FlawScout Sensor

The FlawScout is a laser shearography non-destructive testing (NDT) sensor designed to be used for (post-production) quality control, academic research, or NDT training. The sensor can be configured with thermal or vacuum (partial) excitation systems depending on the application. The FlawScout incorporates the very latest in phase-shifting technology delivering accurate and reliable measurement results through clear and sharp imaging with sub-micrometer displacement resolution.

The FlawScout sensor is completely contained in one, lightweight (3.4 kgs / 7.4 lbs) unit. With fully integrated imaging & control electronics, the sensor incorporates a 2 MPx CMOS camera (with maximum frame rate of 47 Hz), a fixed-focal length lens, two (Class 3R) laser diodes, automatic shearing, and phase-shifting piezos. The sensor is provided with a laptop PC and is delivered in one aluminium hard-case trolley.

Istra4D, Dantec Dynamics’ advanced laser shearography software, is intuitive and simple to use. With a clear user workflow, users have easy control of all relevant measurement configuration parameters including brightness, shearing, projection and visualization settings. Users can easily perform real-time measurements and also advanced post-processing analysis of acquired results. Whatever the NDT application, Istra4D is the imaging workhorse behind all of Dantec’s laser shearography systems.

Components

Vacuum (Partial) Excitation

Vacuum (Partial) Excitation

Vacuum (partial) excitation involves the application of a change in pressure within an entrapped volume of air between a surface section and a vacuum hood frame
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Thermal Excitation

Thermal Excitation

Thermal excitation involves the application of heat to the surface of a structure through the use of heat lamps. When heat is applied to an object, the temperature increases and surface starts to swell and expand
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Laser Shearography User Training

Laser Shearography User Training

This course is provided on our eLearning platform and consists of four learning modules, complete with documentation, videos, tutorials, charts and quizzes
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Application Notes

Laser Shearography Applications in Aerospace NDT: Coatings & Feltmetal Seals – Video

Laser Shearography Applications in Aerospace NDT: Coatings & Feltmetal Seals – Video

This presentation is an overview of Laser Shearography applications used in Aerospace NDT, examples include: cork-metal bonding, carbon-fiber…
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Laser Shearography Applications in Aerospace NDT: Rotor Blades – Video

Laser Shearography Applications in Aerospace NDT: Rotor Blades – Video

This presentation is an overview of Laser Shearography applications used in Aerospace NDT, examples include: aluminium honeycomb components.
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Laser Shearography NDT for Aerospace NDT – Video

Laser Shearography NDT for Aerospace NDT – Video

In this webinar video, we explain the technology of Laser Shearography, the defect detectability & advantages that the…
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Wind Turbine Blade Inspection using Shearography

Wind Turbine Blade Inspection using Shearography

The high demand for Green Energy is causing a rapid increase in the production rate of turbine blades.…
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Laser Shearography NDT of Aerospace Composites

Laser Shearography NDT of Aerospace Composites

Over the last few decades,the aerospace industry has turned increasingly to carbon composite structural materials to make aircraft…
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Helicopter Rotor Blade NDT Inspection with Laser Shearography and Vibration Excitation

Helicopter Rotor Blade NDT Inspection with Laser Shearography and Vibration Excitation

Rotor blades need to withstand high rotation speeds and dynamic bending forces to enable the high manoeuvrability of…
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