By: Serge Bonsaint metrologist
I recently faced an interesting challenge: inspecting a large metallic part according to the specifications of a 2D drawing, then producing a report certifying the part conformity –or not! This device belongs to one of our Quebec city-based client, Olympus, and is used for non destructive inspection (NDT) with ultrasounds to assess the structural and physical integrity of metallic bars.
Using the HandyPROBE as part of the inspection process brings an extremely high level of precision, and enables the quick detection of any discrepancy in the material.
When using conventional technologies, such as portable measuring arms, we always need to make sure the work environment and conditions are “just right”. The setup needs to be very well thought-of and high quality; otherwise the accuracy of the results will suffer!
But when using the HandyPROBE, inspection becomes simpler, because the system allows the user to compensate for any disruptive environment-related element, such as vibrations emitted from manufacturing equipment, in real-time. It makes setups much less of a constraint, while making the whole experience easier, faster, and most of all more accurate!
While the client wins in terms of both time and inspection quality, I also win because I plainly love my job even more!
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