CAMX 2016 preview: Olympus

Olympus (Waltham, MA, US) will feature its range of composite inspection solutions, including the RollerFORM phased array wheel probe, designed to inspect composites and other smooth-surfaced materials.

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Olympus (Waltham, MA, US) will feature its range of composite inspection solutions, including the RollerFORM phased array wheel probe, designed to inspect composites and other smooth-surfaced materials. The tire material of the RollerFORM wheel probe has been developed for high-quality, immersion-like ultrasonic testing. The material closely matches the acoustic impedance of water and permits the efficient transmission of energy to the part. Minimal couplant and pressure are required for the RollerFORM wheel probe to provide excellent coupling and a strong signal, even in difficult scanning positions. The system offers a 25-mm water delay line that enables inspection of composites up to 50 mm thick, and up to 51.2 mm wide beam coverage. The RollerFORM wheel probe, combined with a phased array instrument such as an OmniScan flaw detector or the FOCUS PX data acquisition instrument, uses 0° ultra­sonic beams for manufacturing and maintenance inspections. Common applications include sizing delaminations and quantifying porosity in composite core material. With an integrated indexing button, the RollerFORM wheel probe enables users to map the surface of an inspected material by acquiring multiple one-line C-scans and combining them in real time into a single image. The built-in laser guide facilitates straight and precise one-line scans. 

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