The AMIGO from TSC is an ideal instrument to detect, locate
and size surface breaking cracks in metals. The AMIGO exceeds clients’ requests
for an ACFM product that is portable, rugged (rated to IP54) and an instrument
that is an ideal tool for site inspections. These great qualities make the AMIGO
a popular choice with a wide range of clients.
Specifically designed to function in a variety of environments, the AMIGO has easy-access cabling and large unobstructed buttons which allow the operator to concentrate on the job of inspection without being distracted by the operation of the instrument. Easy to operate, the AMIGO can help to streamline the way you work and effectively improve the inspection process.
The complete AMIGO system utilises our cleverly designed ASSIST software that offers ACFM data collection, defect sizing, offline viewing and data archiving. This makes AMIGO from TSC a comprehensive solution for the detection, location and sizing of surface breaking cracks.
The ruggedness, small size, weight and long battery life of
the AMIGO makes the instrument ideal for use in the field.
Together with a rugged notebook PC, inspection can be carried out in almost any location.
The AMIGO can be carried by shoulder strap or worn on a belt as it only weighs 4.5kgs.
RS232 communications between the AMIGO and notebook PC are available in lengths of up to 30 metres as standard - longer cables are available on request making the system ideal for use where the ACFM operator has to be remote from the probe operator. This is particularly useful in abseiling situations, work from cranes and cherry pickers, confined spaces or hazardous environments.
Probes are available for virtually any application either manually deployed or specially designed for automated or robotic deployment.
ACFM was originally developed to depth size defects underwater on offshore oil platforms. Since then, many more industries are benefiting from the advantages the ACFM technique.
Standard ACFM products from TSC are now deployed in a variety of harsh or difficult to access environments including subsea, bridges, nuclear power plant, pressure vessels, welded joints and railways.
The oil and gas industry remains the largest application area for ACFM, including refineries, process plant and pipelines, but take-up in other industries is fast catching up.
Using the ACFM technique the result is a significant time and cost saving where previously areas required coating removal pre-inspection, and re-application post-inspection, regardless of whether an area suffered cracking. Furthermore, it mitigates the risk of untimely failures of components and structures by being able to detect cracks in the first place.
The AMIGO instrument offers the following:
Dual-frequency for non-magnetic material inspection
Support for position-feedback probes
Support for multi-channel array probes
4.5 kg Unit Size
206mm x 292mm x 127mm Probe Cable Length
50m maximum (optional)
Serial Communications Cable
30m maximum (optional)
Array Probe Support
32 channels plus position encoder Power Requirements
Internal battery or 110 - 240v AC, 50 - 60
Hz Operating Temperature
-20º to +40ºC Environment Protection
IP54 rated Minimum PC Requirements Processor
500MHz, 128Mb RAM, 40Mb hard drive, serial port or one free
USB port PC OS Requirements
Software - ASSIST FAMILY
The current generation of ACFM software is the ASSIST family (ACFM Software Suite for the Inspection of Structures).
ASSIST is available in three variants, ASSIST, ASSIST Lite and ASSISTant.
The ASSIST family of software has been developed for both portable and desktop PC's running standard Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/W7.
All variants of ASSIST provide an easy to use large-button interface particularly suited for portable PC's with touch screens, whilst retaining familiar windows menus if preferred.
Many features and enhancements have been incorporated into the software, including: