Joramco, a global provider of MRO services, and Testia, an Airbus company, are collaborating to launch a new version of the SmartUE1 inspection tool.
Testia's SmartUE1 is the Swiss Army knife for non-destructive testing (NDT) inspectors. This wireless, lightweight (2 kg), Windows-based device offers ultrasonic and eddy current inspection functions. It enables inspectors to travel light, with all their tools included in a single kit.
The SmartUE1 is one of the few tools on the market to combine ultrasonic and eddy current testing. In addition, six other modules are available to detect various types of indication, such as delamination, disbonding, fatigue cracking and lack of coating, as well as to measure thickness, coatings and conductivity. It can also offer a remote assistance connection, linking the operator in the field with a remote expert for collaboration.
A scalable brick for digital continuity and data traceability
SmartUE1 also saves inspectors time and effort by automating analysis and report generation. Applications can generate Word and Excel reports seamlessly, avoiding double entries and the associated risk of errors. In addition, e-mail servers, enterprise resource planning systems and maintenance information systems can be installed on the device to facilitate archiving and traceability. Finally, the tool can be upgraded remotely to keep up to date with the latest features.
In addition to being the daily tool of NDT inspectors, the SmartUE1 offers the option of being configured for coating detection. This option enables anyone to carry out a quick Go-NoGo assessment without having to call in an expert.
A tailor-made system
The SmartUE1 has been designed specifically for aerospace applications. It is already certified and referenced for most current aerospace applications (Airbus AITMs, NTMs...) and can be used on mixed fleets.
SmartUE1 takes automation support a step further with key new features:
Ergonomic user interface
An extended frequency range
The step-by-step inspection philosophy
Go/NoGo custom module
Manual and/or automated grid mapping
Quick grid report with predefined statistics
"We are pleased to extend our collaboration with Testia after successfully using the smart kit (the Swiss army knife) and the thickness tool, these tools have played an important role in improving the quality of Joramco's services by increasing their efficiency and inspection times, in addition to the automatically generated reports which help us to make the right decisions quickly."says Mohammad Abu Hayyeh, Director of Component Workshops at Joramco.
"We designed this tool as a "combo", to give inspectors everything they need. The kit is customizable according to the customer's wishes, and a complete configuration can replace at least three other investments."emphasizes Guillaume Ithurralde, Testia's CTO.
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