Whether it's fallen concrete pylons caused by corroded tension wires, a new motor due to damaged pistons or defective sheet steel, even the tiniest cracks or smallest traces of corrosion can have serious consequences, especially in safety-critical environments.
With magnetic stray flux inspections, these flaws can be quickly visualized without destroying or contaminating the material.
As an alternative to magnetic powder tests, this method can also be used wherever the magnetic powder approach is unsuitable.
Engineers at Saarbrucken-based Fraunhofer IZFP will be introducing a mobile handheld device for magnetic stray flux testing at the 29th annual CONTROL trade fair in Stuttgart (hall 1, exhibit booth 1502), which runs May 5 to May 8.
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP in Saarbrucken have developed a handheld, wireless test device called FLUXI which is based on magnetic stray flux technology.
This method relies on the same physical effect exploited by magnetic powder testing, a standard and widely-used inspection process in steel manufacturing.
When an external magnetic field is applied to sharp-edged cracks on the surface of a component, additional magnetic dipoles form, which then induce magnetic leakage near the surface. This stray field can be detected and processed with magnetic field sensors.
The enormous potential for instrument technology miniaturization provides a key advantage since extremely difficult to access areas of the component can be quickly and easily subjected to magnetic stray flux inspections.
With FLUXI, manufactured parts and components can be rapidly scanned, allowing potential surface defects to be displayed as images.
Sabine Poitevin-Burbes | Fraunhofer-Institut für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren IZFP
A shampoo bottle that empties completely -- every last drop
27.06.2016 | Ohio State University
New Video Camera Released Featuring Ultra-High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor Developed At Tohoku University
11.08.2015 | Tohoku University
Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.
This new method was born of a surprising phenomenon: irradiating glass in a particular way with an ultrafast laser has the effect of making the glass up to a...
Terahertz excitation of selected crystal vibrations leads to an effective magnetic field that drives coherent spin motion
Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how...
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.
"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...
14.10.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
12.10.2016 | Event News
25.10.2016 | Earth Sciences
25.10.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering
25.10.2016 | Process Engineering