21 October 2022 – Elop Technology has been granted a patent for its Multrawheel scanner technology in Brazil and China.
The Multrawheel scanner allows for more efficient inspections of composite materials such as wind turbine blades and aerospace applications, as well as metal structures like ship hulls. Both markets represent huge potential for Elop.
The global market for wind turbines has exploded the last years, and more than half a million wind turbines are now in operation globally. In May this year, Elop Technology was awarded US patent for the Multrawheel scanner.
“Scanning of composite materials and metals represent huge market potential for us. We believe that we can make a significant impact in this industry – cutting down inspection time, increasing quality, and making inspections more efficient, accurate and safe”, says Øivind Horpestad, CEO of Elop AS.
Elop Technology is currently in advanced discussions with market players that want to co-develop the technology and bring it to market.
“These latest patents are important to us, as we see a lot of interest for this technology. The Multrawheel will support the demand for green energy and zero carbon emissions. Moreover, the wind turbine market and the predictive maintenance market are in full expansion”, says Horpestad.
The Multrawheel technology enables 10x faster inspections than any other known methods used today. It scans the structure at higher speed while syncing the abnormalities in real-time. This helps in finding errors on the spot with better visuals.
Multrawheel was awarded seal of excellence by the European Investment Council (EIC) for excellent ideas worthy of funding, in December 2021.
For further information, please contact: Øivind Horpestad, CEO, tel: +47 910 00 626 Emir Evlic, interim CEO of Elop Technology, tel: +47 926 48 838