Dolphitech has launched its next-generation digital inspection device, the MxTTU at this year’s ASNT Annual Conference in Phoenix, USA.
The dolphicam2 MxTTU system can toggle between MxTTU and Pulse Echo mode without having to use another system or changing transducers, enabling simpler and quicker inspection of complex structures and materials, from multiple-bond layers to honeycomb or foam cores.
“Taking to market our latest innovation, and working with end clients during development to ensure it’s a great fit for the industrial users, has been a significant change to how we work at dolphitech, and this is now reflected in how user friendly, robust and flexible MxTTU to our end clients.” Jason Smith, chief commercial officer of Dolphitech.
The new MxTTU product combines non-destructive testing technology with the benefits of current TTU offerings. MxTTU is the only portable and practical device in the world that can offer the conclusiveness of live C-scans and simplified TTU evaluation. This means you can achieve the in-depth, high-quality diagnostics of traditional methods, in an easy-to-use, flexible handheld device.
There are several benefits of performing MxTTU versus standard Pulse Echo systems, such as providing a larger inspection area, enabling improved alignment for high precision tasks without sacrificing resolution or rate of evaluation. It also enables the user to inspect materials that hinder the sound propagation with high attenuation properties, such as multiple bond layers, honeycomb cores, or foam cores.
Eskil Skoglund chief research officer said, “This latest version of our products, using our core matrix transducer technology really changes the fidelity for how clients can use TTU systems, still only weighing 3kg and so portable, this is a go anywhere system for manufacturers and for in-service inspection.”
The MxTTU was developed with the support of Spirit AeroSystems. “It’s been great to support this innovation, for us, even if, for the sake of argument, a Matrix TTU scan could be done no faster than current Phased Array PE system, the MxTTU evaluation will be completed far sooner and more confidently than for the PE data. This is where the Matrix TTU will really show its advantage,” said Mike Grosser, technical fellow, Spirit AeroSystems.