Products

Leading the Way in Thermographic NDT

We provide turn-key, integrated systems that include all hardware, software, excitation, and camera required to perform effective NDT. In our 25+ years of experience providing systems to customers around the world, we’ve learned that thermography is not a ‘one size fits all’ endeavor. We work closely with our customers to match systems and components with their specific requirements and help them integrate thermography into their NDT/quality process.

In addition to conventional NDT applications, customers also use our systems to address some of the most challenging materials characterization problems, often considered beyond the range of thermography. In these cases, when solutions didn’t exist, we invented them, building from fundamental physics and engineering principles to develop innovative hardware and software solutions that have received international acclaim, awards, and independent validation. Our products build on these innovations, e.g. our patented Precision Flash Controller®, Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® method, Large Area Projection Thermography, and Ultra-High-Speed acquisition technology, to provide capabilities and results unsurpassed in the field.

NDT Systems

Real systems for real-world problems
We offer a full range of off-the-shelf systems that cover the entire spectrum of NDT applications, from handheld, on-aircraft inspection to fully-automated cells for manufacturing quality assurance. We specifically design and optimize every system component for thermographic NDT, building on our 25+ years of experience and expertise. Our systems are used by leading OEMs and Research Institutions worldwide.

TWI Software

More than a pretty picture
The good (and bad) news about thermography is that it always produces an ‘interesting’ image, even though that image may have little or no meaning for the purposes of NDT. Our software is designed to extract and provide as much physical information as possible about the true subsurface state of the part, using our Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® (TSR®) method.
Thermography System Performance Standards Based on ASTM E2582-19
Ensure your thermography system is still operating within specified tolerances using a SysCheckIRTM Thermography System Calibration Standard. SysCheckIRTM standards can be used as a System Performance Standard under ASTM E2582-19.

NDT Systems

TWI systems range from simple, handheld inspection units to fully automated test cells and laboratory systems for materials characterization. The key is finding the right tool to meet your application needs. We work closely with our customers to fully understand their specific requirements so that we can provide the right tool for the right job. Contact us to further discuss your specific application.

EchoTherm®

The Standard of Excellence
EchoTherm® is the benchmark system for Thermographic NDT and the system of choice for applications ranging from automated manufacturing to aircraft inspection. It provides fast, non-contact, wide-area inspection of flat or curved structures, and can measure material properties or depth and area of subsurface defects.  EchoTherm®‘s fully-integrated hardware and software simplifies thermographic flaw detection, process control, or material characterization.
  • Flash, Step, or Modulated Heating
  • Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® (TSR®)
  • Advanced Analysis and Processing Routines
  • Measure Flaw Area/Depth or Material Properties
  • Automation Enabled
  • LabView, Matlab and Visual Basic Compatible
  • Compatible With Leading IR Cameras
  • CE compliant

ThermoScope®

Lab Performance in a Compact Package
ThermoScope® provides a complete flash thermography system in a portable package, suitable for handheld or robot-mounted operation. Using MOSAIQ® software and patented TSR® processing, it provides clarity, penetration depth and resolution comparable to labratory systems. Push button controls and a touch-screen display allow a single operator to inspect large or difficult to access parts quickly and effectively.
  • Flash Heating
  • Fast / Real Time Inspection
  • Single Operator / Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • MOSAIQ Software Included (Virtuoso optional)
  • Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® (TSR®)
  • Measure Flaw Area/Depth or Material Properties
  • Automation Enabled
  • LabView, Matlab and Visual Basic Compatible
  • CE compliant

VoyageIR Pro®

NDT on the Go
VoyageIR Pro® is designed for hand-held use, combining TWI’s industry leading TSR® signal processing with patented Dynamic Step Heating to provide unparalleled performance and versatility. This optimal balance provides exceptional performance and powerful flaw detection, comparable to larger and more expensive systems.
  • TWI Dynamic Step Heating
  • TSR® Signal Processing
  • MOSAIQ® Compatible for Large Areas
  • Simple Touch Screen User Interface
  • Lightweight/ Single Case Transport
  • Self-contained/ single operator
  • Low cost

TAFIS®/T3S®

Revolutionizing Turbine Airfoil Inspection
TAFIS® (Thermal Airflow Inspection System®) redefines cooling hole and channel blockage inspection for aero and IGT turbine airfoils. Used by leading OEMs, this fully automated solution offers unprecedented precision, speed and reliability, replacing conventional testing methodologies (e.g. pin gauge, water flow, and hot wax expulsion) and reducing inspection time from hours to seconds.
T3S® (Thermographic Turbine Test Station®) is an advanced modular solution that addresses a wide range of applications for aero and IGT turbine engine components, including wall or coating thickness measurement, evaluation of adhesion in various coating types (e.g. metallic, TBC, EBC, etc.) and blockage detection in cooling passages and holes. T3S is proving to be particularly useful for inspection of new and advanced materials, e.g. CMC (Ceramic Matrix Composite) and C-C based components used in modern aero engines. Combining flash and flow techniques into an integrated solution, T3S streamlines key inspections into a single stop during the production cycle, increasing throughput and reducing cost.

Features

  • Fully automated, robotic inspection station – 7 axis
  • Automated defect recognition of blocked cooling holes
  • Precise, reliable and fast – cycle times as low as 5 sec.
  • Modular fixturing for rapid part change-out
  • User programmable
  • CE compliant

ProjectIRTM/LASLATTM

Large-Standoff, Large-Area Thermography
Originally developed for the US Navy, TWI’s Large-Standoff, Large-Area ThermographyTM (LASLATTM) offers a groundbreaking approach to inspection of large structures, operating at a large stand-off distance (up to 15 ft) to cover an area as large as 250 ft2. It automatically scans the entire inspection area, providing a subsurface map of defect indications that is easily interpreted by the operator. MOSAIQ® analysis tools provide measurement of flaw size and registration on the actual part. LASLATTM’s versatility allows a single mobile system to be used for inspections on multiple platforms without the need for a fixed gantry. Automated inspection routines eliminate manual positioning, providing repeatable inspections.
  • NDI Methodology: Pulsed Thermography
  • Non-contact, no gantry or creeper required
  • Coverage Area: 17 ft x 15 ft @ 15 ft standoff distance
  • Inspection Rate: 7 ft^2/min
  • Easily configured for multi-platform inspection
  • For fluid ingress, delamination, impact damage
  • Winner of the 2016 DoD Maintenance Innovation Challenge

TWI Software – Powered by TSR®

TWI’s patented Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® (TSR®) technology has been widely recognized as a breakthrough in the field of thermography. Conventional approaches to analysis of thermography data are based on visual or computer analysis of images from am IR camera. These methods are often difficult to interpret and limited in their ability to image deep or subtle features, or perform quantitative measurement. Using a physics-based approach to signal analysis, TSR provides precise, repeatable output with unprecedented depth range, resolution, and measurement capability. The introduction of TSR has played a significant role in the growth of thermography in real-world manufacturing and in-service inspection applications.
See the Forest and the Trees!
MOSAIQ® simplifies inspection of large structures or large production runs of identical structures, by combining information from many sequences into a single, easily-viewable dataset, simplifying and streamlining the analysis process. TWI’s state-of-the art Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® (TSR®) tools are built into MOSAIQ to provide unmatched depth and spatial resolution of subsurface features.

MOSAIQ® simplifies your NDT inspection using built-in analysis, measurement, and visualization tools.

  • Thermographic Signal Reconstruction® (TSR®) Processing
  • Fast, real time inspection
  • For Flash, Step, or Modulated Heating
  • Compatible with common factory automation platforms
  • Programmable Inspection and Analysis Routines

 

Used worldwide by leading OEMs and Research Institutions, MOSAIQ® is compatible with EchoTherm®, ThermoScope®, VoyageIR®, and ProjectIRTM systems. It can be configured for use with a touch-screen display for handheld systems, or large displays for automation and can accommodate a variety of excitation options.
The Ultimate Toolkit for Advanced Thermography
Virtuoso® provides the ultimate toolkit for advanced analysis of thermography data for NDT and Material Characterization. Virtuoso helps you identify the best method for examining a sample and create an optimized inspection procedure.
  • Thermographic Signal Reconstruction (TSR®)
  • Automated Flaw Sizing
  • Real-time Analysis
  • Analysis of Flash, Step, or Modulated Data
  • Multi-scale Contrast Analysis
  • Material Characterization
  • Pulse Phase and Principal Component Analysis
  • Boolean Operations
  • Signal / noise Analysis and Optimization
  • Compatible with EchoTherm®, ThermoScope®, MOSAIQ®
  • Programmable through Matlab, Labview, VBA, C++, Python

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