Ultrasonic inspection tools have come a long way since their design as handheld instruments. As a method of non-destructive testing, they are widely employed across industries to evaluate the properties of material, components and structures for quality, anomalies or potential flaws without damaging the part.
In this video, Sean Miller, Canadian operations manager at UE Systems, describes how the use of airborne and structure-borne ultrasound makes use of remote or cloud-based monitoring. Technicians can now receive notifications on their mobile phones alerting them that a bearing needs lubrication. “With the click of a button, they’re able to lubricate the bearing from anywhere,” Miller said.