Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) / Materials Testing

NDT finds extensive application in assessing the characteristics of materials, components, or systems without inducing any damage. With the capabilities of IR cameras, internal defects are identified through target excitation and the observation of thermal variations on the surface. This thermal imaging technique proves to be invaluable in detecting defects and potential points of failure in diverse fields like composites, solar cells, bridges, and electronics. Moreover, it serves as an excellent tool for conducting thermal mapping during materials testing, allowing for a comprehensive analysis of stress distribution.

Solar Cell Inspection

Lock-In thermography is a specialized technique used for non-destructive testing of materials. When applied to solar cell inspection, this method proves effective in identifying electrical shunt defects. By energizing the solar cell, the Lock-In thermography system can analyze the thermal patterns generated on the cell’s surface. Any areas with abnormal temperature distributions indicate the presence of shunts.

Composite Inspection

In the case of composites, which often consist of multiple layers or materials bonded together, the detection of defects is of utmost importance to ensure structural integrity and longevity. Thermal non-destructive testing can accurately identify voids, which are areas with missing material, and delaminations, where the layers of the composite separate from each other. Additionally, the presence of water inclusion, a common concern in composites, can also be detected through this method, as water exhibits different thermal properties compared to the surrounding materials.

Bridge Deck Inspection

This sophisticated camera system offers unparalleled accuracy in evaluating the condition of concrete bridge decks. By detecting and visualizing thermal patterns and temperature variations on the bridge’s surface, the TROUS infrared camera enables inspectors to identify even subtle signs of deterioration that may otherwise remain undetected with traditional inspection methods.

Electronics Design & Testing

The escalating demands for smaller, more efficient, and dependable electronic components and systems have given rise to the need for advanced tools that facilitate critical decision-making throughout the entire product development cycle.

Quality Assurance & Testing
Precisely evaluating and validating the thermal performance of electronic components and systems is of utmost importance to ensure the integrity of designs, enhance the long-term reliability of products, and minimize the risk of in-field failures.
Research & Design
With the continuous miniaturization of electronic components and the integration of powerful functionalities, the potential for thermal challenges and performance bottlenecks rises significantly. Consequently, engineers and designers must have rigorous testing and verification processes in place to address these concerns effectively.
Diagnosing & Fixing
The advantage of non-contact thermal imaging lies in its efficiency and accuracy. Unlike traditional methods that involve physical probing or disassembly, thermal imaging allows engineers to conduct rapid assessments from a distance. This not only saves time but also eliminates the risk of causing additional damage during the troubleshooting process.
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