MRO Magazine

Shockform Aeronautique portable needle-peening repair tool


May 4, 2022
By Monica Ferguson


Photo credit: Shockform

Shockform Aeronautique Spiker -ES integrates E-Strip intensity measurement technology.

The Spiker-ES, peening is performed using tungsten carbide needles and the process parameters are continuously monitored, controlled and recorded. The Spiker family is used for controlled pneumatic needle peening on engines and structures.

SPIKER-ES comes with an embedded E-Strip to measure the peening intensity in real-time.  E-Strip has been inspired by the IoT approach, connecting machines with applications to improve data analysis and process control. E-Strip intensity measurement sensor is meant to replace Almen strips that are currently used in aerospace by OEMs and MRO industry to test peening impacts.