Olympus Omniscan MX2 16:64m PA Flaw Detector

Sell Used Olympus Omniscan MX2 16:64m PA Flaw Detector

Condition: Used

Olympus Omniscan MX2 16:64m PA Flaw Detector

Included with Sale:

  • Omniscan MX2 with 16:64m module
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • Charger and AC Cable
  • Hard Padded Transport Case


The result of over 10 years of proven leadership in modular NDT test platforms, the OmniScan MX has been the most successful portable and modular phased array test instrument produced by Olympus to date, with thousands of units in use throughout the world.

Building on a Solid Basis
This second generation OmniScan MX2 increases testing efficiency, ensuring superior, advanced AUT application performance with faster setups, test cycles, and reporting, in addition to universal compatibility with several phased array and ultrasound modules. Designed for NDT experts, this high-end, scalable platform delivers true next-generation NDT performance.
The OmniScan MX2 offers a high acquisition rate and new powerful software features for efficient manual and automated inspection performance—all in a portable, modular instrument.

Faster Is Better!
Powerstart your day with the OmniScan MX2. The OmniScan MX2 simplifies and speeds up the setup process with its intuitive step-by-step Wizard, so you can start testing quickly. Featuring the industry-standard phased array user interface with faster-than-ever performance, a bigger and brighter 10.4 in. (26.4 cm) screen, new and unique intuitive touch-screen capabilities, and faster data transfer, the MX2 enables you to get to your next inspection quicker.

OmniScan MX2 Equals Flexibility
Thanks to NDT SetupBuilder and OmniPC companion software, the OmniScan MX2 can be dedicated exclusively to calibration and acquisition tasks or, if preferred, can perform all the steps of an inspection, directly on its large, user-friendly touch screen.

  • Setup
    The most efficient way to create a setup is to perform the simulation in NDT SetupBuilder, and imported directly, via SD card or USB key, to the OmniScan. Then, only a few basic operations are required in the instrument, such as setting the gate and range, before acquisition can begin. It is also very easy to create a setup right in the OmniScan, thanks to the following features:
    • Automatic probe recognition.
    • Intuitive wizards to guide the user through every step of the setup creation using the interactive help menu.
    • Weld Overlay and RayTracing simulation.
    • Group copy option for fast multiple-group configuration.
  • Calibration
    To achieve a code-compliant inspection, the Calibration Wizard ensures that every focal law in every group is the direct equivalent of a single-channel conventional flaw detector. The user is guided step-by-step through the required calibrations like: Velocity, Wedge Delay, Sensitivity, TCG, DAC, AWS, and encoder calibrations. Now, TOFD PCS calibration and lateral wave straightening can be performed automatically.
  • Acquisition
    The OmniScan MX2 enables easy configuration of inspection parameters for either manual, one-line, or raster encoded scans. The acquisition is displayed in real time through different views and offers the ability to store data on a hotswappable SD card or USB 2.0 device.
    • Intelligent layouts for configuring up to 8 groups.
    • Full-screen mode for better visualization of defects.
    • Synchronisation and measurements can be processed using different gate combinations.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
    • Data, reference, and measurement cursors for defect sizing.
    • Extensive readings database and predefined lists for trigonometry, flaw statistics on axes, volumetric position information, code-based acceptance criteria, corrosion mapping statistics, etc.
    • Views are linked for interactive analysis and are automatically updated when performing off-line gate repositioning.
    • Optimized preconfigured layouts for quick and simple length, depth, and height sizing of flaws.
  • Pressure Vessel Weld Inspection
    A complete inspection of pressure vessel welds can be performed in a single scan using an OmniScan PA and manual scanner such as the HSMT series or a motorized scanner like the WeldROVER. By combining
    TOFD and PA in a single inspection pass, a significant reduction in inspection time can be achieved as compared with conventional raster scanning or radiography. Furthermore, inspection results are available immediately, enabling you to detect problems with welding equipment and fix them right away.
  • Weld Inspection of Small-Diameter Pipes
    When coupled with the COBRA manual scanner, the OmniScan flaw detector is capable of inspecting pipes ranging from 0.84 in. OD to 4.5 in. OD. With its very slim design, this manual scanner is able to inspect
    pipes in areas with limited access. Adjacent obstructions such as piping, supports, and structures can be as close as 12 mm (0.5 in.).
  • Manual and Semiautomated Corrosion Mapping
    The OmniScan PA system with the HydroFORM scanner is designed to offer the best inspection solution for detecting wall-thickness reductions resulting from corrosion, abrasion, and erosion. In addition, this system detects mid-wall damage, such as hydrogen-induced blistering and manufacturing-induced delamination, and clearly differentiates such anomalies from loss-of-wall-thickness.For this application, phased array ultrasound technology offers superior inspection speed, data point density, and detection.
  • Composite Inspection
    Parts made of laminate composite materials pose an inspection challenge due to their various shapes and thicknesses. Olympus offers complete solutions for the inspection of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer
    structures. These solutions are based on the OmniScan flaw detector, the GLIDER™ scanner, the RollerFORM™ phased array wheel probe, and dedicated probes and wedges designed for CFRP flat panel and radius inspection.

OmniScan MX2 Mainframe Specifications:

Dimensions 325 x 235 x 130 mm (12.8 x 9.3x 5.1 in.)
Weight 3.2 kg (7 lb), no module and one battery
Data Storage
Storage devices SDHC card, most standard USB storage devices, or fast Ethernet
Data file size 300 MB
I/O Ports
USB ports 3
Audio alarm Yes
Video output Video out (SVGA)
Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
I/O Lines
Encoder 2-axis encoder line (quadrature, up, down, or clock/direction)
Digital input 4 digital TTL inputs, 5 V
Digital output 4 digital TTL outputs, 5 V, 15 mA
Acquisition on/off switch Remote acquisition enabled TTL, 5 V
Power output line 5 V, 500 mA power output line (short-circuit protected)
Alarms 3 TTL, 5 V, 15 mA
Analog output 2 analog outputs (12 bits) ±5 V in 10 kΩ
Pace input 5 V TTL pace input
Size 26.4 cm (10.4 in.) (diagonal)
Resolution 800 pixels x 600 pixels
Brightness 700 cd/m2
Number of colors 16 million

Power Supply

Battery type Smart Li-ion battery
Number of batteries 1 or 2 (battery chamber accommodates two hotswappable batteries)
Battery life Minimum 7 hours with two batteries

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature range -10 °C to 45 °C (14 ºF to 113 ºF)
Storage temperature range –20 °C to 60 °C (–4 ºF to 140 ºF) with batteries
–20 °C to 70 °C (–4 ºF to 158 ºF) without batteries
Ingress Protection Rating Designed for IP66
Shockproof rating Drop-tested according to MIL-STD-810G 516.6
MX2 Module Compatibility
MXU 4.1R8 and later OMNI-M2-PA32128PR
MXU 4.0 and later
  • OMNI-M2-PA1664
  • OMNI-M2-PA16128
  • OMNI-M2-PA32128
  • OMNI-M2-UT-2CH
MXU 3.1 and MXU 4.1R9 and later OMNI-M-UT-8CH


Phased Array Module Specifications (Applies to OMNI-M2 modules)

  • 1x Phased Array connector: Olympus PA connector
  • 2x UT connectors: LEMO 00
Number of focal laws 256
Probe recognition Automatic probe recognition
Dimensions 226 x 183 x 40 mm (8.9 x 7.2 x 1.6 in.)
Weight 1.6 kg (3.5 lb)
Aperture 32 elements
Number of elements 128 elements
PA Channels UT Channels
40 V, 80 V, and 115 V 95 V, 175 V, and 340 V
Pulse width
Adjustable from 30 ns to 500 ns, resolution of 2.5 ns Adjustable from 30 ns to 1,000 ns; resolution of 2.5 ns
Pulse shape
Negative square pulse Negative square pulse
Output impedance
25 Ω <30 Ω
PA Channels UT Channels
0 dB to 80 dB, maximum input signal 550 mVp-p (full-screen height) 0 dB to 120 dB maximum input signal 34.5 Vp-p (full-screen height)
Input impedance
65 Ω 60 Ω in pulse-echo mode
50 Ω in pulse-receive mode
System bandwidth
0.5 MHz to 18 MHz (NOTE: The previously stated 0.6 MHz lower limit used a strict −3 dB attenuation for the cutoff frequency.) 0.25 MHz to 28 MHz (–3 dB)
Scan type Sectorial and linear
Group quantity Up to 8
Data Acquisition
Digitizing frequency 100 MHz
Maximum pulsing rate Up to 10 kHz (C-scan
Data Processing
PA Channels UT Channels
Number of data points

Up to 8,192

Real-time averaging
2, 4, 8, 16 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64

RF, full wave, half wave +, half wave –

3 low-pass, 6 band-pass, and 4 high-pass filters. 3 low-pass, 6 band-pass, and 3 high-pass filters (3 low-pass filters when configured in TOFD)
Video filtering

Smoothing (adjusted to probe frequency range)

Data Visualization
A-scan refresh rate Real time: 60 Hz
Data Synchronization
On internal clock 1 Hz to 10 kHz
On encoder On 2 axes: from 1 to 65,536 steps

Programmable Time-Corrected Gain (TCG)

Number of points 32: One TCG curve per focal law
Number of alarms 3
Conditions Any logical combination of gates
Alarm outputs 2