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Hi-Spec Systems

Hi-Spec Systems are an innovative, forward-thinking, and fast-moving non-destructive testing (NDT) technology company that specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of Phased Array and Time-of-Flight Diffraction (ToFD) ultrasonic inspection systems.

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Overview

The team have an extensive background in NDT and put innovation and R&D at the core of company strategy. Growth and worldwide scale is the next step for this innovative company.

Hi-Spec Systems is a privately-owned company headed by British entrepreneurs Graham, Angela and David Allinson. The team have over 40 years of experience in ultrasonic product development. The team have a proven track record in founding and running successful NDT product manufacturing companies and are leaders in the design, build and support of advanced ultrasonic Phased Array and ToFD systems.

Founded in 2012, the company invested in 5 years of independent R&D to produce world leading NDT technology. With the award-winning iProbe at the core of their technology portfolio, Hi-Spec Systems’ advanced Phased Array and ToFD products are used across a wide variety of industries and industrial applications.

Past company focus has been solely in the Oil & Gas and pipeline industries. Hi-Spec Systems now look to enter exciting new industries to apply their advanced technology. As well as the Oil & Gas and pipeline industries, other new markets include the Subsea Industry, Inspection Robotics, AUV's, Renewable Energy Inspections, Inspection Software and OEM Solutions.

Hi-Spec Systems look to grow and diversify their cutting-edge technology into new markets around the world. To satisfy and support international customers Hi-Spec Systems have invested in support & distribution hubs to provide commercial and technical assistance to customers around the globe.

Products & Services
UltraPhase System

The UltraPhase system is unique in design. Build your perfect system from the ground up with multiple options to choose from. Choose the number of PA or ToFD inputs you need. Choose the power and data interface. Choose the distance you wish to inspect at. Choose to include a camera and laser pointer for improved inspections. You can also add accessories to your system such as ToFD probes and wedges, manual or motorised scanners and also training packages.

The UltraPhase system comes with a mounting bracket for the system. The bracket houses the unit, the camera and the laser. This mounting bracket has fixing holes that enables it to be positioned on any scanner on the market. We recommend the Jirah series of scanners as the bracket was specifically designed for this range but it is also able to be used on other brands. Fits Any Scanner Available on the Market

UltraView® Inspection Software Package

The UltraPhase system comes with the UltraView inspection software package pre-installed. The simple, easy to use, touch operated inspection software works seamlessly with the UltraPhase system. The package has Phased Array and ToFD scan. An inspector can utilise all the techniques the UltraPhase system can offer for improved inspector data and a higher probability of detection of defects. There are multiple Phased Array, ToFD and Conventional UT inputs on the unit to inspect simultaneous with all techniques at the same time. The range of techniques are displayed clearly in the UltraView software with a full range of collection and analysis tools available.
Simultaneous Technique Inspections

Connected and Customisable System

Be online and connected wherever you inspect. With 4G, GPS and Wifi options, gain all the usual benefits of a PC on your Phased Array device. Take control and remotely operate the system from anywhere in the world. Instantly send a scan straight back to HQ from the device for further opinion and analysis. Save any scan directly to the cloud for safe storage or further analysis at a later date.

Powerful and Rugged Tablet Computer

The system uses the latest and most powerful Getac Tablet as its core computing platform. The system benefits from a i7 Dual Core Processor using an Intel HD Graphics 520 chip running on the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system. The system is able to access the substantial computing power the Getac Tablet can offer for the benefit of the inspector. Bluetooth mouse and keyboard included in the system for easy analysis.

  • Combined Phased Array, ToFD and UT Inspection System
  • Powered via USB or PoE for 100m+ AUT Inspections
  • Encoded Video Camera
  • Multi-Group Combined Technique Capability
  • Dual Axis Encoder Input
  • Weld Scan or Corrosion Mapping
  • Up to 8x iProbe Phased Array Inputs and 16x ToFD/UT Inputs
  • 64:128, 128:256, 192:384 & 256:512 PA Channel Options
  • Large 14" HD Outdoor 10 Touch Display
  • Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Included for Analysis
  • Powerful UltraView® Data Collection and Analysis Software
  • Hot Swappable Batteries for Continuous Inspections

Benefits of the UltraPhase System

• Revolutionary Concept Using a Scanner Mounted System for Inspections

• Less Attenuation, Improved Signal Quality and a Higher PoD

• Multiple System Configurations with PA, ToFD and UT Inputs

• Improved Inspection Efficiency using Multiple Techniques

• Powered via USB or PoE for Remote Inspections up to 100m Distance

• Rugged HD Inspection Tablet

• Powerful UltraView® Data Collection and Analysis Software

• Fully Connected System with 4G, GPS and WIFI

• Hot Swappable Batteries for Continuous Inspections

iProbe LITE


Introducing the iProbe LITE.  A powerful and portable multi-group Phased Array system. Over five years invested in R&D to create this revolutionary Phased Array product. Using award winning iProbe technology - the complete Phased Array system has been engineered inside the probe leading to countless benefits for a user. The multi-group system is connected to a multi-functional portable military spec rugged tablet via a detachable USB cable. The inspector is able to use our user-friendly software package for inspection setup, data collection, data analysis and reporting.

Powerful

Hi-Spec Systems have completely changed the way a portable Phased Array system should be engineered. The system uses the latest and most powerful Getac Tablet as its core computing platform. The system benefits from a i7 Dual Core Processor using an Intel HD Graphics 520 chip running on the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system. The system is able to access the substantial computing power the Getac Tablet can offer for the benefit of the inspector.

Accurate

The Phased Array system (including the pulser and receiver) is engineered inside the award winning iProbe. The system is positioned millimetres away from the transducer elements. The micro-coaxial cable is now a fraction of the length of usual Phased Array systems. The substantial reduction in the length of the micro-coaxial cable between the system and the transducer improves the signal to noise ratio. This revolutionary system provides a higher probability of detection for inspectors improving the accuracy and reliability of scan data.

UltraView® Inspection Software Package

The iProbe system comes with the UltraView inspection software package pre-installed. The simple, easy to use, touch operated inspection software works seamlessly with the UltraPhase system. The package has Phased Array and ToFDdisplays as well as great features such as large scan file sizes, the dynamic adaptive slider bar for parameter adjustment, an automatic report generator and an in-built beam ray tracer. The package is the complete inspection platform for an inspector.

Portable & Light

The most portable and light Phased Array system currently available on the market. The rugged system tablet measures 248mm x 188mm x 32.5 mm with a weight of 2.3kg. The iProbe measures 50mm x 31mm x 32 mm with  weight of 0.09kg. The total system weighs 2.39kg. The extremely portable and light system can be held easily with one hand. Many applications in extreme environments where portability and weight are an issue (e.g. rope access) can benefit from the system.

Connected

Be online and connected wherever you inspect. With 4G, GPS and Wifi options, gain all the usual benefits of a PC on your Phased Array device. Take control and remotely operate the system from anywhere in the world. Instantly send a scan straight back to HQ from the device for further opinion and analysis. Save any scan directly to the cloud for safe storage or further analysis at a later date.

Customisable

Multiple probe frequency and pitch options available that cover every possible application an inspector could come across. Easily change the probe cable if it becomes damaged or if a different length is required. Multiple wedges available with curved faces or add irrigation channels and tungsten carbide screws. A choice of probe/wedge slot positions means the iProbe fits most scanners available on the market today.

Rugged

The system benefits from the many years and millions of pounds worth of investment Getac have put into making their tablets military spec and rugged as possible. Our system is able to benefit from the Military Standard 810G certified with drop, shock, vibration, rain, dust, sand, altitude, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, temperature shock, humidity, explosive atmosphere resistant. The system is extremely rugged with a IP65 certified sealed all-weather design. The iProbe is also IP65 rated. Our system is designed to be used in the most challenging of environments.

User-Friendly

The system benefits from our easy to use powerful touch operated inspection software. There are great features such as the simple and quick to set up ASME code compliant calibration along with the beam ray tracing utility and report generator. Use the Bluetooth mouth and keyboard included in the system to adapt the Phased Array device into a standard PC for all your inspection analysis or reporting needs. This is truly an all in one data collection, analysis and reporting system.

Features

• Powerful 32:32 or 32:64 Phased Array System

• Extremely Portable, Light and Rugged

• Multi-Group Capability with Compound Scans

• Fast and Easy Inspection Setup and Calibration

• Dual Axis Encoder Input

• Upgradable, Customisable and Flexible System

• Large 14" HD Outdoor 10 Touch Display

• Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Included for Analysis

• Powerful UltraView® Data Collection and Analysis Software

• Weld Scanning or Corrosion Mapping Capability

• Fully Connected System with 4G, GPS and WIFI

• Hot Swappable Batteries for Continuous Inspections

Benefits of the iProbe LITE System

• Improved Phased Array Signal Quality

• Higher Probability of Detection for Inspectors

• User Friendly and Easy to Use Inspection Software

• Weld Scanning or Corrosion Mapping

• Flexible and Customisable System Set Up

• Fully Connected System with 4G, GPS and WIFI

iToFD system


Powerful ToFD System

The iToFD system uses the latest Getac Tablet as its core computing platform. The system benefits from a i7 Dual Core Processor using an Intel HD Graphics 520 chip running on the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system. The system is able to access the substantial computing power the Getac Tablet can offer for the benefit of the inspector.

UltraView® for ToFD Inspections

The iToFD system comes with the UltraView inspection software package pre-installed. The simple, easy to use, touch operated inspection software works seamlessly with the iToFD system. The package has great ToFD features such as lateral / back wall straightening and removal, SAFT and also parabolic cursor analysis.

ToFD, Pulse Echo or Conventional UT

The multi purpose system is able to be configured for three different techniques. Either set up the system for ToFD inspections, Pulse Echo inspections or use Conventional UT for inspections. Connect the system easily to the rugged tablet via USB, no other power source is needed. The UltraView software is able to manage all of the techniques easily. The inspector is getting three systems in one when investing in the iToFD system.

Customisable System Set Up

The system is compatible with all Lemo 00 MicroDot probes. Easily change the cable linking the system and the tablet if it becomes damaged or if a different length is required. Multiple ToFD probes and wedges are available with curved faces ,irrigation channels or tungsten carbide screws. The flexible and customisable system makes inspections easier.

Fully Connected System

Be online and connected wherever you inspect. With 4G, GPS and Wifi options, gain all the usual benefits of a PC on your ToFD device. Take control and remotely operate the system from anywhere in the world. Instantly send a scan straight back to HQ from the device for further opinion and analysis. Save any scan directly to the cloud for safe storage or further analysis at a later date.

Portable, Light & Rugged

The most portable and light ToFD system currently available on the market. The module measures 55mm x 33mm x 18mm with a weight of 0.05kg. The extremely portable and light system looks more like an inline connector in a lead. Many applications can benefit from this system where portability and weight are an issue for an inspector (e.g. rope access).

Benefits of the iToFD LITE System

• Improved Time of Flight Signal Quality

• Higher Probability of Detection for Inspectors

• ToFD, Pulse Echo or Conventional UT Inspections

• UltraView® Inspection Software for ToFD

• Rugged and Reliable Scanner Mounted Miniature System

• Fully Connected System with 4G, GPS and WIFI

Features

• Powerful ToFD, Pulse Echo and Conventional UT System

• Miniature Form and Scanner Mounted

• Synthetic-Aperture-Focusing-Technique (SAFT)

• Lateral / Back Wall Straightening and Removal

• Hot Swappable Batteries for Continuous Inspections

• Dual Axis Encoder Input

• 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x Channel Systems Available

• Large 14" HD Outdoor 10 Touch Display

• Powerful UltraView® Software for ToFD Inspections

• Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Included for Analysis

• Fully Connected System with 4G, GPS and WIFI

• IP65 Rugged System

 

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