Evident Ultrasonic Inspection Equipment
Enhancements Unveiled in MapROVER™ and SteerROVER™ for Corrosion and Weld Inspection
WALTHAM, Mass., (March 5, 2024)— Evident Corporation, a leader in innovative inspection solutions, proudly announces significant advancements in operability and versatility with its field-proven phased array inspection solutions, the MapROVER™ and SteerROVER™ scanners. To help resolve on-site challenges, these scanners offer new capabilities that ease weld and corrosion inspections of hard-to-reach areas and high-temperature surfaces of pipes, large tanks and pressure vessels.

Enhancing User Experience

Design improvements have been made to the scanners’ shared handheld remote controller to make it more rugged, and its improved touch-screen clarity and convenient magnetic mounting fixtures ease the operation and enable inspectors to keep their hands free.

Empowering Remote Operation

The new RECON camera kit improves the remote operation and validation capabilities of the steerable SteerROVER scanner. Inspectors can navigate the scanner more easily at a distance and keep an eye on the probe positioning and weld alignment to avoid the need to rescan. Additionally, the low-latency Ethernet connection, HD video and LED illumination enable real-time monitoring of scanning progress and surface conditions, even in low-light environments.

Streamlined Inspection Processes

Further streamlining inspection processes, the onboard RECON Studio software on the camera kit tablet facilitates inspection analysis and reporting. The application offers comprehensive recording capabilities, including encoder information, enabling operators to pinpoint irregularities and correlate ultrasound data indications effectively.

Cost and Time Savings for High-Temperature Corrosion Mapping

The addition of an electronic cooling system with liquid-filled cooling plates on the MapROVER High-Temp (HT) raster arm and scanner enables fast, efficient corrosion mapping on surfaces up to 350 °C (662 °F). This heat-resistant technology eliminates costly production shutdowns and helps ensure safer, more efficient inspections in high-temperature environments.

"These advancements in our MapROVER and SteerROVER scanners underscore our commitment to continually evolving our solutions to meet inspectors’ needs," says Simon Alain, Senior Product Manager at Evident. "They offer improved efficiency, accuracy and safety for the most challenging weld and corrosion inspections in tanks, pipes and pressure vessels."

For additional information on the SteerROVER scanner go to www.olympus-ims.com/scanners/SteerROVER, and for more information on the MapROVER HT scanner, go to www.olympus-ims.com/scanners/MapROVER.


In 2022, Olympus Corporation spun off its Scientific Solutions Division, including its life science and industrial solutions businesses, to establish a new company called Evident. Although our name is different, our expertise, manufacturing capabilities and commitment to our customers, which defined us over the past 100 years, remain unchanged.

At Evident, we are guided by the scientific spirit—innovation and exploration are at the heart of what we do. Committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, we support our customers with solutions that solve their challenges and advance their work; whether it’s researching medical breakthroughs, inspecting infrastructure, or exposing hidden toxins in consumer products.

Evident’s industrial solutions range from microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing equipment and X-ray analyzers for maintenance, manufacturing and environmental applications. Backed by state-of-the-art technologies, Evident products are widely used for quality control, inspection and measurement. In life science, Evident empowers scientists and researchers through collaboration and cutting-edge solutions. We’re dedicated to meeting the challenges and supporting the evolving needs of our customers, continuing to advance a comprehensive range of microscopes for pathology, hematology, IVF and other clinical applications as well as for research and education.

For more information, visit EvidentScientific.com.
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