Q NET Engineering GmbH | Ultrasound Electronics UNIUS
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Situation

 

In the context of the technological evolution known as »Industry 4.0« – which is a slogan for a multitude of technical measures to enable controlled processes instead of inspected processes – the requirements imposed on ultrasonic inspection systems rise to the same extend as the development progresses. Requests include adaptability to highly different application scenarios, steadily increasing sampling and data transfer rates while concurrently enhancing signal quality, and flexible and prompt integration of the inspection systems into existing customer production lines.

 

UNIUS is Fraunhofer IZFP‘s solution for technical challenges addressed to current single-channel ultrasound inspection systems.

Applications

 

UNIUS is a versatile, high-performance, single-channel ultrasound board covering a multitude of customer applications (defect inspection, prove of purity level, etc.) out of the box. The system is available as benchtop model and as a mobile and sturdy variant in form of an industrial notebook compliant to IP65 protection rating. Additionally, when using ITK software interface UNIUS can easily be integrated into customer-specific systems for manual or automated inspections.

Moreover, the option for application-specific firmware adaptations referred to customer demands completes the UNIUS service portfolio.

 

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Technical Data

General

•     Power supply: 12 V ±10%, 9 W – 14 W

Data Sampling

•     ADC: 14 Bit at 240 MSamples / s sampling rate
•     128 kSamples sampling depth
•     up to 511 averages
•     Echo-start function

Receiver

•     100 dB dynamic range
•     22 MHz analog bandwidth
•     2:1 multiplexed receiver channel, enabling
T/R or I/E operation
•     up to 8 analog input filters (5 onboard + 3 pluggable)
•     Run-time-dependent gain correction TGC
256 sampling points, 95 dB dynamics

Contact:
Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Müller
Phone: +49 (0) 681 / 9767153
Fax: +49 (0) 681 / 9767158

Transmitter

•     onboard transmitter topology: rectangle, negative,
burst-capable
•     Adjustable onboard transmission voltage up to 300 V
optional external supply up to 500 V
•     shot repetition rate up to 10 kHz

Ports

•     Flexibly configurable I/O ports
to control external components, etc.
•     USB 3.0 port for plug-and-play connection with
host PC, e.g. as a laboratory system
•     Proprietary optical interface, e.g. for industrial
applications in electromagnetically polluted environments
•     128 MByte internal data cache for rapid measurements

Software Support

•     Inclusion in different frameworks
(C++, C#, LabView, etc.) via integration toolkit (ITK)