Latest News from Imaginos NDE

Latest News from Imaginos NDE

Blog: Latest News

All the latest news and views from Imaginos NDE.

Latest News Eclipse Co-Authored Paper Published in ME Dec 2013

Robert Ginzel from Eclipse Scientific has co-authored (with M.Moles) a paper regarding UT Phased Array Bolt Inspection that has been published across nine pages in this months (Dec 2013) Materials Evaluation NDT journal.


The article discusses the difficulties of Bolt Inspection and the complications that both cracks and corrosion can cause with reference to a specific NASA application that Eclipse Scientific technology was used to help with.


A copy of the article is available here.


If you have an application that you think Eclipse Scientific could help with, please get in touch at

2013-12-09 10:31:05

Latest News Eclipse ESBeamTool Add On Coming Soon

Eclipse are set to add on a new feature to their ES BeamTool package. 


The ZonalCalBlock is an Add-on module that extends the capabilities of the already powerful BeamTool ray tracing and technique simulation application.

  • Auto generation of a comprehensive set of drawings documenting all aspects of a calibration block to support machining and support the use of other software packages like CIVA
  • Provide a set of new geometries to allow users to draw common calibration block targets, including notches, side drilled holes and flat bottom holes.
  • Provide automated generation of a Z calibration block with calblock targets automatically generated for each Zonal target.

This module will provide users with an expanded toolset for generating calibration block design drawings and documents.
Produce a set of drawings automatically from your zonal configuration.  The ZonalCalBlock add-on is a tool that is intended to automatically generate precise calibration block drawings.  The generated drawings can be delivered to a machine shop for production.

The ZonalCalBlock utilizes the ESBeamTool Advanced Weld Editor, which provides the ability for users to define “regions” and “zones” within a weld bevel.

Weld regions and zones are constructed via customized algorithms, and are designed to provide optimized “full coverage” of a weld bevels’ fusion face and volume.  The Advanced Weld Editor is a powerful tool which is discussed and documented elsewhere in other papers.
Taking advantage of optimized weld bevel zones, the ZonalCalBlock provides the ability for users to customize a calibration block that will include the necessary targets and notches to validate scanning procedures and techniques.
Specific target types can be turned on or off and customized as necessary to fulfill requirements:

  • Cap notches
  • Root notches
  • Fusion face flat-bottom holes
  • Volumetric flat-bottom holes
  • TOFD notches
  • Through holes
  • Transverse notches

The results of defining the targets are:

  • Live renderings of side and top views of the block
  • Printable reports describing each target in detail
  • Exportable CAD files for further customization in external applications.

To see more about this, please visit



2013-10-17 14:53:52

Latest News European Representation of PRAGMA NDT

Our European distribution of the PRAGMA NDT equipment has been reported in NDT News. Check it out here:


Imaginos NDE is pleased to be able to introduce the PRAGMA NDT range of Ultrasonic (UT) Phased Array equipment to the European NDT market.

The PRAGMA technology has been designed and developed by a highly experienced NDT team under the watchful eye of François Mainguy who NDT professionals may recognise from Harfang, which François previously founded and owned.

PRAGMA specialises in design, manufacturing and retail of portable instruments and systems for non-destructive testing (NDT). PRAGMA’s products are meant for the NDT market in sectors such as Aerospace, Petrochemical, Transport and Heavy Industries. Their goal is to provide the NDT market with portable instruments and systems that perform to a high standard, yet are simple to use and application-driven. 

PRAGMA NDT has come to market with a selection of high specification Ultrasonic Phased Array Equipment including the PRAGMALITE Platform, PAUT 16/128 and ORTHOMATIC 60 Scanner.

The PRAGMA NDT Paut 16/128 is a 16-Channel Phased Array NDT Beam-Former for portable applications; multiplexing over 128 elements, 100 MHz sampling per channel, 16-bit A-scan with many other advanced features.


The square-wave pulsers are running at 180 Volts peak-to-peak and feature a special circuitry to maximize the transfer of piezoelectric energy. Each beam signal (A-scan) can be calibrated with Static Focusing (SPAF), Dynamic Focusing on Reception (DFR), Distance-Amplitude Correction (DAC), Time- Corrected Gain (TCG) and Angle-Corrected Gain (ACG).


The pulsing and data acquisition can be running at fixed PRF or triggered by position with 1 or 2 quadrature encoders. 


The PAUT 16/128 unit can also be used with the PRAGMLITE Platform, which offers the user a modular NDT instrument platform for portable applications. It is ideal for inspection companies, consultants and training schools.


PRAGMALITE allows the user to easily switch between different NDT methods on the same instrument including:


  • UT - Standard flaw detection and C-scanning.
  • TOFD - B-scan imaging with encoder for improved sizing accuracy.
  • PAUT - Linear and Sector scan imaging for improved speed and POD.
  • EMAT - Pulse-Echo, Guided Waves and High-Temperature without the need for couplant.
  • ECT - Surface inspection with multi-frequency and multi-channel solutions for tube, pencil and rotary probes.
2013-10-03 12:44:00

Latest News Materials Testing 2013 coming soon

We are looking forward to our first official exhibition at Materials Testing 2013. We will be sharing our stand with ETher NDE, Tecnitest NDT and Baugh & Weedon NDE and using our space to demonstrate a range of advanced NDT equipment from our outstanding partners including UT Phased Array with the innovative Pragma NDT range of Ultrasonic Instruments and complementary offerings of the well-known industry ESB Beam Tool and specialist Scanners from Eclipse Scientific, Inc.

We can answer Ultrasonic Cleaning application needs with the custom design capability of Buhral UT Cleaning Sytems and we also represent the Microtek radiography Film Scanners and advanced Computed Tomography Imaging Software from 3DII for 3d Imaging.

Stop by our stand for a demonstration and to speak to our knowledgeable team about any of these products.

2013-08-19 11:01:09

Latest News Official Launch of Imaginos NDE reported in NDT News

We were pleased to see that our official launch press release was supported by the BINDT and featured in NDT News this week.


The press release was as follows:

Imaginos NDE, a company that will offer the non-destructive testing (NDT) profession advanced NDT equipment and software solutions that push the boundaries of existing conventional NDT methods, has been launched.

Mike Reilly, who is also the CEO of ETher NDE and Baugh & Weedon, founded Imaginos NDE as the perfect place to be able to showcase advanced NDE solutions, while complementing the technologies offered by the existing companies.

Mike said: “Anyone that knows me well understands my passion for the ‘science of NDE’ and my belief that emerging technologies and new techniques can enable better, faster and more reliable inspections. Add to this a number of world-class business partners, highly-knowledgeable and experienced staff and a rock-solid commitment to long-term client support and you have the recipe for Imaginos NDE to deliver unequalled innovation in products and software provision in the advanced NDE applications arena.”

Imaginos NDE markets the products of carefully selected companies across a range of NDT methods. The company can solve ultrasonic (UT) phased array application needs with the innovative Pragma NDT range of ultrasonic instruments and complementary offerings of the well-known industry ESB Beam Tool, specialist scanners from Eclipse Scientific, Inc and ultrasonic cleaning applications with the custom design capability of Buhral UT cleaning sytems.

Imaginos NDE also represents the Microtek radiography (RT) film scanners (MII-800 XL, MII-800 XL Plus and MII-900 Plus) and advanced computed tomography (CT) imaging software from 3DII for 3D imaging.

Imaginos NDE will be adding more exciting cutting-edge products to the portfolio going forward. Its small team of NDE specialists located across Europe, who collectively have a huge wealth of NDT knowledge, are always keeping up with the latest NDT technologies and share Mike’s passion to challenge the boundaries of existing testing methods and continuously work towards a bigger and better NDE market.

2013-07-09 13:22:26