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Raptor Flaw Detector

Ultrasonic Flaw Detector with a Full Imaging system built in.

The Raptor by NDT Systems is a very high-performance Ultrasonic Flaw Detector with a Full Imaging system built-in.   A low cost but high accuracy instrument with defect mapping and recording.

Ideal for all tasks from Corrosion mapping to composite inspection.

The Raptor flaw detector is used daily throughout the aerospace, automotive, composite, and oil and gas industries.  Featuring an enhanced colour display and the ability to drive scanners for the collection of A, B, and C-scan data, the Raptor collects more accurate results than other portable flaw detectors on the market.

 

The Raptor is unique with its C-scan and 3D imaging capabilities, allowing the operator to tackle the most difficult applications in some of the harshest environments.

With its compact size and the capability to drive manual or automated scanners, the Raptor provides maximum value for the price.  On-board and PC-based analysis and reporting software with long-lasting battery life allowing for extended hours of inspection work.  The Raptor allows users to achieve exceptionally reliable inspection results for less than the cost of a mainstream flaw detector without imaging capabilities.

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Raptor Key Features:

 

All-in-one high resolution, high speed, ultrasonic flaw detector, thickness gauge and B-Scan, C-Scan Imaging system.

Supports range of manual and automatic scanners for encoded B-Scan and C-Scan Imaging.

Spike and square wave tuneable pulser, 5,000Hz PRF.

Fully Capable of using Multiple probe types.

Colour display (5.7” VGA sun readable).

Portable Instrument in a Robust Aluminium case with rubber end caps.

Free Software Updates.

Raptor Product Details

Raptor - Imaging Ultrasonic Flaw Detector

Raptor - Full-Featured Ultrasonic Flaw Detector AND Full Imaging System

The Raptor is not only a contemporary high speed flaw detector BUT, also INCLUDES a Full Featured C-Scan Imaging System within the same package. Incorporating three 32 bit microprocessors, the Raptor offers substantially more in capability than ANY conventional flaw detector from ANY competitor. Press the Flaw Mode key and the Raptor performs as any High Performance flaw detector would. Press the Imaging key and the Raptor becomes a full featured Flaw Detector AND Imaging System matching and in some cases exceeding the features of imaging systems costing more than $40,000, at standard Flaw Detector prices !! Why buy any "standard" flaw detector when you can rely on a company offering 35 years of ultrasonic innovation.

Three-in-One Instrument

The Raptor is an all-in-one high resolution ultrasonic thickness gauge, ultrasonic flaw detector and imaging flaw detector capable of driving a range of manual and automatic scanners. As a high-speed ultrasonic flaw detector, the Raptor is unique with it’s robust aluminium construction, class leading 5kHz PRF, spike or tuneable square wave pulser at 50V-450V and a large 5.7” sun readable screen all as standard. Capable of operating in a frequency range from 0.5MHz to 30MHz it can run single, dual, contact, angle, delay line and immersion transducers. Data storage is through an SD Card for easy transfer and a field-replaceable Li-ion battery gives 8 - 10 hours longevity. The display can run in SplitView screen mode with auto tracking of the echo and a simultaneous view of the B-Scan or C-Scan and the live A-trace.The Raptor simply out-classes any ultrasonic flaw detector available today!

 

Applications Include:

• Ultrasonic Flaw Detection and Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging in most materials

• C-scan Ultrasonic flaw detection or ultrasonic thickness gauging

• Composite material inspection using thickness or amplitude flaw gates

• Investment Castings Turbine blades

• Corrosion mapping on pipes, tanks and vessels

• Aerospace Inspections

• Storage Tanks

• Boilers

• Metals, plastics, composites, glass, rubber

Advanced NDT Ltd & NDT Systems, Inc., are once again pleased to introduce a new and novel concept in Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors. The Raptor ushers in a new category of Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors by offering full imaging capability in a standard hand held flaw detector. Not only is the RAPTOR a high performance flaw detector offering features usually found on premium flaw detectors but it adds functionality including C-Scan, Dual Axis B-Scan, 3D, Pan & Zoom, Spreadsheet review mode and more.

Notable features of the RAPTOR Imaging Ultrasonic Flaw Detector:

• Fully sunlight readable 640x480 Pixel 5.7” VGA display. This display is the absolute leading edge technology in commercial flat panel displays. The viewing angle is 160 degrees in all axis making easy to view from any angle. The intensity is also adjustable from 10%-100%

• Simple Direct Access Keys to major menu items.

• F1-F8 Context Sensitive Direct Access Keys

• Sync: IP or IF - 1st, 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd

• (- to -), (- to +), (+ to -) and (+ to +) Gating , either IP-1st, 1st to 2nd or IF

• Spike and Square Wave Pulsers are fully user adjustable. Spike voltage up to 350V and Square wave voltage to 400v, from 10 to 10,000ns in 5ns increments.

• Rep Rate is automated or can be user adjustable from 1Hz (ONE Hertz) to 5KHz in

The RAPTOR also supports a growing list of available scanners from simple manual scanners to full production oriented scanners incorporating Stepper and Servo drives (via an optional external control unit). There are even lightweight battery powered scanners available providing controlled motion semi automated scanning capability. NO AC Power is required. The battery powered scanners are powered via an external battery pack incorporating the same battery as used in the RAPTOR instrument. More information on the scanners further down the page.

 

Features

 

• Standard package includes instrument, Pelican style shipping case, manual, batteries and AC

• SplitScan view- Display A-Trace and B-scan or C-scan simultaneously C-scan imaging

• Imaging view: Encoded B-scan, spreadsheet view, pan & zoom, 3D, histogram

• 20 point DAC included

• Dual A-Trace SplitView

• Time and Encoded B-scan, (scanner optional)

• Multiple Gate capability

• Peak Echo hold: fixed or unique timed 'waterfall' reset

• Calibration- Range, Delay, Zero and Velocity

• Fully Capable of using Multiple probe types and makes

• Auto probe recognition or library selectable

• Adjustable Gain

• Display intensity 10% - 100%

• Audible and visual alarm modes, thickness high, low or high/low. Amplitude +/- level

• Programmable user set-ups

• Auto 80% gain control

• Screen freeze mode, freeze and save

• Selectable resolution

• Windows based RAPWIN software for imaging analysis

• F1-F8 Context sensitive direct access keys

• Direct access keys to major menus

Advanced Imaging CapabilityThe power of an image cannot be understated and can significantly speed up an inspection and help with interpretation. The images and data produced and captured can prove invaluable for reports and recording inspections. The images can be compared time after to time to see the variations or non variations if any from previous inspections etc. (ideal for corrosion surveys).The Raptor is compatible with a range of manual and automatic scanners. The standard software can define the scan area, index resolution and speed and displays the resulting images live as they are generated. A full suite of software functions is included for further analysis of the results, including B-Scan sections, 3D images, statistical tools for defect sizing and much more. The scanner can also be positioned back to any point of interest. The combined imaging system boasts an unmatched performance for a very low price and is a perfect way to enter the world of imaging and speed up inspection processes in hard to reach areas.

Raptor Scanners

The Raptor also supports a growing list of available scanners from simple manual scanners to full production oriented scanners incorporating Stepper and Servo drives (via an optional external control unit). There are even lightweight battery powered (NO AC Power is required) scanners available providing controlled motion semi automated scanning capability. The battery powered scanners are powered via an external battery pack incorporating the same battery as used in the RAPTOR instrument.

StringScan II

The StringScan is a two-axis manual scanner with a very lightweight and portable design. It works great on flat or tightly curved test objects.

 The StringScan works well with either the Raptor imaging flaw detector or the BondHub bond testing C-scan system and is used in the aerospace, petrochemical, and water treatment industries.

SlideScan

Manual High-Resolution X-Y Scanner

The SlideScan is a two-axis manual scanner available in three different sizes to meet the operator’s overall inspection objective in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The SlideScan can be used with either the Raptor imaging flaw detector or the BondHub bond testing C-scan system. Custom probe holders and connectors are available to work with many different ultrasonic and bond testing transducers and probes.

TunnelScan

Motorised portable X-Y Scan Bridge
• 18in. x 12in. (0.46m x 0.30m) scan area
• Suction feet or (optional) Magnetic feet
• Liquid feed
• Battery operated or AC powered
• Self-contained battery operated unit
• High Resolution = 0.001in. (0.025mm)
Works with: Raptor Imaging flaw detector & BondHub

TunnelScan III

Automatic X-Y Scanner

The TunnelScan III is an automated precision X-Y Scanner with many features that aid the operator in the evaluation of composite panels and metals. It can be used for bond testing or flaw detection to generate C-Scan data and works with both flat or curved test objects. The TunnelScan III employs an on-board vacuum system to hold itself in place and and features a very high data scan acquisition speed. A very flexible scanner solution, it is used in the Aerospace and Oil & Gas industries daily.

RCA-10 & RCA-18

Magnetic Wheeled X-Y Cantilever Scanner

A choice between our RCA-10 or RCA-18 automated scanners is included with our portable Raptor Corrosion Inspection System (CIS). The only difference is the length of the scan arm. The powerful rare-earth magnetic wheels allow for 360-degree inspection of pipes and tank walls. Control bundle umbilicals are available in a variety of lengths for the most demanding applications while the standard 3-meter (~15’) umbilical covers most requirements.

Custom lengths are available upon request.

CrosScan

High-Precision Portable Scanner Solution

The CrosScan is a high precision two-axis automated scanner with the ability to operate on flat or curved surfaces. A unique feature of this scanner is that it may be run on batteries or AC current making the CrosScan very portable and easily deployable. The on-board vacuum systems allow for solid adherence to any surface. The CrosScan is capable of high-speed C-Scan data acquisition which cuts down on cycle times. Typical applications include in-service composite and metal flaw detection or thickness mapping in the aerospace and composites industries.

Armadillo - AEHS03

Rugged and Reliable Scanner Solution

The Armadillo is a manual hand-held wheeled scanner that allows the operator to perform a quick assessment on elbows, pipes, tank walls and flooring. It is very effective in areas where there is tight access or geometry challenges. It allows for encoded B-Scan and is used with Flaw Detectors and Thickness gauges. The Armadillo is used predominantly in the petrochemical industry and in water treatment plants for in-service pipeline and tank wall base assessments.

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  • Simple Lightweight Manual X-Y scanner

  • 30in. x 30in. (0.76m x 0.76m) scan area

  • Suction Feet or (Optional) Magnetic feet

  • Liquid feed

  • Versatile and portable

  • 0.020in. (0.50mm) Resolution

  • Works with: Raptor Imaging flaw detector & BondHub

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  • Standard package includes SlideScan scanner, 15ft interface cable, probe holder

  • Suction cup or magnetic feet

  • Customized probe holders

  • Customized connector cables

  • Lightweight

  • Liquid feed

  • Works on flat or curved surfaces

  • Compatible with Raptor C-scan imaging

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  • Standard package includes TunnelScan III, 15ft interface cable, AC power adapter

  • Large X-Y automated scanner

  • Adjustable height

  • Liquid feed

  • Works on flat or curved surfaces

  • Compatible with Raptor C-scan imaging

  • Works in immersion tanks

RCA10 & RCA18 Scanner
  • Standard package includes RCA-10 scanner, RBCU-1 battery control unit, 8ft interface cable and AC charger

  • Automated X-Y motorized scanner

  • Magnetic attachment cantilever armed scanner

  • Directional Control keypad on scanner

  • Magnetic Wheels

  • Liquid feed

  • Adaptive gimbal for improved probe contact

  • Optional Cable length

  • Battery operation

  • Compatible with Raptor C-scan imaging

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  • Standard package includes CrosScan scanner, MCU-1 battery control unit, 15ft interface cable and AC charger

  • X-Y automated motorized scanner

  • Suction cup or magnetic feet

  • Lightweight

  • Liquid feed

  • Works on flat or curved surfaces

  • Compatible with Raptor C-scan imaging

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  • Standard package includes Armadillo scanner, 5MHz dual-element transducer, interface cable

  • Liquid feed

  • Adaptive gimbal for improved probe contact

  • Compatible with TG210, TG410, Avenger EZ and Raptor for encoded B-scan

  • Compatible with Raptor for auto-indexing , fast survey mode, J-scan

Scanners
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