PALM Scanner

The Inspection Robotics PALM Scanner is a compact, lightweight and robust tool that uses ultrasonic phased array technology to reliably, efficiently and safely inspect the weld integrity of small diameter tube racks with clearance as narrow as 12 mm.
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fast & easy setup

The set up time for an inspection is less than one minute. The PALM Scanner comes in one peace, ready for inspection. Scanner assembly and adaptation to the right diameter is not required.

Safety

New or repaired welds are usually inspected by radiography (RT). The technology requires the evacuation of the workers on site, as well as considerable time for developing the RT films.

High Productivity

Inspecting welds by Phased Array means immediate results for the operator. Welder & inspector work back to back during the job. Repair or exchange decisions can be made on the spot.

PALM Scanner

NDT inspections of circumferential butt welds are a complex task. This type of joint is found in various structures including low-diameter tubes in boilers. Experts  inspect these to find defects which could result in the failure of a component, possibly inducing a human or environmental hazard.
 
Inspection Robotics’ Palm Scanners answer today’s challenges to successfully and reliably perform circumferential butt weld inspections. Ultrasonic Phased Array technology provides several benefits in terms of safety, productivity and inspection quality.

Weld assessment

Five factors define the quality of weld inspections:

  • Safety
  • Inspection duration & productivity
  • Precision & reliability
  • Quality & data management
  • Cost

Advantages of Phased Array (PA)

  • Maintenance optimized in terms of cost and duration
  • High Safety
  • No radiation, no evacuation of personnel
  • No loss of welding productivity due to immediate NDT results
  • improved fusion flaw detection

Key features PALM Scanner

  • compact, lightweight & rigid system
  • fast & easy setup of the system
  • no belts, no straps, no spacers just clamp the scanner onto your specimen
  • miniature rolling encoder for accurate sizing & position recording
  • no axial slippage
  • minimum maintenance

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

PALM Scanner
Storage temperature -20…+70 °C
Operating temperature 0…+50 °C
PALM 50
Test object min. Ø (OD) 1.5“ - 2.0“ (38mm - 51mm)
Weight ~0.3kg
Dimensions (L x B x H) 82 x 71 x 57 mm (max.)
   PALM 50 schematic
PALM 64
Test object min. Ø (OD) 2.0“ - 2.5“ (50mm - 65mm)
Weight ~0.3kg
Dimensions (L x B x H) 82 x 79 x 71 mm (max.)
  
PALM 90
Test object min. Ø (OD) 2.5“ - 3.5“ (64mm - 90mm)
Weight ~0.4kg
Dimensions (L x B x H) 82 x 100 x 85 mm (max.)
  

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