HydroComp has announced that it has added new inspection features to its PropCad Premium Inspection Maps tool, allowing users to create customised layout templates for measuring propeller blade coordinates, blade thickness and local pitch.
Designed as a tool for propeller builders and manufacturers, Inspection Maps provides software and services for resistance and propulsion prediction, propeller sizing and design, and forensic performance analysis,
According to HydroComp, Inspection Maps “aid in the measurement and inspection of marine propellers during the manufacturing process”, providing guidance for propeller craftsman and foundry workers, so that they can quickly identify the inspection points of the blade and ensure appropriate thickness and local pitch values.
The new inspection features include a thickness map, local pitch map, XYZ location map and X-R-Theta location map to “produce a template of the developed blade outline, which can often be directly laid on top of constant pitch propellers to approximate the inspection point position. Alternatively, the location maps can provide the exact location in 3D space.”
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