M2M launches Gekko, its new portable system. Designed for use in the field, Gekko offers several cutting-edge techniques for high-quality, easy-to-use inspection.
Ultrasonic NDT, which is constantly on the increase, is an important element in the trend towards improvement. With its new portable device, M2M has taken up two challenges: to provide the inspector with highly sophisticated, high-performance resources, and to offer a portable device that is competitively priced, easy to use and user-friendly. The Gekko device uses the most advanced ultrasonic techniques to adapt to the needs of different industrial sectors: aeronautics, steel, petrochemicals, automotive and nuclear.
Gekko, which can be used in expert or operator mode, performs checks on 64 parallel channels, and is the first multi-element device capable of driving both matrix probes and real-time optimized imaging techniques (Total Focusing Techniques). This makes Gekko the only device on the market to combine a classic multi-element approach with advanced hyperfocusing and 3D vision functionalities. Gekko also benefits from the latest functionalities of CIVA software, some modules of which have been directly integrated into the software.
Designed for use in the field, with a simplified interface, Gekko's application system enables all operators to carry out step-by-step checks, reducing the risk of errors. What's more, Gekko integrates ultrasonic indication management and customizable reporting tools.
This device was developed in collaboration with CEA List, one of the three institutes of CEA Tech, the CEA's technological research department, and with the support of the French public investment bank (Banque Publique d'Investissement) as part of the IMPACT industrial strategic innovation project (advanced portable imager for non-destructive testing), which brought together numerous NDT partners in France.