Olympus OmniScan MX EC Portable Eddy Current Flaw Detector

Olympus Updated: 2007-09-11
Olympus OmniScan MX EC Portable Eddy Current Flaw Detector

Eddy Current Technology
Eddy current (ECT) technology is a noncontact method for the inspection of metallic parts. In this technique, the probe, which is excited with an alternating current, induces eddy current in the part under inspection. Any discontinuities or material property variations that change the eddy current flow in the part are detected by the probe as a potential defect.

Over the years, probe technology and data processing have continuously progressed so that the eddy current technique is now recognized to be fast, simple, and accurate. This is why the technique is widely used in the aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, and power generation industries for the detection of surface or near-surface defects in material such as aluminum, stainless steel, copper, titanium, brass, Inconel® and even carbon steel (surface defect only).

Benefits of Eddy Current
Eddy current offers the following capabilities:

* Quick, simple, and reliable inspection technique to detect surface and near-surface defects on conductive material
* Can be used to measure material electrical conductivity.
* Measurement of nonconductive coating
* Hole inspection with the use of high-speed rotating scanner and surface probe

Eddy Current Probes
R/D Tech's standard eddy current probes are available in different configurations:

* Bolt hole probes
* Surface probes, in various shapes and configurations
* Low-frequency Spot and Ring type probes
* Sliding probes
* Wheel probes
* Conductivity probes
* Speciality probes made for specific applications

Reference standards with EDM notches can be manufactured according to the application specifications.