Raufoss, 28 January 2016 – DolphiTech today announced a global distribution agreement with Sonatest. Sonatest will market a specially branded version of DolphiTech ultrasound inspection camera named SonaCam. The SonaCam is a mobile and ergonomic ultrasound camera system designed for NDT inspection of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics). A unique dry and wet transducer technology with high performance signaling electronics creates high-resolution 2D and 3D images of suspected damage areas to verify the status of the material, and helps manufacturing- and service personnel to perform effective QA and to develop the best repair strategy for a damage.
“Sonatest sees the DolphiCam technology and products as a great supplement in our existing product line, says Ron Sidney. Global Sales Director at Sonatest. “Combined with our state of the art Phased Array products, we now have DolphiTech that not only compliments but offers new and exciting inspection solutions for composites. We see a huge potential for the SonaCam, and are keen to present this innovative technology to our customers.”
“The NDT business is changing, and there is a huge interest for matrix transducers with easy-to-use ultrasound cameras that even non-experts can use. We are excited about the partner agreement with Sonatest, they are ultrasound experts and have an impressive presence in the global NDT market. This is a great opportunity for DolphiTech”, says Jan Olav Endrerud, CEO of DolphiTech.
Sonatest is focused on achieving the goals of “Simplicity, Capability and Reliability”, both within product development programs and customer relationships. The NDT products are designed to give the user a powerful tool that is easy to use and will withstand the harsh environments in which NDT is carried out. Since the company’s formation in 1958 Sonatest Ltd has grown to become one of the most respected suppliers of ultrasonic NDT instruments in the world with many global blue chip clients.
DolphiTech provides solutions for inspection of defects in composite materials, based on a unique transducer and ultrasound technology. DolphiTech also creates solutions for team-based NDT, making inspection solutions available to non-experts, helping customers save time and money.