REL builds custom, modular automation equipment for liquid penetrant/fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) processes.
The Load Station aligns the carrier to the Automated Material Handling System.
The Penetrant Application Station utilizes electrostatic spray application.
The station incorporates a turntable that rotates the carrier 360° to allow complete coverage of the part.
Separate guns are used for top and bottom spray application and penetrant type/level of penetrant
The Penetrant Dwell Station controls the time required for the carrier to sit while the penetrant is ‘wetting’ the part
The Pre-Rinse and Post-Rinse Stations rinse the parts by lifting and rotating the carrier through the streams of the pressure controlled spray header
The Emulsifier Station is controlled to allow for smooth accelerations and consistent processing time
The rinse supply pump utilizes recycled water for the initial rinse followed by a freshwater rinse for both the pre-rinse and post-rinse
The Dryer Station incorporates a heating coil in the duct that circulates air through the chamber
The Dry Developer Station applies dry developer to part surfaces by the use of a cloud
Parts are inspected with blacklight in this climate controlled multi-station inspection area
All five lights of REL’s Glo-Black UV Lights are designed to meet all intensity requirements of Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) and Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
Stand Alone FPI Unit (Model #CLF-2020)