The Aeroscan is a non-contact, objective, technical advancement in modern air vehicle hole inspection and measurement and saves OEM’s, suppliers, and integrators millions of dollars a year through reduced inspection time and by the elimination of rework while improving quality.
Within seconds the one-size fits all holes handheld Aeroscan 3D scanner takes a series of precise hole measurements (diameter, countersink diameter, countersink depth, grip length, perpendicularity, mixed material stacks of any arrangement) and images that are within 2.5 microns of accuracy and repeatability. The Hand-held Aeroscan also enables hole-diagnostics such as defect identification, drill life assessment, gap/crack detection, and a reduction of gapped fasteners and destack.
Any hole inspector can use the Hand-held Aeroscan device which weighs less than 3 pounds and can inspect holes in any environment or position. Upon measuring the hole, the inspector is simply notified that the hole is “good” or “bad.” The images of the holes and diagnostics, which are stored on the tablet that is carried by the inspector, can then downloaded for use by production or research and technology.
The Hand-held Aeroscan finally offers integrators a complete inspection solution which can be used to re-inspect the “bad” holes identified by the Automated Aeroscan in a multi-function end-effector (drill, inspect, and fill) without having to move the end-effector back to the hole.