Leather Inspection – LEATHER CHECK
NDT (Non Destructive Testing) of Leather for repairs with filling compound and for inhomogeneities
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- Save Time
With Leather-Check, defects and repairs in leather can be reliably
detected within short times.
- 100% Safe For Leather
During the measurement the leather is warmed up to a short time
maximum temperature of less than 40C. Damages or changes of
the shape are impossible.
- Flexible Operation
The system allows a manual as well as a fully automated inspection
- Clear Results
Instead of temperatures the system measures and evaluates
differences in the temporal behavior of the heat at the leather
surface. Therefore the system shows defects and repairs with an
excellent contrast. Measurement results are clearly reproducible
and are insensitive for any external effects.
- Scalable Solution
Variable system design, from mobile systems for manual measurements up to stationary systems with high throughput, full automatic data processing and control.
Leather-Check uses a variant of IR thermography known as “lock-in” thermography to analyze samples under test. In this method, the sample to be tested is heated at its surface by an intensity modulated source. This heat penetrates into the interior of the sample as a thermal wave and any change in the properties of the sample material such as cracks, cause a change in the propagation characteristics of the wave.
After the thermal wave is reflected to the surface of the sample, it becomes superimposed (or “locked-in”) onto the initial wave such that any defect is revealed by a local change in the phase angle. By recording the surface temperature of the sample with an IR camera, the temperature-time function of the image can be analyzed on a host computer. By calculating a phase image, the internal structure of the component and its interior defects are revealed. Depending on the modulation parameters of the heat source during the measurement, different depth ranges within the image can be displayed.
- Result of a measurement is displayed as an image
Simple identification of defects and repairs.
- Integrated functions for performing automated measurements
Easy operability of the measurement system.
- Storage of the complete measurement and analysis configurations in workspace files
Easy and fast changeover for the measurement of different kinds of leather.
- Automatic storage of the measurement results with all measurement parameters
Automatic storage of all relevant data for the use in quality management systems.
- Integrated functions for automatic generation of reports
Very easy generation of the complete documentation of the measurement results.
- Multiple user levels, protected by password
Manipulation of the measurement parameters and results are effectively prevented.
Leather-Check Technical Features
- Cycle speed
≤ 1 second for one measurement with thermal stimulation by flash lamps ≤ 8 seconds for one measurement with thermal stimulation by halogen lamps.
- Heating of the leather
Short-time maximum surface temperature ≤40C ; damages or changes of the shape are impossible.
- Infrared camera
Maintenance-free camera with uncooled microbolometer detector and high thermal resolution.
- Computer for image processing and control
High-performance industrial PC.
- Power electronics and heat source
High-power flash generator with flash lamp
Phase controlled modulator with halogen lamps.
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