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Airbus Helicopters: Modernization of the quality assurance through digital radiography

Press Release   •   Mar 31, 2017 11:15 GMT

X-ray inspection of rotor blades

Safety relevant parts in the aerospace industry need to be tested with X-ray technology. VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH is the leading supplier for customized systems and solutions in digital X-ray testing and has successfully upgraded the old and analog X-ray system for rotor blades of Airbus Helicopters to modern digital radiography.

In times of lighter materials and higher pressures in the aerospace industry, the quality assurance is of increased importance. Only a comprehensive inspection guarantees that the parts can withstand the high requirements. Of course, the leading manufacturer of civil and military helicopters Airbus Helicopters from Donauwörth in Southern Germany performs a complete X-ray inspection of their production parts. In the past, this has been done with an analog imaging technique, a so-called image intensifier. As the X-ray inspection is a mandatory inspection step at the end of the production chain, a high system availability is necessary. A system failure would inevitably lead to a disruption in the process and directly impacts the production output. The old system could not guarantee this availability anymore and an alternative had to be found within a very short timeframe. Another demand was to modernize the process through digitization, which could be achieved through Digital Radiography (DR). The advantages of this technology are an easier certification, a simplified result-archiving and a clearly improved image quality.

After thec investigation of several suppliers and solutions, VisiConsult was able to prevail with a new development against the competition: The specially developed HDMI image intensifier combines the advantages of a digital detector array (DDA) with those of an analog technique. Only with this technique the X-ray inspectors could test e.g. the honeycomb structure of special rotor blades in motion without artefacts. The flexibility of VisiConsult to react to special customer wishes and to find new ways led to this big project success within shortest time. Beside the aerospace industry, VisiConsult is also represented in a number of further industries, like foundries, pipe mills, automotive manufacturers etc. The innovative systems provide highest inspection quality as well as a high degree of automatization, which helps customers to decrease costs.

The specialist for customized X-ray inspection solutions and automation

VisiConsult is a family owned company located in Northern Germany and the leading specialist for customized X-ray inspection systems. To ensure the renown premium quality all products are developed and produced locally in Germany as turnkey solutions. This leads to cutting edge technology and a high flexibility. Being active in several fields like Non Destructive Testing (NDT), public Security and the electronics manufacturing industries VisiConsult offers a sophisticated product portfolio.

The company philosophy is to solve the customer's inspection problems with tailored solutions combined with a premium post-installation service and support. More than 25 years of expertise in Automatic Defect Recognition (ADR) and image enhancement for a broad variety of industries combined with experienced engineers result in solutions that set new industry standards. VisiConsult is always looking forward to new challenges and is proud to be known as a reliable partner with sustainable products. Through an international network of trained representatives all around the world a reliable first-line sales and service network is spanning the globe.

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH

Brandenbrooker Weg 2-4
D-23617 Stockelsdorf, Germany

Phone: 0049 (451) 290 286-0
Fax: 0049 (451) 290 286-22

E-Mail: info@visiconsult.de
Internet: www.visiconsult.de

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