Automatic NDI Facility

This automatic NDI facility has been designed to verify the bonding of sandwich materials for space applications. Two robots movable in three axes each make it possible to inspect even curved or hollow shell elements. Test items up to a size of 4.0m height and 2.0m width with a thickness of up to 15cm can be tested.

This air-coupled ultrasonic bonding test is qualified for sandwich materials. The size of the measurement pattern can be reduced to a displacement of 1 mm between the measurement points.

Specimen length [mm]: 2000.0
Specimen width/dia [mm]: 2000.0
Specimen height/thk [mm]: 4000.0
Data acquisition: Operational data are recorded automatically; additional data acquisition can be provided
Project heritage: Ariane 5 Payload Fairing Elements, Vega Payload Fairing, METOP Satellite Structure Elements
Certification:
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
AS/EN/JISQ 9100
Keywords: NDI, ultrasonic inspection, sandwich material, ruag, switzerland