The GLIDER X-Y Scanner is a 2-axis encoding scanner for the manual inspection of slightly curved or flat composite surfaces. The scanner is well suited for raster scanning with the following technologies:
Commonly inspected materials include composites and aluminum, using suction-cup pods; and carbon steel, using optional magnetic pods.
The X-axis is attached to two mounting pods. Depending on the material to inspect, one of the following models can be used:
There are two encoder modules (one on each axis) to measure the probe position. The displacement of these modules can be in 3.27 mm steps, free running, or locked.
The scanner comes in three formats (18 in., 24 in., and 36 in.), depending on the scan coverage needed:
Magnetic Mounting Pods
Magnetic mounting pods enable use on ferromagnetic surfaces (part number GLIDER-A-01)
18 in., 24 in., or 36 in. tracks are available as options.
Manual Water Pump Kit
Water pump is compatible with scanner umbilical cables. It can also be used with provided tubing. Includes tank, tubing, and Y-splitters (part number OPIX105).
Electric Water Pump Kits
The CFU-03 and CFU-05 are portable electric pump units used to supply couplant to wedges during ultrasonic inspections.
Weight: 5 kg to 8 kg, depending on the configuration
Suction-cup pod holding force: 7 kg per cup
Magnetic-pod holding force: 81 kg per base
Encoder resolution: 13 steps/mm (±0.15 step/mm), 330 steps/in. (±0.006 steps/in.)
Encoder connection: DE-15 to 2 LEMO 90°
Minimum curvature for partial scans: 50 cm (20 in.), outside diameter
|GLIDER 18×18||700 (28)||690 (27)||152 (6)|
|GLIDER 24×24||900 (35)||845 (33)||152 (6)|
|GLIDER 36×36||1200 (47)||1150 (45)||152 (6)|