Silverwing is now part of Eddyfi Technologies

SCORPION2 Remote Access Ultrasonic Crawler

  • Up To 150 mm/sec inspection speed
  • Fully integrated auto UT B-scan crawler
  • Dry-coupled wheel probe
  • Battery Operated

Swansea, UK, April 5, 2017 - Dedicated to advanced NDT inspection technologies, Silverwing is proud to announce the launch of Scorpion2, which brings anticipated improvements to the first version of Scorpion.

The Scorpion has been successfully deployed for 10 years, but technical advances and increasing market demands required a complete technical redesign. Listening to the large Scorpion user base led Silverwing to improve the design and performance of the unit, leading to the arrival of Scorpion2, a state-of-the-art remote-control ultrasonic crawler . Scorpion2 is approximately five times faster than its predecessor, measuring thicknesses at speeds up to 150 mm/s (5 in/s).

Key Benefits
  • The dry-coupled probe wheel removes the need for an external water source, usually needed for UT inspections.
  • The gimballed probe holder enables inspecting uneven surfaces.
  • The 50 m (164 ft) umbilical removes the need for scaffolding.
  • The ability to program the length and pattern of scans gives users more flexibility.

Scorpion2 has four permanent magnet drive wheels and two encoders, making it possible to compensate for the crawler's drift from slippage and the weight of the cable. Furthermore, it has a significantly sleeker design, making it easier and faster to set up than the original Scorpion.

Scorpion2 Launch

Stéfan Parmentier, general manager at Silverwing comments: "We are very happy to introduce this new generation of ultrasonic remote-control crawlers. We feel extremely confident that the gains to be made in efficiency and accuracy from using Scorpion2 will translate into increased revenue for our customers."

"We packaged technologically-advanced features into an easy-to-use system that delivers high-quality and reliable data. Doing so, we translated the customers' needs into a new product that will have a direct impact on their daily life at work," adds Edwin Van Der Leden, product manager for Scorpion2.

About Eddyfi Technologies

Eddyfi Technologies is a label designed to maximize the potential of multiple advanced and niche NDT inspection technology brands. With its two centers of excellence in Québec (Canada) and Swansea (UK), Eddyfi Technologies focuses on offering high-performance NDT solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets through two strong, complementary brands: Eddyfi and Silverwing. The company has more than 200 employees, six offices around the globe all staffed with NDT experts, and serves customers in more than 65 countries in such major industries as nuclear, power generation, oil & gas, and aerospace.