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Inspect the Interior Surfaces of Cylindrical Aircraft Turbine Motor Coupling Components with the New iShot® SeeUV® VIBES (CIS) Coupling Inspection System

8/02/2013

InterTest, Inc. of Columbia, NJ is proud to announce its newest addition to the SeeUV® Visual Inspection System Series:  the Coupling Inspection System (CIS). With its high-grade optics, simultaneous white light and UV light capability, the Coupler Inspection System provides crisp video images of part internals during Magnetic Particle and Fluorescent Penetrant Visual Inspections (MP and FPI).  Including precise 3 axis motion control, the all-inclusive CIS makes the inspection process quick, easy, and repeatable. The system is ideal for aircraft engine couplers and other medium size parts requiring routine visual inspection and maintenance.

Figure 1:  Coupler Inspection System (CIS)

A high resolution ¼ inch CCD image sensor in combination with 3 interchangeable optical adapters deliver brilliant 470 HTV line color images of part internals on an included 15 inch LED monitor mounted on a swing arm. The CIS uses patented interchangeable optical adapters with 45, 60 and 90-degree directions of view to provide the user with a variety of angled views.

Figure2:  Optical Adapters

Optional 0 and high-magnification 90-degree optical adapters are also available.  Combined with a remote focus feature, the CIS achieves complete coverage of all internal aircraft engine coupler surfaces.

 

Figure 3:  Coupler Mount

In conjunction with the quality image, the Coupler Inspection System has a unique white and UV illumination capability that permits easy interpretation of indications found during the examination of aircraft component internals.  Independently controlled white and UV illumination allow simultaneous fluorescent and conventional color views, a unique feature that aids in image evaluation.  In Addition, the white and UV illumination is uniform across the field of view with superior spectral content for Magnetic Particle and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. All fluids used for these test methods drain effortlessly below the coupler mount into a catch pan with drain plug for simple clean up.

Proper illumination and image quality can be repeated effortlessly with the CIS 3 axis control and encoded positioning. The CIS can adjust horizontal positioning and vertical positioning (insertion) of the camera boom as well as motorized part rotational position. The vertical and horizontal axis provide encoded position readouts to insure 100% coverage.  Motorized options are available for horizontal and vertical positioning. Three part mounts are included with the system for specific aircraft engine couplers.

For more information please visit www.intertest.com, email sales@intertest.com, or call (908) 496-8008.

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Established in 1981, InterTest, Inc. offers RVI and NDT systems, as well as, custom engineered solutions manufactured in our NJ facility. Our customers include, but are not limited to the following industries: Aerospace, Security, Welding, Nuclear & Water Power Generation, Refineries, Mines, Bridge & Highways and Military.

 

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