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The prisma ultrasonic flaw detector offers the end user, outstanding performance in the field together with the flexibility and capability to step up from using a high-end ultrasonic flaw detector to an instrument with phased array functionality.



Discontinued Product

Please Note: This product has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase. This page is for information purposes only.


 Conventional UTPhased Array
Configuration2 UT Channels16:16 or 16:64
Test ModePulse-Echo, Transmit/Receive and TOFDPulse-Echo, Transmit/Receive
Transducer SocketLEMO 1 or BNCI-PEX
Pulse Voltage-100V to -450V (in steps of 10V)-25V to -75V (in steps of 5 V)
PRF1Hz to 1500Hz1Hz to 5000Hz
Pulse ShapeNegative Square Wave (with ActiveEdge)Negative Square Wave (with ActiveEdge)
Pulse WidthAdjustable: Spike to 2000ns (2.5ns resolution)Adjustable: Spike to 1000ns (2.5ns resolution)
Edge Time15ns in 50Ω load @200V12ns in 50Ω load @50V
Output Impedance<10Ω
Trigger SynchronisationOn encoder resolution or internal PRF (both encoded or not)On encoder resolution or internal PRF (not encoded)
Focus Delay Rangen/a0 to 10μs (2.5ns resolution)
Damping ResistorSelectable: 50Ω or 400Ωn/a
Gain Range100dB (0.1dB steps) Analogue Gain0 to 76 dB (0.1 dB steps), Analogue Gain
Max Input Voltage25Vp-p200mVp-p
Input Impedance1kΩ (pitch and catch)200Ω
Bandwidth200kHz to 22MHz (-3dB)200kHz to 14MHz
Analog Filters4 (automatic or manual)3 (automatic)
Digital Filters10 (automatic or manual)10 (automatic or manual)
RectificationFull wave, positive, negative, none (RF)Full wave, positive, negative, none (RF)
Signal EnhancementDigital filters, Smoothing, Contouring, Rejection, AveragingDigital filters, Smoothing, Contouring, Rejection
Focus Delay Rangen/a0 to 10μs (16ns resolution interpolated to 3.8ns)
Data Acquisition
Architecture2 channels, true 200MHz sampling rate16 Channels, Full digital Delay & Sum
Digitizer Resolution12bit ADC12bit ADC
Amplitude Measurement[0% to 100%] or [0% to 150%] FSH[0% to 100%] or [0% to 150%] FSH
Data Processing16bits/sample16bits/sample
Data RecordingFull raw data recording (plus sub-sampling options)Full raw data recording (plus sub-sampling options)
File Sizeup to 3GBup to 3GB
Digitizing Frequency50MHz, 100MHz, 200MHz65MHz
Focal Lawsn/a128
Focusing Moden/aNatural or constant depth/path/offset
Max A-Scan Length8192 samples4096 samples
Sub-Sampling1:1 to 1:1281:1 to 1:128
ReferenceInitial Pulse or Gate/IFT supportedInitial Pulse or Gate/IFT supported
Trigger Sync.Encoder or InternalEncoder or Internal
Scan & Views
Supported ScansA-Scan & TOFDS-Scan or L-Scan
Number of Scansup to 21 (with up to 3 extracted A-Scans)
ViewsA, B, C-Scan, Merged & TOFDA, B, C, L, S-Scan, Merged plus true TOP & END
Colour Mapsup to 10up to 10
Number of Layouts1835
Cursor TypesCartesian, Hyperbolic (TOFD)Cartesian, Extraction Box, Angular
MeasurementsPath Length, Depth, Surface Distance, DAC, AWS, DGSPath Length, Depth, Surface Distance, DAC, AWS
DAC points1616
DAC1 with 3 “sub DACs”1 with 3 “sub DACs” per focal Law
TCG points1616
Gain Range60dB40dB
Max Gain Slope60dB/μs50dB/μs
A-Scan Gates4 gates per A-Scan4 gates per A-Scan (3 extracted A-Scans per S/L-Scan)
Gate TriggerFlank/PeakFlank/Peak
S/L-Scann/a1 Extraction Box
Alarm LED2 (sync on all gates & DACs)2 (sync on all gates & DACs)
Measurements (A-Scan)Peak & Flank (FSH, dB, Depth, Beam Path Length, Surface Distance), Echo-to-Echo, Floating Gates (reference from IFT)Peak & Flank (FSH, dB, Depth, Beam Path Length, Surface Distance), Echo-to-Echo, Floating Gates (reference from IFT)
Interface & Reporting
Integrated Help Active help & parameter description / Optimisation
Remote Connection Onboard VNC Server and FTP Server (connection through Ethernet protocol)
Wizards Configuration, Velocity and Zero, Wedge Delay, Sensitivity, TCG, DAC, DGS, Element Activation, Encoder
Languages (dynamic) Selectable: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese
Report Generation PDF Report (includes customer logo, scan acoustic parameters, measurements, etc.), PNG screen capture.
PDF Reader Allows viewing any uploaded PDF file, scan plan, procedures, old reports etc.
Inputs & Outputs
Encoder 1 or 2 axis encoding (quadrature input)
Digital Inputs 2 input lines (5V TTL)
Digital Outputs 4 Output lines (5V TTL, 20mA) for alarm or other external control
Power Output 5V, 350mA, current limited
Dimensions (HxWxD) 205mm x 300mm x 90mm
Weight 3.5 kg (with battery)
Display Size 8.4inch (diagonal)
Display Resolution 800 x 600
Display Colours 260k (65535 colours for scan palettes)
Display Type TFT LCD, 450Cd/m2, with 2% reflectivity
USB ports 3 USB Master ports
Ethernet 100Mbps
Battery & Power Supply
Battery Type Intelligent Li-ion
Number of batteries 1
Operation On battery or on External power (DC Power Pack)
Battery Replacement Yes, no tools required
Battery Recharge Recharge in unit (with unit On or OFF) - External Battery Charger (std) (as per EN16392)
Battery Life Typical: 7 hours in UT mode, 6 hours in PA mode
IP Rating Designed to meet IP66
Operating Temperature -10oC to 45oC (14oF to 113oF)
Storage Temperature -25oC to 60oC (-13oF to 140oF)



Encoder & GPIO Adapters

Product CodeDescription
ADAP-003ENC-ADAP- veo 2 axIs to prisma 2 axIs
ADAP-001ENC-ADAP- MX 1 axis to veo 1 axis
ADAP-002ENC-ADAP- SX-MX2 1 axis to veo 1 axis
ADAP-011ENC-ADAP- veo 1 axis to MX 1 axis
ADAP-012ENC-ADAP- veo 1 axis to SX-MX2 1 axis
ADAP-015ENC-ADAP- RS+ & RS2 to veo 1 axis

Phased Array Adapters or Splitters

Product CodeDescription
ADAP-005PA-Splitter- IX64 to IX32:32
ADAP-006PA-Splitter- IX128 to IX64:64
ADAP-007007 PA-Splitter- QX64 to Lemo00x8
ADAP-013PA-Splitter- IX64 to BNCx32
ADAP-014PA-Splitter- IX64 to BNCx64
ADAP-008PA-ADAP- GZ64 to QX64
ADAP-009PA-ADAP- CN64 to QX64
ADAP-010PA-ADAP- QX64 to CN64

Accessories & Spares

Product CodeDescription
195193Carry Strap VEO/Prisma
242171Lithium Battery VEO/Prisma
8004241 Bay Battery Charger
8004222 Bay Battery Charger
800423VEO / Prisma Power Supply (LEMO)
145513prisma Window Protector
195208prisma Storm Case with Insert
196100Waterproof Mouse
196101Waterproof Keyboard

Software Options

Product CodeDescription
SW PRISMA PA 16:16prisma Software 16:16 PA
SW PRISMA PA 16:64prisma Software 16:64 PA
SW PRISMA TOFDprisma Software TOFD
XpairXpair Single License



Brochure & Specification

Type Title Date Size
PDF file icon Prisma Brochure 08/23 Download 5.83 MB

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