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BladeBUG has announced its strategic collaboration with non-destructive testing (NDT) provider, Force Technology. The joint project will see Force Technology produce custom NDT solutions for integration within BladeBUG's crawler robot, which is specifically designed to maintain and inspect wind turbine blades.
Force Technology are providing their P-scan ultrasonic composite scanning system, combined with BladeBUG's six-legged crawler robot, to enable a solution for remotely operated scanning of wind turbine blades, both on- and offshore. The collaboration between BladeBUG and Force Technology will introduce a portable solution for up-tower in-service non-destructive testing of wind turbine blades. With the integration of Force Technology's automated ultrasonic scanning system, BladeBUG's crawler robot will be able to perform t inspections of critical structural parts, including spar caps, root areas, leading edges, trailing edges, and more.