that generates disturbances.” According to Dalsvik, it isn’t about the

money saved by not having to rent time in external testing laboratories, but more about the speed of development for new lamps and understanding the effects of customisation. Finding an error late in the process and adjusting it and then lining up to get a new time to test is extremely time consuming and can affect delivery reliability. “For this reason, we are very pleased to

now be able to be completely self-sufficient in testing our products and with that we have also increased our level of knowledge in the company,” concludes Dalsvik. In addition to testing electrical disturbances, TYRI can test its lights in its laboratory based on extreme weather conditions – ranging from cold to hot, moisture and dust. In addition, there is test equipment to measure, among other things, light image, vibration sensitivity and rust/corrosion resistance.

❱❱ Dedicated EMC test laboratory helps TYRI to understand the interaction of its lighting products with the environment

❱❱ Advanced phased-array flaw detection uses multiple technologies to ensure nothing is missed


The latest Veo3 flaw detection system offers a packet capture (PCAP) touch interface, user templates and live TFM (total focusing method). Yet the main difference with the Veo3 is its live concurrent multi-scan/multi- technique capabilities. For some time it has been widely

recognised and accepted that welds can be inspected using both phased-array (PA) and TOFD (time of flight diffraction). The Veo3 is an instrument that not only performs live TFM but also concurrently present PA and TOFD in one single acquisition. As the three inspection techniques are

❱❱ Extreme environmental testing can now take place all year round at UTAC CERAM Millbrook’s Test World facility in Finland

facility. Test World offers remote witnessing so customers can see tests being carried out. However, Test World continues to be a safe place to work, and as global travel restrictions have begun to ease, customers can attend the site. Tracks and workshops are hired on an exclusive basis, so contact with others is limited.

complementary, the probability of detection is significantly increased. Furthermore, the time saved is considerable: one pass, one setup, one file, one position reference, one analysis. Even though the TFM is now a popular inspection method, there are still a limited number of certified technicians in the workplace. TFM can be misleading, especially if the wrong propagation mode is selected. With the Veo3 multi-scan capabilities, it is now possible to simultaneously produce TFM and phased- array scans. This complementary imaging

technique improves not only the probability of detection but also the confidence of the experts who carry out the inspections. “It is now common knowledge that the

incorrect selection of a TFM propagation mode for an application could lead to an undetected flaw. With Veo3, having the ability to simultaneously produce PA and TFM scans lowers the risk of missing a flaw and gives technicians added peace of mind,” explained Yvan Gosselin, technical director at Sonatest. The Veo3’s multi-technique functions

allow users to benefit from the additional resolution and sizing performance of TFM – all while performing inspections to an already approved phased-array procedure. “Sonatest understands the challenges of

NDT inspection,” said Francois Lachance, product manager at Sonatest. “Every day, crucial decisions are made based on the evaluation of critical components. These decisions have both massive financial and security implications. “Therefore, the additional information

provided by the multi-technique of Veo3 is so valuable. Moreover, adding PA scans can often make the inspection fully compliant.”

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