Defect Monitoring & Inspection

Laser Ultrasonic Testing (or LUT for short) allows manufacturers to perform critical measurements early in the manufacturing process, enabling them to post-process parts for quality control.

LUT also gives overhaul and repair shops the ability to test manufactured components of equipment such as aircraft for structural defects and metallurgical properties while the equipment is still in service.

Many industries can benefit from the flexibility and precision afforded by LUT:

  • Aerospace
  • Auto
  • Oil and gas pipeline
  • Steel and cast iron
  • Shipbuilding
  • Semiconductor
  • Electronic components and packages
  • Medical devices
  • Ceramics
  • Glass bottling

The enhanced measurement capabilities of LUT enable manufacturers to improve quality and control the cost of parts with the added advantage of reducing the cost of stopping production lines to correct part defects.

Laser Ultrasonic Kit for Starters (LUKS-1550-TWM)

The IOS LUKS-1550-TWM Laser Ultrasonic Kit for Starters includes all the components necessary for establishing laser ultrasonic inspection capability in a laboratory. It includes the innovative AIR-1550-TWM laser ultrasonic receiver, with its ideal combination of sensitivity and response time, operating at the eye-safe wavelength of 1550 nm. The fiber-coupled measurement head is small and reconfigurable.

With added integration, the LUKS-1550-TWM can perform factory process monitoring and inspection, and in-service inspection in the field.

Laser Ultrasonic Receiver (AIR-1550-TWM)

The AIR-1550-TWM Laser Ultrasonic Receiver represents the state-of-the-art in non-contact laser ultrasonic testing. The AIR-1550-TWM is the first laser ultrasonic receiver operating at the telecom and eye-safe wavelength of 1550 nm. Eye-safe lasers are important for the protection of researchers as well as for workers in production environments.

The operating wavelength also enables the AIR-1550-TWM to work effectively with simple, low-cost laser sources such as DFB or fiber lasers, reducing system cost and eliminating laser maintenance concerns.

The AIR-1550-TWM includes a compact fiber-coupled measurement head. This sensor head enables remote measurement and is ideal for use with complex configurations or where measurement access is limited.

The non-contact measurement capability of laser ultrasonics and its immunity to test-piece temperature and motion make it ideal for factory use. The AIR-1550-TWM is available configured for factory applications with an optional ruggedized measurement head and fiber optic cables.