Conventional UT and Phased Array Inspection Solution
Parts made of laminate composite materials pose an inspection challenge because of their many shapes and thicknesses. However, many parts consist of a somewhat flat section such as skins, stringers, and spars. Olympus offers a complete solution for the inspection of carbon fiber reinforced polymers flat panels. This solutions is based on the OmniScan® flaw detector, the GLIDER scanner and probes dedicated to CFRP flat panel inspection.
The CFRP Flat Panel Inspection Solution from Olympus provides a portable solution with advanced tools such as two axes encoded C-scans with amplitude and time-of-flight (TOF) information, gate synchronization, and data recording. The GLIDER scanner is easy to use and well-suited for raster scanning with both conventional UT and phased array probes. The Olympus CFRP solution offers important benefits:
Note that the Olympus CFRP Flat Panel Inspection Solution can also be used for other FRP flat panels.
The OmniScan MX offers a high acquisition rate and powerful software features in a portable, modular mainframe to efficiently perform manual and automated inspections. The Olympus CFRP flat panel inspection solution is based on the OmniScan PA with the 16:128 phased array module.
GLIDER X-Y manual scanner
The GLIDER X-Y scanner is a 2-axis encoding scanner for the manual inspection of slightly curved or flat composite surfaces.
PC-based analysis software: TomoView™
OmniScan is compatible with Olympus TomoView PC-based software family. For example, TomoView Lite Aero is dedicated to aerospace data analysis and offers:
The free TomoVIEWER application can also be used to view data acquired by the OmniScan.