Robotics for NDT

Taking non-destructive testing to the next level

Features

  • World famous NDT technologies combined with industry leading robotic solutions
  • Readily deployable inspection robots enable more frequent in-service asset integrity assessments to provide real-time conditions and trends
  • Access confined spaces or other potentially hazardous locations to gather more detailed inspection data for better informed decisions
  • Tether-based robotic systems enable work at heights while removing need for scaffolding or rope access technicians

Details

Ultimate Magnetic Crawler

The Magg is a proven and reliable remote inspection crawler system designed to withstand harsh conditions and industrial environments.

With it’s industry-leading tracks, the Magg can quickly and easily navigate critical restricted access areas, whether the surface is clean or close to unpracticable. The unique combination of raw power, agility, and magnetic downforce allows the Magg to accomplish inspections that most wheeled vehicles and crawlers could not.

Any owner or service provider required to perform UT, ACFM or RVI in confined spaces with limited access needs to add the Magg as an essential part of their NDT toolkit.

Rugged Inspection Camera

The fully integrated HD continuous tilt camera allows incredible details and clarity. Whether you’re close, far, underwater, or in a dark tank, the image will provide you with an astounding amount of detail.

The ICON™ software records all the RVI data. Operators can easily take a snapshot of any areas of interest and then correlate it with the sensor data collected from the vehicle-mounted UT probe.

The Magg comes with auxiliary lighting, lasers, 10x optical zoom, and much more. From top to bottom, the system has been uniquely optimized to allow a clear image streamed in a matter of milliseconds, allowing real-time decision-making.

Applications

  • Storage tanks
  • Pressure vessels
  • Confined spaces
  • Marine vessels
  • Offshore platforms
  • Large diameter pipelines
  • Water towers
  • Wind turbines

Magg™ R-Scan: A Working Team That Will Go The Distance

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Ultrasonic Testing (UT) and Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)

The R-Scan package allows for the collection of UT wall thickness measurements up to a distance of 30m (100ft), making the RVI-capable Magg a unique and versatile inspection solution.

UT thickness measurements are collected every 1mm (0.04in) and displayed to the operator in real-time as a B-scan, A-scan trace, and thickness measurements. Compared to traditional spot readings, the R-Scan delivers a much higher Probability of Detection (PoD) with a reliable, recorded, and auditable data set and all from a safe location.

The Magg can be used as part of a regular maintenance and monitoring operation or to troubleshoot a problem quickly in an emergency.

R-Scan with Dry-Coupled Ultrasonic Probe

Designed to be used in remote locations and harsh petrochemical environments, the R-Scan utilizes a unique dry-coupled ultrasonic (UT) wheel probe, eliminating the need for couplant or constant water supply, making it the ideal partner for the Magg.

The probe, a dual crystal 5MHz ultrasonic transducer with a unique rolling probe face, can measure material thickness ranging from 2.5mm up to 100mm (0.1in up to 4in).

The R-Scan scanning head is fitted with an encoder to provide accurate positioning information during an inspection. Wheels assist when scanning vertically or if inverted by minimizing the possibility of encoder slippage.

Mantis™ Ultrasonic Instrument

Made for the field, the Mantis is one of the most robust and reliable industrial ultrasonic instruments ever produced by Eddyfi Technologies, thanks to careful consideration of the highly durable materials chosen.

Mantis not only offers conventional UT but more advanced PAUT, ToFD and TFM all through its streamlined user interface, CaptureTM. With three different models, Mantis addresses both general and advanced applications without compromising productivity.

Magg ACFM®: Going the Distance for Weld Inspection

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Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) and Remote Visual Inspection

ACFM technology has developed a solid reputation for accurately detecting and sizing surface-breaking cracks through paint and coatings.

ACFM is a rugged, tolerant NDT technique ideal for as-is inspection of coated structures, rough welds, and complex geometries. Achieving quantitative assessment of cracking with a High Probability of Detection (POD) is possible even in the most challenging conditions. When inspecting for cracks that often develop in high rising structural steels, ACFM is the perfect NDT technique.

The ACFM package allows for surface-breaking crack detection in addition to visual inspection up to a distance of 50m (164ft), making the Magg a unique and versatile inspection solution.

Amigo™ 2 ACFM Instrument

Amigo 2 is a touch screen self-contained unit incorporating electronics and storage in one rugged enclosure. The multi-touch interface and quick access buttons offer highly intuitive access to all software functions.

Advanced signal processing ensures quality data can be interpreted as it is collected, for making rapid, accurate asset management decisions. An incredible signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) increases the detectability of small defects even through thicker coatings, all at a fast scan rate.

ACFM Probes

Alternating current field measurement (ACFM) is an electromagnetic inspection technique that detects and sizes surface-breaking cracks. The presence of a crack disturbs the electromagnetic field. This disturbance is instantaneously processed using advanced mathematical equations and displayed to the operator as quantitative, easy-to-understand information.

Accurate defect sizing and data recording are major benefits compared to other NDT methods. With ACFM’s lower cleaning requirements and fewer false calls, inspections are significantly faster, saving customers money.

The Sensu2 compliant probe in this kit is ideal for inspecting butt or lap welds with raised profile weld caps.

Magg with Sharck™: Going the Distance for Weld Inspection

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Tangential Eddy Current Array (TECA™) and Remote Visual Inspection

Based on the Tangential Eddy Current Array (TECA™) technology, Sharck BW is optimized to detect and characterize fatigue cracks in butt welds.

It can detect cracks, measure their length, and size them precisely up to a depth of 7 mm (0.28 in). This is achieved without removing paint or protective coatings, unlike more conventional techniques. Combined with the Magg™ crawler, it is now possible to inspect hard-to-reach areas without erecting scaffoldings or exposing rope access technicians to unnecessary hazards. The innovative design of the patented Sharck™ probes can address the inspection needs of several industries relying heavily on carbon steel, such as the wind power, and structural industries.

Faster Inspection of Butt Welds

With its 22 spring-loaded ceramic sensors covering a total scan width of 53 mm (2.1 in), the Sharck™ probe can scan flat or curved surfaces and complete a full butt welds inspection, including the cap, toe, and heat-affected zone in one pass.

Traditional pancake coil axes are perpendicular to the surface under test. TECA, on the other hand, uses tangential coils positioned on their sides, their central axes parallel to the surface under test. Eddy currents also flow parallel to the surface, making them capable of “diving” under cracks.

Its durable and rugged design allows for more reliable, repeatable, and operator-independent data unequaled by any other NDT method.

Reddy Instrument

Reddy is a touch screen self-contained unit incorporating electronics and storage in one rugged enclosure. The multi-touch interface and quick access buttons offer highly intuitive access to all software functions.

Reddy’s embedded software Magnifi GO provides a real-time color map of the inspected area, making data analysis such as measurement and depth sizing of crack indications highly intuitive and easy. With assisted analysis tools and advanced reporting capability, Magnifi GO can generate a complete report on-site with minimal training.

Robotic NDT Solutions

Eddyfi Technologies offers a range of standard, off-the-shelf, proven robotic NDT solutions to inspect critical components in difficult to reach locations or confined spaces, reducing the risks to inspection personnel.

The Magg was built around a multi-mission modular approach that enables the delivery of multiple NDT techniques on top of general visual inspection, including Ultrasonics (UT), alternating current field measurement (ACFM), and more.

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Beyond Inspection

Eddyfi Technologies offers custom robotic solutions for remote industrial applications beyond NDT. See how we’re helping clients achieve the seemingly impossible here.

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Benefits

Eliminate the need for Confined Space Entry (CSE)

No need to take asset offline for remote inspection

Repeatable, Actionable, Meaningful, and Preventative data results

Efficiency gains afforded with unmanned solutions

Specifications

Magg 310

Dimensions

310 × 295 × 200mm  (12.2 × 11.6 × 7.9in)

Weight/Vertical payload (tether + load)

10.9kg (24lb) / 14kg (31lb)*

*Actual payload is affected by surface condition and magnetic property of the surface

Maximum scan speed

3.6m (11.8ft) per minute

Tether length

100m (330ft)

Depth rating 

60m (without the probe)

Camera

160° pan, FHD, 10x opt. zoom, 12x dig. zoom 

Lighting

LED auxiliary lighting

Mounting

Universal actuator

Position

Track mount encoder

ICON Portable Controller

Dimensions (W × H × D)

620 × 492 × 223mm (24.4 × 19.4 × 8.78in)

Weight

24kg (53lbs)

Operating power

Input: 100–240VAC, 50/60Hz
Output: 70VDC, 450W Max

Computer

i7-8650U, 16Gb DDR4+2666, 500Gb SSD

I/O

1x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
Gigabit Ethernet
1x HDMI auxiliary video and RS485
1x Tether connector

Display

17,3” touchscreen FHD, 1000 nits

Control

Remote Controller
Mouse/Keyboard

Magg 310 R-Scan: What's Included

Crawler

Magg™ 310 Enabled

Crawler controller

ICON controller (IPC) with ICON software

Tether/Cable length

Crawler: 100m (330ft)
Probe: 30m (100ft)

UT instrument

Mantis 16:64PR with Capture software

UT probe

R-Scan UT for the Magg

R-Scan

Dimensions (W × H × D)

65 × 54 × 122mm (2.5 × 2.1 × 4.8in)

Weight

1.8kg (4lb)

Adhesion

Magnetic wheels and Magg or hand pressure

Transducer

5MHz twin element dry-coupled

Near-surface resolution

2.5mm (0.1in)

Material thickness range

2.5mm (0.1in) - 100mm (4in)

Mantis

Dimensions (W × H × D)

311 × 220 × 86mm (12.2 × 8.7 × 3.4in)

Weight (with battery)

3.7kg (8lb)

Display

8.4‘’ high contrast resistive screen

Resolution

1024 × 768 px

Magg ACFM: What's Included

Crawler

Magg™ 310 Enabled

Crawler controller

ICON controller (IPC) with ICON software

Tether/Cable length

Crawler: 100m (330ft)
Probe: 50m (164ft)

ACFM instrument

Amigo 2 with Assist software

ACFM probe

Sensu2 Compliant Array

ACFM Probe

Type

Sensu2 Compliant Array (8 rows)

Coverage

Up to 45mm (1.75in)

Vertical stroke

Independent, up to 12mm (0.47”) per module

Maximum cable length

50m (165ft)

IP rating

Designed for IP65

Amigo2

Dimensions (W × H × D)

355 × 288 × 127 mm (14.0 × 11.3 × 5.0 in)

Weight (with battery)

6.6 kg (14.5 lb)

Display

26.4 cm (10.4 in)
Non-reflective (AR coating)
Anti-fingerprint (oleophobic coating)
3 mm (1/8 in), chemically strengthened glass
Optically bonded LCD and touchscreen
Passive backlight enhancement

IP rating

Designed for IP65

Storage

SSD, 128 GB

Drop-test

According to MIL-STD-810G

Magg with Sharck: What's Included

Crawler

Magg™ 310 Enabled

Crawler controller

ICON controller (IPC) with ICON software

Tether/Cable length

Crawler: 100m (330ft)
Probe: 30m (100ft)

ECA instrument

Reddy with Magnifi software

ECA probe

Sharck BW

ECA Probe

Type

Sharck™ BW (22 sensors)

Coverage

Up to 53mm (2in)

Maximum scan speed

200mm/s (8in/s)

Cable length

30m (100ft) with longer options available

IP rating

Designed for IP65

Reddy

Dimensions (W x H x D)

355 × 288 × 127 mm (14.0 × 11.3 × 5.0 in)

Weight (with battery)

6.6 kg (14.5 lb)

Batteries

Type: Li-ion, rechargeable, DOT compliant
Typical life: 6–8 hours

Display

26.4 cm (10.4 in)
Non-reflective (AR coating)

Anti-fingerprint (oleophobic coating)

3 mm (1/8 in), chemically strengthened glass
Optically bonded LCD and touchscreen
Passive backlight enhancement

IP rating

Designed for IP65

Storage

SSD, 128 GB

Drop test

According to MIL-STD-810G