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IR Introduces Freedom Lab to NDT Industry

New Design in NDT Labs is Industry Game Changer

Edmonton, Alberta—After months in the making, IR Supplies and Services is unveiling the latest solution in NDT Labs: the Freedom lab.  The Freedom lab takes all the best features from existing labs in the market today, adds innovations developed with client feedback, and combines it all using hard-working materials.  The results are a lab with a design that not only looks great, but has a layout with a work-flow for real-life, in the field, work.

“The Freedom lab is unlike anything else that we’ve seen on the market,” said Rob Muschket, co-owner of IR.  “It’s something we’ve been thinking about for years.  Every time we heard about a client’s challenge with customization or installation, we took a step back to think about how that challenge could be avoided.  The Freedom lab is what we came up with.  We believe it’s the answer to the problems that led to extra cost.  Now all that can be avoided.”

The Freedom lab uses a drop-and-lock system for installation.  That means the lab is fully interchangeable from truck to truck, taking only minutes to install.  The all-in set of features also means that there is no need for customization.  All the essentials—plus more—are there. 

Constructed using the EXOBODY ™ composite, Freedom labs contain no wood or organic products, so no rot or mold.  They are engineered to allow for full dynamic motion ensuring extreme durability while providing exceptional insulating properties.  The Freedom lab is built for rugged terrain and can go anywhere a truck can go.  Because they are self-contained they can also be used on trailers, skids or portable sites.  They can even be heli-dropped into remote areas.

“We wanted a lab that is totally self-contained, comfortable, spacious and productive,” said Brian Sargent, co-owner of IR.  “We’ve achieved that with the Freedom lab.  It requires no electrical or mechanical hookups to the vehicle and there are no bolts or damaging equipment required to secure it into the bed of the truck box.  We believe it’s truly a game changer.”

The Freedom lab—available exclusively at IR—will be unveiled at the NDT in Canada 2019 conference co-hosted by CINDE and IR.  The conference will be held at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, from June 18 to 21, 2019.  More information on the Freedom lab can be found at

About IR Supplies and Services

IR Supplies and Services has been a trusted source for NDT equipment in Canada since 2004.  They supply top products and brands, perform non-destructive testing research, provide NDT training courses and perform maintenance, repair, and equipment calibrations. IR leverages both outside partners and internal capabilities to bring the most comprehensive and high-quality NDT equipment to customers.




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For further information contact: Barbara Daley, Marketing Manager, IR Supplies and Services,, 780-452-4761


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Now in Canada: JME PXB7.5M Portable X-ray Betatron

It’s Here!

We’ve known it’s been coming and we may have even shared a demonstration with you, but now we are pleased to say it is finally here.  Following a thorough review from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the JME PXB7.5M Portable X-Ray Betatron has been approved for sale in the Canadian market.  And we are pleased to say it’s available at IR.
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Attention Sentinel 680 or 741 Projector Owners

Free Disposition for a Limited Time

Great news for all Sentinel 680 or 741 projector owners:

For a limited time you can receive a disposition of your old projector at NO CHARGE when you purchase a new Sentinel Sentry Cobalt-60 Projector at IR Supplies and Services.  That’s a savings of up to $10,188 Canadian.

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About the Artist: Margie Vinkle-Morano

Margie Vinkle-Morano

Margie Vinkle-Morano was born and raised in Orillia, a small waterfront city in Central Ontario that she still calls home.  Margie always had a fond interest in art for as far back as she can remember. In high school her teacher and mentor Jose Salas, helped her to realize her potential and true talent.                                        

Since then, and over the years, she has had a number of pieces to her credit including wall murals as well as commissions of animals and people. To her delight she has had a few portraits of her favourite county music artists signed by celebrities such as Tim McGraw, Johnny Reid and Sugarland.

At an early age, Margie’s main medium was oil.  As time passed she switched to acrylic. Today she still has fun with acrylic and enjoys creating what she calls her “mugshot” pet portraits on small wooden plaques. They are a wonderful tribute to beloved pets, particularly those who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Dragline Pins

Although Margie has experimented with both oil and acrylic paints, she finds pencil to be the greatest challenge and loves bringing life to its gray tones.  Our commission, an original pencil on paper drawing entitled Dragline Pins, depicts a technician performing phased array NDT.  This true-to-life drawing is available for purchase through silent auction, with the proceeds to go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.  Limited edition prints are also available.

Margie can be contacted by phone at 705-326-5002, or by email at  A portfolio of her other pieces can be seen on her Facebook page: Pencil & Paint by Margie.

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IR Supplies and Services Spreads its Reach

IR Opens New Location in Eastern Canada

Burlington, Ontario—IR is spreading its reach, across Canada that is.  In addition to its offices and showroom in Western Canada—Edmonton, Alberta to be specific–IR will now have an eastern presence.  The change takes place with the opening of their new location in Burlington, Ontario.

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Leader in Non-Destructive Testing Makes Significant Contribution to NAIT’s Program

IR Supplies and Services Teams Up With Educator to Further Skills of Developing Experts

Edmonton, Alberta—In conjunction with NAIT’s recent celebration on their record-breaking fundraising campaign and the upcoming opening of their Productivity and Innovation Centre, IR Supplies and Services is pleased to announce their contribution to furthering the studies of future professionals in the NDT (non-destructive testing) industry.

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