London, UK; Thursday 20 October 2016: Blade Works and IRIS Group, companies at the forefront of commercial inspections across Europe, team up to combine traditional methods with new unmanned airborne technology to deliver exciting new solutions.

Blade Works, a wind turbine rotor blade inspection and maintenance company has signed an exciting agreement with IRIS Group, a robotics Managed Services company to deliver advanced and innovative Intelligent inspection reporting solutions for the UK Wind Turbine market.  The two companies will combine traditional inspection reporting methods and state of the art sensors flown from industry leading unmanned air vehicles (UAS).

The solution is a balance of traditional methods and new technology. UAS are used to gather the required high definition images and then experienced blade technicians compile and complete a traditional report, but with the addition of utilizing sensor technology such as Infra-Red images that can identify the damage at a deeper level/depth, than can be seen by the naked eye.