OmniScan MX

Multitechnology flaw Detector: UT, PA, EC, ECA

The OmniScan MX is an advanced, multi-technology flaw detector. It offers a high acquisition rate and powerful software features-in a portable, modular instrument to efficiently perform manual and automated inspections. Available with PA and conventional UT modules, and conventional EC and ECA modules.

Multitechnology Flaw Detector

With hundreds of units being used throughout the world, the OmniScan MX is Olympus most successful portable and modular phased array and eddy current array test instrument. The OmniScan family includes the innovative phased array and eddy current array test modules, as well as the conventional eddy current and ultrasound modules, all designed to meet the most demanding NDT requirements. The OmniScan MX offers a high acquisition rate and powerful software features-in a portable, modular instrument-to efficiently perform manual and automated inspections.

Rugged, Portable, and Battery-Operated

The OmniScan is built to work in the harshest field conditions. A solid polycarbonate-based casing and rubber bumpers make it a rugged instrument capable of withstanding drops and shocks.

The OmniScan is so compact and lightweight (only 4.6 kg, 10.1 lb) that it can be carried easily and handled anywhere, inside or outside. The OmniScan will run for 6 hours with its two Li-ion batteries.

User Interface

The highly legible 8.4-inch real-time display (60-Hz A-scan refresh rate) with an SVGA resolution of 800 x 600 allows you to clearly see defects and details under any light conditions. A scroll knob and function keys make it easy to browse through and select functions. A mouse and keyboard can also be connected for users looking for a more PC-like interface.

OmniScan MX Flaw Detector features

Modular Platform

The instrument allows you to switch between its different test modules on location. When a new module is connected, the instrument detects the module and its supported technology so that the configuration and test environment are set automatically.

OmniScan MX Flaw Detector parts

OmniScan Connector

OmniScan MX connectors

The OmniScan connector has a probe ID feature that enables physical detection and recognition of the probe connected to the instrument.

  • Sets the probe to an appropriate frequency to prevent probe damage.
  • Sets C-scan resolution for ECA probes.
  • Loads the correct probe parameters.

Setup and Reporting

OmniScan MX reporting

  • Setup storage is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® (exportable using a CompactFlash® card).
  • Complete report setups, including reading configurations, that can be customized using HTML page layouts.
  • Easy report generation, from acquired data to complete report in seconds
  • On-screen interactive help that can be customized for procedure-oriented setups using HTML script templates
  • Setup preview
  • Predefined setups

Connectivity, Data Storage, and Imaging

The OmniScan® offers alarm outputs and standard PC ports: USB, SVGA out, and Ethernet. It offers internal data storage capability and extended storage via a CF (CompactFlash) card slot as well as any USB or network storage.

Overall dimensions (W x H x D)321 mm x 209 mm x 125 mm
(12.6 in. x 8.2 in. x 5.0 in.)
Weight4.6 kg (10.1 lb), including module and one battery
Data storage
Storage devicesCompactFlash® card, most standard USB storage devices, or through fast Ethernet
internal 32-MB DiskOnChip®
Data file size160 MB
I/O ports
USB ports3
Speaker outYes
Microphone inputYes
Video outputVideo out (SVGA)
Video inputVideo input (NTSC/PAL)
Ethernet™10/100 Mb/s
I/O lines
Encoder2-axis encoder line (quadrature, up, down, or clock/direction)
Digital input4 digital inputs TTL, 5 V
Digital output4 digital outputs TTL, 5 V, 10 mA
Acquisition on/off switchRemote acquisition enable TTL, 5 V
Power output line5 V, 500 mA power output line (short-circuit protected)
Alarms3 TTL, 5 V, 10 mA
Analog output2 analog outputs (12 bits) ±5 V in 10 kΩ
Pace input5 V TTL pace input
Display size21 cm (8.4 in.) (diagonal)
Resolution800 pixels x 600 pixels
Number of colors16 million
Power supply
Battery typeSmart Li-ion battery
Number of batteries1 or 2 (battery chamber accommodates two hot-swappable batteries)
Battery lifeMinimum 6 hours with two batteries; minimum 3 hours per battery under normal operating conditions
DC-in voltage15 V to 18 V (min. 50 W)
Environmental specifications
Operating temperature range0 °C to 40 °C; 0 °C to 35 ºC with 32:128 PA
(32 ºF to 104 ºF; 32 ºF to 95 ºF with 32:128 PA)
Storage temperature range-20 °C to 70 °C (-4 ºF to 158 ºF)
Relative humidity0 % to 95 % noncondensing. No air intake; splashproof design.