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We possess a number of years’ experience in the design, manufacture and installation of ultrasonic transducers for a wide range of applications. We have particular expertise in developing solutions for applications in which transducers are permanently installed.

Transducers

We are experienced in the design, manufacture and installation of ultrasonic transducers for a wide range of applications. We have particular expertise in developing solutions for applications where transducers are permanently installed.

Our deep understanding of the technology has allowed us to modularise and repackage transducer components to meet customer requirements – including continuous operation at extreme temperature and pressure, the usage of specified materials, or the capability to facilitate commercial roll-out.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

Embedded v NDT

Embedded transducers (i.e. permanently installed) have very different requirements compared to ultrasonic NDT transducers:

NDT Transducers
Design for every application
Designed with a wear plate for longevity
Highly damped in the transducer casing to maximise bandwidth
Highly damped in the transducer casing to maximise bandwidth
Large size due to the design constraints
Embedded Transuders
Application specific
Do not experience any wear
Can be optimised for the application without the need for additional damping materials
Can be optimised for the application and achieve much higher temperature performance
Extremely compact and can be embedded into components

Air-coupled Ultrasonic Transducer

Air-coupled ultrasonic transducers are designed for coupling into air or gas for the purpose of measuring distance, flow, density, speed of sound and gas type.

In contrast to most commercially available air coupled ultrasonic transducers, Tribosonics’ transducers are embeddable and therefore suitable for environments requiring mechanical robustness, such as mechanical impact, high pressure or ingress protection.

Embedded Transducers

Designed for OEM and high-volume applications, these transducers are embedded into the component either during, or following, the manufacturing process. By building the component into a larger system we are able to transform both the component and the system into smart devices.

High Temperature Transducers

High Temperature Transducers have been uniquely designed to endure continuous operation at up to 450°C.

Low Cost Transducers

Our Low Cost Transducer technologies suit a wide range of customer requirements and can be re-packaged to suit specific needs. These transducers are well suited to high volume, highly integrated applications for enabling component digitisation.

Custom transducers

Our transducer technology can be modified to support a wide range of customer requirements, and can be adapted to perform in high-pressure and high-temperature environments. We also provide varied selection of custom connectors and cable lengths – as well as wireless capabilities upon request. Our transducer technologies can be supplied to meet ATEX Zone 0/1/2, UL Class 1 Div 1, Class 1 Div 2 certifications. UL File number available on request for existing transducers.

Electronics

Tribosonics have many years experience of designing ultrasonic electronics in a range of applications and products.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

USB Ultrasonic NDT

Tribosonics xSCAN is a plug and play USB-connected ultrasonic platform for either stand-alone operation (via the embedded System-On-Module) interfacing with PC applications via a USB connection.

Specifications

  • 1 – 16 channels
  • Data can be managed via the Tribosonics PC program or via an API command line interface.
  • Can be supplied as an OEM system for volume applications

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

Ethernet Ultrasonic NDT

The xSCAN ultrasonic platform can also be supplied with an Ethernet interface and network capabilities, allowing for the remote control and acquisition. Additionally, the front end FPGA and RTOS can be remotely programmed with custom code and algorithms for bespoke applications.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

Low Cost Ultrasonic NDT

For high volume and OEM applications Tribosonics has developed custom low-cost embedded ultrasonic hardware systems. Contact us to find out further information about these systems and what we can offer.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

Phased Array

The Tribosonics phased array platform is uniquely designed for permanent installation, for applications on production lines, in R&D labs and in test facilities.

Specifications

  • 64 or 128 channel fully parallel pulsing/receiving with full phasing capability for beamforming of the ultrasonic waves.
  • Ethernet interface for streaming data to PC applications.
  • Reconfigurable and fully-customisable software

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

Monitoring Systems TCMS

The Tribosonics Condition Monitoring System (TCMS) was developed for a customer in the Oil and Gas sector. It is a digital sensor monitoring system with built in Edge processing capability that helps the user acquire data from off-the-shelf sensors located in industrial environments.

Specifications

  • 8 channels of industry standard 4-20 mA inputs, 3 channels of vibration, 2 channels of acoustic emissions and 1 channel for speed.
  • On-board Edge processing capability on both FPGA and RTOS environments.
  • Can be remotely programmed over an Ethernet interface.
  • Certified to ATEX Zone 2 and UL Class 1 Div 1.
  • 8 channels of industry standard 4-20 mA inputs, 3 channels of vibration, 2 channels of acoustic emissions and 1 channel for speed.
  • On-board Edge processing capability on both FPGA and RTOS environments.
  • Can be remotely programmed over an Ethernet interface.
  • Certified to ATEX Zone 2 and UL Class 1 Div 1.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

VapourView

The VapourView®, an award-winning pump monitoring system, was developed for HMD Sealless Pumps by Tribosonics.

VapourView® has been designed to identify bearing failure in sealless pump systems due to a build-up of gas within the containment shell of the pump by non-invasive monitoring of the fluid flow within the pump.

It is certified ATEX Zone 0 and Zone 1, as well as UL Class 1 Div 1 certification, VapourView® is highly suited for operation in petrochemical plants and on off-shore oil rigs.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

Algorithm

Tribosonics has developed a suite of software tools for the control, acquisition, processing and modelling of ultrasonic signals. These tools include:

  • FPGA cores for control of ultrasonic signal chains and acquisition of raw ultrasonic data.
  • PC applications for control of ultrasonic equipment and acquisition of raw ultrasonic data.
  • Proprietary algorithms for automated processing of raw ultrasonic data for feature extraction.
  • Computational models for calculating Phased Array focal laws, ultrasonic FEA pre and post-processing, and modelling behaviour in layered systems.

Such software tools are used in Tribosonics’ packaged technology offerings but can be made available to parties interested in licensing our software in this area.

For datasheets and other information please contact Tribosonics

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Our Mission Global problem We use innovative and novel approaches to ultrasonic sensors to measure and monitor a wide range of engineering applications including film thickness, wear, contact pressure, load, corrosion, material quality etc.

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