Testia says it is developing technology and solutions that stimulate innovation for the industry as a whole. Its current acquisition systems portfolio, comprised by the multi-method UE1 Box and phased array U32 Box, are now open to those who need to exploit their flexibility at maximum to meet multiple technical specifications and accomplish different inspection goals, all within the same device.
Testia feels the current economic context is pushing industrial players and R&D centers to concentrate their efforts on improving the efficiency of all their activities, maintaining value delivery and improving their competitiveness. The challenge is to find practical, cost-effective and reliable platforms to train their personnel, conduct experiments, perform tests and integrate the outcomes into industrial operation.
The Box concept is conceived to deliver hardware and software on embeddable units. This architecture allows operators to define best suitable NDT inspection methods for their operations whether it is a desk job, a remote task or a large machine.
The UE1 Box device allows to perform ultrasonic testing (UT) and eddy current testing (ET) including bore holes with rotary probes and/or resonance data acquisition all-in-one. It is fully suitable to test any type of material for defect detection, material characterization, thickness assessment, etc.
The U32 Box device is dedicated to phased array ultrasonic data acquisition including also conventional UT. With its 32 elements, it is fully suitable for ultrasonic inspection automation of aerospace parts as well as for other applications.
Testia says it has centered its efforts into delivering smart and scalable solutions, allowing users of this equipment to shift from just operating the device to interacting directly with it.
With dedicated SDK packages, users can directly drive the associated software to give precise instructions to the box and manipulate its functions in a very flexible way. This capability allows users to fully exploit the equipment’s features. Testia says the applications for this technology extend “exponentially,” because operators can use the device from a traditional NDT acquisition system for specialized tests in research centers or for training purposes up to a dedicated device for production line applications.
For instance, this solution is already being used in many of Testia’s customers’ sites for in-line assessment of elementary parts and/or finished products and on new manufacturing process lines. But also, in one of our clients’ on-going collaborative R&D project for automatized combined NDT inspections methods of metallic parts.