NDT & Robotics Integration

In most cases the NDT method and procedure is defined by the OEM (original equipment manufacturer), asset owner or plant operator. Our job is to change today’s approach of manual inspection to an automated solution.
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„Give me your probe and I will add a brain and wheels to it“

This statement from our CTO Wolfgang Zesch describes best the way we cooperate with our customers. In most cases the NDT method and procedure is defined by the OEM (original equipment manufacturer), asset owner or plant operator. Our job is to change today’s approach of manual inspection to an automated solution.

This has various advantages for all parties involved:

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NDT INSPECTOR

The manual process of holding a probe in one hand and trying to take screenshots with the other hand is history. The robotic approach is to position the probe using an automated or manual system and to collect the data in a structured way. If a the probe needs to be moved the movement is much more precise than with the conventional way. For the NDT inspector it means he can purely concentrate on his inspection data. This results in time saving and quality increase.

NDT SERVICE PROVIDER

NDT inspection services is in most parts of the world a very competitive business in a very competitive market. To be on top of the list of preferred service providers means to differentiate by technology and quality. By offering automated inspection solutions service providers not only prove they can perform efficient high quality inspections, but also being flexible with modular inspection systems.

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

When selecting an inspection company for the turnover usually cost is the driving factor. In many cases the qualification and experience of NDT personnel is on the lower band associated with reasonable cost. With mechanized or automated NDT inspection the focus during the selection phase of an inspection company will change from being cheap and fast to being effective.

ASSET OWNER

The asset defines the standards to which an inspection should be executed. In addition to technical guidance and references the standards also define a large portion of health & safety requirements and personell training. Especially when an inspection is carried out by rope-access or entry of confined spaces the preparation of an inspection takes a large portion of time & cost. Performing such inspcetions from a safe remote location can safe up to 90% in terms of cost and more than 50% of time.

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