At the heart of every testing system are the sensors. Fraunhofer IKTS develops sensors optimally adapted to the given geometries, materials, and acoustic parameters.
- High-performance ultrasonic transducers for use on fiberreinforced composites (high- and low-frequency, focused/ unfocused, single-element or segmented)
- Dice-and-fill composites
- Soft-mold composites for frequencies of 5–30 MHz with max. transducer dimensions of 10 x 10 mm
- Screen-printed ultrasonic transducers for mass-produced compact sensor systems with 5–30 MHz and max. transducer dimensions of 100 x 100 mm
- Focused ultrasonic phased array probes
- High-sensitivity phased array probes
- High-frequency probes (100–250 MHz)
- High-temperature probes (up to 200 °C)
- Acoustic emission sensors
To get the full potential out of the sensors, Fraunhofer IKTS offers the PCUS® pro series of powerful modular electronics. The portfolio extends from simple manual ultrasonic testers to fully automated ultrasonic testing systems.
- Modular and customizable
- Compact and energy-efficient
- Meets respectively relevant parts of ultrasonics standard DIN EN 12668
- Suitable for single oscillators as well as single- and multichannel testing electronics up to arrays
(up to 128:128)
Software has become fundamental to the development of testing systems for industrial application. It must be innovative and quickly available without compromising flexibility to allow future changes and extensions. PCUS® pro Lab is a modular software suite that quickly and flexibly creates solutions for the given testing task. The software supports parameterization for actuator and sensor control, visualization, and evaluation. Data organization and management take place in the flexibly adaptable revision system. In addition, the suite can be fully integrated into existing manufacturing concepts within the scope of Industry 4.0.
- Intuitive operation via a modern, accessible, and easily adaptable user interface
- Professional implementation of customer-specific requirements through a modular parameterization, test procedure, and analysis concept
- Mapping of complex test requirements to any geometries
- Real-time display of volume images during data acquisition