Shearography NDT System for Ciritcal Aerospace Components


Portable Thermal / Vacuum Shearography

Fast, Tough, Easy to Use

Easy To Use

Self Contained & Light weight

Powerful Image Processing

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


Increase in Aerospace manufacturing productivity.

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Technical Description

The LTI-5200 is a compact, portable vacuum shearography system designed for large area inspection of aerospace, marine and rail composite and cored sandwich structures and components. The LTI-5200 vacuum attaches in any orientation. Increasing vacuum level allows imaging and measurement of subsurface defects. The system features automatic operation with easily programmed NDE Procedure Macros, automatic exposure and image storage. The LTI-5200 includes the Inspection Head with built-in digital shearography camera and Transit Case, Vacuum Generator/Computer Case, interconnect cables and standard vacuum hose length of 20 feet / 6 meters.

Optional Equipment

  • Custom adapters for curvature radii less than 28 inches
  • External Hard Drive for Data Transport (40GB)


Inspection Head

12 x 15 x 14 in. / 30 x 38 x 35 cm

Transit Case

24 x 20 x 28 in. / 61 x 51 x 71 cm

Vacuum Generator/Controller Unit

24 x 20 x 28 in. / 61 x 51 x 71 cm


Inspection Head

16 lbs. / 7.3 kg.

Transit Case

8 lbs. / 3.6 kg.

Vacuum Gen./ Controller Unit

40 lbs. / 18.1 kg.


Shear Camera Dimensions

8 x 9.5 inches / 20 x 24 cm


100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 15 amps maximum (with TES-200)

Operation Modes

Phase Step Vacuum Shearography, Analysis and Measurement, Image Overlay

Displays (2x)

4 x 6 inches / 10.3 x 15.4 cm
1200 x 800 pixels
32bit color
16 inch / 40cm
1200 x 800 pixels
32 bit color

System Software

LTI-ShearNDT 2.9


Patents: The LTI-5200 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-5200 has Powerful Image Analysis tools for precision defect measurements.
Testing large Yacht

Inspection Applications
Shearography in Action

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

Testing Rail Car Side Panel
Rail car honeycomb side panel disbonds

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