Phased Array Interface
MISTRAS has recently expanded its capability to allow interfacing of our multi-axis automated systems to the latest Phased Array systems.
These expanded interfacing capabilities bring together the many advances of not only Phased Array, but also precise, high-speed, motion, data acquisition.
Upgrading a current multi-axis automated system with Phased Array capabilities has a variety of advantages, including:
- Severely decreased inspection times
- Exponential throughput production increase
- Excllent repeatability
- More accurate results
- Ability to inspect complex geometries
For example, scanning a 4' wide metal plate at .030 normally requires 1600 scan lines. By utilizing a 2" wide .030 pitch Phased Array probe, only 24 scan lines are required! That's a potential throughput improvement of more than 60 times! That increase in efficiency can translate in more profit potential and a savings in man-hours invested in the project.
In addition, inspecting a part with the variable angle beam utilized in Phased Array technology maximizes detection regardless of the defect orientation, while optimizing signal-to-noise ratio.
With existing immersion tanks as a foundation, MISTRAS can also upgrade and retrofit current data acquisition and imaging systems and software with improved and advanced versions. This allows customers to remain up to date without the need to overhaul an entire lab's worth of equipment.
MISTRAS offers a full range of ultrasonic immersion systems with complete digital data acquisition packages. Typical scanners range from the mini-lab scanners, mid-size acrylic or stainless steel tanks to large plate, forging and bar rotator scanners. Three to six motorized axes of motion control, including contour following software, are also available.