Compact Digital Shearography System

5100 Shearography System

Power and versatility for any composite

All Stress Modes for tripod and gantry integration

Thermal shearography testing of aircraft radome for disbonds and damage.
Remote Control Camera

Detect defects over a large area with high throughput.

Mode of Operation

Digital, Phase Step and Phase Reversal Real-time Subtraction Modes with user set macros.

Versitile Applications

Use on tripod, lift, gantry and more.

Powerful Image Processing

Real-time imagining of disbonds, delaminations, impact damage and more.


Increase in Aerospace manufacturing productivity.

Laser Options

5100 - 150 mw Laser
5100e - external Laser up to 10 Watts

Views and Configurations


Technical Description

The LTI-5100 is a modular, all mode, digital Shearography Camera System featuring complete Remote control of camera pan, tilt, zoom, iris, focus and shear vector as well as laser bean X/Y steering and Beam expansion. The LTI-5100consists of the SC-5100 Digital Shearography Camera with built-in or external laser Remote Control Console, and the IP-5100 Image Processing Computer, all interconnecting cables, 2 Manuals and a One Year Warranty.

Optional Equipment

  • Tripod and Adapter Plate
  • MECAD-100, 200 Vibration Stress Units
  • ACAD-100, 200 Acoustic Stress Units
  • TS-100 Thermal Stress Unit
  • Vacuum Windows and Generators
  • LTI-9000 Vacuum Test Chambers
  • Gantry and Mobile Lift Systems

Shear Camera Dimensions

12.0 x 4.0 x 5.5 in / 30.5 x 10.2 x 14.0 cm

Shear Camera

Digital Phase Stepping Shearography Camera, real-time mode


768 x 494 12 bit/30 fps


100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz20 amps maximum (with TES-200)

Operation Modes

All Mode

Shear Vector

Fully adjustable Shear Vector: 0-360 ?/0-3 ?

Measuring Sensitivity

0.05?m/ shear distance

Image Calibration

Manual and Auto Cal., real-time readout of FOV, Scale, Shear Vector

Laser Light Source

150 mw, Class IIIa Laser Product


F1.0,8 w/2x Converter

Computer and Remote Control Features

Camera Lens: Iris, Focus, Zoom,
Shear Vector: X/Y Shear 0-5º, 0-360º
Laser: X/Y Steer, Beam Expansion
Laser Spot Projector for Precision Image Calibration

Manual Adjustments

Laser Shutter on/off

System Software

LaserNDT 1.8.0


Patents: The LTI-5100 is manufactured in the USA under US and foreign patents 6,717,681; 5,257,088; 5,094,528. Additional patents pending. Specifications are subject to change.

Laser Shearography Certifications AIA NAS 410, ASNT SNT-TC-1A, ASTM E2581-07, EN 4179

LTI-5100 has Powerful Image Analysis tools for precision defect measurements.
Pressure shearography NDT set up for a Composite overwrapped pressure vessel fuel tank for a Mars spacecraft.
COPV impact damage.
Aluminum Honeycomb disbonds

Inspection Applications
Shearography in Action

Shearography detects: Delaminations, Disbonds, Impact damage, Repair defects, Porosity, Cracks ,Fiber waves or wrinkles

Disbonds in metal braze bonded coolantchannels. Field of View = 10 x 12 in.
Non-visible impact damage on a carbon fiber laminate aircraft wing panel. Field of View = 8 x 8 in.
COPV fiber bridging defects.Tank diameter = 6.4 in.

Our Full Line of Shearography NDT Systems

Shearography can be applied to many applications, if we don't have a system that works for you, we can custom build one that will.

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