C-CheckIR Sistema de ensayos no destructivos de Automation Technology

C-CheckIR Sistema de ensayos no destructivos de Automation Technology
The Mobile Solution for Non-Destructive Testing
with Active Thermography
Suitable for Aerospace, Automotive, Wind Energy Plants, Maritime, etc.
Ideal for Inspection of Composite Materials like GRP/CFRP
Contactless Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Large Inspection Area
Compact Design for Mobile Use
Touch-Screen with Intuitive User-Interface
Vacuum Fixture Tool for Easy Mounting, even on Vertical Surfaces
Automation Technology
Vision Systems for Automation
Mobile Thermography Systems
for Non-Destructive Testing
The transportable testing system C-CheckIR enables you to
inspect a wide range of materials with active thermography.
C-CheckIR archieves precise and reliable measuring results
and is especially suitable for inspections of composite
materials like glas- or carbon-fiber reinforced plastics
(CRP/CFRP). The measuring instrument is easy to handle
and does not require any extensive training. The complete
inspection head is mounted on a light support frame that
only needs to be placed at the right position on the object to
be inspected. It does not even matter if the surface is
vertical, since the system's frame is equipped with vacuumsuction-feet.
Active Thermography
A heat source gives the inspected material a thermal
excitation. The flow of thermal energy through the material
has a direct influence on the temperature development on
the object's surface. During a measurment, this
temperature development is recorded over a certain period
of time with an infrared camera and a mathematical
analysis is applied to the acquired data. Then, the
processed data is displayed as an image, that provides us
with information about the internal structure of the material
or about possible defects in it.
Main Features at a Glance
Non-Destructive Inspection Process
Short Measuring Time
Optimized for mobile applications
Easy Handling
Robust Setup
Industry Specific Solutions
Active thermography is a powerful inspection method for a wide variety of materials. This is why C-CheckIR is
the ideal solution for performing reliable and uncomplicated NDT inspections on site.
The body of modern aircrafts is made in a big percentage
from composite materials like CRP/CFRP. To this date,
inspection equipment for these materials tend to be built in
a quite complex way, making on site measurements
difficult and normally a task to be performed just by
experts. C-CheckIR, with its very simple and compact
design and it’s very intuitive user-interface enables the
easy detection of defects such as: water inclusions,
delaminations or defect bondings on the aircraft fuselage,
rudders, etc. A measurement with C-CheckIR covers an
area of 430 x 340 mm² and is performed in a just few
seconds. This makes it possible to complete NDT
inspection fast, optimizing staff costs and reducing aircraft
Many vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using
composite plastics for their car body design. For example,
carbon-fiber reinforced plastics have become an
indispensable material for Formula 1 cars and even the
first models for passenger cars with CFRP bodies have
been announced already. C-CheckIR is a powerful
inspection system for this kind of car bodies as it helps to
locate defects like cracks, delaminations, surface wear or
previous repairs, among others. The testing device
features a compact design that enables high mobility for
on-site measurements. Independently if the task is to
perform NDT inspections on racing cars or to do research
on the material behavior on a passenger car, C-CheckIR
will be the perfect solution for active thermography
Wind Energy
The hull of a yacht or of a boat is under normal circumstances heavily stressed by its surroundings. Sooner or
later, this will cause surface wear which will allow the water
to penetrate through the gel coat into the material. Should
the incoming water molecules reach a void containing
substances such as unreacted resins; then, the water
droplets will dissolve out the soluble substances creating a
dense liquid. At this point osmosis will take over and draw
the water molecules through the gel coat at a much faster
rate. When a void has been filled, the process continues
and pressure builds up forming a blister that normally
leads to delaminations in the composite material. CCheckIR can help detects defects like delaminations or
water inclusions at an earlier state and does not require
extensive training for the performance of the NDT
As an energy source with a promising future, wind turbines
must to be capable to guarantee a failsafe operation.
However, this is not an easy task, since rotor-blades are
exposed to enormous forces during high speed winds.
Should a rotor-blade bend too much, this could lead to
damaged bondings or induce a delamination. Since
defective composite materials are susceptible to
consequential damages, maintenance works must be
performed at regular intervals to be able to detect possible
defects at an early state, when they are still not critical. CCheckIR, as a compact and mobile NDT system, is a
perfect solution for this, because it can help to easily locate
delaminations, cracks or defect bondings directly on site.
Testing Unit
Inspection Area
430 x 340 mm
Operating Distance
400 mm
Power Requirements
230 V AC, 2.3kW / 115 V AC, 1.9kW
Length of the Connecting Cable
Weight (Testing device only)
6 kg
Weight (Instrument with Transport Case)
20,5 kg
Infrared Camera IRSmartEye
320 x 256 Pixel / 640 x 512 Pixel
Image Rate
30 Hz / 60 Hz
Thermal Sensitivity
< 30mK
Excitation Source
2,2 kW @ 230 V / 1,8 kW @ 115 V (Extendable with Second Excitation Source)
Fixture Tool
Operating Pressure
5-8 Bar
Control Unit
Tablet PC
13" Multi-Touch Screen
Operating System
Windows 7
Data Storage
128 GB
Software IRNDT-Mobile
Analysis Software for Pulse/Transient Measurings, optional with Lock-In Evaluation
Synchronization of Infrared Camera and Excitation Source
Graphical User-Interface with Touch-Screen for Intuitive Handling
Available Test Kit Versions
C-CheckIR professional
C-CheckIR Airbus-Kit for NTM 55-40-50
Additional Equipment
Universal Tripod Mount
Second Excitation Source
Various Software Analysis Modules for Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)
Automation Technology GmbH
Hermann-Bössow-Straße 6-8
D-23843 Bad Oldesloe
Automation Technology
Vision Systems for Automation
Telefon: +49-(0) 45 31 / 88011-0
Telefax: +49-(0) 45 31 / 88011-20
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.automationtechnology.de
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