Adaptive Energy and PMB Announce Partnership to Provide Complex, Custom High-energy X-Ray/Digital Radiography NDT Solutions
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Adaptive Energy and PMB today announced a partnership to collaborate on the development and delivery of customized non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions for aerospace industry customers.
Both companies have significant experience serving aeronautics, space, and military/defense organizations. The partnership combines Adaptive Energy’s creative engineering and robotics expertise with PMB’s state-of-the-art high energy X-ray and digital radiography systems to create custom NDT solutions to meet mission-critical material evaluation needs. This partnership carries on each company’s track record of leading-edge NDT innovation.
“We’re excited about developing integrated testing systems with PMB that take advantage of the full potential of digital radiography for R&D, manufacturing, QA/QC, maintenance, and failure analysis purposes.” said Guy Reim, CEO of Adaptive Energy. Olivier Zilber, Marketing and Sales Director of PMB added, “we’ve chosen to work with Adaptive Energy because they share our commitment to advancing the sophistication and adaptability of NDT solutions for vital material testing applications.”
Aerospace, defense and other high-precision industries require detailed high energy x-ray imaging to detect material and manufacturing flaws which can compromise structure or performance. Rocket motor inspection has numerous inspection standards, for example, identifying fuel porosity, cracks, and liner dis-bonds. Additionally, all assembled components must be interrogated and analyzed carefully for accurate placement. The high penetrating X-ray systems from PMB, which offer dynamically controlled dose rate and a focal spot size down to 0.6mm, produce superior quality radiographic images for aerospace NDT. These X-ray systems can also be placed closer to the object being tested, allowing a higher dosage rate. For example, imaging can be done at 7 MeV, which is a 50% higher dose than 6 MeV, for only an incremental increase in price.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the use of various technical evaluation methods to analyze the properties or a material, component or assembly without causing any damage to the item that would make it unfit for later use. Using imaging technologies such as X-ray and ultrasound to visualize the internal structure of a material is one example of NDT. Digital radiography scanning is an advanced NDT technique that allows X-rays to be viewed and processed in digital format rather than on film, for advanced and flexible processing, image enhancement, and analysis of the images. Computed tomography (CT) creates three-dimensional images for more detailed and accurate inspection. The PBM imaging systems use Cyxplus software that provides the capability to cut and check any surface in a volume with high accuracy.
About Adaptive Energy
Adaptive Energy provides customized, non-destructive material evaluation solutions to meet unique testing needs. It applies the latest generation of imaging technologies—digital radiography, computed tomography and ultrasound—combined with robotic and mechanical components are off-the-shelf or custom-engineered and manufactured. Integrated software applications for system control, data collection, and analysis, its solutions address some of the world’s toughest NDT challenges. We’ve helped leading companies in the aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, military and defense, infrastructure, and energy industries to meet mission-critical, time-sensitive testing needs. For more information visit our About page.
ALCEN works in four domains: defense and security, energy, medical, and aeronautics.
Its ambition is to establish a constant innovation policy in these domains, primarily applied to its own products and services. Wherever possible, they offer innovative solutions. It organizes its teams in that are both independent and coordinated, set up around top-level, fully accountable members of staff. Headquartered in France, the ALCEN Group consists of 28 subsidiary firms focused in 11 key technology areas. For more information visit www.alcen.com
As part of the industrial company ALCEN, PMB’s expertise is mainly focused on all technologies relating to particle acceleration (ultra-high vacuum, electromagnetic simulation, particle matter interaction, and vertical integration of the manufacturing of the beam line). It is capable of providing customized components and systems for a variety of industries—including ORIATRON linacs products—as well as preventive and corrective qualified maintenance of all machines. PMB develops, manufactures and commercializes hi-tech products used in medical diagnosis, scientific research, defense and security, space and nuclear power. For more information visit www.pmb-alcen.com