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Use this page as a repository of updates regarding events at Tieval including: award events, beginnings and completions of projects, changes in staff and other such important milestones in Tieval's operations.

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2024

May

Teach Pendant

I just wanted to write a quick post about our fully integrated teach pendant for easy control and programming. Most of our customers are happy using the motion panel embedded within the software but for those with larger systems or in instances where the control tower must be situated some distance from the machine, computer control is impractical or impossible. The teach pendant allows the operator full system control using independent jog buttons for each axis or combined controls for slopes, contours and kinematic moves. At the push of a button, coordinates can be sent to TiCore for easy remote scan pattern programming. The ultrasonic gate output means you can also check the signal response without having to run back and forth between the system and the controller. The pendant talks directly with the controller for maximised response time and the unit is hard-wired with an in-built emergency stop for enhanced safety and regulatory compliance. This is available to purchase on new systems or as an upgrade to existing EtherCAT based systems.

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April

Far from mundane!

This month (and a bit...) has been far from mundane! On top of routine calibration and service visits (spread over 3 continents), since our last post we've installed and commissioned a new system in Zhuhai (China), exhibited at the fantastic BINDT Aerospace Event in Filton (Bristol, UK) and are in the middle of building 2 new inspection systems. We've had a strong start to 2024 and we're showing no signs of slowing!

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March

Composite Scanners

Two composite scanners entering the assembly stage. One system is a rectilinear scanner and the other will be used for web-scanning. Both customers will be scanning aerospace parts. These two systems will be added to our already growing catalogue. 1, Disc scanners. 2, Fan-blade scanners. 3, Rectilinear scanners. 4, Web scanners. 5, Cartesian rigs. 6, Robotic arms.

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BINDT - Aerospace Event 2024.

We will be exhibiting at this years 'Aerospace Event' 2024. If you have any Automated NDT questions or requirements please drop by for a chat. Representing Tieval will be our Managing Director Ben Daffurn and our Research and Development Coordinator Sam Harding.

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First post for 2024!

Needless to say, it has been a while since my last post. We've been busier than ever with system builds, new orders, as well as routine calibrations and maintenance visits. This week we shipped 3 new M403T systems, two of them destined for San Diego and one for Zhuhai. We're also in the process of manufacturing two new bespoke systems; a 5-axis rectilinear system and a specialist composite web inspection system. In order to meet growing demand, Tieval have taken on a new Field Service Engineer and would like to take this opportunity to publicly welcome Rich to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the field of CAD and mechanical engineering. In other news, Tieval will be exhibiting at the 'Aerospace Event 2024' in Filton so, if you're planning on attending or exhibiting, we look forward to seeing you there!

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2023

December

New Tieval Disc Scanner Installation.

We have been busy these past few months with the assembly of three brand new fan blade scanners, and the installation of this beautiful beast, a brand new 'Tieval Disc Scanner' built for our customer IFA (Independent Forgings and Alloys in Sheffield). With a 1.5m turntable and capable of contour following, this machine is a great addition to the Tieval product catalogue and could offer value to anyone in need of this capacity.

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October

Radio silence!

It has been a while since our last post but that certainly doesn't mean we haven't been busy. We've delivered 2 new M403T systems to MRO facilities in Turkey and Germany for in service inspection of V2500 & RB2-11 fan blades. We've also delivered a new TDS15-7 disc scanner to a forgings facility in Sheffield which will be installed and commissioned in the next couple of weeks. We have 3 ongoing system builds with the projects scheduled to complete before Christmas 2023! We've been running some exciting research and development projects too so we hope to have some news to share with you soon.

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May

New M403T fan blade scanner.

A new M403T fan blade scanner has been sent to TEC - Turkish Engine Centre, Istanbul. Installation is scheduled WC 10th July.

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April

New fan blade scanner installation.

A new M403T Fan blade scanner has been installed at Lufthansa Technik in Germany. The M403T fan blade scanner can be used for all Rolls-Royce (Trent) and IAE engines (RB211 & V2500).

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March

James Boaden's Passing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James Boaden. A truly amazing and inspiring man, he was highly respected within the industry and James helped to invent many of the products and services that we offer today. He will be sadly missed and I know that those of you who have had the honour of knowing him will miss him too. Our thoughts are with Dawn and the family at this very difficult time.

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February

Routine maintenance - SAESL

Routine maintenance of M403T Trent aero-engine fan blade scanners carried out at SAESL in Singapore

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Motor Drive Upgrade- HAESL

Upgrade of motor drive unit on an M403T Trent aero-engine fan blade scanner carried out at HAESL in Hong Kong

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System Overhaul and Recalibration - GKN Engine Systems

Planned maintenance and recalibration of an M403V IAE V2500 aero-engine fan blade scanner carried out at GKN Engine Systems in El Cajon, USA

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Mechanical optimisation and calibration - GKN Engine Systems, Johor

Axis alignment of V2500 aero-engine fan blade scanner carried out at GKN in Johor

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January

Calibration - Lufthansa Technik

M403V IAE V2500 Fan Blade Scanner calibration carried out at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany.

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Calibration - Timet

Instrument calibration carried out at Timet in Waunarlwydd, Wales

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Calibration - MTU Maintenance Hannover

Calibration of M403V IAE V2500 aero-engine fan blade scanner carried out at MTU Maintenance in Hannover, Germany

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Calibrations - Bischoff Aerospace

Two M403V IAE V2500 Fan Blade Scanner calibrations carried out at Bischoff Aerospace in Miami, USA.

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Calibration - Element

Midas-NDT flatbed composite inspection system calibrated at Element Materials Technology in Dudley, England

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Calibrations - GKN Engine Systems

Calibration of two M403V IAE V2500 aero-engine fan blade scanners carried out at GKN Engine Systems in El Cajon, USA

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Upgrades & Calibrations - HAESL

Major upgrades and calibration of five M403T Trent aero-engine fan blade scanners carried out at HAESL in Hong Kong

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