Automated photothermal tomography
Modern composite materials, such as carbon fiber-reinforced plastics, are increasingly being used in the aerospace industry due to their low weight and outstanding mechanical properties. Non-destructive testing (NDT) is essential for assessing the quality of such safety-relevant components. Based on active thermography, photothermal tomography is a fast, large-area and non-contact testing method for detecting the position and size of internal material and structural defects.
As an integrator, Fill cooperates with voidsy gmbh from Wels. The Austrian company integrates state-of-the-art thermography integration options deep into the FILL STUDIO control environment.
In addition to ultrasonic testing, the method of active thermography represents a fast and non-contact alternative to non-destructive testing. With the voidsy 3D V-ROX, the first photothermal tomography system, material and component defects can be detected and visualized over a large area.
The smart and compact NDT system developed by voidsy gmbh allows the multi-modality approach for automated inspection systems from Fill to be extended to include the method of active thermography.
The 3D V-ROX system makes it possible to obtain quick and revealing information about the damage condition of the component to be inspected prior to a detailed ultrasonic inspection.
- Contactless and non-destructive – based on active thermography
- Determination of absolute defect sizes
- Reduction of inspection & evaluation time – due to innovative postprocessing
- Significant cost reduction for quality assurance – 70% more cost-effective than state-of-the-art inspection
423 x 270 x 130 mm
Spatial / depth resolution
up to 660/100 µm
up to 400 x 300 mm
< 5 kg
4,2 kW @ 400V/50Hz
1GBase-T IEEE 802.3ab
Specifications subject to change.