2nd NDT Student Challenge takes place virtually

25/02/2021 2nd NDT Student Challenge takes place virtually

Alongside the 12th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, which was held fully online in October 2020, the NDT Student Challenge had to be run as an entirely virtual event as well. Three teams consisting of four master and doctoral students from Germany, Lithuania and China participated. The grand final took place live on on 19th January 2021.

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Schaeffler wins Industry 4.0 Innovation Award

18/02/2021 Schaeffler wins Industry 4.0 Innovation Award

The Schaeffler OPTIME condition monitoring system was presented to the market just a few months ago and has now won the Industry 4.0 Innovation Award. This confirms the automotive and industrial supplier’s ambition to shape progress that moves the world. VDE Verlag is presenting the award for the fifth time, in collaboration with the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) and the Standardization Council Industry 4.0. Products and innovations that make a valuable or substantial contribution in connection with Industry 4.0 are eligible for consideration for the award.

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Microfocus X-ray systems

16/02/2021 Microfocus X-ray systems

Yxlon has announced a new release of the Cheetah and Cougar EVO microfocus X-ray families. The next step towards automation is demonstrated with new options incorporated that significantly increase efficiency in the X-ray inspection of electronic components.

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OES metals analyser

15/02/2021 OES metals analyser

Bruker has launched the new Q4 Tasman™ Series 2, a versatile high-performance spark optical emission spectrometer (OES) for the metals industry. The Q4 Tasman Series 2 extends Bruker’s line of bench-top OES systems, combining reliability and outstanding analytical performance with low cost of ownership.

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PCMS joins British Engineering Services Group

12/02/2021 PCMS joins British Engineering Services Group

PCMS Eng Group has announced that it has joined the British Engineering Services Group.

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Trafikverket awards condition monitoring contract

11/02/2021 Trafikverket awards condition monitoring contract

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has awarded Vossloh a multi-year contract to equip 1000 sets of turnouts with condition monitoring sensors.

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Pantograph condition monitoring

11/02/2021 Pantograph condition monitoring

PantoInspect, a market-leading manufacturer and supplier of 3D automated and real-time wayside pantograph monitoring systems, has launched its new digital twin platform for pantograph condition monitoring.

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11/02/2021 Webinar: Using CT to Support the Warfighter

In the latest of a series of webinars hosted by North Star Imaging, Kyle Stoll, Chief Technologist for Non-Destructive Testing for the US Naval Warfare Center – Crane Division, will discuss the extremely important topic of defence testing.

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11/02/2021 Next-Generation NDT: Working with Aerospace Composites

On Thursday 18 February 2021, Professor Robert Smith will be representing BINDT in an online roundtable panel discussion in association with Aerospace Testing International.

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Applus+ acquires Saudi Arabia testing and inspection services company

10/02/2021 Applus+ acquires Saudi Arabia testing and inspection services company

Applus+, a global testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Soil & Foundation Company Limited and Geotechnical and Environmental Company (which together form the SAFCO Group) from the founding partners. Completion is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2021. SAFCO Group will form part of the Energy & Industry division.

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Compact laser micrometer

09/02/2021 Compact laser micrometer

Precision sensor supplier Micro-Epsilon has extended its optoCONTROL 2520 series of optical laser micrometers with the optoCONTROL 2520-95, which provides double the measuring range (95 mm) of the existing optoCONTROL 2520-46. The increased range allows for measurements on larger-diameter parts without the need to use or combine additional sensors.

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Laser radar inspection system

09/02/2021 Laser radar inspection system

After thousands of hours of rigorous testing, a new laser radar system that delivers a paradigm shift in shop floor quality control has been introduced by the metrology arm of Japanese camera giant Nikon. The APDIS Laser Radar, an automated non-contact metrology solution, inspects features at double the speed of the previous version and delivers high-accuracy measurements equivalent to those provided by a horizontal-arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

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AVT Reliability welcomes new distribution partners

08/02/2021 AVT Reliability welcomes new distribution partners

Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability® has expanded the distribution of its cloud-based condition monitoring system, Machine Sentry®, at home and abroad with two new distribution partnerships.

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OnWatch Scout chosen by North Sea Shipping

08/02/2021 OnWatch Scout chosen by North Sea Shipping

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a five-year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with North Sea Shipping and the OnWatch team has already started installation and testing on the North Sea Giant in Norway.

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Danfoss to use Honeywell’s predictive maintenance

03/02/2021 Danfoss to use Honeywell’s predictive maintenance

Danfoss has added Honeywell’s predictive Smart Refrigeration Solution to strengthen its Alsense Internet of Things (IoT) retail service platform.

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FLIR launches ‘always-on’ condition monitoring kit

03/02/2021 FLIR launches ‘always-on’ condition monitoring kit

FLIR has introduced the FLIR SV87-KIT, which it claims offers a low-cost, easy-to-configure and 24/7 remote vibration and temperature sensing solution.

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Eddyfi’s Spyne offers a solution for hard spot detection in pipelines

01/02/2021 Eddyfi Technologies presents proven solution for in-ditch detection

As industry faces catastrophic pipe rupture consequences from the presence of hard spots, it seeks new opportunities to ensure the continued safe operation of pipelines through early detection. Most hard spots are the result of unintentional quenching during a pipeline manufacturing process employed prior to 1970. Oil and gas pipelines constantly operate under cyclic stresses, which, combined with certain environmental conditions, may make them highly susceptible to cracking. The brittle and fragile nature of hard spots introduces an extremely dangerous vulnerability to pipelines, as any cracking that occurs in a hard spot will propagate significantly faster than anywhere else on a pipe. Hydrogen stress cracking accounts for the majority of failures associated with hard spots on in-service pipelines. Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) initiating in or around a hard spot can also create the perfect recipe for a pipe failure.

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