The WeldROVER is a simple, industrial-strength, one-axis encoded motorized scanner that provides fully automated data acquisition. It makes efficient phased array weld inspections on ferromagnetic piping or vessel using up to 6 probes. UT, TOFD, PA.
The WeldROVER™ is a perfect addition to the Olympus family of scanners for customers that require a more stable inspection than is provided by manual scanners, and in a more economical package than the high-production zone-discrimination systems typically used in offshore pipeline construction.
The WeldROVER is a simple, industrial-strength, one-axis encoded scanner that provides the customer with a fully mechanized automated data acquisition. It is designed to make fast and efficient phased array inspections on ferromagnetic piping or vessel girth welds and long seams with minimum training and setup time. The scanner can be configured with up to six probes for phased array, TOFD, and conventional UT inspection.
The WeldROVER could not be easier to use. It is operated by a simple two-button remote control with variable speeds. The scanner interfaces with the OmniScan® MX or TomoScan FOCUS LT1 directly without the need for complex software, motion controller electronics, or configuration. Use of the laser-guide indicator helps the operator to manually adjust the scanner direction using the steering lever. This allows acquiring precision data without the need for guide bands, complex tracking systems, or motorized steering capability. It is the perfect fit for the company offering fully mechanized, automated phased array (AUT) inspection services. Less than one hour of training is required for any customer that has completed the basic OmniScan® course.
1 Interface with TomoScan FOCUS LT™ can be made using the optional encoder cable adaptor
Scanner speed: 5 mm to 50 mm per second
Encoder resolution: 2100 steps/mm (typical)
Power consumption: 90 W
Maximum input current: 4 A
Voltage: 24 VDC
Power supply input voltage: 100 VAC or 240 VAC, autoswitching
|Component||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Weight (kg)|
|Scanner with long bar and 6 probes||430||340||175||12.0|
|Scanner with small bars and 4 probes||380||200||175||11.0|
|MCDC-01 motion controller||175||110||60||1.5|
Note: All cables for scanner operation are 5 m.
Probes and wedges are not included with the scanner.
A typical configuration is two PA probes and one or two pairs of TOFD probes to comply with the ASME codes.
Supports up to 6 probes at the front of the scanner on pipes from 16 in. OD and up for circumferential scans and from 30 in. OD and up for longitudinal scans.
Supports two probes at the back and two probes at the front of the scanner on pipes from 4 in. OD and up.
For TOFD inspection:
For Phased Array inspection: