“Our ultrasonic testing products have always been state-of-the-art,” says Philippe Rubbers, of Specialised Condition Monitoring (SCM), an equipment supplier and specialist non-destructive testing (NDT) company. “We save our clients time and money by helping identify component quality flaws before they become operational problems.”

SCM is the South African agent for M2M of France and Karl Deutsch of Germany. Rubbers attended the AFNDT mini-conference in Middleburg in mid-November this year to showcase the M2M Gekko system to NDT industry stakeholders.

Gekko is a hand-portable ultrasound imaging system, which combines standard phased array ultrasonics (PA), Time-of-flight Diffraction (TOFD) and Total Focusing Method (TFM) phased array imaging. “It’s the first portable system capable of performing phased array inspections that can deliver high-quality, real-time TFM imaging through a simple user interface,” says Philippe.

Gekko also offers advanced functions such as hyperfocalisation and 3D visualisation for most UT inspection techniques, and incorporates the latest CIVA multi-technique native software platform. SCM launched a new M2M-developed software add-on for the Gekko in December 2015, and will continue to launch upgrades and add-ons as they become available.

TFM technology has been around for almost 10 years for production lines and large installations, but now with the launch of the portable Gekko, these benefits can be used just about anywhere, improving inspection capabilities and thus saving a lot of time, and reducing associated costs.

See a video of the Gekko HERE

For more information, visit www.scm-ndt.co.za or contact Philippe Rubbers at philippe@scm-ndt.co.za

M2M products are issued from technological transfers from the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), one of the largest research institute in Europe. M2M systems are taking advantage of the CIVA simulation software developed by CEA which is integrated in the systems.

Delegates at the African NDT Mini-Conference had the opportunity to view SCM’s latest offerings.