Examples of applications
GE90, GP7200, and CFM56 engine alveoli controls - Fault detection:
STATICE has developed tools and multi-element sensors to control engine fly-wheel alveoli. The tools and sensors make a full control and a full passage control of each alveoli and enable detecting faults within a range of 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.1 mm.
Compared to 'classical' single-element sensors, which need a certain number of passages to cover the whole surface area, this solution together with a CF multi-element OMNISCAN® ECA type machine is 10 times faster and enables visualising a map of results in real time, saving and archiving data, and automatic reports editing. The tools integrate remote controls to enable OMNISCAN® operations whilst keeping the tools at hand.
Screw/bolt thread control without direct contact (external or internal threads and grooves)
STATICE and CAPTECH have developed single-element sensors and multi-element tools to control threads and grooves. The control systems are unique in that they use Eddy Current Array sensors without direct contact with the parts which limits any friction and reduces quality control time.
The sensors can detects sub-surface thread faults, groove faults, and upper edge faults on titanium or steel parts.
The part to be controlled must rotate in front of the sensor which in turn undertakes the fault detection process on the threaded or grooved parts. The system is compatible with all single-track Eddy Current Array systems, namely the NORTEC OLYMPUS range, ROHMANN PL300-B300 range, GE Phasec range, and others).
A mechanical system ensures the positioning and rotation of the part to be controlled with the Eddy Current Array systems, and it is developed depending on the part requirements and the number of thread or groove elements to be controlled and the lengths and diameters of the threads or grooves.
This type of tool has the advantage of controlling all of the threaded or grooved parts in on single rotation of the part to be controlled.
Together with an Eddy Current Array system, it enables the following advantages over a classical system:
- shorter quality control time (one rotation)
- no wear and tear of the part as there is no contact
- real-time visualisation and mapping (C-Scan)
- data saving and archiving
- control report editing
Large surface controls (foils sheet metal etc...)
STATICE has developed multi-element manual sensor systems and automated sensor systems together with a robot to control large surface aluminium parts.
- Manual sensors
- Automated and robotic sensors