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Dakota Ultrasonics DFX-8 Flaw Detectors
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Dakota Ultrasonics DFX-8

Ultrasonic Flaw Detector & Multi-Mode Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

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Here are a few reasons why you should consider the DFX-8:

  • Fully capable ultrasonic flaw detector with all the features of more expensive instruments
  • Multi-mode ultrasonic thickness gauge and Data Logger at no extra cost
  • Easy to use
  • Large (5.7"), easy to see color, daylight readable LCD display
  • Light weight - 41/2 pounds!
  • 18 hour battery + "AA" battery backup
  •  Fantastic range: 0.400" - 1,200! (Thats not a typo - 100' range)
  • Easy to document test results
  • Rugged, IP-65 metal housing
  • Software included plus free updates
  • 2 year warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Priced at only $4,850!


New DFX-8+ comes with all the items listed above plus a few new high performance features:

  • Pulser Type: Two tone burst pulsers
  • Pulser Voltage: 100 - 400V
  • Broadband 1.8 - 19MHz (-3dB). Four narrow bands at 1MHz, 2MHz, 5MHz and 10MHz. Additional narrow bands at 0.5MHz and 15MHz.
  • Can be used with B-Scan encoders (crawlers).
  • Proportional outputs (amplitude or distance), 0-10 volts.
  • Automatic adjustments of interface gate for immersion testing (water paths).
  • Additional coating gauge feature in thickness gauge mode

 

Flaw Detector Features: Multi-Mode Thickness Gauge Features:
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  • TRIG: Trigonometric display of beam path, depth. surface distance and curved surface correction
  • DAC: Up to 8 points DAC curve
    • Reference: -2, -6, -10 (-6/-12), (-6/-14) and (-2/-6/-10) dB.
    • Amplitude displayed in %DAC, dB or %FSH.
  • AWS: Automatic defect sizing in accordance with AWS D1.1.
  • AVG / DGS: Automatic defect sizing using probe data
  • Stores up to 64 custom setups
  • TCG: Time corrected gain. 50 dB dynamic range, up to 8 points for curve definition. 
  • Measurement Mode: Pulse-Echo (P-E) measures from 0.025 inches to 100 ft (0.63mm to 3048 cm)
  • Auto-Calibration: Provides automatic calibration with two reference points.
  • Detection Modes: Zero Crossing, Flank and Peak
  • Display Freeze: Holds current waveform on screen
  • Peak Memory: Captures peak signal amplitude
  • Pulse-Echo Mode (P-E) - (Pit & Flaw Detection)
  • Pulse-Echo Coating Mode (PECT) - (Material, Coating, Pit & Flaw Detection)
  • Pulse-Echo Temperature Compensation Mode (PETP) - (Pit & Flaw Detection) Auto temperature compensation
  • Echo-Echo Mode (E-E) - (Thru Paint & Coatings)
  • Echo-Echo Verify (E-EV) - (Thru Paint & Coatings)
  • Coating Only Mode (CT) - (Coating Thickness)
  • Measures from 0.0005 to 0.100 inches
  • One and two point calibration options for material and coating
  • Auto probe zero, recognition and temperature compensation
  • High speed scan up to 50 readings per second
  • Audible alarm with hi / lo limits
  • Built in differential mode for QC inspections
  • 64 custom setup configurations


Links to additional information:

dfx-8-straight-beam-demo DFX-8 Flaw - Straight Beam Demo
dfx-8-angle-beam-demo DFX-8 Flaw - Angle Beam Demo
dfx-8-thickness-demo DFX-8 Thickness Demo
dfx-8-brochure DFX-8 Brochure
DFX-8-flaw-detector-manual DFX-8 Flaw Detector Manual
dfx-8-thickness-gauge-manual DFX-8 Thickness Gauge Manual

Dakota Ultrasonics DFX-8 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector & Thickness Gauge

General:

  • Size: 8.5" W x 6.5" H x 2.5" D (216 x 165 x 70mm).
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs. (2.04 kg) with batteries
  • Case: Extruded aluminum body with nickel plated end caps (gasket sealed)
  • Display: Sunlight readable QVGA TFT color display (320 x 240 pixels). Viewable area is 4.54" x 3.40" (115.2 x 86.4 mm) or 5.7" (144.78 mm) diagonal. 16 color pallete, multiple color options and variable brightness.
  • Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Display Views: 
    • Flaw Detector: Full Wave, ± Rectified or RF
    • Thickness Gauge: Digits, ± Rectified, RF or B-Scan
  • Timing: Precision TCXO with single shot 100 MHz 8 bit ultra low power digitizer
  • Measurement Gates: Two independent gates (Flaw) and three gates (Thickness). Start & width adjustable over full range. Amplitude 5 - 95%, 1% steps. Positive or negative triggering for each gate with audible and visual alarms.
  • Operating Temperature: 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°)
  • Environmental: Meets IP-65 requirements

 

Pulser: 

  • Pulser Type: DFX-8: Two adjustable square wave pulsers. DFX-8+: Two tone burst pulsers.
  • PRF: 8 to 2,000Hz in selectable steps (8, 16, 32, 66, 125, 250, 333, 1,000 and 2,000 Hz)
  • Pulser Voltage: DFX-8: 100 - 200 volt peak amplitude, rise / fall time < 10ns into 50 ohm. DFX-8+: 100 - 400V.
  • Pulse Width: 40 to 400 ns. Selectable step options 40, 80 & 400 ns (labeled spike, thin & wide). 
     

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Calibration:

  • Automatic Calibration: Longitudinal (straight) or Shear (angle)
  • Probe Types: Single Contact, Dual, Delay and Angle
  • Units: English (in), Metric (mm), or Time (µs)
  • Velocity: 0.0100 to .6300 in./µs (256 - 16,000 m/s)
  • Test Range: 0 to 0.076 in (1.93 mm) minimum, to 1200 in (30,480 mm) maximum at steel velocity. Continuously Variable.
  • Zero offset (Probe Zero): 0 - 999.999 µs
  • Material Velocity Table: Contains longitudinal and shear velocities for a variety of material types.

 

Memory:

  • Log Formats: Grid (Alpha Numeric) or Sequential (Auto Identifier)
  • Capacity: 4 Gb internal & up to 64 Gb External SD slot
  • Screen Capture: bitmap graphic capture for quick documentation
  • Custom Setups: 64 user configurations

Receivers:

  • Gain: 0 to 110dB with 0.2dB resolution. Manual and AGC control.
  • Damping: 50, 75, 100, 300, 600 & 1,500 ohms.
  • Frequency Bands: DFX-8 & DFX-8+ Broadband 1.8 - 19 MHz (-3dB). Four narrow bands at 1MHz, 2MHz, 5 MHz and 10 MHZ. DFX-8+ Additional narrow bands at 0.5MHz and 15MHz
  • Horizontal Linearity: ± 0.4% FSW
  • Vertical Linearity: ± 1% FSH
  • Amplifier Linearity: ± 1 dB
  • Amplitude Measurement: 0 to 100% FSH, with 1% resolution
  • Delay: 0 - 999 inches (25,375 mm) at steel velocity 
  • Power Source:
  • Lithium Ion Pack: 10.8V, 2 amp hrs., typical operation 18 hrs.
  • Battery Backup: Emergency battery. Six 1.5V alkaline, 1.2V AA Nicad cells, 1.2V AA NIMH, or other equivalent power source. Battery life (continuous use): Alkaline (12 hrs.) Nicad (5 hrs.) and NI-MH (12 hrs.) with default settings.


Connections:

  • USB: Direct USB1.1 PC Connectivity
  • Power Connector: 12v @ 2amps, 100 - 240 VAC, 0.7 Amps, 50 - 60 Hz
  • 5 Pin Lemo Includes:
    • RS232 Output: RS232 PC serial interface. DFX-8+ for use with B-Scan encoders (crawlers).
    • Alarm Outputs: Two independent alarm outputs triggered by the gates.
    • Analog Out: DFX-8+ Proportional outputs (amplitude or distance), 0 - 10 volts
    • Transducer Connectors: Two LEMO 00 connectors

 

Video:

  • Remote Commander:
    Java PC software allows remote display and control for training / presentation purposes and custom system integration.


Transducers:

Delay Line: High Frequency single element delay line style for precision testing of thin materials.
Pencil: High Frequency single element delay line style for testing of materials in tight access areas and difficult geometries.

Contact: Single element contact style for general purpose longitudinal & Shear wave flaw detection. 

Dual: Pitch / Catch dual element style for longitudinal & Shear wave corrosion inspections.

Certification 

Thickness Gauge: Factory calibration traceable to NIST & MIL-STD-45662A.

Flaw Detector: EN12668-1 compliant

Warranty

2 year warranty

Manufactured: USA

CE approved

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Flaw Detector Features:

  • TRIG: Trigonometric display of beam path, depth, surface distance and curved surface correction. Used with angle beam transducers.
  • DAC: Up to 8 points may be entered and used to digitally draw a DAC curve. Reference -2, -6, -10, (-6/-12), -6/-14) and (-2/-6/-10)dB. Amplitude displayed in %DAC, dB or %FSH.
  • AWS: Automatic defect sizing in accordance with AWS D1.1 structural welding code.
  • AVG / DGS: Automatic defect sizing using probe data
  • Stores up to 64 custom setups
  • TCG: Time corrected gain. 50 dB dynamic range, 20 dB per microsecond, up to 8 points for curve definition.
  • Measurement Mode: Pulse-Echo (P-E) measures from 0.025" to 100 ft (0.63mm to 3048 cm)
  • Auto-Calibration: Provides automatic calibration with two reference points.
  • Detection Modes: Zero Crossing, Flank and Peak
  • Display Freeze: Holds current waveform on screen
  • Peak Memory: Captures peak signal amplitude
  • Auto Interface Gate: DFX-8+: Automatic adjustment of interface gate for immersion testing (water path).

Thickness Gauge Features:

  • Pulse-Echo Mode (P-E) - (Pit & Flaw Detection) measures from 0.025 inches to 100 ft (0.63mm to 3048 cm)
  • Pulse-Echo Coating Mode (PECT) - (Material, Coating, Pit & Flaw Detection): Material: 0.025 inches to 100 ft (0.63mm to 3048 cm). Coating: 0.001 to 0.100 inches to 2.54 millimeters).
  • Pulse-Echo Temperature Compensation Mode (PETP) - (Pit & Flaw Detection): Auto temperature compensation measures from 0.025 inches to 100 ft (0.63mm to 3048 cm)
  • Echo-Echo Mode (E-E) - (Thru Paint & Coatings): measures from 0.050 to 4.0 inches (1.27 to 102 millimeters) Will vary based on coating.
  • Echo-Echo Verify (E-EV) - (Thru Paint & Coatings): measures from 0.050 to 1.0 inches (1.27 to 25.4 millimeters) Will vary based on coatings.
  • Coating Only Mode (CT) - (Coating Thickness): measures from 0.0005 to 0.100 inches (0.0127 to 2.54 millimeters). Range will vary ± depending on the coating.
  • One and Two point calibration option for material and coating or selection of basic material types.
  • Auto probe zero, recognition and temperature compensation
  • High speed scan up to 50 readings per second
  • Audible alarm with hi / lo limits
  • Built-in differential mode for QC inspections
  • 64 custom setup configurations


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Description
Part #
Price
Product Name Part # Price Qty
DFX-8 Kit Includes: Operating Manuals, DakView3 PC Software & USB Cable, 4 oz. Couplant, Lithium Ion Battery, Line Power Adaptor, Universal Power Cable, Hard Carrying Case and Calibration Certificate UT-DU-DFX-8 $4,850.00
DFX-8+ Kit Includes: Operating Manuals, DakView3 PC Software & USB Cable, 4 oz. Couplant, Lithium Ion Battery, Line Power Adaptor, Universal Power Cable, Hard Carrying Case and Calibration Certificate UT-DU-DFX-8+ $5,850.00
Instrument Case With Straps UT-DU-DFX-8-F-250-0006 $150.00
Plastic Carrying Brief Case (spare/replacement) UT-DU-DFX-8-A-250-6002 $90.00
Lithium Ion Battery Pack (spare/replacement) UT-DU-DFX-8-B-040-3200 $225.00
External Smart Battery Charger UT-DU-DFX-8-B-030-0000 $245.00
Power Adaptor (12 volts @ 2 Amps with 6' cable) UT-DU-DFX-8-N-250-0001 $95.00
Universal Power Cable (spare/replacement) UT-DU-DFX-8-N-506-0060 $15.00
USB Type 1 to Type 2 - Female (spare/replacement) UT-DU-DFX-8-N-402-0510 $25.00
RS232 PC Cable (9 pin) UT-DU-DFX-8-N-306-0410 $75.00
USB to Serial Adapter UT-DU-DFX-8-N-402-0510-A $25.00
Operators Manual DFX-8 (Thickness) (spare/replacement)* UT-DU-DFX-8-P-250-0003 $20.00
Operators Manual DFX-8 (Flaw) (spare/replacement)* UT-DU-DFX-8-P-250-0004 $20.00