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NDT.net Issue - 2013-06 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2013-06
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

MoviTHERM Introduces a Portable NDT System for Composite Materials Inspection

MoviTHERM, Irvine, CA, USA

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Irvine, CA, USA. MoviTHERM announces the debut of C-CheckIR, a portable NDT inspection system. The new, easy-to-use system requires no specialized training, and is controlled using a tablet PC and intuitive software interface. More cost-effective than similarly-capable ultrasonic inspection systems, the new C-CheckIR system brings active thermographic NDT inspection within reach for entirely new market sectors.

The C-CheckIR controller software includes inspection presets for common composite materials, such as carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP/CRP) and glass reinforced plastic (GRP). This enables operators to start measuring immediately. Inspection parameters are completely adjustable, enabling custom configurations, but the majority of standard inspections will require only minimal set-up prior to obtaining useful results.

Measurements are completed in just a few seconds. The integrated optical excitation source provides thermal excitation to the sample under test. The system’s thermal camera captures a sequence of inspection images for analysis. The results of the analysis are presented in the form of an image, graphically revealing the internal structure of the inspected material. Typical defects such as delaminated regions are easily identified in the result image.

Unlike other thermographic inspection devices that are designed for stationary operation, C-CheckIR is designed for portability. The entire system is compact, and fits in a single ruggedized transport case. The system’s inspection head is mounted on a lightweight, aluminum support frame. Vacuum-powered suction-cup feet enable operators to inspect objects and surfaces in any position, and at any arbitrary angle, including vertical or under-side surfaces. Pressing a button engages the vacuum, fixing the inspection frame firmly to the surface under test.

Both flexible and portable, C-CheckIR is ideal for NDT Service Providers who routinely perform on-site NDT inspection at remote locations. The system is suitable for aerospace, automotive, wind energy, marine, automotive and other types of industrial clients who need a quick and reliable NDT inspection solution.

About the Company:
MoviTHERM - Advanced Thermography Solutions (http://www.movitherm.com) was founded by Markus Tarin, President & CEO, in 2006 in Irvine, CA, USA. The company offers thermal imaging systems for automated inspection, monitoring and non-destructive testing of composite materials, photo-voltaic cells, semiconductors, ceramics and metals. MoviTHERM is an authorized FLIR Systems Distributor.

Contact Information:
To learn more about the MoviTHERM C-CheckIR NDT system, please call Markus Tarin at 949.699.6600 Extension 111 or visit the MoviTHERM website at www.movitherm.com

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