Compact NDT Inspection Heads for In-Line Productions
The uncooled infrared camera, specially developed for NDI-tasks, offers a thermal sensitivity until now known only from thermal imagers with cooled detector. Moreover, all required components and functions have already been integrated into the inspection-head.
The communication with the C-CheckIR Sensor takes place through a standard Ethernet cable, simplifying the connection of one or more Sensor heads to an evaluation system. The amount of components in the system has been reduced to a minimum, simplifying not only its installation, but also the required space and weight for mobile applications. The inspection heads are available with one, two and four excitation sources, enabling covering an area ranging from around 300 x 400 mm up to 1 m² per measurement. For the NDI measurements, the inspection heads support the techniques of Pulsed- and Lockin-Thermography with user-selectable excitation-patterns and frequencies.
For an active thermography measurement, the sensor-head needs only to be connected to a laptop or desktop computer with the IrNDT analysis software. So, with C-CheckIR Sensor, AT offers its customers a very flexible NDT system that supports different evaluation methods and that can be used for mobile inspections as well as for Inline production processes.
Active thermography is an effective method for non-destructive testing of
several materials. This technique detects not only smallest defects on
surfaces, but also structural defects or air bullets under the component
surface. Contrary to other inspection methods, thermographic solutions are well-suited for inspections of latest materials like composite materials