Electronics

Advanced modular electronics and software enable the maximum performance of the sensor technology to be exploited. With the PCUS® pro device family, the Fraunhofer IKTS offers an ultrasonic electronics solution that is suitable for applications ranging from manual hand-held ultrasonic testing to automated ultrasonic testing systems.

All PCUS® pro devices are compact, energy-efficient and comply with the respective relevant parts of the ultrasonic standard DIN EN 12668-1 or DIN EN ISO 18563-1. The modular set-up allows for an adaptation of the equipment to suit the testing task at hand, all with only minimal development effort. The connection of any numbers of PCUS® pro devices to desktop, laptop or tablet PC gets easy with USB. The compact design is ideal for sensor-near applications.

PCUS® pro SINGLE#

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PCUS® pro Single.

PCUS® pro Single is a handy ultrasonic frontend which together with a standard PC makes an ultrasonic testing system. All the components required for signal generation, measurement and processing are included in a small housing. PCUS® pro Single is the ideal solution for manual testing, automated single-channel testing, as well for education and research purposes.

 

Product details

  • Method: Manual testing
  • Compact electronic unit for manual and mechanized ultra­sonic tests with a single channel
  • Power supply and data transfer via USB 2.0
  • Optional external encoder interface for four axes
  • For single and dual element probes within the frequen­cy range of 500 kHz to 30 MHz
  • Low-noise A/D conversion providing 14-bit resolution and sampling rates of up to 100 MS/s

PCUS® pro HF#

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PCUS® pro HF.
PCUS ® pro HF is an ultrasonic frontend for high-frequency testing. Due to its compact and lightweight design, it can be used directly on a scan portal. The USB 3.0 port allows high inspection speeds and easy connection to any Windows PC. PCUS ® pro HF closes the gap between classical ultrasonics and ultrasonic microscopy.
 

Product details

  • Process: Automated testing with high-frequency ultrasonics
  • Compact design and low weight
  • USB 3.0 interface with up to 320 MB/s data transfer rate
  • Integrated encoder interface for 4 axes
  • For single and dual element probes in the frequency range from 5 to 150 MHz
  • Low-noise A/D conversion with 12-bit resolution and 500 MS/s sampling rate

PCUS® pro MULTI#

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PCUS® Multi.

PCUS® pro Multi is a 16-channel ultrasonic frontend for fully automated ultrasonic testing with several transducers. Thanks to the USB 2.0 interface and the ability to compress the measured data, very fast measurements become possible in the industrial environment, e.g. in sheet metal testing or hollow shaft testing for rail vehicles. With its modular structure PCUS® pro Multi can be adapted to almost any inspection task.

 

Product details

  • Method: Automated multi-channel testing
  • Compact ultrasonic electronic unit for automated testing with up to 16 transducers
  • For single and dual element probes within the frequen­cy range of 500 kHz to 30 MHz
  • Low-noise A/D conversion providing 14-bit resolution and sampling rates of up to 80 MS/s
  • Up to 300 V transmission voltage
  • Integrated encoder interface for four axes

PCUS® pro ARRAY#

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PCUS® pro Array.

PCUS® pro Array enables fast automated phased-array ultrasonic testing in industrial environments, e.g. in railway construction or automotive engineering. The test system is ideally suited for weld seams, adhesive joints or other test areas that are difficult to access. Thanks to the large bandwidth and the high scanning rate, CFRP and GFRP structures can be tested as well.

 

Product details

  • Method: Automated testing with phased array
  • Multiple phased-array sensors at one electronic unit possible
  • Compact ultrasonic electronic unit for automated testing with phased-array transducers up to 64 elements (16:64)
  • 64 parallel pulsers for flexible beamforming
  • For phased-array transducers within the frequency range of 500 kHz to 30 MHz
  • Conventional phased array, Full Matrix Capture, Total Focussing Method and SAFT possible
  • Integrated encoder interface for four axes

PCUS® pro ARRAY II#

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PCUS® pro Array II.

PCUS® pro Array II is the further development of the PCUS® pro Array electronic unit for particularly fast phased-array testing with many elements. The fully parallel design and the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface enable highest scanning rates. The bipolar transmitter pulse enables an even better signal-to-noise ratio.

 

Product details

  • Compact ultrasonic electronic unit for automated testing with phased-array sensors up to 128 elements (128:128)
  • Multiple phased-array sensors at one electronic unit possible
  • For phased-array transducers within the frequency range of 500 kHz to 30 MHz
  • Low-noise A/D conversion providing 14-bit resolution and sampling rates of up to 125 MS/s
  • Cascadable, e.g. for using matrix arrays
  • Bipolar transmitter pulse for the best signal-to-noise ratio
  • Conventional phased array, Full Matrix Capture, Total Focussing Method and SAFT possible
  • Integrated encoder interface for four axes
  • Self-tests and self-diagnosis for highest reliability
 

Performance data PCUS® pro device family#