Powerscan 450

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Sonatest-Powerscan-450The Powerscan 450P Ultrasonic Flaw Detector delivers high performance and advanced features, via enhanced menu navigation keys, providing easy access to functions. The menu structure has been designed to guide the user through their task with operation quickly becoming second nature. The latest developments in amplifier and pulser technology deliver higher levels of near surface resolution, penetrating power and excellent signal to noise ratio. NDT Application areas include Railway Axle Testing, Turbines and large Castings and Forgings.

High Power – Low Noise
When testing large forgings and castings high power and low noise are essential. The Powerscan’s high power 450 Volt square wave pulser and ultra low noise amplifier achieve an excellent signal to noise ratio. This class leading performance enables testing of very attenuative or large components. The 20 metre range and calibrated delay makes the testing of long shafts simple and extremely accurate, while the ability to recall 100 previous waveforms allows quick evaluation of defect growth.

Split DAC & AVG
Split DAC and AVG (DGS) are advanced amplitude defect sizing tools necessary for testing thick welds and large castings and forgings. Due to the decay of the curves it is not possible to evaluate a defect signal on long ranges, where the amplitude is too low. Split DAC/AVG splits the time base into 3 regions, where the height of the curve and amplifier gain is automatically increased by reference +12dB and reference +24dB when the curve drops to 20% height to re-position at 80% height.

By using this feature it is then possible to inspect the whole region at once without the need to manually increase the curve height or reference gain, in accordance with EN583-2 Sensitivity and Range Settings.

The Powerscan 450P is constructed to Sonatest’s proven standards for robust deisng and proven realiability, sealed to IP67, giving excellent water resistance so it can withstand the tough environments in which operators work. The Powerscan 450P has a colour transflective TFT display as standard, providing high visibility at any light level. The choice of colours for menus and waveform display enhance clarity, with the LCD simulation mode giving direct sunlight readability.

The Powerscan 450P ultraonsic flaw dector is delivered with 2 years warranty, extendable to 5 years with Sonacover, and a worldwide service network.

Powerscan 450 Specification

Test Range0 - 1mm (0.05in) up to 0 - 20000mm (800in.) at steel velocity: Variable in 1,2,5 sequence or continuously in 1mm (0.05in) increments. Also from 1 to 5000.
Velocity 256 to 16000m/s continuously variable.
Probe Zero 0 to 999.999 μs, continuously variable.
DelayCalibrated delay from 0 -20000mm in 0.05 mm steps at steel velocity (0-400in. in 0.002 in. steps).
Gain0 to 110dB. Adjustable in 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, 6, 10, 14 and 20dB steps. Direct access to gain control at all times.
Test ModesPulse echo and transmit/receive.
Pulser100V - 450V square wave pulser. Pulse width from Spike to 2000ns duration - rise/fall times <10ns into 50 ohms at 200V: Width adjustable in 2% of nominal width, minimum 1ns maximum 40ns.
ActiveEdge TMUnique active pulse control for enhanced near surface resolution and signal response. Replaces traditional damping control.
Selectable 5 to 5000 Hz.
Language Support
Supports multiple languages. User selectable between English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Finnish & Hungarian. Others available on request.

Measurement Modes
Mode 1Signal Monitor
Mode 2Depth and amplitude of first signal in gate.
Mode 3Echo-to-Echo distance measurement. (single gate)
Mode 4Trigonometric display of beam path, surface distance and depth of indication, curve surface correction and X-OFFSET for probe index. Half skip indication on screen.
Mode 5Gate to Gate distance measurement. (independent gates).
Mode 6T-Min mode for holding minimum thickness reading. Resolution to 0.01mm (0.001in) for distance measurement or 1% FSH for amplitude measurement. Large display of measurement at top of A-Scan display. Measurement mode selectable between peak and flank.

AGCAutomatic Gain Control automatically sets the signal to a level between 10-90% FSH with tolerance between 5-20% accuracy.
DACDAC defined by up to 10 points and digitally drawn on screen. DAC curves meet requirements of EN 1714, JIS and ASME standards, select able between -2, -6, -10, -12 and -14dB. Amplitude read out selectable between % DAC, % FSH or relative dB.
TCGTime Corrected Gain, also known as Swept Gain. 40dB dynamic range greater than 30dB per microsecond and up to 10 points may be used, setting all signals initially to 80% FSH.
Update Rate60Hz (NTSC Mode); 50Hz (PAL Mode).
RectificationFull wave, positive or negative half wave and unrectified rf.
Frequency Range5 narrow bands centred at 0.25MHz, 0.5MHz, 1MHz, 2 to 2.25MHz, 4 to 5MHz. Broad band at 2MHz to 22MHz (-6dB) and 1MHz to 35MHz (-20dB).
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