UltraScan Mx represents a Flatbed Squirter System for Ultrasonic Testing (UT) of Large Aerospace Composite Panels. With the increase in demand for composite components in the aerospace industry, inspection time is becoming a critical factor in overall production rates. TecScan’s flatbed scanners are designed for high throughput inspection of composite panels and components.
With a customizable bed size, the UltraScan is built with an industrial aluminium profile structure and uses ultrasonic or phased array technology. This modular concept allows for the modification of the scanner size as needs change. Our standard configuration is a 5 axis system (X, Y, Y2, Z, Z2) with an inspection envelop of 3.5 x 2.5m and a specially designed water delivery system that provides a stable and repeatable UT signal.
Our Flatbed Systems offer an efficient way to maximize the scanning rate. They minimize the amount of indexes using multi-channel scanning technology with multiple ultrasonic probes integrated in a specially designed water-box system. Instead of moving a single pair of probes across the surface of the parts, arrays of probes are used in pairs to scan across the inspected panel, the elements of the emitting array being fired simultaneously or one after the other.
The water-box is specially designed to create 8 laminar water jet with equal flow rates. To address different inspection needs, nozzles aperture diameter can easily be interchanged. The format of the probes being used are standard immersion probes for easy and inexpensive sourcing.