Highly flexible aerospace inspection scanner

FlexTrack is a versatile automated XY scanner on a flexible track that can be configured for many inspection applications of aerospace structures both in production and maintenance.


Versatile automated XY

The FlexTrack scanner comprises of a motorized actuator installed on a module that moves on a flexible track. It allows for raster scanning in both directions with the arm being the scan axis and the track the index axis, and vice versa.

The probe is installed on a suspension and can be oriented parallel or perpendicular to the arm. The arm can be removed from the track displacement module for transportation, storage, and installation on components.

The scanner is provided with one or two flexible tracks. The tracks can be linked together creating an infinite track while scanning; when the scanner is on the next track, the first one can be disconnected and placed in front of the scanner. The tracks feature vacuum cups so they can be put on a composite surface, for example. Each cup has an independent Venturi system so if one or a few cups do not have a full seal, it won’t affect the remaining suction cups.

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  • Motorized 609-mm (24-in) stroke actuator moving on a flexible track

Highly Flexible

  • Parallel or perpendicular probe orientation
  • Two flexible tracks included (can be linked together to create an infinite track while scanning)

Optimal Design

  • Easy arm removal (track module displacement, storage, installation on components)
  • Eight independent suction cups per track and strong enough to support the scanner overhang position


Maximum recommended speed for arm axis (#1)

100 mm/s (4 in/s)

Maximum recommended speed for track axis (#2)

25 mm/s (1 in/s)

Maximum stroke on the arm axis (#1)

810 mm (32 in)

Maximum usable stroke on the arm axis (#1) (when installed on the track)

610 mm (24 in)

Probe suspension maximum stroke

180 mm (7.2 in)

Suction cup material

Polyurethane (PU40)

Suction cup dimensions

59 mm x 154 mm (2.32 in X 6.06 in)

Track length

1370 mm (54 in)

Track width

145 mm (5.7 in)

Arm total length

1039 mm (40.9 in)

Motor cable length

13.7 m (45 ft)

Couplant and air tube length

13.7 m (45 ft)

Air pressure required for suction cups

5.5 bar (80 psi)

Maximum radius of curvature of track

2540 mm (100 in)

Motor maximum allowed current


Scanner arm weight

4.67 kg (10.3 lbs)

Track weight

5.49 kg (12.1 lbs)

Track and motorized module weight

8.12 kg (17.9 lbs)

Cables weight

2.58 kg (5.7 lbs)