- THE MAGAZINE
- WEB EXCLUSIVES
Jonathan Johnson, director of Johnson and Allen, will also serve as the director of Vibrant NDT Ltd. “This technology will change the face of NDT, and we are proud to be involved," says Johnson. PCRT is a resonance based technology that measures and compares minute vibrations introduced into parts. Pattern recognition technology is then applied to the resulting “resonance spectra” of parts to determine if the part tested is similar to known acceptable parts and free of the spectral variations associated with defects. “PCRT is very environmentally friendly, fast, and extremely accurate in identifying defect parts. PCRT has reduced total testing cost and increased production yield in every application I have seen. It is exactly the kind of new technology we have been looking for at Johnson and Allen.” Johnson commented.
Vibrant is a spinoff of Mechtronic Solutions, Inc. and has commercialized Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) for use in the aerospace and power generation industries. PCRT technology is a revolutionary, resonance based, non-destructive testing technology that can determine if a component is structurally sound and free of defects and damage. Vibrant has developed PCRT applications focused on the safety critical components found in the aerospace industry. These applications bring the power of PCRT to bear on new product quality control and in-service product degradation tracking. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Vibrant is now performing testing services for several major North American aerospace manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) firms.
Founded in 1938, Johnson and Allen have been providing nondestructive testing equipment and services to UK businesses and worldwide customers for four generations. With a historic focus on dye penetrant and magnetic particle NDT systems, Johnson and Allen has grown a line of proprietary products and a reputation for high quality custom systems.