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Pocket UT® Scanners

Pocket UT® Scanners

The Pocket UT's range of ultrasonic scanners enables the pocket sized device to take on a wide range of different tasks. Handheld scanners, such as the R-Scan, TOFD Scanner and the Mini B-Scan, are ideal for spot-checking in cases where an entire structure does not need to be checked. Our tabletop and X-Y scanners offer the ability to scan large areas for more thorough flaw detection.

MINI Scanner

The fully automated MINI Scanner is designed to inspect flat plate or pipe down to 3" in diameter. Inspection scanning speeds are as high as 7" per second, wit an indexing/crawling speed of 3" per second. Featuring magnetic wheels, the MINI Scanner is at home scanning vertically or even upside down. The complete kit includes the MINI Scanner, 2-axis power supply, all umbilical cabling for power and water, and UT connectors to the Pocket UT®, optional transducers, bubblers and TOFD (Time-Of-Flight-Diffraction) wedges are available.

R-Scan

R-Scan is a single axis encoded scanner used on flat or highly curved surfaces such as pipes and vessels. The R-Scan is a four magnetic wheeled device meant to be used on ferrous structures with the wheels assisting the unit to stay on track. A spring loaded, dry-coupled, UT sensor for monitoring the thickness of a structure comes complete with a cable for directly connecting to a Pocket UT® System. Optional non-metal wheels are available.

TOFD Scanner

The TOFD (Time-Of-Flight-Diffraction) Scanner positions two angle beam transducers facing each other to transmit and receive the diffraction of ultrasonic waves generated in this technique allowing the user to view weld quality quickly. This highly efficient hand-held inspection scanner needs only one person to operate and is sensitive enough that an external preamplifier is not even needed.

Mini B-Scan

Durable single axis encoded B-Scan can scan the circumference of pipe diameters over 3" and up to temperatures of 500°F (intermittently). The scanner comes standard with a spring loaded . 375" diameter dual element 5 MHz dual element transducer.

Automated Tabletop

The Tabletop Scanner is a small immersion tank with a 10" x 10" scanning envelope. X and Y axis are motorized with a manual Z Axis. This scanner comes with its own AC/DC powered motor driver interface. Metallic, Ceramic or Composite materials immersion inspection for internal defects, inclusion, delamination, dimensional thickness testing, cracks and bond quality. The small scanner provides the capability of establishing feasibility to test samples and offers the capability to develop testing procedures that can be applied to larger scanning systems.

Universal Probe Scanner

The M-Scan, designed with a linear-scan encoder for B-Scan and C-Scan, has a magnetic knurled wheel which maintains contact and does not slip on wet surfaces. Spring loaded arms ensure that the encoded wheel is always in contact with the surface in upside down, vertical, horizontal and circumferential positions. The versatile stainless steel pivot-arm design allows users to use different diameter probes ranging from 1/4" to 1".

Manual X-Y Scanner

The Manual X-Y Scanner, a traditional type dual axis scanner, moves in X and Y coordinates, with a 15"x15" scanning envelope. Internal X and Y encoders provide precise positioning information to the Pocket UT® System. A universal sensor holder allows easy attachment of any UT sensor or sensor assembly. The standard sensor holder also has Gimbal & Swivel compliance built-in to allow scanning of contoured surfaces. An optional sensor bubbler holder kit is also available.

Auto X-Y Scanner

The Auto X-Y Scanner, with internal stepper motors, provides automated movement of the scanner for position feedback. An "LSI" type sensor mount is provided so an LSI type Bubbler/Gimbal & Swivel Transducer holder and assembly (optional) can be attached. A small, portable, AC or battery operated Scanner Control box provides the necessary power and motor drivers to operate the motorized X-Y stage. A scanner interface cable which connects directly to the Pocket UT® motion control connector is also provided, for ease in setup and operation of the Pocket UT® with the scanner. The scanning dimensions for both the Manual and Au-to X-Y Scanner are approximately 15" x 17" (38 x 43cm) and they both come with suction cups for mounting to any smooth surface, optional vacuum operation suction cup assemblies and magnetic feet for attaching to ferrous metals.