Innerspec are specialists in EMAT (Electro-Magnetic Acoustic Transducer) and Dry-Coupled (DCUT) ultrasonic inspection equipment. They are leaders in in-line inspection of welds, plates, rolls, rolled sections, manufactured parts, etc. They combine automated robotics with advanced EMAT sensors to provide class-leading accuracy, useability, speed and reliability.
They also pioneered the use of EMAT in mobile inspection devices. In late 2018, they updated the Powerbox H system with the new Volta system. This is a major update to their mobile inspection platform. Many of the sensors are the same, but the form factor of the backpack mounted power and signal processing, combined with a new tablet based display, new processing software with wifi capabilities and a range of new features, really raise the bar!
The Innerspec equipment is the most versatile and robust system available on the market for LRUT, MeRUT, Magnetostrictive generation of Shear Horizontal waves (Unique to EMAT), dry-coupled piezo-electric UT, EMAT UT and a range of specific set-ups for the technology.
Interesting uses include rail wheel residual stress measurement, bolt load measurement, CUI, CUPS, full-depth inspection of direct buried steel power poles, gas cylinder QA, and of course, use in the SpaceX QA process.