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NDT.net Issue - 2017-05 - NEWS

Phoenix launch 1-4 Axis Motor Controller


Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd66, Warrington [United Kingdom]
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NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2017-05
A new “all-in-one” scanner controller has been developed by Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd which is capable of manipulating one to four motorized axes simultaneously in a precisely controlled and coordinated manner.

‘Drive’ incorporates an industry-standard military grade connector ensuring compatibility with existing scanning devices. Linear amplifiers provide 150W of motor power, for interference-free NDT signals.

Equipped with a powerful integrated touch screen PC, Drive has built-in automated scan plans which are fully customizable. A flexible GPIO interface permits synchronized control over other equipment such as pneumatics, sensors and cameras.

With its rugged site-ready construction, Drive provides the added advantage of remote control via Ethernet, so can remain in-situ on sensitive inspection sites without an on-site inspection engineer.

Neil Hankinson, Engineering Manager at Phoenix Inspection Systems said: “Having commissioned many automated scanners with a range of third party motor controllers, we are aware of a number of shortcomings with other available systems that can cause problems for ultrasonic inspections. Our focus has been to develop a control instrument that minimises electrical noise and interference and hence provides the highest quality inspection data. Drive has been produced as a stand-alone, low noise motor controller that can pass encoder information to slave data acquisition instruments. We can also provide a motion control command library for system integrators who wish to control Drive from their own software.”

Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd

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