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Kinaco Kaman Composites India to install Ultrasonic Testing System

Fill Maschinenbau, Gurten (Upper Austria) announced that a first order for an ACCUBOT ultrasonic testing system for the transmission testing of composites components has been placed by Kinaco Kaman Composites India. According to FILL this opens up enormous opportunities for the Upper Austrian mechanical engineering specialists in the huge Indian market.

Fill is a leading international mechanical engineering company offers complex high-tech systems and individual solutions for the manufacturing industry in the metal, plastic and wood sectors. The automotive, aviation, sports and construction industries benefit from Fill’s expertise.

Fill informed that the order from Kineco Kaman Composites India for a complex and high-performance ultrasonic testing system, will be supplied with a high-precision ACCUBOT UT Inspection robot inspection system in the first quarter of 2023. “This order opens the door to the Indian aerospace market for us. We see great potential for our innovative technologies there. In addition, we have the opportunity to introduce new performance standards on the Indian market for testing composite components,” explains Wilhelm Rupertsberger, head of the Plastics Competence Center at Fill.

The ACCUBOT double-robot ultrasonic testing system developed by Fill is a multi-modal testing system with maximum flexibility and dynamics. With a test speed of up to 2 m/sec in transmission testing, the productivity and reliability of non-destructive component testing is raised to a new level. The system architecture is designed in such a way that, in addition to the actual ultrasonic testing, further measurement and testing methods can be integrated into the system. Kineco Kaman Composites India is a multinational joint venture between Kaman Aerospace Group (USA) and Kineco Limited (India). Based in Goa.The company manufactures advanced composite aerospace structural components and assemblies for aircraft, helicopters, UAVs and spacecraft, using carbon and fiberglass materials and autoclave curing technology. As safety-relevant components, these are subjected to extensive, non-destructive tests.

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