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NDT.net Issue: 2008-02
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Multi-Technique Portable Automated Scanner: The ARMANDA

TecScan Systems26, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada

TecScan’s new ARMANDA system (Automated Robotic Mechanical Arm for Non-Destructive Assessment) is a portable automated X-Y scanner that is equipped with a spring loaded Z-axis designed to provide rapid and accurate transducer positioning. With such a scanner, inspections can be performed with either the X or Y axis, and can be mounted on straight or curved surfaces in a vertical or upside-down position. A suction cups support system helps secure the scanner to the inspected part. The ARMANDA was mainly developed for civil and military aerospace applications, but can also be used in a laboratory environment. This multi-technique automated scanner can be used for ultrasonic, eddy current and pulsed eddy current inspections.


When combined with one of our TecViewTM software packages and an industrial lunchbox computer, the ARMANDA becomes a true integrated solution for various applications. In addition the scanner can be easily disassembled and stored in the provided transportation box for site inspections.


TecScan designs and manufactures NDT Scanners & Systems which incorporate Ultrasonic, Eddy-Current, Pulsed Eddy Current as well as Time of Flight Diffraction technologies. Our systems range from small hand-held scanners to large automated in-line manufacturing systems and from immersion scanners to large squirter/gantry systems. In addition, TecScan designs and develops custom inspection systems that can be integrated into existing production lines. We have taken many years of research and product development, knowledge and experience, to benefit the aerospace, manufacturing, laboratory and infrastructure industries with systems that ensure structural integrity in materials ranging from steel to aluminum, titanium to composites and beyond.

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