TESTIA’s All-in-One Promises Faster Aircraft Inspections
TESTIA, an Airbus Company, recently launched their new Smart UE1 NDT inspection device.
TESTIA is calling the new version of its Smart UE1, the Swiss Army Knife of inspection devices. The device is wireless, light-weight (2kg) and offers both Ultrasonic testing and Eddy Current testing capabilities. This allows NDT inspectors to travel light with all their tools in a single device.
The Smart UE1 provides three main software capabilities: Ultrasonic, Eddy Current and Resonance. In addition, five optional modules are available to detect various types of indications such as delaminations, disbondings, fatigue cracks, lack of cladding as well as thickness and coating measurements. It can also offer remote assistance and be connected to a stand-alone Go/No Go tool: the CladTool.
The Smart UE1 was designed especially for aerospace use. It can be used by certified NDT inspectors or B1 mechanics (Go/No Go modules). TESTIA says the touchscreen and guided modules make it intuitive to use and is based on a Windows interface. It is already certified and referenced by Airbus for many aerospace applications.