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.
Faster Is Better!
Powerstart your day with the OmniScan MX2. The OmniScan MX2 simplifies and speeds up the setup process with its intuitive step-by-step Wizard, so you can start testing quickly. Featuring the industry-standard phased array user interface with faster-than-ever performance, a bigger and brighter 10.4 in. (26.4 cm) screen, new and unique intuitive touch-screen capabilities, and faster data transfer, the MX2 enables you to get to your next inspection quicker.
More than an Instrument-A Solution Provider
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 a quick return on your investment. In addition, Olympus offers a high-quality global calibration and repair service, 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 in a single scan using an OmniScan PA and manual scanner such as the HSMT series or a motorized scanner like the WeldROVER. By combining TOFD and PA in a single inspection pass, a significant reduction in inspection time can be achieved as compared with conventional raster scanning or radiography. Furthermore, inspection results are available immediately, enabling you to detect problems with welding equipment and fix them right away.
Parts made of laminate composite materials pose an inspection challenge due to their various shapes and thicknesses.
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 in. OD to 4.5 in. OD. With its very slim design, this manual scanner is able to inspect pipes in areas with limited access. Adjacent obstructions such as piping, supports, and structures can be as close as 12 mm (0.5 in.).
|Manual and Semiautomated
The OmniScan PA system with the HydroFORM scanner is designed to offer the best inspection solution for detecting wall-thickness reductions resulting from corrosion, abrasion, and erosion. In addition, this system detects mid-wall damage, such as hydrogen-induced blistering and manufacturing-induced delamination, and clearly differentiates such anomalies from loss-of-wall-thickness.
For this application, phased array ultrasound technology offers superior inspection speed, data point density, and detection.
A Platform that Evolves as your Needs Grow
Designed to secure both your current and future phased array investments, the OmniScan MX2 houses more than 10 different Olympus modules. You can be confident that you will get the most out of your investment as specifications will continue to evolve with your needs through constant software updates.
State of the Art PA2 and UT2 Modules
As a world leader in phased array technology, Olympus has 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 UT-channel technology as the PA2 modules, but offers twice as many channels.
2 ch. UT2
OmniScan MX2 Mainframe Specifications
|General||Overall dimensions (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|
|Data Storage||Storage devices||SDHC card*, most standard USB storage devices, or fast Ethernet.
*Lexar® brand memory cards are recommended for optimized results.
|Data file size||300 MB|
|I/O Ports||USB ports||3|
|Video output||Video out (SVGA)|
|I/O Lines||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||Display size||26.4 cm (10.4 in.) (diagonal)|
|Resolution||800 pixels x 600 pixels|
|Number of colors||16 million|
|Power Supply||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|
|Environmental Specifications||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||Designed for IP66|
|Shockproof rating||Drop-tested according to MIL-STD-810G 516.6|
|MX2 Module Compatibility||MXU 4.1R8 and later||OMNI-M2-PA32128PR|
|MXU 4.0 and later||OMNI-M2-PA1664|
|MXU 3.1 and MXU 4.1R12 and later||OMNI-M-UT-8CH|
Phased Array Module Specifications (Applies to OMNI-M2 modules)
|General||Overall dimensions (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)|
|Connectors||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 pulse||Negative square pulse|
|Output impedance (32:128PR model)||35 Ω in pulse-echo mode
30 Ω in pitch-catch mode
|< 30 Ω|
|Output impedance (all other models)||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 (32:128PR model)||50 Ω in pulse-echo mode
90 Ω in pitch-catch mode
|60 Ω in pulse-echo mode
50 Ω in pitch-catch mode
|Input impedance (all other models)||65 Ω||60 Ω in pulse-echo mode
50 Ω in pitch-catch mode
|System bandwidth||0.5 MHz to 18 MHz (NOTE: The previously stated 0.6 MHz lower limit used a strict −3 dB attenuation for the cutoff frequency.)||0.25 MHz to 28 MHz (-3 dB)|
|Beamforming||Scan type||Sectorial and linear|
|Group quantity||Up to 8|
|Data Acquisition||Effective digitizing frequency||Up to 100 MHz|
|Maximum pulsing rate||Up to 10 kHz (C-scan)|
|Data Processing||PA Channels||UT Channels|
|Number of data points||Up to 8,192|
|Real-time averaging||2, 4, 8, 16||2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64|
|Rectifier||RF, full wave, half wave +, half wave –|
|Filtering||3 low-pass, 3 band-pass, and 5 high-pass filters.||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)|
|Data Visualization||A-scan refresh rate||Real time: 60 Hz|
|Data Synchronization||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|
|Alarms||Number of alarms||3|
|Conditions||Any logical combination of gates|