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.
Laser Shearography non-destructive techniques analyze interferometric images taken under both loaded and unloaded conditions to detect defects in composites and other materials.