"Using the Veo in a really cold and snowing winter, we have been very satisfied with it's performance" Luc Mauzeroll, Torngats Tech Services
The veo 16:128 uses 128 element probes providing more power for on-site inspection and offers further further functionality including TOFD & Interface Triggering (TCG/DAC). Simple controls, advanced features and rugged enclosure deliver power and superior performance to the technician's finger tips. Ultrasonic Phased Array inspection techniques are becoming the leading method for advanced NDT inspection. Applications typically include Weld Inspection, Corrosion Mapping, Aerospace and Composite Testing amongst others.
The new veo 16:128 enables the end user technician to use 128 probe elements for inspection and makes it possible to connect to larger single probes or multiple probes.
This increase in power and capability is important for weld inspection applications, where a linear scan from both sides of the weld is needed. The new veo 16:128 can utilise a pair of 64-element probes, allowing inspection to be carried out in a single pass, improving both the speed of inspection; and positional accuracy since the two probes are linked together.
Efficient and effective scanning can also be achieved when the new veo is partnered with Sonatest’s large Wheel probe which is capable of scanning a strip of up to 100mm in a single pass. The system is Ideal for large area scanning applications and corrosion inspection.
Aerospace composite inspection applications are enhanced using the 128 element capability; as several inspection techniques for advanced materials such as GLARE have now been developed which require high resolution probes with 96 or 128 elements.
Further benefits to the new 16:128 veo include the capability of pitch-catch inspection techniques, merged c-scan inspections, top views and included UT Studio viewing and analysis software.
As with the 16:64 the menu system is intuitive and application and workflow driven, with set up and operation swiftly becoming second nature. Integrated Help and Wizards guide the user through scan set up whilst Optimisation Tips ensure the veo always performs at the highest level. Fast and efficient wizards for sound velocity, wedge delay, TCG, DAC, TOFD setup and Encoder calibration are all provided as standard.
The Inspection Plan shows the operator in 2D and 3D where probes are positioned on the test part, simplifying the inspection setup and providing an inspection reference for reporting. Using the latest computer technology data can be permanently recorded for processing and report generation.
For more in depth information and latest updates please visit the Sonatest veo microsite.
Conventional UT/TOFD (Mono Element Channels)
Further accessories for the veo are available please see the veo series brochure for further details