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Innovative quality control of aerospace composite parts through X-ray

Kongsberg Defence Systems, a premium aerospace supplier from Norway, just installed the high-end X-ray inspection system XRHGantry from VisiConsult to perform compliant quality control on composite parts for Lockheed Martin.

Kongsberg Defence Systems from Norway is a high-end manufacturer for aerospace materials like honeycomb structures and other composite technologies. As a main supplier for big names in the industry like Lockheed Martin, it is mandatory to carry out sophisticated quality control. To further enhance the X-ray inspection capacities Kongsberg invested into the high-end seven axis manipulation system XRHGantry from VisiConsult.

This Gantry system is specifically designed for big aerostructures like winglets, honeycombs and rudders or complex structures like welded pipes out of titanium. With dozens of installations worldwide the XRHGantry is the most advanced and flexible roof mounted X-ray inspection system in the aerospace sector. It allows manufacturers to transition from analog film to digital detectors to increase efficiency and save money.

A cornerstone in digital X-ray inspection are demanding quality standards like ASTM 2737, ASTM 2597, NADCAP, EN-17636, BSS7042 and many more. Therefore, VisiConsult developed a comprehensive automatic qualification toolbox that determines all parameters through the use of a DR Phantom: Spatial resolution, CNR, SNR and dead pixel map are evaluated through a single click.

As a supplier of customized solutions VisiConsult implemented many special features for Kongsberg Defence Systems. For example, the foldable inspection room is saving a lot of space in comparison to known X-ray protection bunkers. It also gives a never seen flexibility as the whole system can be moved at any time. The XRHGantry itself can be modified in terms of dimension and layout depending on the inspection task, while common inspection processes are simply automated through CNC controlled sequences.

More information about the roof mounted X-ray inspection system XRHGantry can be found here.

VisiConsult attends NDT exhibition in Hamburg with a presentation

VisiConsult attends an exhibition in Hamburg for non-destructive testing with a presentation about automatic X-ray inspection and innovative X-ray robot systems and solutions.

The special exhibition for NDT is hosted by the HELLING GMBH, which is located in Heidgraben, close to Hamburg. The event takes place from 16th – 17th November 2016 in the DGZfP (German Society for Non-Destructive Testing) training center in Hamburg/Helling (Sylvesterallee 2, 22525 Hamburg).

This year 100-150 guest from the industrial world are expected to attend the exhibition and VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions is one of them. For more than 20 years VisiConsult is known as the specialist for customized solutions for non-destructive testing. The innovative company from northern Germany develops and produces all products locally and delivers them as turn-key solutions. At the NDT exhibition, the general manager of VisiConsult, Dipl. Ing. Hajo Schulenburg, will conduct a presentation called ‘New opportunities in the completely automated X-ray inspection of aluminum casting parts’ on Friday, the 17th November. The presentation will focus on the quality assurance with X-ray technology and new opportunities of automatic defect recognition (ADR).

For further information about industrial X-ray inspection please contact the specialist VisiConsult at the exhibition or send an email to info@visiconsult.de.

Reference: XRHMultiTube for Aker Solutions

The inspection of pipes in the oil and gas industry is a difficult challenge. To make this process easier, VisiConsult developed the XRHMultiTube. This innovative system is specialized for the inspection of welds in endless pipes. The sophisticated roof mounted C-Arm manipulator allows a comprehensive double wall inspection complying to EN-17636. The X-ray system has a tilting axis to allow elliptical weld inspection from multiple angles. The high efficiency is reached through the parallel inspection of multiple welding lines. The magnification can be changed dynamically to adjust the resolution. Furthermore, the tube and detector can be rotated 330 degrees around the pipe center to achieve multiple angles.

The company Aker Solutions from Norway is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. VisiConsult was very pleased as it became their supplier for the XRHMultiTube. Adjustments have been made, so that the company can achieve the best outcomes with the highest quality in terms of image resolution and processing. Experience brilliant images are achievable through the Xplus image enhancement system from VisiConsult.

VisiConsult is looking forward to work together with Aker Solutions in the future for further X-ray inspection projects. More information about the XRHMultiTube can be found here.

 

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The specialist for customized X-ray inspection solutions and automation

VisiConsult is a family owned company located in Northern Germany and known as the leading supplier for customized and standard X-ray inspection systems. To ensure a premium quality, all products are developed and produced locally as turnkey solutions. This leads to cutting edge technology and an unmatched flexibility.
Our goal is to solve inspection problems with tailored systems, while guaranteeing a premium post-sales service. More than 25 years of expertise in industrial (NDT) and security applications combined with experienced engineers result in solutions that set new industry standards. Discover the invisible!