Borescope Mobility and flexibility of remote visual inspection equipment is a feature of the Karl Storz Industrial Group. In addition to its existing range of mobile documentation and measuring systems, Karl Storz is now offering to the market a borescope/flexoscope smartphone adaptor that is suitable for quick inspection and documentation in non-destructive remote visual inspection. In conjunction with rigid and flexible industrial scopes from Karl Storz, the adaptor provides a fast and cost-effective solution to capture and save photos and videos with a smartphone and, if required, send these to a third party. This enables quicker identification and documentation of defects and, if required, support regardless of location. The Smart Scope comprises a telescope with quick-release coupling and a matching smartphone case. The case acts as a holder for the smartphone and establishes an optimal connection between the Smart Scope and the smartphone camera. Thanks to the quick-release coupling, all rigid or flexible endoscopes with standard eyepieces can be connected to the Smart Scope. In the case of endoscopes and autoscopes with a diameter of 3.8 mm, the telescope in the Smart Scope optimizes the image to fill as much of the screen as possible. In the case of larger telescopes, the image displayed on the smartphone is usually cropped. With smaller telescopes, only part of the smartphone camera surface is utilized. In conjunction with the Smart Scope, all standard features offered by modern smartphones can be utilized. These include image and video recordings, image zoom, select focusing, image and data transfer via e-mail, data transfer function and much more. Moreover, various smartphone apps are available for optimizing camera operation and image processing. Karl Storz GmbH & Co +49 (0)7461 708-0, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.karlstorz.com Imaging Software Carestream NDT launches Industrex v4.2 Sp1 our most powerful imaging software ever designed to enhance the award winning HPX-PRO & HPX-1 CR systems with improved image management, increased productivity and our latest Lite customer viewing software. Working in rugged, remote environments where productivity is paramount requires equipment that is not only built for the job but that can keep up with the task. This version boasts improvements to our user interface including the ability to manage images faster. The expanded “Image Reorder” tool allows users to quickly and easily move an image from one storage location to another without disrupting any of the DICONDE protocol. This is particularly practical on pipeline work when the images might come back inadvertently out of order. Toolbar configurations can now be replicated from one system to another to standardize an entire fleet of inspection systems. Industrex v4.2 Sp1 also includes our most advanced version of Lite software that can be given to end users for image viewing. This software newest version is designed to run on a wide range of systems, including many different computers with older operating systems. Users can run the software directly from the media (CD or drive) or it can be installed on their PC. The goal is to be the most user friendly viewing software in the industry. Industrex v4.2 Sp1 software improvements will be made available for both the HPX-PRO and HPX-1 CR product lines. Users can still operate either unit in the conventional Windows based file format or in JobSetup mode for high productivity and DICONDE compliance. As an example, on high production jobs such as pipeline inspection the HPXPRO is designed to process a weld a minute when using (3x) 5 2/3” plates. Improved imaging tools allow for rapid image analysis and customized reporting in seconds using the single click image interpretation. The most recent software version can still produce customized multiline or single shot-style reports in a matter of seconds. When creating the work report, users simply select the welds to be included and click “create report.” There is no need to transpose data and concerns about making mistakes are minimized while time to create reports is also compressed. Carestream (888) 777-2072 www.carestreamndt.com Wet Bench Units The purpose of the new HMI Touch Screen Interface on Magnaflux A- and D-Series Wet Bench Units is to reduce the time an operator spends at the equipment controls so they can spend more time looking for indications. When Magnaflux set out to improve their core wet bench units the goal was to provide added value to their customers without increasing the overall equipment price. After reviewing feedback from customers, service centers, and distributors, it was obvious the best way to add value without adding cost was to help the customer improve productivity. The new HMI Touch Screen Interface on Magnaflux A- and D-Series Wet Bench Units helps increase productivity with more intuitive equipment controls, new features like adjustable mag-shot timer and double-mag shot, and improved upgrade options like autobath, auto-mag, pneumatic tailstock, and low-end current control. The result is an easier-to-use, more durable and dependable Wet Bench Unit so operators can focus what really matters, finding defects. Magnaflux (847) 657-5300 email@example.com Position Sensors Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Industrial division has launched a new family of noncontact, rotary position sensors from the legacy brand of Penny & Giles. With a low-profile sensor body design and a small footprint, these fully-encapsulated, IP69K-rated sensors offer exceptional performance against water, dust, shock, vibration, and temperature. The NRH271 and NRH272 rotary position sensors are ideal for use by OEMs of on- and off-highway vehicles that are destined for use in challenging environments, and as a cost-effective solution for medium volume applications where a wide range of options or degree of customization may be required. • NRH271: The NRH271 is a 3-wire, single output variant with a supply current rating of less than 12.5mA. • NRH272: The NRH272 is a 6-wire, dual-redundant output variant with a supply current rating of less than 25mA. The dual-die sensor has two separately powered input supply and output channels for full electrical redundancy. All variants of the NRH271 and NRH272 rotary position sensors are contained in a 9.5mm housing and use proven, wear-free Hall-effect sensing technology to provide a long mechanical life. The electrical output spans of both models can be set to correspond to rotations of 20° to 360° in 1° increments. Two power supply options are available (5V and 9-30V). Factory-programmable electronics can be set to one of two analog voltage output ranges (0.5-4.5V or 0.2-4.8V) or one of three PWM frequencies. Connection options are industrystandard AMP Superseal or Deutsch DT04 series connectors, or simple 18AWG flying-leads for customer termination. The sensor can also be supplied with a protective NC10 flexible conduit for the cabling. Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial +44.1425.271444 www.cw-industrialgroup.com Eddy Current Array System Eddyfi announced the launch of Reddy™, a portable turnkey eddy current array (ECA) instrument offering a complete ecosystem designed for the in-service inspection needs of the oil & gas, power generation, and aerospace industries. Eddyfi also is now bundling the benefits of ECA in a portable system. Reddy features a large, premiumquality, multi-touch display and comes with an intuitive software interface capable of delivering the best of what ECA can offer: increased probability of detection, rapid scanning, and intuitive real-time C-scan imaging. The new portable system is the solution to democratize surface ECA inspection. Reddy offers a faster, more efficient, and overall better way of addressing key applications like cracking and corrosion on pipes, vessels, tanks, and welds. Combined with Eddyfi’s standard ECA or tangential ECA (TECA™) probes, powerful Magnifi ® and Magnifi GO software, and support from top application experts, Reddy unlocks the power of the first true standard ecosystem for surface ECA inspections.
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