FAAST-PA Socomate

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is an ultra-fast phased array flaw detector that can transmit multi-focus, multi-frequency and multi-angle in one shot and receive in real time.

It is possible to significantly reduce the conventional UT inspection time.

[Main function]

・ Maximum 128 Ch. (Full parallel) per rack

・ Multi-angle / Multi-focus / Multi-frequency / Multi-beam / Advanced DDF

・ Sign burst transmission

・ PRF 20 kHz (maximum)

・ There is no limit to the transmission delay rule per beam

・ Maximum 64 receive delay rules that can be processed simultaneously

[Target application]

Bar, billet, pipe, turbine blade, CFRP


Aircraft industry: Complex structure multi-zone parts inspection

Purpose: Complex structure Simultaneous inspection in multiple flaw detection areas

Method: Sending three beams simultaneously with only one array probe.

Uses multi-focus, multi-zone, and multi-frequency functions.

1 beam: Inspection near the surface

1 beam: Simultaneous inspection of multiple areas by multi-focusing

1 beam: Bottom surface inspection

The above 3 beams are sent in one shot.




Steel industry: Bar and billet inspection

Titanium plate: Φ0.8mm FBH at a depth of 2.5mm to 250mm can be detected at high speed.

Aluminum plate: Φ0.8mm FBH at a depth of 1.5mm to 190mm can be detected at high speed.

Aluminum billet: located at a maximum depth of 500mm
Φ0.8mm FBH can be detected at high speed.




Gas and oil industry: Automatic inspection of OCTG tubes
Purpose: Thickness measurement and internal inspection

Method: Using multi-angle function, vertical, beveled inside the tube,

We detect all internal defects such as the outside and measure the thickness at the same time.




Railway industry: Rail inspection on high-speed tracks

Purpose: Ultra-high-speed UT inspection of railway rails

Method: Utilizes the multi-angle function.

Inspection was performed from 8 directions using a 32-element array probe for each rail.

Inspection speed: 4mm pitch 72km / h




-Send multiple delay rules simultaneously-

In conventional phased arrays, to transmit beams at multiple different foci, several minutes of continuous

Although a shot was required, FAAST-PA can be sent in one shot.



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-Send different frequency for each delay rule-

You can send multiple delay rules simultaneously, but you can set different frequencies for each delay rule.

When multiple depths are sent to different focus points, high frequencies can be sent at shallow focus positions and low frequencies at deep focus positions.


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-Send simultaneously in multiple directions-

It is possible to transmit the beam simultaneously in all directions needed for flaw detection in one shot.

It also supports 1D and 2D Matrix probes and can detect defects at any angle.


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It is possible to transmit beams at different openings simultaneously. This can significantly reduce inspection time.

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The has three functions: multi-focus, multi-frequency and multi-angle, but these can be used together with multi-beam. It is possible to detect a wide range with one shot, which improves inspection speed.

Also, even if there is a change in inspection process, etc., can respond flexibly, so system change may not be necessary. Furthermore, even if bevel flaw detection is added to the inspection process of only vertical flaw detection as an example, the inspection time often remains the same.


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