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BALTEAU NDT (Belgium)

www.balteau.com

Balteau is one of the world's specialist manufacturers of industrial X-ray equipment. Balteau equipment is used for quality control and in-service inspection. The company manufactures a full range of X-ray testing equipment from portable directional and panoramic generators for site-use through to constant potential units and systems for on-line inspection within manufacturing environments.

In 1997 Balteau also achieved registration to ISO 9001. Balteau's role in the project is to develop a stable mini-focus X-ray generation system, which will constitute an X-ray head, and be capable of continuous operation on the production line. It will have a superior technical specification in terms of stability, and hence will not just be made available to 'light alloy' casting batch production lines, but will also form the basis of other production line inspection systems, such as in the electronics PCB industry. Significant increased sales will result.

Reasons for participating
Balteau consider that significant technological advancement will be the outcome from this comprehensive project and that significant sales growth potential will result throughout Europe.

Contribution to project
Balteau's role in the project is to develop a stable mini-focus X-ray generation system (WP-B), which will constitute an X-ray head, and be capable of continuous operation on the production line. It will have a superior technical specification in terms of stability, and hence will not just be made available to 'light alloy' casting batch production lines, but will also form the basis of other production line and site inspection systems, such as in the petrochemical industry. Significant increased sales will result.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.