Ultrasound

Electronics

The products of the PCUS® pro device family range from the simple manual test system – the PCUS® pro Single – to the phased-array system for automated ultrasonic testing – PCUS® pro Array.

All PCUS® pro devices are compact, energy-efficient and comply with the respective relevant parts of the ultrasonic standard DIN EN 12668. The modular structure allows for an adaptation of the equipment to suit the testing task at hand, all with only little 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.

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Test electronics of the PCUS® pro device family.

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Test electronics of the PCUS® pro device family.

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PCUS® pro Single.

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 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 100 MS/s

 

PCUS® pro MINI

PCUS® pro Mini is a four-channel ultrasonic frontend with an extremely compact build for ultrasonic testing in constrained spaces, such as in pipelines or tanks. As a special feature, it has an optional integrated USB fiber optics converter for operation with cables up to 500 m long.

Product details

  • Method: Automated multi-channel testing
  • Ultracompact electronic unit for automated ultrasonic test­ing within constrained spaces offering up to four channels
  • Optional: Integrated USB via fiber optics for cables up to 500 m long
  • Integrated encoder interface for two axes
  • For single and dual element 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 80 MS/s
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PCUS® pro Multi.

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PCUS® pro Array.

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PCUS® pro Array II.

PCUS® pro 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 context, 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 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 80 MS/s
  • Up to 400 V transmission voltage
  • Integrated encoder interface for four axes

 

PCUS® pro ARRAY

PCUS® pro Array enables fast automated phased-array ultrasonic testing in industrial contexts, 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, TotalFocussing Method and SAFT possible
  • Integrated encoder interface for four axes

 

PCUS® pro ARRAY II

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

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, TotalFocussing Method and SAFT possible
  • Integrated encoder interface for four axes
  • Self-tests and self-diagnosis for highest reliability
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Performance data, PCUS® pro device family