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DolphiTech announces 16mm ultrasound camera system

News International-French

6 Oct 2014

DolphiTech announces the addition of a new model to their range of ultrasound cameras. The new camera is able to inspect Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) up to 16 mm (0.63") thickness, with very high resolution 2D and 3D images.

DolphiTech's Development, the DolphiCam CF16 camera is capable of inspecting CFRP up to 16 mm (0.63") thick. This will provide non-destructive testing (NDT) experts with a supplementary tool to the 8 mm (0.315") DolphiCam CF08. The provision of clear images through deeper and thicker materials will give NDT experts additional scope to find and analyze defects.

"Inspecting thicker materials with ultrasound is always a balance between depth and image resolution" says Eskil Skoglund, Head of Development at DolphiTech. "We are very satisfied with the performance of the DolphiCam CF16, and extremely happy with the image resolution, even at 16 millimeters. We believe that this addition to the DolphiCam range will give NDT operators a complete solution to assess damages in CFRP structures, which will benefit the aerospace, automotive and other industries."

The DolphiCam CF16 is available in two versions: Expert and Operator. The Expert model is a full feature set designed specifically for NDT experts. It is supported by the same software used in earlier versions. The Operator version has been created for DolphiTech TeamCenter, a software solution integrating DolphiCam technology with inspection procedures, team-based NDT and remote expert support. The DolphiCam CF08 will still be the preferred choice for customers who need optimal image resolution in the sub 8 millimeter range.

Utilizing unique matrix transducer technology, the DolphiCam system is extremely portable, user-friendly and provides crystal clear 2D and 3D images of internal structures in modern, lightweight materials.