes.
Flat bed systems are used for generally flat parts, with the possibility of scanning multiple parts at the same time without the need for fixtures – 2 or 3 axes with single or multiple channels.
Gantry units can be applied to parts with complex geometries. They are also suitable for use with turntables for rotary scanning. These can be configured as 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12 axis units dependent on the application.
Dual tower scanners are suited to dual curvature parts, with an almost unlimited capability to scan the most complex shapes.
Robotic systems are suitable for complex shapes and the robots can be mounted on linear tracks for long travel applications.
All types can be supplied with special manipulators for access into small radii and movable immersion tanks can be incorporated, although the gantry configuration is best suited to this.