Manual hand-guided inspections are usually performed in direct contact with a coupling paste. This requires A-scan ultrasonic inspection devices which, similar to an oscilloscope, display the received signal as amplitude over time.
With USBUS, we offer a range of powerful and cost-effective A-scan ultrasonic inspection devices for research, development and training. The USBUS devices can be connected to any Windows PC or laptop via a USB interface. Our high-quality and proven ultrasound cards and an ADC are integrated. The devices are controlled with our proven Hillgus software. With the Bt-scan option, Hillgus also delivers results as a live cross-sectional image of the specimen. This occurs during the manual movement of the probe or component.
System family USBUS
USBUS refers to a new device family with a very good price/performance ratio. Here, the user uses an existing PC (or laptop). The connection to the USBUS system is made via a USB interface. The following USBUS systems are available for different inspection tasks.
Fig. 1: Manual material testing
|USBUS 3010||0,1 bis 20||Composites and metals||USBUS|
|USBUS 3010 Hf||0,15 bis 35||Defects in composites even with a high resolution in |
|USBUS 3010 VHF||0,1 bis 65||Bond inspections, inspections of composite components, thickness |
measurement up to 0.1 mm steel, probe characterization
|USBUS 3060 UHF||1 bis 200||Semiconductors, contacts, bonding, thickness mesasurement up to 0.1 mm |
steel, probe characterization
|USBUS 3011 NF||0,01 bis 10,5||Concrete, wood, steel, composites, foams||USBUS|
Tab. 1: Applications for the USBUS-Family
On request, all devices can also be installed in a portable PC or in an industrial PC. It is then possible to extend the device to an imaging system.