Sweeper Scanner introduced for ultrasonic testing


Zetec has introduced the NDT Sweeper Scanner, a  manual 2D encoded scanner for ultrasonic inspections in aerospace applications.

The NDT Sweeper has two integrated encoders for precise 2D scanning and can support up to two phased array probes at the same time for pitch-catch ultrasonic inspections. The individual probe suspension can be fixed axially or laterally to meet specific needs.

The NDT Sweeper can provide C-Scan mapping of large components, is easy to deploy and able to encode in raster scan across long distances. It also features non-marring wheels with integrated magnets that make it effective and safe to use on many types of materials, including composites and steel. The wheels are optimized for easy movement in the scan and index direction.

The device is compact, lightweight, and can cover hard-to-reach areas, making it suitable for carrying out ultrasonic inspections ranging from long-seam welds to corrosion mapping.

Dominic Giguère, portable UT product manager for Zetec said, “Thanks to its design, NDT Sweeper can replace multiple specialized scanners, lowering costs and reducing the amount of equipment needed to carry out a variety of different inspections.

“Deployed with a TOPAZ portable ultrasonic instrument and UltraVision software, it’s a complete, cost-effective solution that gives the inspector full confidence that the entire area under test has been sufficiently covered.”

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Ben has worked as a journalist and editor, covering technology, engineering and industry for the last 20 years. Initially writing about subjects from nuclear submarines to autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies, he was editor of a leading UK-based engineering magazine before becoming editor of Aerospace Testing in 2017.

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