The department “Machine Vision and Signal Processing” has various thermographic systems at its disposal, which are used to conduct non-destructive, high-resolution, thermal analyses and quality controls on components, even inline. Active thermography combined with specifically-developed analysis software is an innovative, flexible and efficient diagnosis method. It is capable of reliably and rapidly identifying defects, such as delamination, joining errors, cracks or cavities, both on the surface and near the surface of component interiors.
To identify defects and errors with active thermography, a test object is specifically heated and the spread of heat carefully observed. By selecting a suitable energy input (excitation by means of radiation, ultrasound or eddy currents) and temporal excitation sequence (pulse excitation, modulation), areas with an abnormal heat flow pattern are identified.
Our extensive experience in industrial image processing enables us to analyze your workpieces with active thermography. Our services include:
- Feasibility studies and services
- Selection and optimization of energy inputs
- Development of algorithms to identify defects
- Integration into the manufacturing process