Electromagnetic test systems and test methods

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Sensor systems, components, measurement and testing services for non-destructive testing (NDT) in quality assurance

Test methods are key technologies for innovations. They ensure economic benefits by guaranteed quality, optimum yield and short innovation cycles while providing quality parameters in real time. Particularly in lightweight engineering in the automotive and aviation industries or in the energy sector, sensor systems hold a key position because numerous legal obligations regulate the admission of safety relevant materials and structures.

Fraunhofer IKTS with its electromagnetic test systems and test services provides innovative technologies, which enable a broad usage of high-performance materials and set new standards in quality assurance.

Attractive license-based business models for the EddyCus® – high-frequency eddy current technique, with which Fraunhofer IKTS holds the technology leadership in carbon textile testing, are part of a broad range of offers of electromagnetic NDT test systems and methods.



Industrial sensor systems

For eddy current testing, radio wave testing and imaging impedance spectroscopy at various materials, Fraunhofer IKTS delivers complex sensor ­systems for NDT and condition monitoring.


Sensor system components

Sensors are the core of the measurement and monitoring technology for NDT and condition monitoring. Fraunhofer IKTS delivers and implements single components from hardware, electronics and sensors to the development of algorithms and software solutions.


Measurement and testing services

Fraunhofer IKTS ascertains and evaluates fatigue states of industrial plants and buildings, and determines physical materials properties contact-free by using electromagnetic and micromagnetic processes.

Cooperation models

Innovation and development are the cornerstones of a promising corporate future. In order to create a competitive edge, Fraunhofer offers tailored options for cooperation, so that small and medium-sized companies can work together in the best possible way. This also allows to utilize development skills at short notice and as needed.