Non-destructive testing

In search of defects


Digital Radiography Service

X-ray systems are particularly useful in the aviation industry since they provide a non-destructive test method that enables us to examine the internal structure. This allows quality and quantity control inspections to be carried out during various stages of production, which benefits manufacturers by being able to maintain production schedules without compromising on quality.

For the aviation industry, we have NADCAP certification in the field of non-destructive testing for digital radiography (x-ray inspection non-film) and we have obtained customer approval from GKN Aerospace (Sweden). This demonstrates Binder’s commitment to quality and safety while also enhancing customer satisfaction.

Our X-ray system with 160 KV direct radiation offers short inspection times due to no development time and a high reduction in the number of retakes required. We utilise a full protection cabinet where your components can be examined up to a length of approx. 1m. IPU memory plates in various dimensions are used for extremely high resolution and very low micron range sensitivity applications. The CRxVision scanner from GE Sensing & Inspection and the Rhythm Review evaluation software are used for scanning and evaluation. These tools ensure enhanced image quality with a high degree of error detection.

Using digital radiography, we can detect weld defects, inclusions, porosity, corrosion, debris and cracks in your components for materials such as steel, copper / nickel (alloys), aluminium (alloys), titanium (alloys), plastics, composites and castings.

Ultrasonic Service

Ultrasonic testing provides you with full volumetric inspections of your components. This technology uses high frequency sound waves which are transmitted through the component. With our ultrasonic testing equipment from Olympus we can perform lamination flaw tests, wall thickness measurements and weld seam inspections in the industrial sector. Materials that can be tested are all metals, castings, plastics, rubber, ceramics and composite materials. We also offer mobile testing services at the customer’s site.

FPI (Fluorescent penetrant inspection) Service

Soon we will also be offering FPI testing at our facility. Components that require the FPI process are usually Safety Critical Components in the aerospace, automotive and medical branches. FPI is a non-destructive testing method that is used to detect linear and non-linear surface indications in components. These surface indications are visible under black light. Binder uses a semi-automatic testing system with electrostatics to apply the test medium to the components. For pre-cleaning we use a hot degreasing bath with cascade rinsing and we apply Fluorescent test medium Level 3 to the components. With this equipment all non-ferromagnetic components, to the extent that they are compatible with FPI, can be tested. Components with a total length up to 700mm can be examined. NADCAP certification is planned after completion of the system.

Service XRF (X-ray fluorescence analysis) with NitonTM XL2 plus

RFA (X-ray fluorescence analysis) Service

With the X-ray fluorescence analyzer NitonTM XL2 plus, samples can be examined for their chemical composition – not only type but also amount of elements can be determined. With the help of X-rays, an electron migration is forced. The energy released is emitted as element-specific fluorescence radiation and can then be evaluated by the radiation detector. Thanks to mobility, samples can be analyzed non-destructively and in real time. In a short measuring time, our specially trained personnel can precisely and reliably identify a wide range of elements from Mg to U. The detection limit is about one microgram per gram. This enables immediate decision-making and ensures a smooth process flow.

The analyzer also supports metal sorting in recycling. Binder is thus also taking a further step towards reducing its ecological footprint.

Perfectly trained staff is important for our inspections.

In the aviation sector our test personnel are trained according to EN4179/NAS410: Level 2 and Level 3 RT NF, Level 2 and Level 3 PT (Penetrant Testing)

In the industrial sector our test personnel are trained according to ISO 9712: Level 2 and Level 3 RT (film and non-film), Level 2 and Level 3 PT (Penetrant Testing), Level 3 VT (Visual Testing), Level 2 UT (Ultrasonic Testing).

We are now offering our services to external customers and we look forward to receiving your enquiries for any new or existing projects.