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Edition 1-2018
KD-Info 1-2018 EN
  • Worldwide Visitors at KARL DEUTSCH
  • MANTIS: The Little but Strong Brother of the GEKKO
  • ECHOGRAPH 1095: Ultrasonic Weld Inspection
  • ScanMaster UT/Mate: Examination of Spot Welds in the Car Body Making Industry
  • MANTIS and GEKKO: Inspection of Electrofusion Fittings
  • ECHOGRAPH-HRPR: Kalibre Boru ordered Tube Testing System
  • KARL DEUTSCH NDT-Symposium, NDT-Experts met in Wuppertal
  • Control 2017: The International Meeting Point for Quality Assurance
  • 30 Years Chemical Products: Dr. Ralf Wagner retires
  • KARL DEUTSCH Summer Party: Sunny in Spite of Rain
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Deutsch turned 85
... and many more...

Past editions of the KD-Info brochure to be found here.
 News from the KARL DEUTSCH web site
25 May 2018  Eddyfi Technologies and KARL DEUTSCH sign M2M agreements
Québec, Canada and Wuppertal, Germany, May 16, 2018
As a world leader in advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection technologies, Eddyfi Technologies is pleased to announce the signature of a distribution agreement with KARL DEUTSCH Prüf- und Messgerätebau GmbH + Co KG.
As per the long-term agreement, KARL DEUTSCH (KD) will distribute the Gekko® and Mantis™ portable advanced phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) instruments made by M2M. These instruments have become, over recent years, the reference in high-end portable PAUT flaw detectors with real-time total focusing method (TFM) for perfect defect imaging. The agreement covers Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, and Russia.
Another agreement was reached concerning the M2M modules for automated PAUT testing machines. KD now has a secure access to Multi™2000 modules (with multiplexed architecture), MultiX™++ modules (with parallel channels), and the upcoming Panter™ with TFM to be integrated into KD PAUT machines world-wide.
The agreement follows the recent acquisition of M2M by Eddyfi Technologies from majority shareholder Tecnatom, and 33%-shareholder KARL DEUTSCH. Dr. Wolfram Deutsch, CEO of KD, says: “The decision to sell the M2M business was not easy, but it was the right thing to do for the people and clients of M2M. Eddyfi was a natural choice, given that it has no product overlapping with M2M and KD, and they share a similar culture of innovation and R&D, just like M2M. At the same time, advanced technology supply and cooperation agreements between Eddyfi, M2M and KD will allow us a continuous and expanded access to M2M products for our clients and core markets.”
For Martin Theriault, co-founder, CEO, and controlling shareholder of Eddyfi Technologies: “Eddyfi brings global sales and support, financial strength, and the R&D vision to take M2M and its people to the next level. However, M2M was doing really well in countries such as Germany and Austria with KD as a partner. Maintaining, and even strengthening, the relationship with KD was therefore a key objective for Eddyfi Technologies and its M2M brand. As such, we are delighted to continue the distribution of hot Gekko and new Mantis product by the entire KARL DEUTSCH team.”

About Eddyfi Technologies
Eddyfi Technologies maximizes the potential of multiple advanced NDT inspection technologies. It focuses on offering high-performance NDT solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets through five complementary brands and product lines: Eddyfi, Silverwing, Teletest, TSC, and M2M. Eddyfi Technologies serves customers in more than 80 countries in such major industries as power generation, oil & gas, aerospace, and manufacturing. The group employs more than 320 people, and leverages nine centers of excellence and sales offices worldwide, all staffed by NDT experts.

About KARL DEUTSCH
The privately-owned company KARL DEUTSCH was founded in 1949 and develops and produces instruments for non-destructive material testing. Portable instruments, stationary testing systems, sensors and crack detection liquids for the methods UT, MT and PT are produced by 130 motivated employees in two workshops in Wuppertal, Germany. Additional 20 employees in international offices and a worldwide network of dealers support the export business which accounts for more than 60% of the turnover. Characterised by continuous innovation and product reliability, the trade marks ECHOGRAPH, ECHOMETER, DEUTROFLUX, LEPTOSKOP, FLUXA, KD-Check and RMG are well-recognised.

Information
Veronique Chayer
Marketing Leader
Eddyfi Technologies
Tel.: +1 418-780-1565 ×430
Cell: +1 581-999-9202
vchayer@eddyfi.com
22 May 2018  Review with a look forward: The DGZfP Annual Meeting in Leipzig 2018
The KARL DEUTSCH company was the main sponsor at the annual DGZfP NDT conference in Leipzig, Germany. The 85th birthday of Prof. Volker Deutsch (in December 2017) was honored this way. In addition, two anniversaries for 2019 were already announced. 70 years of ultrasonic testing in Germany – linked to the well-known companies Krautkrämer and KARL DEUTSCH. Therefore, more ceremonies will take place in 2019, e.g. during the DACH NDT conference in Friedrichshafen, Germany in May 2019 but also in Wuppertal, the headquarters of KARL DEUTSCH!

As main sponsor, Dr. Wolfram Deutsch had the honor to give a welcoming speech in the historic Auerbach's Cellar in Leipzig
As main sponsor, Dr. Wolfram Deutsch had the honor to give a welcoming speech in the historic Auerbach's Cellar in Leipzig (click to enlarge)

Mephisto was also guest of honor during the gala dinner
Mephisto was also guest of honor during the gala dinner (click to enlarge)

The KARL DEUTSCH poster on ultrasonic testing was awarded the first price
The KARL DEUTSCH poster on ultrasonic testing "UT Practical Examples" was awarded the first prize (click to enlarge)

© Photos DGZfP

07 May 2018  KARL DEUTSCH at the 32nd Control
For the first time, KARL DEUTSCH presented the spot weld testing instruments of the ScanMaster company at the CONTROL trade show in Stuttgart, Germany. Chairman of the Board David Gal and product manager Tal Afek supported the team at the booth and had a good impression about the exhibition. The number of visitors and the interest concerning the products were very satisfying. KARL DEUTSCH proved to be a good sales partner since the start in September 2017: The first contract for eight units was already processed.

Group picture KARL DEUTSCH and ScanMaster
Group picture (f.l.t.r): Reinhold Engels, Dr. Wolfram Deutsch, David Gal, Stefan Kierspel, Istvan Bonifert, Tal Afek (click to enlarge)
04 May 2018  Tube 2018 - The International Tube and Pipe Fair in Duesseldorf
This year's Tube ranged from raw materials, pipe manufacturing, pipe machining, pipe processing, pipe accessories, pipe trading and forming technology to profiles, plastic tubes, machines and equipment.
As in previous years, KARL DEUTSCH presented themselves in Hall 6. This year, the focus was on ultrasonic test instruments and systems, such as ECHOGRAPH-STPS-PAUT (Video on Youtube), the portable and compact UT Phased Array Flaw Detector MANTIS, the Multichannel Ultrasonic Electronics for Automated Testing ECHOGRAPH 1170, the UT Flaw Detector ECHOGRAPH 1095 and the Wall Thickness Gauge ECHOMETER 1077.
On the second day of the fair, Mayor Andreas Mucke from Wuppertal, together with a delegation from the local association Wirtschaftsförderung Wuppertal, visited the KARL DEUTSCH booth. They enjoyed the explanations from Dr. Wolfram Deutsch about the new products.


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18 April 2018  ECHOGRAPH-STPS-PAUT: Phased Array Bar testing
ECHOGRAPH-STPS testing systems normally contain 9 or 15 probes, which already provide a good coverage of the bar cross section. By using the phased array technique the number of ultrasonic shots is increased and full cross-sectional coverage is achieved.


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12 April 2018 KARL DEUTSCH at the Fairs Tube 2018 and 32nd Control
Instruments and systems for ultrasonic testing with phased arrays, instruments for spotweld testing and innovative ultrasonic test electronics: Also in 2018, you will find KARL DEUTSCH at the most important trade fairs Tube and Control. For further information, please refer to the following trade fair invitation. We look forward to you.

Tube Control 2018 Invitation
14 March 2017 Video on the Economic Location Wuppertal
In a three-minute video, the Wirtschaftsförderung Wuppertal, which is a local economic promotion agency, presents the economic importance of the town where our headquarters is located. Aerial footage alternates with impressions from city life and various industries represented, such as the chemical industry, pharmaceutical and healthcare, metalworking, automotive, electrical engineering, automation and toolmaking and mechanical engineering. Also KARL DEUTSCH (from 2:05 min) is represented with a short sequence.


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13 March 2017 Ultrasonic Testing System ECHOGRAPH-RPTS
The new video of our Youtube NDTChannel starts with impressing pictures of the production of raw steel and the forging of bars. Various versions of the ultrasonic inspection system ECHOGRAPH-RPTS are used for material testing. Amongst others, the camera accompanies the up to 18 m long bars on their way to the test station, shows the ultrasonic water gap coupling for the gimbal-mounted probe groups, the camera-supported monitoring of bar ends and the online C-scan evaluation with a return-to-defect function.


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27 June 2016 KARL DEUTSCH at the WCNDT conference
From June, 13th to 17th, 2016, the 19th WCNDT (World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing) was held in Munich, Germany. Also KARL DEUTSCH was represented with an information stand (amongst others featuring the new portable Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Instrument Gekko) and several lectures.
Impressions of the contributions from KARL DEUTSCH to the 19th WCNDT can be found in the following video:


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Current Dates


15 - 18 October 2018
27th testXpo, Ulm

07 - 10 May 2019
33rd Control, Stuttgart

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