Olympus' new RollerForm XL phased array scanner meets the demands of inspectors who need a device that provides extended coverage, easy installation and expedited inspection of large area composite parts.
Critical components of the aerospace and wind power industry - like airplane wings and wind turbine blades - are made of lightweight, durable composite materials. Inspectors use non-destructive testing technology to ensure integrity before assembly, but also for in-service maintenance. Ultrasonic inspection is a common method of inspecting composites, but the large area of these parts, the high attenuation of the material, and the complicated operation of some inspection equipment can cause problems. Equipped with an innovative and easy-to-use wheel-mounted phased array probe, the new RollerForm XL scanner helps solve these problems.
Accelerated scanning of large parts
Based on the proven performance of the original RollerForm scanner, the acoustic wheel of the RollerForm XL scanner features an integrated phased array probe providing double the usual beam coverage. Scanning large parts is therefore more efficient and the accuracy of the data is improved, since the wider coverage of the beam also increases the probability of detection.
Minimum configuration, simple operation
Lightweight and handy, the RollerForm XL scanner can be set up and used with minimal effort compared to immersion inspection techniques. Thanks to the innovative acoustic wheel tire, the signals obtained are strong and reliable without the need to use a pump to apply a coupling liquid. Since the liquid-filled tire is made of a unique material whose acoustic impedance greatly approximates that of water, interface reflections are reduced. This similar impedance allows the energy of the ultrasonic beam to be transmitted efficiently into the room.
Optimized for inspection of composite materials
The RollerForm XL scanner's low-frequency, high-elevation phased array probe (optional) optimizes beam penetration in high-attenuation materials such as composites. This new, larger scanner model meets the requirements of existing inspection procedures requiring the use of a wheel-mounted phased array probe. The RollerForm XL scanner also features an encoder, index button, and acquisition start button to facilitate full scanning of large wings or large blades.
This self-contained, wheel-mounted probe system that requires minimal installation setup not only saves time, but also delivers more accurate results.
Visit the site: