With such a method, we create the unique opportunity for the customers to obtain a “digital fingerprint” of their rotor blades. The value retention, the insurability and the risk minimization are all strengthened for the operating company.
Today, ARGOS can adaptively accommodate all current as well as future measurement technologies and is, therefore, the basis for the future safe holistic inspection of rotor blades. Due to the fact that the measuring platform is protected by patent law in Europe and also in the USA, over the next few years there will be no competition worth mentioning for this system.
Briefly: With ARGOS, we have developed a worldwide patented system for the automated inspection of rotor blades. We combine digitalized measurement data with a holistic data base and can, using our mobile Condition Monitoring System (CMS), recognize and document structural damage to rotor blades at an early stage.
In addition to the use of high-resolution cameras for the complete visual recording of the surface and the 3D measurement of the blade geometry, we place great emphasis on active infrared thermal imaging and ultrasound technology in order to non-destructively examine fibre reinforced composite plastics. A complete system, flexibly deployed, allows shorter assembly times and an extraordinary inspection procedure for the complete blade.