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OmniScan ® MX User’s Manual Manual Version D DUMG060D — April 2006

OmniScan ® MX

User’s Manual

Manual Version D DUMG060D — April 2006

OmniScan ® MX User’s Manual Manual Version D DUMG060D — April 2006

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This document was prepared with particular attention to usage to ensure the accuracy of the information contained therein. It corresponds to the version of the product manufactured prior to the date appearing on the title page. There may, however, be some differences between the manual and the product if the product has been modified thereafter.

The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

Manual version D Part number: DUMG060D April 2006

Printed in Canada

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Once you have read and accepted the terms and conditions of this agreement, please note that by installing, copying, downloading, accessing or otherwise using the software product, you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.

If you refuse the agreement, or if you disagree with any of the terms and conditions outlined herein, please note that in this case you may not use the software under any circumstances. If you have already purchased the Software, please return it to Olympus NDT Canada or to the point of Purchase for a full refund.

AGREEMENT

1.

a

corporation legally constituted under the

Definitions

1.1

“Olympus

NDT

Canada

Inc.”

is

2.

laws of Canada and whose head office is located at 505, boul. du Parc- Technologique, Québec (Québec) G1P 4S9, Canada.

1.2 “Software” refers to OmniScan, including all media, printed materials and electronic documentation, as well as any software updates, add-on components, services, and/or supplements provided subsequent to the initial copy of the Software Product, to the extent that such items are not accompanied by a separate license agreement or terms of use.

1.3 “Licensee” refers to the individual or single legal entity who signs an acquisition agreement granting, under the terms and conditions of the current license, use of the software.

License

2.1 Grant of License: The current license grants you, the Licensee, the nonexclusive right to install and use the software on any number of computers. You may only operate the software under one of the following two conditions:

a) As data acquisition software, when connected to an R/D Tech® data acquisition unit; or

b) On any PC, when using a software- enable key supplied by Olympus NDT Canada for that software.

You may not, without the prior written authorization of Olympus NDT Canada Inc., partially or completely decompile, manipulate, modify, loan, sell, rent or lease the Software, or distribute any product derived from it.

2.2 Olympus NDT Canada’s Ownership: THE SOFTWARE IS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED BY Olympus NDT Canada AND REMAINS ITS EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY. THE SOFTWARE IS NOT SOLD, BUT GRANTED UNDER LICENSE. The Licensee acknowledges that the Software is proprietary to Olympus NDT

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3. Copyright

3.1 The Software and accompanying documentation is owned by Olympus NDT Canada and is protected by US and Canadian copyright laws and international treaty provisions, as well as by any other rights and treaties pertaining to intellectual property that grant Olympus NDT Canada all rights over the Software.

4. Warranty

4.1 Olympus NDT Canada Inc. licenses the Software on an “AS IS” basis. Olympus NDT Canada guarantees, for a period of one year after delivery, that the Software will perform substantially in accordance with accompanying end-user documentation. This warranty is void in the event of damage arising from accident or improper use of the Software. Under the terms of this warranty, Olympus NDT Canada accepts sole responsibility only for Software that is unusable due to a defect attributable to Olympus NDT Canada. In the event that Olympus NDT Canada Inc. accepts responsibility under these circumstances, Olympus NDT Canada will replace the Software, or, at its discretion, refund monies paid. Olympus NDT Canada grants no other warranty, explicit or implicit, concerning the Software, including, but not limited to, all compliance warranties for any use or market value whatsoever.

5. Limitation of Liability

5.1 In no event shall Olympus NDT Canada Inc. be held liable for any damage whatsoever, including loss of revenue or

data, or other incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of the Software. In some cases, the limitation or exclusion of responsibility for damages may be prohibited by law.

5.2 In no event shall Olympus NDT Canada Inc.’s liability under this agreement exceed the amount of one hundred dollars ($100) CDN. This amount is subject to applicable laws.

6. Export

6.1 The Licensee may not export or re-export the Software in whole or in part.

6.2 In addition, the Licensee may not export any service or action deemed a direct product of the Software (i) into any country (or to a national or resident of any country) or to any individual the Licensee has reason to believe intends to use the Software components to design, develop or manufacture nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or (ii) to any nation, state, or individual under exportation restrictions imposed by the government of Canada.

7. Governing Law

7.1 This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Quebec in Canada. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a competent court of law to be unenforceable or invalid, the balance of this Agreement shall remain enforceable according to its terms.

8. Complete Understanding

8.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties concerning the use of the Software and replaces any previous written or verbal debate, negotiation, or agreement. No modification to this license is valid without the express written consent of Olympus NDT Canada Inc.

Limited Warranty

Olympus NDT Canada Inc. warrants the hardware to

be free of any defects in materials or workmanship

for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of purchase under normal use and service. Olympus NDT Canada Inc. warrants the software programs to

be free of any defects in material or workmanship for

a period of ninety (90) days from the date of

purchase. These warranties are limited to the original purchase of the product and are not transferable.

Olympus NDT Canada Inc. does not warrant that the functions of the software will meet your requirements or that operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error free. You assume responsibility for selecting the software to achieve your intended results, and for the use and results obtained from the software. Nevertheless, Olympus NDT Canada Inc. warrants that, at the shipping date, the software functions and performances will comply, for the main part, with the ones defined in the documentation.

Olympus NDT Canada will refund, repair, or replace any product component or documentation, at its option and at no additional charge, if found defective within the warranty period. The purchaser is responsible for returning the product to Olympus NDT Canada Inc.

Olympus NDT Canada Inc. will not be held responsible in any way whatsoever for damage resulting from improper installation, accident, misuse, or from service or modification of the product by anyone other than Olympus NDT Canada Inc. or an authorized Olympus NDT service center.

Olympus NDT Canada Inc. will not be held responsible in any way whatsoever for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from possession, use, improper installation, accident, service, modification, or malfunction of the product (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss).

This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, whether oral, written, expressed, or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and no other representation

or claims of any nature shall be binding on or obligate Olympus NDT Canada Inc.

This agreement is governed by the laws of the province of Quebec, Canada. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Quebec and further agrees to commence any litigation which may arise hereunder in the courts located in the judicial district of Quebec.

Technical Support

Olympus NDT Canada Inc. is firmly committed to providing the highest level of customer service and product support. If you experience any difficulties when using our product, or if it fails to operate as described in the documentation, we suggest you first consult the user’s manual, and then, if you are still in need of assistance, contact our After-Sales Service by using the information provided at the end of this manual.

EMC Directive Compliance

This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used properly (that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions), may cause interference. The OmniScan MX has been tested and found to comply with the limits for an industrial device in accordance with the specifications of the EMC directive. However, it should not be used in a residential, commercial, or light industrial environment.

Safety

This instrument is an instrument of Class 1 and installation category II. Before applying power, verify that the correct safety precautions are taken (see the following warnings). In addition, note the external markings on the instrument that are described under Safety Symbols.

Warnings

• Carefully read the instructions contained in the user’s manual prior to powering on the instrument.

• Keep

the

user’s manual

in

a

safe

place for

further reference.

 

• Follow

the

installation

and

operation

procedures.

• Imperatively respect the safety warnings on the instrument and in the user’s manual.

• Before turning on the instrument, you must connect the protective earth terminal of the instrument to the protective conductor of the (mains) power cord. The mains plug shall only be inserted in a socket outlet provided with a protective earth contact. You must not negate the protective action by using an extension cord (power cable) without a protective conductor (grounding). Grounding one conductor of a two-conductor outlet is not sufficient protection.

• Only fuses with the required rated current, voltage, and specified type (normal blow, slow blow, quick acting, etc.) should be used. Do not use repaired fuses or short-circuited fuse holders. To do so could cause an electric shock or fire hazard.

• Whenever it is likely that the ground protection is impaired, you must make the instrument inoperative and secure it against any unintended operation.

• The instrument must be connected only to a power source corresponding to the type indicated on the rating plate.

• If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.

• Do not install substitute parts or perform any unauthorized modification to the instrument.

• Service instructions, when applicable, are for trained service personnel. To avoid dangerous electric shock, do not perform any service unless qualified to do so. For any problem or question regarding this apparatus, contact Olympus NDT Canada Inc. or an authorized Olympus NDT representative.

Electrostatic Discharge Precautions

If, for any reason, you have to disassemble your instrument or touch any internal component, make sure you take all the necessary precautions against electrostatic discharges (ESD). Electrostatic discharges may be responsible for damaging or even blowing electronic components in your system. Electrostatic damage to components can take the form of upset or even catastrophic system failures. In

addition, omitting to take appropriate precautions could void your limited warranty.

The basic rules of ESD control are:

1. Handle ESD-sensitive components only in protected work areas. Always ground yourself when handling ESD-sensitive components or assemblies. Be sure to use the proper maintenance and work procedures in conjunction with the type of material.

2. Always use a conductive or shielding container during storage or transportation of ESD- sensitive components or assemblies (for ex., printed circuit boards). The materials used must create a Faraday cage, which will isolate the contents from electrostatic charges.

3. Open ESD-safe containers only at a static-safe workstation. Such a workstation will include equipment to perform the three critical functions: grounding, isolation, and neutralization.

At the static-safe workstation, follow these procedures before beginning any work:

grounding

• Put

on

your

wrist

strap

or

foot

devices.

• Test your grounding devices, to ensure that they are functioning properly.

• Check all grounding cords to make sure they are properly connected to ground, ensuring the effective dissipation of electrostatic charges.

• If you have an ion generator, turn it on. This will help dissipate static charges from any nonconductive materials.

• Make sure that your work surface is clean and clear of unnecessary materials, particularly common plastics.

• When handling electronic devices, hold the components by the plastic edges. Avoid touching the metal leads.

• When passing loaded boards or components between individuals, both individuals must be grounded to the same ground point or potential.

Avoid

• bringing

components

in

contact

with

your

clothing,

hair,

or

other

nonconductive

materials.

The above procedures are only a summary of the measures to be taken against electrostatic discharges. Please consult the literature dedicated to that topic for more details.

WEEE Directive

dedicated to that topic for more details. WEEE Directive In accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC on

In accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, this symbol indicates that the product must not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste, but should be collected separately. Refer to your local Olympus distributor for return and/or collection systems available in your country.

Safety Symbols and Notes

systems available in your country. Safety Symbols and Notes Hazard symbol referring to the instruction manual:

Hazard symbol referring to the instruction manual:

the product is marked with this symbol when it is necessary for you to refer to the instruction manual in order to protect yourself against personal injury or to protect against damage to the product. (To find the safety notices in the instruction manual, consult the Index under “Warnings” and “Cautions” entries.)

WARNING

WARNING

The WARNING sign denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure, practice, or the like, which, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in personal injury. Do not proceed beyond a WARNING sign until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.

CAUTION

CAUTION

The CAUTION sign denotes a hazard. It calls attention to an operating procedure, practice, or the like, which, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in material damage, particularly to the product, destruction of part or all of the product, or loss of data. Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION sign until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.

Note

Note

The Note sign calls attention to an operating procedure, practice, or the like, that requires special attention. A Note also denotes related, parenthetical information that is useful but not imperative.

IMPORTANTparenthetical information that is useful but not imperative. The IMPORTANT sign calls attention to a note

The IMPORTANT sign calls attention to a note that provides important information or information essential to the completion of a task.

Tip

Tip

The Tip sign calls attention to a type of note that helps you apply the techniques and procedures described in the manual to your specific needs, or that provides hints on how to use effectively the capabilities of the product.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

ix

1. Introduction

1

1.1 OmniScan Features

1

1.2 Manual Organization

2

1.3 Conventions

2

2. Overview of the Equipment

5

2.1 Front Panel of the OmniScan

5

2.1.1 Main Control Area

6

2.1.2 Function Keys

7

2.1.3 Power Button

9

2.1.4 Up and Down Keys

9

2.1.5 Menu Key

9

2.1.6 Submenu Keys

9

2.1.7 Help Key

10

2.1.8 Option Keys

10

2.1.9 Indicator Lights

10

2.2 Right-Side Panel of the OmniScan

12

2.3 Left-Side Panel of the OmniScan

13

2.4 Top Panel of the OmniScan

14

2.5 Underside Panel of the OmniScan

14

3. Basic Operation

15

3.1 OmniScan Startup and Shutdown

15

3.2 Power Supply Management

16

3.2.1 Lithium-Ion Batteries

16

3.2.2 Battery Status Indicators

16

3.2.3 Battery Installation or Replacement

18

3.2.4

Maximizing the Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries

19

3.2.5

Warnings on Battery Use

20

3.3 Peripheral Connection

21

3.4 Acquisition Module Replacement

25

3.5 OmniScan Software Installation

26

4. OmniScan Interface

27

4.1 Interface Description

27

4.1.1 Data Display

28

4.1.2 Information Fields

28

4.1.3 Menu Button

29

4.1.4 Submenu Buttons

29

4.1.5 Option Buttons

30

4.1.6 Battery Indicators

33

4.1.7 Setup Status Indicators

33

4.2 Interface Operation

35

4.2.1 Using the Scroll Knob

36

4.2.2 Choosing a Menu from the Main Menu List

37

4.2.3 Choosing a Submenu from a Menu

38

4.2.4 Choosing an Option from a Submenu

39

4.2.5 Choosing a Value from an Option List

40

4.2.6 Going Back One Level or Cancelling a Choice

41

4.2.7 Entering a Value in an Edit Field

41

5. Maintenance

45

5.1 Preventive Maintenance

45

5.2 Instrument Cleaning

45

5.2.1 Casing and Acquisition Module

45

5.2.2 LCD Screen Protector Cleaning

46

5.3 Fan Filter Cleaning

46

6. Troubleshooting

49

6.1 Startup Problems

50

6.2 Error Messages

50

6.3 Battery Charging Problems

50

6.4 Battery Life Problems

51

6.5 Memory Card Problems

51

6.6 Microphone Problems

52

6.6.1 Internal Microphone

52

6.6.2 External Microphone

53

6.7 Headphone or Speaker Problems

53

6.7.1

Internal Speaker

53

6.7.2

Headphones or External Speakers

53

6.8 Video Input Problems

53

6.9 Video Output Problems

54

6.10 Networking Problems

54

6.11 USB Peripheral Problems

54

6.12 Boot Problems

55

6.12.1 A-Scan Display

55

6.12.2 OmniScan Startup

55

7. Specifications

57

7.1 General Specifications

57

7.2 Alarms

59

7.3 Safety

59

8. Connector References

61

8.1 Serial Connector

62

8.2 Scanner Interface Connector

63

8.3 Alarm and I/O Connector

66

List of Figures

69

List of Tables

71

Index

73

1.

Introduction

The OmniScan® MX by Olympus NDT is an innovative and portable multitechnology NDT (nondestructive testing) instrument. It is suitable for a number of applications, such as tube inspection, weld inspection, and corrosion mapping.

The system is capable of combining any of the following NDT technologies:

ultrasound (UT) phased array, linear and sectorial scanning, conventional UT, and eddy current (EC) array. Each of these technologies offers unique capabilities and a level of performance previously unseen in an instrument of its size.

The OmniScan also doubles as an all-in-one instrument thanks to its modular design. Various modules are designed, each with its particular inspection technology.

1.1 OmniScan Features

The OmniScan offers the following features:

• Ultrasound (UT) phased array flaw detection

• Conventional UT

• C-scan production

• Real-time color display of a complete volume (sectorial scanning)

• Data storage and imaging

• ECT and array coil modules

• Multiple angles (covering from 30° to 70°)

• Up to 256 selectable A-scans per image

1.2

Manual Organization

The manual contains descriptions and instructions on the use of the OmniScan MX system. The OmniScan is a flexible instrument that supports various acquisition modules and configuration possibilities. Information about each acquisition module is provided in specific manuals. However, this manual only covers the description and basic operation of the instrument. For information concerning the inspection applications, please refer to the OmniScan module user’s manuals.

The information is divided into the following chapters:

Chapter 2, “Overview of the Equipment,” contains a physical description of the OmniScan and the interface elements on its different panels.

Chapter 3, “Basic Operation,” contains information about the basic techniques used to operate the OmniScan.

Chapter 4,

OmniScan interface.

“OmniScan

Interface,”

is

an

introduction

to

the

navigation

of

the

Chapter 5, “Maintenance,” contains directives about the basic maintenance of the OmniScan.

Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,” contains solutions for small problems that may occur when using the OmniScan.

Chapter 7, “Specifications,” covers the technical specifications of the OmniScan.

Chapter 8, “Connector References,” provides technical information about the connectors on the OmniScan.

1.3 Conventions

In a procedure containing several steps, the operations that the user has to execute are numbered 1, 2, 3… The symbol “ ” is used to indicate a procedure containing only one step, or secondary steps. Lowercase letters (a, b, c…) are also used to indicate secondary steps in a complex procedure.

The abbreviation “NC” is used to indicate no connection.

SMALL CAPITALS are used to identify any term marked as is on the instrument, such as the names of connectors, buttons, indicator lights, etc.

All the terms that are used by the software, such as the names of menus, commands, dialog boxes, text boxes, and options, are presented in bold print.

The abbreviation “N/A” is used to indicate either not applicable or not available at time of press.

Navigation though the OmniScan’s interface follows a specific syntax. For example, instead of writing: “Press the Menu key, then select the File menu, then the Format submenu, then the View button, and then choose the Current Layout option,” the following syntax is used: File > Format > View > Current Layout.

• The first element of a command sequence refers to a first-level command, that is, a main menu. See section 4.1.3, “Menu Button,” page 29, for information about the menus.

• A second element refers to a second-level command, that is, a submenu. See section 4.1.4, “Submenu Buttons,” page 29, for information about the submenus.

• A third element refers to a third-level command, that is, an option button. See section 4.1.5, “Option Buttons,” page 30, for information about the options.

• A fourth element refers to a fourth-level command, that is, a choice from an option list (where applicable). See section 4.1.5, “Option Buttons,” page 30, for information about the lists.

For more information about the navigation of the interface, see section 4.2, “Interface Operation,” page 35.

Note: The screen illustrations found in this manual were prepared with the software version available

Note: The screen illustrations found in this manual were prepared with the software version available at time of press; they may slightly differ from what you see on the OmniScan® screen according to the current software version you are using. Furthermore, the screen illustrations are printed using the OmniScan default color palette in the display options; their look may be different if you use another color palette.

2. Overview of the Equipment

This chapter describes the physical characteristics of the OmniScan® MX unit. This instrument possesses a modular design, and as such, each acquisition module will be presented in its respective appendix at the end of this manual.

2.1 Front Panel of the OmniScan

The front panel of the OmniScan (see Figure 2-1 on page 6) is where all the main controls are located. This panel is divided into nine areas:

• Main Control Area

• Function Keys

• Power Button

• Up and Down Keys

• Menu Key

• Submenu Keys

• Help Key

• Option Keys

• Indicator Lights

Alarm

Main control indicator Up/Down keys Microphone Display screen lights area Menu key Function keys Keyboard
Main control
indicator
Up/Down keys
Microphone
Display screen
lights
area
Menu
key
Function
keys
Keyboard
indicator
light
Submenu keys
Help key
Option keys
Store
Power
Power button
indicator
indicator
light
light

Figure 2-1 Front panel of the OmniScan

2.1.1 Main Control Area

The main control area is shown in Figure 2-1 on page 6. You can control the OmniScan completely from this area if you wish. It contains three elements:

Scroll knobfrom this area if you wish. It contains three elements: Cancel key Used to navigate through

Cancel keyarea if you wish. It contains three elements: Scroll knob Used to navigate through selections without

Used to navigate through selections without resorting to a keyboard or to a mouse.

Used to cancel the current selection or to go back one level in the menu hierarchy.

Accept key Used to confirm a selection. The use of these keys is described in

Accept key

Used to confirm a selection.

The use of these keys is described in more detail in chapter 4, “OmniScan Interface.”

2.1.2 Function Keys

There are 14 function keys on the OmniScan front panel. These keys possess up to three types of information written on them, each of these types being color-coded as follows:

• White: primary function when connected to either ECT or UT modules

• Yellow: alphabetical characters and symbols

• Green: numerical characters and signs

Table 1 on page 7 lists the function of each key according to the module that is currently installed. Further information on these functions may be found in the respective module documentation manuals.

Table 1 Function key chart

Function

ECT

UT/PA

Alphabetical

Numerical

Computer-

key

function

function

 

characters

characters

keyboard

and symbols

and signs

shortcut

Gain   Gain ( ) 1 ALT+F1  

 

Gain

(

)

1 ALT+F1

 
 

Phase

RotationPhase

Display

ABC

2 ALT+F2

 

Delay

Frequency   Range D E F 3 ALT+F3  

 

Range

D

E

F

3 ALT+F3

 

File/ Open File/ GHI 4 ALT+F4  

Open

File/

GHI

4 ALT+F4

 

Open

Table 1 Function key chart (continued)

Function

ECT

UT/PA

Alphabetical

Numerical

Computer-

key

function

function

 

characters

characters

keyboard

and symbols

and signs

shortcut

Alarm/ Zone Alarm/ JKL   5 ALT+F5

Zone

Alarm/

JKL

 

5

ALT+F5

Gate

 

Calibration   Calibration M N O 6 ALT+F6

 

Calibration

M

N

O

6

ALT+F6

Cursor   Cursor P Q R S 7 ALT+F7

 

Cursor

P

Q

R

S

7

ALT+F7

Freeze   Freeze T U V 8 ALT+F8

 

Freeze

T

U

V

8

ALT+F8

Best Fit   Display W X Y Z 9 ALT+F9

 

Display

W

X

Y

Z

9

ALT+F9

Group Selector Group /#%   +– ALT+F10

Selector

Group

/#%

 

+–

ALT+F10

Selector

 

(positive,

negative)

Balance   Set   0 ALT+F11

 

Set

 

0

ALT+F11

Reference

Erase   Clear : * . (dot) ALT+F12

 

Clear

:

*

. (dot)

ALT+F12

 

_

Start/Stop   Start/Stop      

 

Start/Stop

     

PrintStore/ Store/      

Store/

Store/

     

Print

2.1.3

Power Button

Power button2.1.3 Power Button 2.1.4 Up and Down Keys Used to activate or shut down the OmniScan.

2.1.4 Up and Down Keys

Used to activate or shut down the OmniScan.

The Up and Down keys can be used to navigate the interface instead of using the scroll knob and the Accept key in the main control area.

Up keyscroll knob and the Accept key in the main control area. Down key Used to move

Down keyknob and the Accept key in the main control area. Up key Used to move upward

Used to move upward in a vertical list or to the right in a horizontal list.

Used to move downward in a vertical list or to the left in a horizontal list.

When these two keys are pressed simultaneously, they have the same effect as the Accept key from the main control area.

2.1.5 Menu Key

The blue Menu key is located on the upper-left side of the OmniScan front panel.

Menu keylocated on the upper- left side of the OmniScan front panel. 2.1.6 Submenu Keys Used to

2.1.6 Submenu Keys

Used to automatically display all the available menus from almost any location within the software.

The submenu keys are labeled F2, F3, F4, F5, and F6 inclusively, and are located on the left side of the OmniScan front panel.

to Each of these keys is used to select the submenu currently displayed beside that

to

Each of these keys is used to select the submenu currently displayed beside that key. currently displayed beside that key.

2.1.7 Help Key

The yellow Help key is shaped like an inverted triangle. It is located on the lower-left side of the OmniScan front panel.

Help keylocated on the lower-left side of the OmniScan front panel. 2.1.8 Option Keys Pressing this key

2.1.8 Option Keys

Pressing this key displays online help about the current function you are using.

The option keys are labeled F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, and F12 inclusively, and are located on the bottom of the front panel of the OmniScan. They are used to select options belonging to specific submenus.

are used to select options belonging to specific submenus. to Each of these keys is used

to

Each of these keys is used to select the option currently displayed above that key. currently displayed above that key.

2.1.9 Indicator Lights

There are four types of indicator lights on the OmniScan front panel: keyboard, power, store, and alarm. Each indicator light is described below.

Keyboard indicator light

indicator light is described below. Keyboard indicator light The keyboard indicator light is located at the

The keyboard indicator light is located at the right of . Its color identifies the status of the keyboard.

Off

Function mode

Green

Numerical keyboard

Orange

Alphanumerical keyboard

Solid red

Power indicator light

Keyboard locked

The power indicator light is located at the left of status of the OmniScan.

light is located at the left of status of the OmniScan. . Its color identifies the

. Its color identifies the power

Off

OmniScan is shut off.

Solid green

Power is on.

Solid orange

Battery charging is complete.

Blinking orange/green

OmniScan is shut off. Battery A is charging.

Blinking orange/red

OmniScan is shut off. Battery B is charging.

Blinking red

Critical factor (temperature, very weak battery, etc.).

Store indicator light

The store indicator light is located at the left of mode of the OmniScan.

light is located at the le ft of mode of the OmniScan. . Its color identifies

. Its color identifies the operating

Off

Oscilloscope mode acquisition

Green

Temporal mode acquisition

Blinking orange

Paused analysis mode

Note: If an acquisition module is removed while the OmniScan is turned on, the keyboard,

Note: If an acquisition module is removed while the OmniScan is turned on, the keyboard, power, and store indicator lights blink solid red for a few seconds, and then the unit shuts down automatically to prevent damage to the internal circuits.

Alarm indicator lights

Three alarm indicator lights—numbered 1, 2, and 3—are located at the left of the R/D Tech® logo, on the upper part of the OmniScan. They only blink one color, red, and they indicate the trigger status of their respective alarms (set in the software).

2.2

Right-Side Panel of the OmniScan

The right-side panel of the OmniScan (see Figure 2-2 on page 12) contains various input and output ports.

Battery compartment door Memory card slot Microphone jack Headphone jack DC power adapter plug Figure
Battery
compartment door
Memory
card slot
Microphone
jack
Headphone
jack
DC power
adapter plug
Figure 2-2 Right-side panel of the OmniScan
DC power adapter plug Used
to
connect
an
external
DC
power
adapter

OmniScan.

to

the

Headphone jack Used to connect a set of headphones or external speakers to the OmniScan for greater audio capacity if the internal speaker is insufficient.

Microphone jack

Used to connect a microphone to the OmniScan in order to add audio comments to the inspection report.

Memory card slot

Battery compartment door This door opens up to the battery compartment. The replacement of batteries is covered in section 3.2.3, “Battery Installation or Replacement,” page 18.

Location where you insert a CompactFlash® memory card.

2.3 Left-Side Panel of the OmniScan

The left-side panel of the OmniScan (see Figure 2-3 on page 13) contains standard computer interface ports used for expanded connectivity.

USB ports Ethernet (RJ-45) port Serial port Figure 2-3 Left-side panel of the OmniScan
USB ports
Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Serial port
Figure 2-3 Left-side panel of the OmniScan

USB 1.0 ports (3) Each one of the three USB 1.0 ports can accommodate a USB peripheral, such as an external keyboard, a mouse, a storage device, a printer, a Bluetooth™ wireless network adapter, etc.

Ethernet™ (RJ-45) port

Serial port

Used to connect to an Ethernet network.

Used mainly for debugging.

2.4 Top Panel of the OmniScan

There are three connectors located on the top panel of the OmniScan (see Figure 2-4 on page 14).

Scanner Alarm SVGA Interface and I/O Output
Scanner
Alarm
SVGA
Interface
and I/O
Output

Figure 2-4 Top panel of the OmniScan

Scanner Interface

Used to connect a mechanical scanner.

Alarm and I/O

Used as an alarm output and a control input.

SVGA Output

An external VGA or SVGA monitor may be connected to this DB-15 port, which mirrors the OmniScan display.

2.5 Underside Panel of the OmniScan

The underside panel consists of the acquisition module that is currently connected to the OmniScan. More information about the capabilities of each module may be found in its respective appendix.

Information about the installation or removal of an acquisition module may be found in section 3.4, “Acquisition Module Replacement,” page 25.

3. Basic Operation

This chapter presents the basic principles and procedures involved in the operation of the OmniScan® MX instrument. The chapter contains the following sections:

• OmniScan Startup and Shutdown

• Power Supply Management

• Peripheral Connection

• Acquisition Module Replacement

• OmniScan Software Installation

3.1 OmniScan Startup and Shutdown

To turn on the OmniScan

1

Press

Startup and Shutdown To turn on the OmniScan 1 Press for one second. You then hear

for one second.

You then hear a beeping sound, and the system boots, performs a memory check, and displays the R/D Tech® logo and the software version number.

2 Choose the desired inspection application by pressing the F key corresponding to one of the buttons appearing on the OmniScan splash screen.

Note: If the system encounters a problem during its boot-up phase, the power indicator light

Note: If the system encounters a problem during its boot-up phase, the power indicator light identifies the nature of the problem by using a color code (for details, see “Power indicator light” in section 2.1.9, page 11).

To turn off the OmniScan

To turn off the OmniScan ♦ Press The power indicator light becomes orange as the OmniScan

Press

The power indicator light becomes orange as the OmniScan shuts down.

for three seconds.

3.2 Power Supply Management

The OmniScan is a portable instrument, which can draw power either from Lithium- Ion batteries or from a DC power adapter.

3.2.1 Lithium-Ion Batteries

The OmniScan can hold up to two Lithium-Ion batteries, but only needs one to be operational. If two batteries are present, the OmniScan will operate from the least charged battery, by default, and it will automatically switch to the second battery once the remaining charge of the first battery is at less than 5%.

A battery may be replaced without shutting down the OmniScan, as long as there is another valid power source (DC power adapter or second battery).

3.2.2 Battery Status Indicators

The battery status indicators, located on the upper-left corner of the display screen, indicate the amount of power left in each battery in one of the two following ways (see Figure 3-1 on page 17).

• The remaining operational time is displayed inside the battery status indicator. The OmniScan requires around 15 minutes of operation displaying this information.

• The charge indicator (bar) inside the battery status indicator represents an approximation of the amount of power left in that battery.

• If you attempt to turn on the OmniScan with batteries that are too low to operate, the power indicator light blinks red rapidly for about three seconds. Replace the batteries or plug the DC power adapter to operate the OmniScan.

Figure 3-1 Battery charge status: charges remaining in both batteries The battery that is currently

Figure 3-1 Battery charge status: charges remaining in both batteries

The battery that is currently being used is highlighted.

The OmniScan software is designed to keep the user notified regarding the status of the batteries. The battery status indicator variations are described in Table 2.

Table 2 Battery status indicator variations

Indicator

Outline

Fill

Meaning

Dotted N/A There is no battery in that compartment.

Dotted

N/A

There is no battery in that compartment.

Blue Blue The battery is functioning properly.

Blue

Blue

The battery is functioning properly.

Blue Orange The battery is too hot to operate.

Blue

Orange

The battery is too hot to operate.

Yellow Blue The battery is charging.

Yellow

Blue

The battery is charging.

(blinking)

Orange Blue The battery is too hot to be charged.

Orange

Blue

The battery is too hot to be charged.

Red Light The battery charge is critically low (less than 10%). A beeping sound is

Red

Light

The battery charge is critically low (less than 10%). A beeping sound is heard if there is no other battery to switch to.

(blinking)

blue

N/A   Yellow The OmniScan is being powered externally through the DC adapter.

 

Yellow

The OmniScan is being powered externally through the DC adapter.

N/A   Dark The external power supply is insufficient.

 

Dark

The external power supply is insufficient.

green

3.2.3

Battery Installation or Replacement

To install or replace a battery

1 Open the battery compartment door on the side of the equipment (see Figure 2-2 on page 12) by pressing the two plastic buttons towards each other.

2 If a battery is already present, pull the battery out by using the cloth tab.

3 Insert a new battery. Make sure to align the groove on the battery with the small edge inside the battery compartment.

4 Close the battery compartment door.

The batteries are recharged inside the OmniScan when it is connected to a DC power adapter. Connecting an adapter automatically starts the recharging process. The batteries can also be recharged using an optional external charger.

To charge the OmniScan batteries

Connect the OmniScan to a proper DC power adapter.

The battery charging then processes as follows:

• OmniScan is in the off position:

When the OmniScan is connected to a proper DC power source and is in the off position, it will automatically recharge any battery that has less than 85% of charge remaining, starting with the weakest (if the recharge conditions are met).

The power indicator light displays which battery is currently being recharged: it blinks orange/green when recharging battery A, and orange/red when recharging battery B. When the charge is completed, the power indicator light displays a steady orange light. Each battery can take up to 3.5 hours to recharge from a completely discharged state (less than 5% remaining charge).

• OmniScan is running:

When the OmniScan is connected to a proper DC power source and is running, it will automatically recharge any battery that has less than 85% of charge remaining, starting with the weakest (if the recharge conditions are met).

Because the OmniScan is running, less power is available from the DC source to recharge the battery or batteries; therefore, the charging time could reach

up to 8 hours for each completely discharged battery. For more information on battery charge status, see Table 2 on page 17.

3.2.4 Maximizing the Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries

This section describes the lithium-ion battery care and maintenance.

Storage instructions for rechargeable batteries

1 Exercise the batteries, running the OmniScan under the battery power until it shuts down or until you get a low-battery warning before recharging. Do not leave the battery dormant for long periods of time. Olympus NDT recommends using the battery at least once every two or three weeks. If a battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the “New-battery procedure” described in the next section.

2 If you do not plan to use the OmniScan on battery power for a few weeks or longer, charge the batteries between 40% and 80% capacity (3 or 4 bars on the battery charge indicator), and then remove and store them in a dry, cool, and clean place. Note that even in the off position, the OmniScan always use a little bit of power from the battery when not plugged in and could completely discharge full batteries after about 15 days.

3 As lithium-ion batteries self-discharge over time, remember to check the remaining charge of stored batteries every month or so to make sure they do have 40% to 80% remaining capacity and recharge those that do not. Failure to do so may render the battery indefinitely unusable if it falls below a critical level (less than 0%).

4 After a storage period, it is preferable to fully recharge batteries before use.

New-battery procedure

1 When you receive a new rechargeable battery, use it in the OmniScan 4 to 8 times while assuring that you completely discharge and then recharge this new battery. It will then reach maximum capacity, and you will get maximum run time.

2 It is good practice to completely discharge and then recharge the battery after 10– 15 normal uses (or after two to three weeks) to “exercise” the battery, in order to maintain a good run time and maximize battery life.

3

Going from external DC power to battery power and vice versa frequently may result in a shorter battery life, as charge/discharge cycles are limited (about 300 cycles or so). Note that, for the battery, even a partial discharge and recharge accounts for one cycle.

4 In order to maintain the life expectancy of the battery, run the OmniScan under the battery power until it shuts down or until you get a low-battery warning before recharging. Recharge the battery with the OmniScan (in the off position to get shorter recharge time) or with the external charger, if provided.

Used-battery disposal

Although the Lithium-Ion battery contains no environmentally hazardous component, such as lead or cadmium, the battery should be disposed according to the local regulations where disposed. The battery should be disposed in a discharged state to avoid heat.

3.2.5 Warnings on Battery Use

Carefully read and observe the following warnings on battery use.

WARNINGS 1 Do not store a battery that has less than 40% of the remaining

WARNINGS

1 Do not store a battery that has less than 40% of the remaining charge. Recharge the batteries between 40% and 80% capacity to store.

2 Do not short-circuit the battery terminals. A short-circuit may cause severe damage to the battery and make it unusable.

3 Do not drop, hit, or otherwise abuse the battery, as this may result in the exposure of the cell contents, which are corrosive and may explode.

4 Do not expose the battery to moisture or rain; doing so may cause an electric shock.

5 Do not incinerate the battery. Keep battery away from fire or other sources of extreme heat. Exposure of battery to extreme heat may result in an explosion.

6 Do not recharge the battery if no indicators light up when the capacity check button on the battery is depressed, as this may be dangerous.

3.3 Peripheral Connection

Olympus NDT recommends to shut down the OmniScan before installing a peripheral, unless it is a USB peripheral, in which case a shutdown is not necessary.

IMPORTANT The OmniScan MX has been tested and found to comply with the radio frequency

IMPORTANT

The OmniScan MX has been tested and found to comply with the radio frequency limits for an industrial device in accordance with the specifications of the EMC directive. In order to maintain OmniScan compliance with the emission specifications of the EMC directive, you must respect the following conditions:

• All cables used for connecting the equipment must have an overall shielding to ensure electromagnetic compatibility and optimal performance.

• Ferrite filters must be attached to the cables connected to the OmniScan. For details, see “Ferrite filters” on page 21.

Ferrite filters

Before using the OmniScan, attach the ferrite filters (supplied with the OmniScan) to the peripheral cables that you will connect to the OmniScan unit and its modules. The possible peripherals are:

• R/D Tech® array probe (ultrasound and eddy current)

• 19-pin eddy current probe

• USB

• Ethernet network

• Scanner Interface

• Alarm and I/O

If you do not attach the filters, the OmniScan unit will not comply with the international and European electromagnetic emission specifications.

To attach the clamp filters

IMPORTANT • Make sure not to clamp the cable be tween the pawls of the

IMPORTANT

• Make sure not to clamp the cable between the pawls of the clamp filter.

• Attach the clamp filters as close as possible to the cable ends. The ferrite filters are not effective unless they are immediately adjacent to the cable end connected to the OmniScan.

• Use the ferrite filter corresponding to the cable diameter. The filter must not slip easily nor be hard to clip on the cable.

• Make sure to close the two clamp filter parts tightly until the clamp click.

1 Attach the clamp filter on the cable of the R/D Tech array probe (ultrasound or eddy current, depending on the case) close to the connector that connects to the OmniScan.

2 Attach the clamp filter on the cable of the R/D Tech 19-pin eddy current probe (4CH/MUX) close to the connector that connects to the OmniScan.

3 Attach the clamp filter on the USB cable close to the connector that connects to the OmniScan.

4 Attach the clamp filter on the Ethernet cable close to the connector (RJ-45) that connects to the OmniScan.

5 Attach the clamp filter on the Scanner Interface cable close to the connector (DE-15) that connects to the OmniScan.

6 Attach the clamp filter on the Alarm and I/O cable close to the connector (DE-9) that connects to the OmniScan.

Figure 3-2 Attaching a clamp filter on a cable (example with the 4CH/MUX cable) Figure
Figure 3-2 Attaching a clamp filter on a cable (example with the 4CH/MUX cable) Figure

Figure 3-2 Attaching a clamp filter on a cable (example with the 4CH/MUX cable)

Figure 3-3 presents the connection of the various cables on the OmniScan and shows the locations where you must attach the ferrite filters.

Alarm monitor Scanner interface (DB-15)
Alarm
monitor
Scanner
interface
(DB-15)
Alarm monitor Scanner interface (DB-15) Filters to be attached Alarm and I/O (DB-9) Filters to be
Alarm monitor Scanner interface (DB-15) Filters to be attached Alarm and I/O (DB-9) Filters to be
Alarm monitor Scanner interface (DB-15) Filters to be attached Alarm and I/O (DB-9) Filters to be

Filters to be attached

Alarm

and I/O

(DB-9)

Filters to be attached

USB port
USB port
Alarm and I/O (DB-9) Filters to be attached USB port Ethernet port Microphone (RJ-45) jack Headphone
Ethernet port Microphone (RJ-45) jack Headphone jack DC power OmniScan adapter plug connector on module
Ethernet port
Microphone
(RJ-45)
jack
Headphone
jack
DC power
OmniScan
adapter plug
connector
on module
OmniScan
Scanner

USB

2

3 Mouse

Keyboard

Ethernet

4 LAN

OmniScan module

5 Probes

Headphone

Keyboard Ethernet 4 LAN OmniScan module 5 Probes Headphone 1 interface Alarm and I/O Microphone DC
Keyboard Ethernet 4 LAN OmniScan module 5 Probes Headphone 1 interface Alarm and I/O Microphone DC

1

interface

Alarm and I/O

Microphone

DC Power

6 Scanner

7 Alarm monitor

8 Audio

9 Power

 

adapter

Figure 3-3 The OmniScan connection diagram showing where to attach the ferrite filters

3.4

Acquisition Module Replacement

The OmniScan is a modular device. The bottom part of the unit, the acquisition module, may be swapped with another module with different technical characteristics. This section presents the procedure to replace an acquisition module and connect the probe to it.

CAUTIONDo not remove an acquisition module while the OmniScan is turned on. Doing so may

Do not remove an acquisition module while the OmniScan is turned on. Doing so may damage the circuits and cause the loss of any unsaved data. Always make sure to turn off the OmniScan before removing an acquisition module.

To replace an acquisition module

1 Turn off the OmniScan.

2 Remove all present batteries and disconnect the DC power adapter if it is present.

3 Place the instrument face down on a stable surface.

4 Unscrew

screws either by hand or by using a flat-head

screwdriver.

When the captive screws are sufficiently loose, they pop out on their own because of a small metal spring.

the

two

captive

CAUTIONDo not try to remove the captive screws entirely, as they are not designed to

Do not try to remove the captive screws entirely, as they are not designed to do so. Trying to remove them will result in material damage.

5 Using the two module extractors (the two plastic levers located on the opposite side of the captive screws), loosen the module.

6 Remove the module.

7

Align the connector of the new module on top of the OmniScan connector, and then gently press down.

8

Secure the new module by snapping the extractors on the module.

 

9

Screw

in

the

two

captive

screws

either

by

hand

or

by

using

a

flat-head

screwdriver.

 

10

Put the batteries back in the battery compartment and plug the DC power adapter if needed.

11

Connect the probe connector as follows:

 

a) Align the probe connector correctly by matching its guide pins and the module connector.

b) Gently press the probe connector into the module connector until it is completely set in.

c) Tighten the retaining screws located on each side of the probe connector.

More information about the capabilities of each module can be found in its respective manual.

3.5 OmniScan Software Installation

Installation of the OmniScan® software is designed to be as trouble-free as possible. The software is on a CompactFlash® card.

If you are using many technologies (conventional ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, eddy current arrays), it is possible to get one CompactFlash card that contains all software programs.

When upgrading from one version to another, a message appears on the screen notifying you that the upgrade is happening; however, no manipulation from your part is necessary.

4. OmniScan Interface

The OmniScan® interface is designed to be as consistent as possible despite the various inspection methods that are implemented (phased array, ultrasound, eddy current, etc.). A key quality of this interface is its ease of navigation.

There are several ways to navigate the interface of the OmniScan. You do not have to learn them all; you may use any combination of methods you like.

4.1 Interface Description

The following are the major elements in the OmniScan interface (see Figure 4-1 on page 28).

• Data Display

• Information Fields

• Menu Button

• Submenu Buttons

• Option Buttons

• Battery Indicators

• Setup Status Indicators

The above interface elements are each addressed in detail in a specific section to follow.

Status indicators

Information fields

Battery indicator Menu button
Battery
indicator
Menu
button

Submenu

buttons

Data display

indicator Menu button Submenu buttons Data display Option buttons Figure 4-1 OmniScan software interface 4.1.1
indicator Menu button Submenu buttons Data display Option buttons Figure 4-1 OmniScan software interface 4.1.1
indicator Menu button Submenu buttons Data display Option buttons Figure 4-1 OmniScan software interface 4.1.1
indicator Menu button Submenu buttons Data display Option buttons Figure 4-1 OmniScan software interface 4.1.1
indicator Menu button Submenu buttons Data display Option buttons Figure 4-1 OmniScan software interface 4.1.1

Option buttons

Figure 4-1 OmniScan software interface

4.1.1 Data Display

The data display area is located in the middle of the interface display. It is where incoming data is graphically displayed and analyzed. Its colors may be customized.

4.1.2 Information Fields

The information fields are located at the top of the interface display. They are used to display the information coming from devices connected to the OmniScan. There are eight information fields. The four large fields at the bottom display primary information. The four small fields at the top display secondary information.

The content of the primary information fields is user-configurable. On the other hand, the content of the secondary information fields is unchangeable and is composed of the following (from left to right):

• Gain value

• Name of the current setup

• Date and time

• Name and version of the current software package

To change the content of the primary information fields

1 Go to Reading > Result, and then choose the desired Field n option button.

2 Choose the option you wish to display from the list.

4.1.3 Menu Button

The menu button contains all the main menus available in the current software package. Some of these menus—like File, Reading, User, and Utilities—are found in every software package, while others are package-specific.

The main menus represent the first-level commands. When you select a menu from that list, its submenus and options appear automatically in their respective areas.

The menu button is displayed above the submenu buttons (see section 4.1.4, “Submenu Buttons,”, page 29). The name on the menu button displays which menu is currently selected. Each menu contains between two and five submenus, which are displayed directly beneath it.

4.1.4 Submenu Buttons

The submenu buttons are also found on the left side of the interface display, just below the menu button. They contain second-level commands. Between three and five submenus are displayed whenever a menu is selected. The content of the submenus depend on the menu that is selected.

When you select a submenu, the options associated to that submenu appear in the option area at the bottom of the screen.

To select a submenu

1 Select a menu by using one of the navigation methods described in sections 4.2.1 through 4.2.6.

2

Select the desired submenu button at the left of the data display area.

If applicable, this will transfer you to the option area.

4.1.5 Option Buttons

The option buttons are located at the bottom of the interface display and they contain third- and fourth-level commands. There can be up to six option buttons per submenu.

There are six types of buttons in the option area:

Command

This type of button causes a specific action to be carried out (see Figure 4-2 on page 30).

action to be carried out (see Figure 4-2 on page 30). Figure 4-2 Example of a

Figure 4-2 Example of a command button

Toggle

This type of button allows you to alternate between two settings (see Figure 4-3 on page 30).

alternate between two settings (see Figure 4-3 on page 30). Figure 4-3 Example of a toggle

Figure 4-3 Example of a toggle button

List

This type of button displays a list of options from which you must choose (see Figure 4-4 on page 31).

Figure 4-4 Example of a list button Edit This type of button allows you to

Figure 4-4 Example of a list button

Edit

This type of button allows you to enter an alphanumerical value or modify an existing value (see Figure 4-5 on page 31).

or modify an existing value (see Figure 4-5 on page 31). Figure 4-5 Example of an

Figure 4-5 Example of an edit button

Edit list This type of button is similar to a list button, but possesses an editable field as the last option in the list. This means that you can either choose one of the present options or create your own (see Figure 4-6 on page 32).

Figure 4-6 Example of an edit list button Edit/cyclic This type of button contains two

Figure 4-6 Example of an edit list button

Edit/cyclic

This type of button contains two different values that can be edited separately (see Figure 4-7 on page 32).

a) The top section contains a numerical value that can be modified in the same way as an edit button value.

b) The bottom section allows you to cycle between a set of fixed values by using one of the following methods:

• Click the section with a mouse repeatedly.

• Press the corresponding option key repeatedly.

• Using an external keyboard, press the corresponding F key repeatedly.

Note: The principle behind the delta variable ( ∆ ) is explained in detail under

Note: The principle behind the delta variable () is explained in detail under “Delta variable,” later in this section.

detail under “Delta variable,” later in this section. Figure 4-7 Example of an edit/cyclic button Options

Figure 4-7 Example of an edit/cyclic button

Options can define a variety of settings. In the case of edit, edit list, and edit/cyclic buttons, the contents can be modified using an external USB keyboard, the OmniScan’s function keys, or the scroll knob. Some options occasionally lead to deeper option levels.

Delta variable

Edit/cyclic buttons contain a delta variable ( ) in the lower part of the button (see Figure 4-7 on page 32). This variable specifies the increment that is used when you increase or decrease the value in the upper box with the scroll knob.

For example, if the delta value of an option box is 6, then the value in the upper box will increase or decrease by 6-unit increments when you use the scroll knob. If you change the delta value, the increment will change to correspond appropriately.

the increment will change to correspond appropriately. To change the delta variable, press the option key

To change the delta variable, press the option key ( ) located below the desired option, or click the delta variable with the mouse pointer. The variable will then continuously cycle among a set of available values.

4.1.6 Battery Indicators

The battery indicators are displayed in the upper-left corner of the display screen. Their purposes are explained in greater detail in section 3.2, “Power Supply Management,” page 16.

4.1.7 Setup Status Indicators

The setup status indicators display indications about the current status of the OmniScan. They are located in the upper-left corner of the display screen (see Figure 4-1 on page 28).

Table 3 on page 34 presents a list of the setup status indicators and their meaning.

Table 3 The setup status indicators and their meaning

Indicator

Meaning

The normal A-scan mode is enabled.setup status indicators and their meaning Indicator Meaning The all A-scan mode is enabled. The smart

The all A-scan mode is enabled.meaning Indicator Meaning The normal A-scan mode is enabled. The smart A-scan mode is enabled. The

The smart A-scan mode is enabled.A-scan mode is enabled. The all A-scan mode is enabled. The data in gate A is

The data in gate A is in the skip number found in the symbol. found in the symbol.

The C-scan data is located farther than the fourth skip. fourth skip.

The distance-amplitude correction (DAC) curve is enabled. curve is enabled.

The time-corrected gain (TCG) is enabled.The distance-amplitude correction (DAC) curve is enabled. The reference mode is enabled. The setup is locked.

The reference mode is enabled.curve is enabled. The time-corrected gain (TCG) is enabled. The setup is locked. The setup is

The setup is locked.gain (TCG) is enabled. The reference mode is enabled. The setup is unlocked. The acquisition synchronization

The setup is unlocked.enabled. The reference mode is enabled. The setup is locked. The acquisition synchronization is set to

The acquisition synchronization is set to clock mode.mode is enabled. The setup is locked. The setup is unlocked. The acquisition synchronization is set

The acquisition synchronization is set to external mode. external mode.

The acquisition synchronization is set to encoder mode.The acquisition synchronization is set to external mode. The system is not balanced (eddy current array

The system is not balanced (eddy current array software only).The acquisition synchronization is set to encoder mode. The system is balanced (eddy current array software

The system is balanced (eddy current array software only).is set to encoder mode. The system is not balanced (eddy current array software only). (red)

(red)

(green)

Table 3 The setup status indicators and their meaning (continued)

Indicator

Meaning

A probe is present but it is not calibrated.indicators and their meaning (continued) Indicator Meaning ( r e d ) A probe is present

(red)

A probe is present and it is calibrated.A probe is present but it is not calibrated. ( r e d ) ( g

(green)

This indicator displays the OmniScan internal temperature in Celsius degrees.A probe is present and it is calibrated. ( g r e e n ) The

The signal is saturated (eddy current array The signal is saturate software only). software only).

The signal is not saturated (eddy current array software only).signal is saturate d (eddy current array software only). (red) (green) The sensibility is not calibrated.

(red)

(green)

The sensibility is not calibrated.saturated (eddy current array software only). (red) (green) ( r e d ) The sensibility is

(red)

The sensibility is calibrated.(green) The sensibility is not calibrated. ( r e d ) ( g r e e

(green)

The TOFD is not calibrated.e d ) The sensibility is calibrated. ( g r e e n ) ( r

(red)

The TOFD is calibrated.g r e e n ) The TOFD is not calibrated. ( r e d )

(green)

The wedge delay is not calibrated.( r e d ) The TOFD is calibrated. ( g r e e n )

(red)

The wedge delay is calibrated.e e n ) The wedge delay is not calibrated. ( r e d ) (

(green)

The sound velocity is not calibrated.e d ) The wedge delay is calibrated. ( g r e e n ) (

(green)

The sound velocity is calibrated.) The sound velocity is not calibrated. ( g r e e n ) ( g

(green)

4.2 Interface Operation

The interface of the OmniScan software is organized in menus, submenus, and options. The operator must navigate through these in order to use the equipment. You can navigate using the OmniScan’s keys, a mouse, an external USB keyboard, or any combination of the above. You can go from menu to submenu to option, and back and

forth by using the various navigation methods.

This section describes the different ways of performing a specific action within the software interface of the OmniScan.

4.2.1 Using the Scroll Knob

interface of the OmniScan. 4.2.1 Using the Scroll Knob Turning the scroll knob in a clockwise

Turning the scroll knob in a clockwise direction shifts a selection to the right (horizontal list) or upward (vertical list). In an edit field, the scroll knob cycles through the character list shown in Figure 4-8 on page 36.

0123456789 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!@#$%&(){}[]~<>

Figure 4-8 Alphanumerical character list

Turning the scroll knob in a counterclockwise direction shifts the selection to the left (horizontal list) or downward (vertical list). In an edit field, the scroll knob cycles through the character list presented in Figure 4-8, but from the opposite direction.

To write something by using the scroll knob, turn the knob until you reach the desired character, wait one second to allow the character to be selected, and then turn the knob again to choose the next character. Pressing the Cancel key erases the last character in the edit field, and pressing the Accept key validates the contents of the edit field.

4.2.2

Choosing a Menu from the Main Menu List

To choose a menu from the main menu list

Using

Perform this action

Main control area

Press the Cancel key repeatedly until the main menu list is displayed. Use the scroll knob to select the desired menu, and then press the Accept key.

Selection keys

Press to display the main menu list. Use the Up or Down keys to select

Press to display the main menu list. Use the Up or Down keys to select the desired menu, and then press both the Up and Down keys simultaneously.

External keyboard

Mouse

Press ESC repeatedly until the main menu list is displayed. Use the arrow keys to select the desired menu, and then press either the

SPACEBAR or ENTER.

Click the main menu button to display the main menu list. Click the desired menu in the list.

to display the main menu list. Click the desired menu in the list. Figure 4-9 Choosing

Figure 4-9 Choosing a menu

4.2.3

Choosing a Submenu from a Menu

To choose a submenu from a menu

Using

Perform this action

Main control area

Use the scroll knob to select the desired submenu, and then press the Accept key.

Selection keys

Press the submenu key that points to the desired submenu.

External keyboard

Mouse

Use the arrow keys to select the desired submenu, and then press either the SPACEBAR or ENTER. You may also press the corresponding F key.

Click the desired submenu button.

may also press the corresponding F key. Click the desired submenu button. Figure 4-10 Choosing a

Figure 4-10 Choosing a submenu

4.2.4

Choosing an Option from a Submenu

To choose an option from a submenu

Using

Perform this action

Main control area

Use the scroll knob to select the desired option, and then press the Accept key.

Selection keys

Press the option key that points to the desired option.

External keyboard

Mouse

Use the arrow keys to select an option, and then press either the SPACEBAR or ENTER. You may also press the corresponding F key.

Click the desired option button.

the corresponding F key. Click the desired option button. Figure 4-11 Ch oosing an option OmniScan

Figure 4-11 Choosing an option

4.2.5

Choosing a Value from an Option List

To choose a value from an option list

Using

Perform this action

Main control area

Use the scroll knob to choose the desired value, and then press the Accept key.

Selection keys

Use the Up or Down key, or the corresponding option key repeatedly, to choose the desired value, and then press the Up and Down keys simultaneously.

External keyboard

Mouse

Use the arrow keys to choose the desired value, and then press either the SPACEBAR or ENTER.

Click the desired value.

either the S P A C E B A R or ENTER . Click the desired

Figure 4-12 Choosing a value

4.2.6

Going Back One Level or Cancelling a Choice

To go back one level or to cancel a choice

Using

Perform this action

Main control area

Press the Cancel key.

Selection keys

Press one of the submenu or option keys, or

External keyboard

Mouse

of the submenu or option keys, or External keyboard Mouse press . Press ESC . Click

press .

Press ESC.

Click a button pertaining to the level to which you wish to return.

4.2.7 Entering a Value in an Edit Field

To enter a value in an edit field

Using

Perform this action

Main control area

Refer to section 4.2.1, “Using the Scroll Knob,” page 36.

Selection keys

The input method for the Up and Down keys is similar to that of the scroll knob (refer to section 4.2.1, “Using the Scroll Knob,” page 36).

Function keys

The input method for the function keys is explained under “Function keys,” later in this section.

External keyboard

Mouse

Use the alphanumerical keys to type what you want (see Figure 4-8 on page 36 for the list of valid characters), and then press ENTER to leave the edit field. To leave the edit field without doing any changes, press ESC.

You can only click the edit field and select it. You must choose another way to enter data.

Figure 4-13 Entering a value Function keys It is possible to use the function keys

Figure 4-13 Entering a value

Function keys

It is possible to use the function keys to enter alphanumerical values in an edit field.

First of all, the edit field must be selected. This will cause the function keys to switch to alphanumerical mode, and the keyboard indicator light will blink yellow (see “Keyboard indicator light” in section 2.1.9, page 10). You can then use the Start/Stop and Store/Print keys to move the cursor forward and backward inside the edit field.

The function keys all possess yellow and green characters printed on them (see Figure 4-14 on page 42). The yellow characters represent alphabetical characters and symbols; the green characters represent numerical characters and signs. Pressing a function key will cycle through the yellow characters first, through the green characters next, and then back to yellow. To proceed to the next character, press another function key to get a different character or simply wait for one second.

Function

(white)

character or simply wait for one second. Function (white) Alphabetical Numerical characters and characters

Alphabetical

Alphabetical Numerical
Alphabetical Numerical

Numerical

characters and

characters and

symbols (yellow)

signs (green)

Figure 4-14 Information provided on each key

Look at the following sequences for example (“1 s” stands for 1 second wait):

= A

= A

= B

= B= A = C = 2   1 s = AB 1 s = AMTU

= C

= C= A = B = 2   1 s = AB 1 s = AMTU

= C
= 2  

= 2 

= 2
= 2
 
1 s = AB

1 s

1 s = AB
1 s = AB

= AB

1 s = AMTU
1 s = AMTU
1 s = AMTU
1 s = AMTU
1 s = AMTU

1 s

1 s = AMTU
1 s = AMTU

= AMTU

B = C = 2   1 s = AB 1 s = AMTU To leave
B = C = 2   1 s = AB 1 s = AMTU To leave

To leave the edit field, press the Accept key or press

leave the edit field without doing any changes, press the Cancel key.

and

simultaneously. To

5.

Maintenance

This chapter deals with the basic maintenance that an operator may apply to the OmniScan® MX unit. The maintenance operations explained below allow you to keep your instrument in good physical and working condition. Due to its design, the OmniScan requires only a minimum of maintenance. The chapter covers preventive maintenance and instrument cleaning.

5.1 Preventive Maintenance

As the OmniScan does not have many moving parts, it does not require much preventive maintenance. Only a regular inspection of the instrument is recommended to ensure that the OmniScan functions correctly.

5.2 Instrument Cleaning

The OmniScan external surfaces, that is, the casing, the acquisition module, and the LCD screen protector, may be cleaned when needed. This section provides the procedure for the appropriate cleaning of the instrument.

5.2.1 Casing and Acquisition Module

To clean the casing and the acquisition module

1 MAKE SURE THE INSTRUMENT IS TURNED OFF, THAT THE POWER CORD IS DISCONNECTED, AND THAT THE BATTERIES HAVE BEEN PULLED OUT.

2 Disconnect all cables and connectors and make sure that all external ports on the OmniScan have been covered with their rubber protectors.

3

Verify that the battery compartment door is closed correctly and that an acquisition module has been installed on the OmniScan.

4 To bring the instrument back to its original finish, clean the casing and the module with a soft cloth.

5 To get rid of persistent stains, use a damp cloth with a soft soapy solution. Do not use abrasive products or powerful solvents that might damage the finish.

6 When removing the connector protectors, check to make sure that the connector itself is dry before connecting anything. If they are not dry, either dry them off using a dry cloth or wait until they dry on their own.

5.2.2 LCD Screen Protector Cleaning

Never use abrasive products, or powerful solvents to clean the screen of the OmniScan. To clean the screen, use a damp cloth with a car windshield washer fluid. If you do not have a windshield washer fluid, you may use a common glass cleaner that completely evaporates. If necessary, clear off paper towel residues using a soft- bristle brush.

5.3 Fan Filter Cleaning

This section presents the procedure to clean the fan filters of the acquisition modules.

To clean the fan filter

1 On the fan grille, remove the screw that secures the grille to the module (see Figure 5-1 on page 47).

Figure 5-1 The grille and the filter (OMNI-M-PA32xx model) 2 Remove the filter. 3 Using

Figure 5-1 The grille and the filter (OMNI-M-PA32xx model)

2 Remove the filter.

3 Using soap and water, clean the filter.

4 Rinse the filter thoroughly with clear water and let dry.

5 Reinstall the filter inside the fan opening.

6 Reinstall the grille and secure it with the screw.

6.

Troubleshooting

This chapter will help you resolve small problematic issues that could occur during the operation of your OmniScan® MX unit. This troubleshooting guide has been written assuming that the instrument has not been modified and that the cables and connectors are those provided and documented by Olympus NDT.

The following topics are each addressed in detail in a specific section to follow.

• Startup Problems

• Error Messages

• Battery Charging Problems

• Battery Life Problems

• Memory Card Problems

• Microphone Problems

• Headphone or Speaker Problems

• Video Input Problems

• Video Output Problems

• Networking Problems

• USB Peripheral Problems

• Boot Problems

6.1

Startup Problems

The OmniScan does not start up.

Possible solutions:

• Check that the DC power adapter is connected to both the OmniScan and a power outlet with the proper voltage. Use only the adapter sold with the OmniScan.

• Make sure that there is at least one battery, charged up to 10%, correctly inserted in the battery compartment.

• Press the power button

in the battery compartment. • Press the power button 6.2 Error Messages for more than three

6.2 Error Messages

for more than three seconds.

Error messages appear during the startup sequence.

Error message

Solution

No module found

Error downloading code

Make sure that you have an acquisition module correctly attached to the base unit.

Restart the OmniScan.

Make sure that the software is up-to-date.

6.3 Battery Charging Problems

The batteries do not charge when they are placed in the OmniScan.

Possible solutions:

• Make sure that the battery model used in the OmniScan is compatible with the model suggested by Olympus NDT. An incompatible battery may be able to power the unit, but the recharge protocol may not recognize it.

• Make sure that the DC power adapter is correctly connected.

• Charge the batteries by using an external charger. Batteries charge much more quickly when the OmniScan is not in use. However, on the contrary, the batteries will charge very slowly, if at all, if the power consumption is too great.

• Shut the OmniScan down and wait for it to cool off. The internal charger is equipped with a temperature monitor which prevents the recharge of batteries when the internal temperature is too high.

6.4 Battery Life Problems

The batteries no longer last as long as they used to.

Possible solutions:

• Drain the batteries completely before recharging them. This will extend the lifespan of your batteries.

• Recondition the batteries using an external battery charger once a month. Though the lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from the common “memory effect,” recondition them for optimum efficiency (for details, see section 3.2.4, “Maximizing the Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries,” page 19).

• Verify your current configuration. There may be an option or a combination of options that is draining the batteries too quickly. Such options include the backlight, the voltage level, the acquisition rate, etc.

6.5 Memory Card Problems

There are problems in reading a file from the memory card or writing a file to the memory card.

Possible solutions:

• Check to make sure that the memory card was inserted correctly into its slot.

CAUTION The memory card slot of the OmniScan ca n be damaged if you force

CAUTION

The memory card slot of the OmniScan can be damaged if you force the insertion of a memory card the wrong way.

• If the memory card was removed while the OmniScan was active, especially if data was being read or written, data corruption may have occurred.

CAUTIONThere is a small possibility that removing the memory card while the OmniScan is active

There is a small possibility that removing the memory card while the OmniScan is active can cause problems, especially if the memory card is being accessed or written at the time of removal. These problems can range from a software crash to data loss or even memory card corruption.

• Make sure that there is enough leftover space on the memory card to store the data you are trying to save. Olympus NDT offers memory cards with various storage capacities. You may need a memory card with a larger storage capacity.

• Check your memory card to make sure it is correctly formatted. In most cases, a newly bought card is not formatted. You need a PC and a CompactFlash® memory card reader (USB or PCMCIA) to format a memory card in a FAT32 format.

• Make sure that your data is not corrupted. Several factors can cause data corruption. The most common factors are unfinished written data files, electrostatic discharges, and pulling the memory card out of the OmniScan while active. Often, the only way to fix the problem is to erase the problem file or files, or to reformat the memory card.

CAUTIONCreate backup files before you reformat a memory card. Reformatting a memory card causes the

Create backup files before you reformat a memory card. Reformatting a memory card causes the loss of all data on the card.

6.6 Microphone Problems

6.6.1 Internal Microphone

The internal microphone does not work.

Possible solution:

• Make sure that an external microphone is not plugged in the microphone jack. This disables the internal microphone.

6.6.2 External Microphone

The external microphone does not work.

Possible solution:

• Make sure that the external microphone is plugged in the microphone jack.

6.7 Headphone or Speaker Problems

6.7.1 Internal Speaker

The internal speaker does not work.

Possible solution:

• Make sure that no headphones nor external speakers are plugged in the headphone jack. This disables the internal speaker.

6.7.2 Headphones or External Speakers

The headphones or external speakers do not work.

Possible solution:

• Make sure that the headphones or external speakers are correctly plugged in the headphone jack.

6.8 Video Input Problems

The video input does not function.

Possible solutions:

• Make sure that the video input option is available, as it can be bought separately.

• Make sure that the video cable is correctly connected.

6.9 Video Output Problems

The video output does not function.

Possible solutions:

• Make sure that the video output option is available, as it can be bought separately.

• Make sure that the video cable is correctly connected.

• Make sure that the external video monitor can sustain a resolution of 800 × 600 in VGA mode.

• Make sure that your monitor respects the VGA standard. The VGA standard requires the removal of pin 9 on the video connector. While the OmniScan respects this specification, some monitors do not. If pin 9 is not removed on your monitor connector, you will have to remove it yourself. Olympus NDT is not responsible for any potential damage caused by this pin removal procedure.

6.10 Networking Problems

Ethernet™ communication is unavailable.

Possible solutions:

• Make sure that the Ethernet option is available, as it can be bought separately.

• Make sure that the Ethernet cable is connected correctly.

• Make sure that you have installed the software that is necessary for the PC to communicate with the OmniScan.

6.11 USB Peripheral Problems

Some USB peripherals do not function when connected to the OmniScan.

Possible solutions:

• Use only a standard USB mouse.

• Use only a standard USB keyboard.

• Use

only

external

specification.

storage

devices

that

adhere

to

the

USB

Mass

Storage

• If it is a malfunctioning printer, make sure that it is compatible with the OmniScan.

6.12 Boot Problems

6.12.1 A-Scan Display

The OmniScan software starts, but no A-scan is displayed.

Possible cause:

The BIOS version used is probably greater than 1.04B, but the fix for the old BIOS command BIOS 1.04 Rev B.cmd has been executed.

Solution 1:

• Correct the BIOS version by proceeding as follows:

1 Insert a CompactFlash® memory card (with valid OmniScan software on it) in a memory card reader connected to a computer.

2 On the memory card, search for a directory named Run the Fix for old BIOS.

3 Run the program Undo Fix.cmd.

This removes incompatible files.

4 Insert the memory card into the OmniScan, and then start the OmniScan using the usual startup procedure.

Solution 2:

• Correct the BIOS version by proceeding as follows:

Delete the contents of the memory card, and then copy a clean version of the software onto it without running the BIOS 1.04 Rev B.cmd command.

6.12.2 OmniScan Startup

The OmniScan logo is displayed with the BIOS version and an exclamation point (!), and the OmniScan does not start.

Possible cause:

A CompactFlash memory card that contains files necessary for the old BIOS version has been used in the OmniScan, and the BIOS is in monitor mode.

Solution:

• Update the BIOS version by proceeding as follows:

1 Insert a CompactFlash memory card (with valid OmniScan software on it) in

a memory card reader connected to a computer.

2 On the memory card, search for a directory named Run the Fix for old BIOS.

3 Run the program Reset CMOS.cmd to create the necessary files on the memory card.

4 Boot the OmniScan with the memory card. You should see the exclamation point (!) displayed and nothing else happening.

This operation resets the CMOS parameters.

5 Take the memory card out of the OmniScan and reinsert it into the reader.

6 Search for a directory named Run the Fix for old BIOS.

7 Run the program Undo Reset CMOS.cmd to remove unnecessary files on the memory card.

8 Boot the OmniScan with the memory card.

It should now boot normally.

7.

Specifications

This chapter covers the OmniScan® MX unit specifications. It includes the general specifications of the instrument, as well as the specifications related to the alarms and safety.

Note: For the specifications related to an acquisition module, please refer to its specific appendix.

Note: For the specifications related to an acquisition module, please refer to its specific appendix.

7.1 General Specifications

Housing

Size

321 mm × 209 mm × 125 mm (12.6 in. × 8.2 in. × 5 in.)

Weight

2.8 kg (6.2 lb) (no module and one battery) 4 kg (8.8 lb) (module and one battery)

Environmental conditions

Operating temperature

0°C to 40°C

Storage temperature

–20°C to 60°C

Relative humidity

Without batteries

95% non condensing. No air intake, splashproof design.

With batteries

Batteries

85% non condensing. No air intake, splashproof design.

Battery model

Olympus NDT no. 39CC0012

Battery type

Smart lithium-ion batteries

Number of batteries

1 or 2

Battery charge time

<3.5 hours using internal or optional battery charger

Battery life

Minimum 6 hours with two batteries; minimum of 3 hours per battery in normal operation conditions

Size

119 mm × 60 mm × 32 mm, ±1 mm (4.69 in. × 2.36 in. × 1.26 in., ±0.04 in.)

External DC supply

DC-in voltage

15 –18 VDC (min. 50 W)

Connector

Circular, 2.5 mm diameter, center position

Suggested model

Olympus NDT no. 40AA0168

Display

Display size (diagonal)

213 mm (8.4 in.)

Resolution

800 × 600 pixels

Number of colors

16 million

Type

TFT LCD visible everywhere

Data storage

Storage devices Optional CompactFlash® card, most standard USB storage devices, or through optional fast Ethernet™. Internal flash memory.

Data file size

50 MB, 100 MB, and 200 MB

I/O ports

USB ports

3 USB 1.1 ports, rated 500 mA output current

Speaker out

Yes, minimum of 8 total impedance for the 3 ports

Microphone input

Yes, capacitor type

Video output

Video out (SVGA)

Video input

Video input (NTSC/PAL)

Ethernet

10/100 Mb/s (megabits per second)

I/O lines

Encoder

2-axis encoder line (quadrature or clock/direction)

Digital input

2 digital inputs TTL 5 V

Digital output

4 digital outputs TTL 5 V 10 mA maximum per output

Remote communication

Remote communication RS-232 or RS485

Acquisition on/off switch

Remote acquisition enable TTL 5 V

Power output line