The first system will be the latest version of Dantec's Q-810 Laser Shearography vacuum hood. Laser Shearography is an optical Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technique ideal for looking for defects in composite materials. The latest version of the Q-810 has been redesigned to be smaller, lighter and more robust. This includes fully dust and water proof electronics to IP65 and outdoor readable touch screen. The new system is now suitable for wind turbine blade inspections via rope access alongside the traditional aerospace and marine in-service applications.
Secondly Dantec will show the Q-480 handheld Digital Image Correlation (DIC) system. DIC is a full-field optical technique for the measurement of strain and 3D deformation widely used in university research. With the Q-480 Dantec have adapted their standard Q-400 system for use in industrial applications. Being a handheld sensor the setup is fixed and requires no calibration making it easy to make measurements quickly on large engineering structures.