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Songwol and Finmeccanica-Alenia, two new contracts for Tecnatom’s inspection systems

News International-French

4 Apr 2016

The Korean manufacturer Songwol will receive a system based on two robots, the fifth one implemented by Tecnatom in China.

Tecnatom Aerospace is developing a new inspection system to the manufacturer Songwol in South Korea. In addition, in recent weeks it has signed a contract with Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, for which it has been awarded the supply of an automated inspection system based on ultrasound, comprising a robot mounted on a linear rail, allowing the application of pulse-echo techniques, using phased array technology for the detection and characterisation of potential flaws in aircraft parts. The versatility of this robotbased configuration will make it possible to scan complex geometries with high levels of productivity.

South Korea is one of the most active customers of Tecnatom in providing inspection systems, as five systems are currently implemented in this Asian country. For Songwol a system is being developed for the inspection of major components made of composites. This system stands out especially for its versatility, since it allows the control of parts by means of dual Through-Transmission (TTU) or Pulse-Echo (PE) ultrasonic techniques, depending on the structure of the component. For this purpose it is equipped with a mechanical solution based on two robots, which can work collaboratively for the inspection of major parts using TTU technique or independently, in two separate work areas, for the control of parts by means of the PE technique.

Tecnatom designs this system applying the most innovative in-house technology in order to double its working capacity, since it allows for the simultaneous inspection of two parts located in two different inspection areas.