PowerScan 450P

The Powerscan 450 has been superseded. Please click here to see the Masterscan 700M

Setting standards of performance and reliability

High Performance with Total Control

The Powerscan delivers high performance and advanced features, yet our engineer's experience in user interface design has ensured it is easy and quick to use. The acknowledged ease of use of the previous Powerscan generation has been enhanced with the menu navigation key, providing easy access to functions. The menu structure has been designed to guide the user through their task with operation quickly becoming second nature.

High Power - Low Noise

When testing large forgings and castings high power and low noise are essential. The Powerscan's high power 450 Volt square wave pulser and ultra low noise amplifier achieve an excellent signal to noise ratio. This class leading performance enables testing of very attenuative or large components.

The 20 metre range and calibrated delay makes the testing of long shafts simple and extremely accurate, while the ability to recall 100 previous waveforms allows quick evaluation of defect growth.

Application Areas

  • Railway Axle Testing
  • Long Shafts
  • Large Castings & Forgings
  • Thick Attenuative Materials e.g. composites
  • Rolling Mill Rolls
  • Turbines

AVG/Flaw Sizing

Automatic flaw sizing using AVG/DGS speeds reporting of defect acceptance or rejection. Developed in conjunction with DGZfP, the Sonatest method allows the user to quickly construct AVG curves for any manufacturers single crystal transducers, which can then be stored in the Panel Memory for later use.

The technician simply inputs the relevant information into the menu prompts, which are obtained from the transducer datasheets. The curve is automatically constructed according to a reference echo (FBH, SDH or BWE).

Defect signals are then compared to the curve for a particular reflector size selected by the operator and displayed as an Equivalent Reflector Size (ERS) or dB difference.

Robust and Reliable

Sonatest's reputation for robust design and proven reliability is an important aspect of flaw detector ownership. Down time is expensive and should be minimised to ensure maximum productivity. The Powerscan is constructed to high standards using Xenoy plastics and sealed to IP67, giving excellent water resistance so it can withstand the tough environments in which operators work.

The Powerscan comes with 2 years warranty, extendable to 5 years with Sonacover, and a worldwide service network.

High Visibility Display

For any flaw detector the display is a crucial element. The Powerscan has a colour transflective TFT display as standard, providing high visibility at any light level. The choice of colours for menus and waveform display enhance clarity, with the LCD simulation mode giving direct sunlight readability. The TFT does not suffer the typical black out problems or temperature limitations of LCD giving full weather capability. The new Full Screen mode maximises the A-scan area to improve readability further whilst testing and its fast response and peak capture functionality ensure any indication is clearly displayed, even if it only appears for one cycle of the 500Hz PRF.

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PowerScan 450P