Kineco Kaman procures Fill Dual Robotic C-Scan System to enhance its ultrasonic NDT capability

Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited (Kineco Kaman), a Joint Venture between Goa based Kineco Limited and Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation of Bloomfield, Connecticut USA announced that it has signed a purchase contract with Fill, Austria for procurement of 7 Meter long 14 Axes Dual Robotic Arm Ultrasonic C-Scan Equipment to enhance its existing ultrasonic inspection capability.

Kineco Kaman procures Fill Dual Robotic C-Scan System to enhance its ultrasonic NDT capability

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Kineco Kaman evaluated a number of equipment suppliers and finally zeroed in on Fill DRS ACCUBOT UT Inspection System. As a part of the contract, Fill shall supply a 14 axes Squirter Type 7 mtr long, 2.5 mtr wide, 4 mtr height Robotic Arm C-Scan System to Kineco Kaman by 1st quarter of 2023, which when installed will be the first of its kind Dual Robot based C-Scan equipment in India.

Fill is a leading international machine engineering company based in Gurten, Austria supplying sophisticated high-tech systems and custom manufacturing solutions for diverse branches of industry including automotive, aviation, sports, building, digitalization, IIOT and others. This contract establishes the strategic relationship between Kineco Kaman and Fill, ensuring contributions to the Indian aerospace, defense and space ecosystem.

Besides Kineco Kaman’s global proven expertise in manufacturing and supply of high-quality precision composite parts for aerospace, defense and space, this new investment shall be an add-on to its established credentials in best-in-class cost, quality and delivery for Composite Solutions. This additional C-scan capability shall facilitate Kineco Kaman to collaborate with global OEM’s & Tier-1s to win new business across aerospace, defense and space segments.

“Having established itself as a credible and Gold rated supplier in the global aerospace market, Kineco Kaman is making strategic investments for additional capabilities and capacity. Addition of state-of-the-art Robotic Arm C-Scan from a supplier as reputable as Fill is a part of this strategic investment plan. When the C-Scan commissioning is completed, Kineco Kaman will be placed at par with the best in the Aerospace Composites Supply Chain. We are fully committed to the vision of providing to our global customers, best-in-class quality products & service at competitive.”, stated Shekhar Sardessai, Founder of Kineco Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Kineco Kaman.

“The addition of this world class NDT equipment is a great technological add to the already extensive capabilities at Kineco Kaman. The flexibility and speed of this equipment allows for a wide variety of product to be supported as we continue to grow and expand in this segment. This purchase further cements Kineco Kaman’s commitment to solving both current and future customer’s needs in the composite structures space.” commented Jason Kosmas, Kaman Vermont.

“Fill is delighted with its first order from India for a complex, high-performance ultrasound inspection system. The Customer, Kineco Kaman Composites, will be supplied with a high-precision ACCUBOT UT Inspection robot testing system in the first quarter of 2023. This order opens the door to the India aerospace market for us. We see great potential for our innovative technologies there. Furthermore, we have the opportunity to set new performance standards for inspecting composite components in the Indian market” explains Wilhelm Rupertsberger, Head of the Plastics Competence Center at Fill.

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