The OmniScan MX2 family of ultrasonic flaw detectors with touch screen interface offers increased testing efficiencies and powerful new on-board and PC-based software features, ensuring superior manual and advanced AUT application performance with fast setups, test cycles, and reporting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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|UT||MXU 3.1R31||OmniPC 3.1R31|
|TomoView 2.10R4 with OSTV 3.0R3||TomoView 2.10R4|
|PA||MXU 4.0R42||OmniPC 4.0R42|
|TomoView 2.10R4 with OSTV 3.0R3||TomoView 2.10R4|
|UT2||MXU 4.0R42||OmniPC 4.0R42|
|TomoView: TBD||TomoView 2.10R4|
|PA2||MXU 4.0R42||OmniPC 4.0R42|
|TomoView: TBD||TomoView 2.10R4|
1 Not compatible with version later than 3.1
2 3.2R2 is also compatible
Please note that not only PA2, and UT2 files generated with MXU 4.0R4 are compatible with TomoView 2.10R4 but MXU 3.2R2, 4.0R2, and 4.0R3 are compatible as well.
|UT||MXU 2.0R27||OmniPC 3.1R33|
|PA||TomoView 2.10R4 with OSTV 1.7R7||TomoView 2.10R4|
|UT2||MXU 2.0R27||OmniPC 4.0R44|
|PA2||TomoView 2.10R4 with OSTV 1.7R7||TomoView 2.10R4|
3 Not compatible with version later than 3.1
4 OmniPC 3.2R2 also compatible
OmniScan MX2 Mainframe Specifications
(W x H x D)
325 mm x 235 mm x 130 mm
(12.8 in. x 9.3 in. x 5.1 in.)
|Weight||3.2 kg (7 lb), no module and one battery|
|Storage devices||SDHC card, most standard USB storage devices, or fast Ethernet|
|Data file size||300 MB|
|Video output||Video out (SVGA)|
|Encoder||2-axis encoder line (quadrature, up, down, or clock/direction)|
|Digital input||4 digital TTL inputs, 5 V|
|Digital output||4 digital TTL outputs, 5 V, 15 mA|
|Acquisition on/off switch||Remote acquisition enabled TTL, 5 V|
|Power output line||5 V, 500 mA power output line (short-circuit protected)|
|Alarms||3 TTL, 5 V, 15 mA|
|Analog output||2 analog outputs (12 bits) ±5 V in 10 kΩ|
|Pace input||5 V TTL pace input|
|Display size||26.4 cm (10.4 in.) (diagonal)|
|Resolution||800 pixels x 600 pixels|
|Number of colors||16 million|
|Battery type||Smart Li-ion battery|
|Number of batteries||1 or 2 (battery chamber accommodates two hot-swappable batteries)|
|Battery life||Minimum 7 hours with two batteries|
|Operating temperature range||
-10 °C to 45 °C
(14 ºF to 113 ºF)
|Storage temperature range||
-20 °C to 60 °C (-4 ºF to 140 ºF) with batteries
-20 °C to 70 °C (-4 ºF to 158 ºF) without batteries
|Relative humidity||Max. 70% RH at 45°C noncondensing|
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP54|
|Shockproof rating||Drop-tested according to MIL-STD-810G 516.6|
|MX2 Module Compatibility|
|MXU 3.2 and later||OMNI-M2-PA1664|
|OMNI-M-PA3232 (200 V)|
|MXU All versions||OMNI-M-PA1664|
|MXU-M 3.1 and previous||OMNI-M-PA1664M|
(W x H x D)
226 mm x 183 mm x 40 mm
(8.9 in. x 7.2 in. x 1.6 in.)
|Weight||1.6 kg (3.5 lb)|
1 Phased Array connector: Olympus PA connector
2 UT connectors: LEMO 00
|Number of focal laws||256|
|Probe recognition||Automatic probe recognition|
|Number of elements||128 elements|
|Pulser||PA Channels||UT Channels|
|Voltage||40 V, 80 V, and 115 V||95 V, 175 V, and 340 V|
|Pulse width||Adjustable from 30 ns to 500 ns, resolution of 2.5 ns||Adjustable from 30 ns to 1,000 ns; resolution of 2.5 ns|
|Pulse shape||Negative square wave||Negative square wave|
|Output impedance||< 25 Ω||< 30 Ω|
|Receiver||PA Channels||UT Channels|
|Gain||0 dB to 80 dB, maximum input signal 550 mVp-p (full-screen height)||0 dB to 120 dB maximum input signal 34.5 Vp-p (full-screen height)|
|Input impedance||65 Ω||
60 Ω in pulse-echo mode
50 Ω in pulse-receive mode
|System bandwidth||0.6 MHz to 18 MHz (-3 dB)||0.25 MHz to 28 MHz (-3 dB)|
|Scan type||Sectorial and linear|
|Group quantity||Up to 8|
|Number of elements||128|
|Digitizing frequency||400 MHz (12 bits) after interpolation per 4*|
|Maximum pulsing rate||Up to 10 kHz (C-scan)|
|Number of data points||Up to 8,192|
PA: 2, 4, 8, 16
UT: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64
|Rectifier||RF, full wave, half wave +, half wave -|
PA Channel: 3 low-pass, 3 band-pass, and 5 high-pass filters.
UT channel: 3 low-pass, 6 band-pass, and 3 high-pass filters (8 low-pass filters when configured in TOFD)
|Video filtering||Smoothing (adjusted to probe frequency range)|
|A-scan refresh rate||Real time: 60 Hz|
|On internal clock||1 Hz to 10 kHz|
|On encoder||On 2 axes: from 1 to 65,536 steps|
|Programmable Time-Corrected Gain (TCG)|
|Number of points||32: One TCG curve per focal law|
|Number of alarms||3|
|Conditions||Any logical combination of gates|
* The Interpolation is disabled for the TOFD channel, and when FFT is enabled.
NDT SetupBuilder is a new PC-based software allowing to create inspection setup and visualize beam simulations.
This software presents multiple features for easy, fast, and comprehensive inspection strategy elaboration that can directly be imported in the OmniScan MX2.
The most efficient way to create a setup is to perform the simulation in NDT SetupBuilder, and import it directly to the OmniScan. Afterward, only a few operations such as gate and range settings, are required in the OmniScan prior to starting the acquisition. However, with its automatic probe recognition capability the OmniScan MX2 can also be used to create a complete setup using the following features:
Thanks to its new partners, NDT SetupBuilder and OmniPC, the OmniScan MX2 can be used to perform all steps required for the inspection directly on its large touch screen or be dedicated to calibration and acquisition tasks.
The Calibration Wizard ensures that every focal law in every group is the direct equivalent of a single-channel conventional flaw detector for compliance to codes. The user is guided step-by-step through Velocity, Wedge Delay, Sensitivity, TCG, DAC, AWS, and encoder calibrations. TOFD PCS calibration and lateral wave straightening can now be performed automatically.
The OmniScan MX2 enables easy configuration of inspection parameters for either manual, or one-line, raster, or helicoidal encoded scans. The acquisition is displayed in real time and offers the ability to rewrite data that can be stored within full A-scans, S-scans, and/or C-scans on a hot-swappable SD card or USB 2.0 device.
OmniPC is a new software program that benefits form the same user interface and analysis and reporting features as the OmniScan with the added flexibility to be run on a personal computer.
With OmniPC, the OmniScan unit can now be used strictly for scanning while analysis is performed simultaneously on a personal computer. This software can also be used in conjunction with extra large screens for increased visibility, and with keyboard shortcuts for faster operations.
The OmniScan MX2 and OmniPC can both be used to generate reports with an indication table listing up to eight readings, such as amplitude, position, and size of the defects. The report can also be customized with additional readings and comments specific to each indication, and can be saved as an HTML document. RayTracing tools allow the indication positions to be represented on the weld profile. High-resolution images can be inserted along with all relevant inspection parameters.
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.
Learn more about our OmniScan MX2 solutions.
This second generation OmniScan MX2 increases testing efficiencies, ensuring superior manual and advanced AUT application performance with faster setups, test cycles, and reporting, in addition to universal compatibility with all phased array and ultrasound modules: past, present and future. Designed for NDT leaders, 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 the right way with the OmniScan MX2. The OmniScan MX2 simplifies and speeds up the setup process with its intuitive Weld Overlay software feature, so you can start testing immediately. Featuring the industry-standard phased array user interface with faster-than-ever performance, a bigger and brighter 10.4 inch screen, new and unique intuitive touch-screen capabilities, and faster data transfer, enabling you to get to your next inspection quicker.
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 quick returns on your investment. In addition, Olympus offers a high-quality calibration and repair service worldwide, that is backed by a team of phased array application experts to ensure that you get the support you need.
|Pressure Vessel Weld Inspection
A complete inspection of pressure vessel welds can be performed manually, or in a single scan using an OmniScan and a scanner for a turnkey solution. Inspection results are available immediately, enabling you to detect problems with welding equipment and fix them right away.
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.
|Weld Inspection of Small-Diameter Pipes
When coupled with the COBRA manual scanner, the OmniScan flaw detector is capable of inspecting pipes ranging from 0.84 inch OD to 4.5 inch OD. With its very slim design, this manual scanner is able to inspect pipes in areas with limited access.
|Corrosion Mapping Inspection|
The OmniScan PA system with the HydroFORM scanner is designed to offer the best inspection solution for the detection of wall-thickness reductions resulting from corrosion, abrasion, and erosion. For this application, phased array ultrasound technology offers superior inspection speed, data point density, and detection.
Designed to secure both your current and future phased array investments, the OmniScan MX2 can house any Olympus phased array module, including the reliable, field-proven models currently available, and next-generation modules. You can be confident to get the most of your investment as specifications will continue to evolve with your needs through constant software updates.
|2 ch. UT2||
As a world leader in phased array technology, Olympus has just 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
More Multi-group Capabilities
General Hardware Improvements
The new Conventional Ultrasound module features the same technology of UT channels as the PA2 modules, but offers twice as many channels.