The result of over 10 years of proven leadership in modular NDT test platforms, the OmniScan MX has been the most successful portable and modular phased array test instrument produced by Olympus to date, with thousands of units in use throughout the world.
Olympus now offers a new PA module with TOFD, a new UT module, as well as new software programs (NDT SetupBuilder and new OmniPC version) that expand the capabilities of the successful OmniScan MX2 platform and improve the workflow efficiency of nondestructive testing inspections.
Building on a Solid Basis
This second generation OmniScan MX2 increases testing efficiency, ensuring superior, advanced AUT application performance with faster setups, test cycles, and reporting, in addition to universal compatibility with more than 10 phased array and ultrasound modules. Designed for NDT experts, this high-end, scalable platform delivers true next-generation NDT performance.
The OmniScan MX2 offers a high acquisition rate and new powerful software features for efficient manual and automated inspection performance—all in a portable, modular instrument.
Faster Is Better!
Powerstart your day with the OmniScan MX2. The OmniScan MX2 simplifies and speeds up the setup process with its intuitive step-by-step Wizard, so you can start testing quickly. Featuring the industry-standard phased array user interface with faster-than-ever performance, a bigger and brighter 10.4 in. (26.4 cm) screen, new and unique intuitive touch-screen capabilities, and faster data transfer, the MX2 enables you to get to your next inspection quicker.
More than an Instrument-A Solution Provider
The OmniScan MX2 is an important part of your inspection solution, and can be combined with other critical components to form a complete inspection system. Olympus offers a complete product range that includes phased array probes, scanners, analysis software, and accessories, all of which are integrated and packaged into rapidly deployable, application-specific solutions for a quick return on your investment. In addition, Olympus offers a high-quality global calibration and repair service, backed by a team of phased array application experts to ensure that you get the support you need.
A complete inspection of pressure vessel welds can be performed in a single scan using an OmniScan PA and manual scanner such as the HSMT series or a motorized scanner like the WeldROVER. By combining TOFD and PA in a single inspection pass, a significant reduction in inspection time can be achieved as compared with conventional raster scanning or radiography. Furthermore, inspection results are available immediately, enabling you to detect problems with welding equipment and fix them right away.
Parts made of laminate composite materials pose an inspection challenge due to their various shapes and thicknesses.
Olympus offers complete solutions for the inspection of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer structures. These solutions are based on the OmniScan flaw detector, the GLIDER™ scanner, and dedicated probes and wedges designed for CFRP flat panel and radius inspection.
When coupled with the COBRA manual scanner, the OmniScan flaw detector is capable of inspecting pipes ranging from 0.84 in. OD to 4.5 in. OD. With its very slim design, this manual scanner is able to inspect pipes in areas with limited access. Adjacent obstructions such as piping, supports, and structures can be as close as 12 mm (0.5 in.).
The OmniScan PA system with the HydroFORM scanner is designed to offer the best inspection solution for detecting wall-thickness reductions resulting from corrosion, abrasion, and erosion. In addition, this system detects mid-wall damage, such as hydrogen-induced blistering and manufacturing-induced delamination, and clearly differentiates such anomalies from loss-of-wall-thickness.
For this application, phased array ultrasound technology offers superior inspection speed, data point density, and detection.
A Platform that Evolves as your Needs Grow
Designed to secure both your current and future phased array investments, the OmniScan MX2 houses more than 10 different Olympus modules. You can be confident that you will get the most out of your investment as specifications will continue to evolve with your needs through constant software updates.
State of the Art PA2 and UT2 Modules
As a world leader in phased array technology, Olympus has released a new line of modules compatible with MX2 instrument.
The new phased array offer-led by the new innovative PA2 modules, features multiple improvements, such as:
Best Phased Array and TOFD Signal Quality Ever
- Better signal-to-noise ratio
- More powerful pulsers
- 64 pure gray tone
More Multi-group Capabilities
- Ability to use PA and UT channels simultaneously
General Hardware Improvements
- Higher operating temperatures (45 °C)
- New OmniScan probe connector with quick latch system
- Designed for IP66 environmental rating
- Extended autonomy on batteries
The new conventional ultrasound module features the same UT-channel technology as the PA2 modules, but offers twice as many channels.
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The new OmniScan software features enhancements for greater functionality in weld and corrosion markets.
In the effort for continuous improvement, the software interface was simplified and the response time optimized in order to provide the best experience possible for customers.
New features include:
- Export C-Scan
- New End-View with group merge
- Analysis attenuation gain
- Scrolling layouts for easy interpretation
- Improved accessibility with more interactive menus
- Optimised main menus and wizards
- Onboard compound scan
- Curved geometry ray-tracing for longitudinal welds
- Phased Array DGS/AVG for all focal laws with S-scan image correction
For applications requiring a multi-probe configuration, the multi-group layouts were improved so that the scanner configuration is reflected in the software interface. The position of the different scans is determined by their distance to the center of the weld, providing an easy-to-understand and appealing layout.
UT2 TOFD Module and MXU Software
The new OmniScan MX2 UT2 module from Olympus represents a powerful, yet affordable solution for TOFD inspection. Several hardware and software improvements make weld inspection using the TOFD technique faster and easier. Leadingclass signal-to-noise ratio provides optimum data quality for TOFD inspection.
- TOFD Wizard
- PCS calibration
- Crisper B-scan
- Multi-TOFD layouts
- Lateral Wave straightening
- Higher PRF on TOFD groups
- Higher voltage (up to 340 V) eliminates the need for preamplifiers
These improvements offer a faster and simpler setup, improved acquisition display, and more accurate defect sizing which improves overall productivity.
The new Multi-TOFD layout can display more than one group at a time. This allows easy positioning and sizing of flaw indications by visual correlation between groups.
Lateral Wave Straightening
The use of the Lateral Wave straightening tool offers a more coherent display for easier interpretation. Lateral Wave straightening also enables more precise depth evaluation and flaw sizing.
Raw TOFD data
TOFD data after Lateral Wave straightening
The above mentioned software improvements are also incorporated into the OmniPC software allowing users to analyze data on a PC, while the OmniScan can be redeployed for other data acquisition jobs.
Dedicated Scanners and Accessories
HST-Lite TOFD Scanner
The new HST-Lite scanner is the perfect choice for cost effective, one-channel TOFD inspections when signal quality is important. The combination of magnetic wheels and spring-loaded probe holders offer the stability required to perform high quality, one-line inspections. The scanner can be operated using only one hand, and will attach to ferromagnetic surfaces even when in an upsidedown position.
Stainless Steel TOFD Wedges
The HST-Lite, when bought as a kit, comes standard with the new stainless steel TOFD wedges. These wedges are considered a significant upgrade from the common Rexolite wedges, and a better option for most applications. They offer several advantages, including:
- Better wear resistance without the hassle of carbide wear pin adjustments
- Better coupling as carbide wear pins can lift the wedge from the surface
- Shorter approach (by 3 mm) for better coverage of the top of the weld
- More rugged for longer life
The new stainless steel wedges (on the left) have a shorter approach by 3 mm for better coverage.
These wedges are compatible with the Olympus high-performance line of TOFD transducers.
TOFD Inspection of Small Pipes
Designed specifically for use with the wellestablished COBRA scanner, an additional line of TOFD wedges is available for low profile inspections. These wedges can be fitted with 3 mm element diameter ST1 probes to inspect pipes of 1 in. up to 4.5 in. These wedges are available in various longitudinal refracted angles and can be ordered for specific diameters, or from a kit covering the complete diameter range.
The COBRA small-diameter pipe scanner can perform TOFD inspections with the appropriate wedges, cables, and transducers.