TSC Inspection Systems launches new portable ACFM® crack detection solution and probe range


Over the last 30 years, ACFM® technology has played a major role in ensuring the safety and integrity of critical infrastructure worldwide. With a proven track record in the energy, transportation and defence sectors, ACFM continues to gain positive recognition in the field of advanced NDT as the most accurate solution for surface crack detection.

As new industrial sectors have discovered the time- and cost-saving benefits of using ACFM, the demand for a more flexible and lightweight instrument has increased. Responding to this through user consultation and field testing, TSC has released PACE™, a new high-performance portable ACFM instrument.

Developed through operator focus and field testing, PACE embodies robust, user-centric, ergonomic features with a high-contrast toughened screen and long battery life and is supported by a new generation of software. Ensuring high levels of data integrity and assurance, PACE will set new standards for the non-destructive testing industry regarding surface-breaking crack detection.

TSC’s functional design approach continues in the new and innovative probe range SENSU™, which partners PACE. These pencil-style ACFM probes, with a straight and right-angled nose, have been designed to perform easy, continuous scanning whilst being able to gain access to challenging tight-angle inspection areas. As ‘intelligent’ probes, the SENSU range stores configuration information and provides instant feedback of scanning status whilst in use.

Dr Payam Zargarzadeh, TSC’s Product Design and Development Manager, said: “This is an exciting time in product development for TSC. PACE is a smart, portable, lightweight, hand-held ACFM instrument that offers a reliable solution for rope access and onshore/offshore (top side) inspections. This new instrument, software and probe range sets a benchmark for future product development at TSC, whilst redefining the productivity and the performance of ACFM inspections in the field.”