Metronor and DolphiTech Announce Position-Aware NDT Systems
Metronor HQ, 05.04.2016,
Metronor and DolphiTech this week announced a partnership to offer position-aware NDT systems. By integrating Metronor’s electro-optical measuring technology with Dolphitech’s matrix transducer ultrasound NDT systems, the user can examine composite structures by moving the DolphiCam ultrasound camera freely over the surface.
“Making NDT systems aware of its position in 3D space opens new doors. Moving the DolphiCam freely over the surface makes it easy to scan large areas. Since the Metronor positioning system is based on optics and absolute measurements, the operator can extend the inspection in any direction. Structures can be inspected even more efficiently”, says Jan O. Endrerud, CEO of DolphiTech.
“Our optical coordinate measuring systems have found an exciting new area of use”, says Oeyvind Roetvold, CEO of Metronor. “Not only can we determine the size of a defect, but also its exact position on a 3D structure. We are excited about the cooperation with DolphiTech and see great opportunities for the future”.
Metronor is a high-tech company headquartered just outside Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, China and Germany, supporting partners and customers on a global basis. Based on in-house innovation and research, Metronor has since 1989 developed a range of electro-optical portable coordinate measuring systems that have become very popular among leading manufacturers worldwide. Principal products include Portable CMMs and boresight systems.
DolphiTech (Raufoss, Norway) provides solutions for inspection of defects in composite materials, based on a unique transducer and ultrasound technology. The DolphiCam is a mobile and user friendly ultrasound camera system for composite material NDT. DolphiTech also creates solutions for team-based NDT, making inspection solutions available to non-experts, helping customers save time and money.