Flyability Launches Drone Technology for Advanced Industrial Inspections in Asia Pacific

Flyability, a leader in confined space drone solutions, has announced the introduction of its new Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM) payload for the Elios 3 drone. This development, a collaboration with Cygnus Instruments, experts in ultrasonic testing, is set aimed to improve the approach to inspecting steel thickness in inaccessible or hazardous areas across the Asia Pacific region.

The introduction of the UTM payload is in direct response to the growing demand from industries such as oil and gas, maritime, and chemicals for ultrasonic measurement capabilities that complement visual inspections. “The launch of the UTM payload signifies a major step forward in our commitment to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients,” stated Patrick Thévoz, CEO and Co-founder of Flyability. “We anticipate that this technology will enable businesses to enhance their competitiveness while adhering to stringent safety standards.”

Equipped with the new UTM payload, the Elios 3 drone offers a novel approach to conducting steel wall inspections. Utilizing ultrasonic technology, it can accurately measure steel thickness in challenging locations without requiring human entry into dangerous or confined spaces, thereby reducing both cost and risk. The payload features a smart arm with an ultrasonic probe and laser pointer for precise targeting, along with adaptable mounting options for flexibility in various industrial settings. An innovative couplant dispenser ensures optimal ultrasound transmission for dependable measurements.

This development marks the third payload unit for the modular Elios 3 drone, expanding its utility across a broader spectrum of mapping, surveying, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) applications. “Our collaboration with Cygnus Instruments is a testament to our shared vision of pioneering safer and more efficient Non-Destructive Testing inspection methods,” commented Lulu Costhwaite-Eyre, Managing Director of Cygnus Instruments. “Flyability’s engineering expertise and rigorous product testing promise to deliver significant benefits across multiple industries.”

As industries in the Asia Pacific region continue to evolve, the Elios 3 drone with its UTM payload is poised to become a critical tool in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and accuracy of industrial inspections, setting new standards in the field of Non-Destructive Testing.



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