NDT Systems provides the most capable bond testers in the market for composite inspection on sandwich construction, laminates, multi-layered bonded structures, adhesively bonded fittings, highly attenuating materials and any construction that needs a high penetrating power. Bond testing C-scan imaging capability is now a reality with the new BondHub system.
The BondaScope 3100 bond tester has 3 modes of operation to cover a range of applications and can detect delaminations, disbonds, crushed or damaged core, porosity, foreign objects, impact damage and much more. Common applications include the inspection of metal-to-metal bonding and skin-to-core, damaged core and far side defects in metal, carbon and glass fiber based composites.
The most common Pitch-catch (P/C) and Resonance modes are suited to laminates, bonded and sandwich structures. They are able to penetrate through glue lines and core structures and even far side defects can be detected, which is ideal when there is access to only one side of a part. Pitch-catch is dry coupled, easy to use and fast and works well on larger defects (>0.5”). Resonance mode requires couplant but can identify smaller defects and even determine which layer the defect occurred in with multi-layered bonded structures.
Mechanical Impedance (MIA) mode is dry coupled and most suited to metal-to-metal bonding and stiffer skin-to-core constructions. It has less penetration but works well on irregular and curved surfaces and with the small tip can accurately position the location of the defect.
The BondHub Imaging Bond Tester utilizes the full capability of the well-established Bondascope 3100 and connects to any of our manual or automatic scanners to generate high-resolution bond testing C-scan images in Pitch-catch, MIA and Resonance modes. Inspection of composites and adhesively bonded materials has not seen such advancement for many years. The power of full-field inspection images using bond testing elevates non-destructive inspection capability on to a new level. Imaging offers many advantages including:
The Bondascope 350 is the miniature version of the Bondascope 3100. The Bondascope 350 has only 2 modes of operation: Pitch-catch and Resonance, but is loaded with all the same enhancements and features.
For even higher penetrating power, the fully non-contact Curlin Air uses through transmission to detect anomalies in the sound path. The Curlin Air requires no surface preparation and can penetrate up to 6 inches (150mm) of foam, wood, honeycomb and other attenuating materials and can detect skin to core or core defects. The Curlin air uses different sized yokes to maintain alignment of the transmitting and receiving probe.
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NDT Systems Unveils its Latest Product, the World-Class BondHub Bond Testing Technology with C-scan Imaging.