Mantis

Lightweight phased array flaw detector with TFM

Light and economical version of Gekko® using the same technologies and software interface Capture™. With a 16:64 pulsers receivers architecture, Mantis combines standard PAUT, conventional UT, TOFD and real-time Total Focusing Method (TFM).

Details

Compact 16:64 PR Phased Array Flaw Detector

M2M is strengthening its range of field equipment with the Mantis, a powerful, cost-effective phased-array flaw detector.

  • PAUT | sectorial, linear & compound scanning
  • Conventional UT channels | pulse-echo & dual techniques
  • Time-Of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD) with lateral wave straightening
  • Total Focusing Method (TFM) in real-time for expertise 64:64 parallel channels
  • ISO & ASTM code compliant

Fully Loaded

  • Real-time TFM
  • Onboard PAUT calculator for all geometries
  • Multi-group configurations
  • High PRF
  • Up to 3 encoded axes
  • ISO & ASTM code compliant

Quick Set-up Time

Capture software has been developed for all-level operators. The step-by-step interface is intuitive and simplifies the menus to reduce the risk for errors.

  • Intuitive interface, step-by-step app design
  • 3-click TCG, TCG save and import
  • 3-click material velocity
  • 3-click probe balancing
  • 3-click wedge calibration
  • Onboard library of probes, wedges & scanners
  • Onboard library of geometries and weld preps
  • Application oriented templates

Onboard Analysis

  • 800% amplitude dynamic
  • Cumulated volume views
  • TOFD lateral wave linearization
  • Customizable inspection report
  • Dedicated analysis tools
  • Fast Ethernet file transfer
  • PC data analysis with Capture

Mantis Packages

Mantis 16:64:PR–TFM64

  • Composite
  • Thin pipes
  • Corrosion
  • Rope access inspections
  • Nozzle inspection
  • T, Y-joints
  • Thick pipes
  • Austenitic welds
  • Limited probe access
  • 3D focusing
  • R&D

Mantis comparison table

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MANTIS 16:64:PR – TFM16

  • Composite
  • Thin pipes
  • Corrosion
  • Rope access inspections
  • Nozzle inspection
  • T, Y-joints

MANTIS 16:64:PR

  • Composite
  • Thin pipes
  • Corrosion
  • Rope access inspections

Exclusive content

How to simplify welds NDT inspection using Total Focusing Method (TFM) and Phased Array UT (PAUT)

Girth-weld inspections require numerous parameters to be specified on most flaw detectors. The Gekko and its user interface (Capture) solve these challenges. Using off-the-shelf probes, the NDT inspector can quickly configure his unit, scan and analyze the collected data with confidence.

In this Webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How fast Capture makes it easy to get ready to scan using ultrasonic techniques such as Total Focusing Methods (TFM) and Phased Array (PAUT), how streamlined is the analysis of TFM data and how chosen approaches compare
  • How adding TFM to a PAUT unit overcome limitations of each technique
  • A case study: girth-weld inspection setup, data acquisition, and analysis overview

Exclusive

Specifications

GENERAL

L × W × H

  • 320 × 220 × 100 mm (12.6 × 8.7 × 3.9 in)

Operating temperature range

  • From -10–45°C (14–113°F)

Storage temperature range

  • -10–60°C (14–140°F) with battery

Operating time

  • 4 h (hot swappable battery)

8.4‘’ high contrast resistive screen resolution 1024 × 768 px

Weight

  • 4,4 kg (9.7 lb)—with battery

Designed for IP66

Shock resistance according to MIL-STD-810G 1

I/O

1 × IPEX connector for phased array (can be upgraded to 2 with splitter)

2 up to 3 encoder inputs*

1 × USB 2.0 + 1 × USB 3.0

1 × micro display port

2 × LEMO® 00 connectors for UT-TOFD (1PR - 1R)

1 × external trigger

Remote control and data transfer through Ethernet & Wi-Fi™

7 × programmable I/O

PHASED ARRAY

Maximum active aperture

  • 16 elements

Total number of channels

  • 64

Linear, matrix*, DLA and DMA* probes

Up to 6 probes | Up to 8 groups | Up to 2,048 delay-laws

Linear scanning, sectorial scanning, compound scanning, CIVA laws

Focusing modes

  • True depth, sound path, projection

CIVA fueled phased array calculator

On-board focal law calculation on plate, cylinder, T* & Y*, nozzle*

REAL-TIME TFM

Reconstruction channels

  • 16 up to 64* elements

Max refresh rate:

  • Up to 80 fps

All calibration wizards (including TCG) available

Max number of points of the TFM image

  • Up to 1 Mpi (post-processing)

Sound paths: direct (L or S), indirect* and converted* modes

A-scan, B-scan, C-scan, D-scan, Echodynamic, Top, Side and 3D view