Under the surface
In yacht and boat building the most commonly used materials are the so-called composites. By cleverly combining the positive properties of at least two components, they often have outstanding features - some of them even specially adapted to their respective areas of application. But wherever there are bindings, these can also "break". Regular tests are therefore indispensable.
The iX-600 portable inspection system from UNX Technologies Co., LTD. Taiwan provides contactless inspection of multilayer composites, even for large surfaces. It uses image processing to detect weak points that are invisible to the human eye. In addition to a thermal imaging camera, a uEye board level camera with autofocus is used.