Dolphicam2 is a new ultrasound imaging platform for multi-material NDT (Non-Destructive Testing).
Our unique 2D matrix transducer technology enables a wide variety of transducer frequencies and custom transducer design. Digital signals
enables impressive performance, with up to 100 datasets per sec from all 16 384. Add extreme data signal processing capacity and a smooth user experience to that and you have the ultimate NDT tool.
Frequency range from 0,5 to 15 MHz.
128 x 128 transducers electrodes.
16384 transducer elements.
Size 3,8 x 3,8 cm.
2D and 3D images.
A-, B-, and C-scans.
Amplitude & Time of flight.
Large area stitching.
Dolphicam2 is an ultrasound imaging platform for NDT. Our unique 2D matrix transducer technology combined with a wide range of transducer modules bring NDT inspections to a new level with an impressive performance. Dolphicam2 has unique signal processing which is visualized with great user experience. This makes Dolphicam a tool for experts and non-experts doing non-destructive testing.
UNIQUE COMBINATION OF FREQUENCIES AND COUPLINGS
The combinations of different TRMs and couplings of varying softness/hardness and sizes enable great possibilities of inspecting multiple types of materials.
The Dolphicam2 Software has a user friendly dashboard with highly customizable and configurable settings.
- Real time images.
- 2D and 3D images.
- A-, B-, and C-scans.
- Amplitude & Time of flight.
- Large area stitching.
- “Traffic light” color palettes.
- Unit, material depth, number of Amp Gates, number of ToF
- Gates, Material Sound Speed, Transmitting Elements, Analog
- Gain, Number of Averages, Transmitting Pulse Shape, Time
- Corrected Gain, Time of Flight Palette, Amplitude/B-scan
- Custom Palettes
DOLPHITECH MATRIX TRANSDUCERS VS PHASED ARRAY
Phased array transducers contain a number of individual transducers that can be pulsed individually to steer and
Dolphitech Matrix transducers have transducer elements placed in a 2-dimensional array. Since the transducer directly covers the area of inspection, no encoder system is needed to calculate the position of each element. Reducing risk of positional errors due to faults or imprecision in the encoder system.focus the sound beam in a specific direction. Linear arrays are typically used in combination with an encoder system matching the signal with positional information to build a 2-dimensional image. Price will increase with the added number of elements and element gets smaller in size.
Substantial improvements in resolution are to be expected from a Dolphicam Ultrasound camera system compared to an Olympus MX phased array system.
MORE DATA THAN WE CAN USE
The TRM has 128 horizontal and 128 vertical transducer electrodes. This makes a transducer element where one horizontal line crosses a vertical line. I total 16.384 transducer elements send and receive sound to create the data with a frame rate from 10 to 100 frames per second.
In short, our scans deliver more data than we can use for now. For you, this means that the product you buy today only will get better tomorrow.
ULTRASOUND THAT LOOKS AND SOUNDS BETTER
Spend less time calibrating and more time fixing. Turn on the device and start scanning (1 min from start to ready to scan).
Large amounts of Data is being processed to a user-friendly dashboard. The «Traffic lights» pallet or real-time dataset streaming visualizes the scan in a way that impresses experts, and lets non-experts understand what they see.
SMALL, FLEXIBLE, AND EASY ACCESS
The TRM is made small and ergonomic, it fits nicely in your hand. Its size and weight makes it easy to hold, and access places that are really difficult to scan.
GET THE BIGGER PICTURE WITH STITCHING
Depending on your needs for accuracy and speed, we can offer different ways for scanning large areas and combining into one image. Dolphicam comes with multiple different stitching solutions, from manual grid tool to fully automated systems.
FTD – FLEXIBLE TRANSDUCER DEVELOPMENT
Our transducer technology is very flexible, allowing for customizable design for customers with specific needs.
Width: 40 mm(1.6 inch)
Length: 40 mm(1.6 inch)
Height: 84mm(3.4 inch)
Weight: 280g/ 10oz
Transducer Electrodes 128 x 128
Transducer elements 16.384
Transducer frequencies: 2.5 MHz, 3.5 MHz, 7.0 MHz, 9.0 MHz, 11.50 MHz
Couplings: Customized coupling
Frames pr second: 20 to 100
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DOLPHICAM2 PLATFORM
How does the platform (TRM and BlackBox) work?
Is there a limit to the size of the defect that the dolphicam2 can detect?
How thick can a material be for the dolphicam2?
Are the delay lines interchangeable?
There’s lots of composites out there. Is that all the dolphicam2 platform can be used for?
Is there any kind of beam steering in the dolphicam2 platform?
When is Total Focusing Method (TFM) going to be available?
Can you measure porosity in composites?
Can I customise the screen layout?
Is there an API? If so, can I have access?
How is the dolphicam2 platform calibrated (service check)?
Can the dolphicam2 platform TRM be used to inspect curved surfaces?
Do you make different size and shapes of TRM?
Can I use the dolphicam2 platform for immersed inspection?
What is the starting price for the dolphicam2 platform?
Can I rent a dolphicam2 platform from you?
The TRM enables front end control and digitizes the signals. The custom BlackBox does some signal processing, handles the processing of the signal data and communicates with the dolphicam2 Software that runs in the ToughPad.
To collect a pulse-echo-signal from a transducer element, an 70V pulse is excited on the transmitting electrode creating a sound field along the entire transmitting electrode, hence across all the receiver electrodes. The ultrasound goes through coupling and/or material and the reflected pulse is sampled on only one receiver electrode.
Ultrasonic physics will dictate what can be detected. Generally speaking, the higher the frequency of the ultrasonic waves, the higher the sensitivity. Higher sensitivity means you can see more. Simple; but this doesn’t mean you can see through everything!
As above, this is also dictated by the laws of Physics. The target material’s characteristics and the frequency at which it is inspected by the dolphicam2 will dictate how deep the sound will be able to penetrate.
At this time the delay lines are not interchangeable.
The dolphicam2 platform can be used for NDT applications on any material in industries such as automotive, aerospace and wind turbine.
The dolphicam2 platform provides straight beam inspection with incredible resolution.
We plan to make this available in 2020.
While the dolphicam2 platform can detect porosity, being able to quantify porosity data in each area is not available at this time. We plan to make this available in the near future.
The dolphicam2 platform does not allow you to customise the layout. However, users can manipulate the certain views like the gates, palette and measurement tools on the screen.
At this time there is no publicly accessible API for the dolphicam2 platform.
The TRMs are incredibly ergonomic and easy to manipulate. If using a softer delay-line, this can conform to some curvature. For curvatures like pipes, etc. we hope to provide options for this in the near future.
At this moment in time we do not. However, we take full advantage of the 128×128 Matrix array transducer in our current design probes to provide an incredible level of depth in real-time.
Dolphicam2 is IP66 rated, which means it can withstand powerful dust and water jets. It would also be safe to immerse the front end of the TRM a few millimetres into water for immersed inspection.
Not at this time. To purchase one, please get in touch using our Contact Us form.