High speed fan blade inspection
Transform NDT specialise in high speed robotic NDT inspection, and have recently developed animmersion inspection system for aerospace fan blades suitable for NDT of metallic and composite components. Robotic inspection is ideally suited to reliable high-speed inspection of complex geometries where conventional multi-axis gantry contour following systems can lack precision,speed and reliability. Transform NDT’s robotic inspection tool paths deliver 100% area coverage with no deviation in beam angle or water path to ensure volumetric inspection and optimum defect sensitivity.
A YouTube video of the inspection process can be seen here:
The Peak NDT LTPA has proved to perform well in this application, supporting high speed trigger-on-position inspection, fast data throughput, large data buffers and excellent dynamic range; allowing us to run full A-scan data capture PAUT at inspection speeds of 500mm/s. Our inspection software solutions are built on InspectionWare from Utex Scientific, which offers robust support for the Peak NDT product range, allowing us to match the instrument to suit the inspection specification, and develop custom inspection workspaces to provide real time data visualisation, advanced signal processing algorithms and customer specific reporting.