ETher PhaseCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detector

ETher PhaseCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detector

Dual Frequency High Performance Eddy Current Flaw Detector with C-Scan Capability

★ On Sale During July ★

C-Scan Capabilities in a Handheld Design 

They say “a picture is worth 1000 words”. To date, “pictures” (C-Scan) in Eddy Current have been limited to expensive large laboratory instruments. Now for the first time in a hand held high-end eddy current flaw detector package we add a C-Scan data display capability.

The PhaseCheck share the same features and performance of the AeroCheck+ Eddy Current Flaw Detector combined with the ability to scan areas and document inspection results using a C-Scan Display and X/Y and R/Theta manual scanners with easy scan calibration. The ETher NDE PhaseCheck can be used with all reflection, bridge and absolute probes from all manufacturers and uses industry standard 12-Way Lemo and Co-axial Lemo 00 connectors, reducing the need to use adapters.

 

 

 

Features

  • Dual Frequency with C-Scan capability
  • Data Logging - real time recording or signal data and replay on instruments and desktop PC, up to 164 seconds.
  • Supports X/Y and R/Theta manual scanners with easy scan calibration.
  • Allows up to 2 encoders to be connected, flexibility that will permit many scanner mechanisms to be interfaced.
  • Flexible Dual Bridge and Reflection Probe inspection
  • Ability to post analyze data for peer review and audit purposes
  • Readily incorporates C-scan inspection results in a report
  • User friendly interface, single level meu system, "quick function" sidebar
  • 3-Year Standard Warranty (6-Year Extended Warranty with ETherCover)

 

C-Scan Capability

With up to 1 million data points, up to 1,000 stored data files and scaling from 0.1 to 999.9 Ticks/mm, the PhaseCheck delivers professional quality C-Scan capability in a handheld design. C-Scans can then also be exported as a Bitmap, Excel Spreadsheet or raw data file for subsequent analysis.

 

Works the Way You Do

The PhaseCheck features a daylight-readable 5.7” LCD Color Full VGA  (640 x 480 pixels) screen, ensuring the operator has excellent signal resolution and presentation no matter what the working conditions are. With the built-in “flip” function, it works equally well for left or right-handed users.

 

Lightweight, Rugged and Easy to Use

Lightweight at 2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg) and housed in a rugged metal casing, the PhaseCheck offers up to eight hours battery life. The large "soft keys" and easy-to-navigate menu systems provide a very user-friendly interface.

 

 

ETherScan Viewer

The data recorded in the C-Scan can be further analyzed on-board the instrument by changing the channel views, the phase and gain, or exported for further analysis using the post analysis PC Application ETherScanViewer.

Top-Quality Warranties for Top-Quality Instruments

ETher NDE is unique in that they offer warranty coverage unlike anyone else in the field. All ETher Phase Plane Instruments come with the standard 3-year warranty, which covers all components of the instrument and only excludes customer damage or misuse. However, you can also opt in for an extended 6-year ETherCover warranty plan, putting it truly in a league of its own.

 

The ETherCover 6-Year Extended Warranty Includes:

  • Free of Charge Annual Re-calibration and Health Check for five years commencing at the end of year one
  • One Free of Charge Battery Swap within the six year period (if required)
  • One Free of Charge Keypad Replacement within the six-year period (if required)
  • Guaranteed Fast Repair
  • Free of Charge Software Upgrades within the six year period

ETher NDE "Phase Plane" Instrument Family

Supported Feature / Model WeldCheck2 WeldCheck+ AeroCheck2 AeroCheck+ PhaseCheck ETherCheck ETherCheck-R
Real-Time Readings
All-In-One Display
Conductivity and Coating Thickness Measurement    
Rotary Scanner    
Dual Frequency and Mixing    
C-Scan            
Pitch-Catch Bond Test Mode          
Resonance Testing            

Technical Specifications

ETher NDE PhaseCheck Specifications

Operating Modes Eddy Current Modes C-Scan
Eddy Current Single Probe Frequency
Eddy Current Dual Probe Frequency
Eddy Current 2 Probe, 2 Channel
Rotating Drive
Conductivity with thickness 
Probe Connectors Simultaneous probe operation possible using LEMO 12 way and LEMO 4 way
12-Way LEMO 2B (Absolute, Bridge, Reflection, Rotary, Conductivity)
4-Way LEMO 0B (Bridge, Reflection)
Rotary 600-3000 rpm. ETher Mercury Drive (ADR002) and Saturn (ARD001), Hocking 33A100, Rohmann MR3, SR1 and SR2 Drive (special adapter needed)
Conductivity Option becomes active with use of AMCheck conductivity probe and cable.
Frequency Dual Frequency Frequency Dual Frequency 10Hz - 12.8MHz & Mix -18 to +18dB on output
Gain Overall -18 to + 104dB, 0.1, 1 and 6dB steps (104dB maximum)
Input 0dB or 12dB
Drive 0dB, 6dB and 10dB (0dB reference 1mW into 50 ohm).
Max X/Y Ratio +/-100.0 dB
Phase Range 0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps
Filters High Pass DC to 2kHz or Low Pass Filter, which ever is lower in 1Hz steps. Plus variable adaptive balance drift compensation 0.01 - 0.5 Hz (6 steps).
Low Pass 1Hz to 2kHz or a quarter of the lowest test frequency, which ever is lower in 1 Hz steps.
Balance Load Manual 14 internal balance loads; 2.2μH, 5.0μH, 6.0μH, 6.5μH, 7.0μH, 7.5μH, 8.2μH, 12μH, 15μH, 18μH, 22μH, 30μH, 47μH, 82μH
Automatic Optimized balance load selection.
Mix Channel Frequency Full frequency range available on both channels
Probe Mode Simultaneous reflection / bridge and absolute including simultaneous two probe Differential and Absolute
Mix Gain X/Y -18 to +18dB
Mix Phase 0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps
Alarm Gates Box Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or Visual.
Sector Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or Visual.
Display Type 5.7” (145mm), 18 bit Color, daylight readable.
Viewable Area 115.2mm (Horizontal) x 86.4mm (Vertical)
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Flip Manual or automatic screen orientation change to enable left or right handed use.
Configurable Screen Full Screen, Single, Dual Spot or Dual Pane with variable size and location and function e.g. XY, Timebase, Waterfall and Meter.
Color Schemes User configurable Dark, Bright and Black & White
Display Modes Spot, Time base (0.1-20 seconds x 1-200 sweeps, up to 55 seconds), Waterfall, Meter with peak hold and % readout, Distance (single axis, changes with direction), Strip Chart (single axis, unidirectional) and C-Scan.
Graticules None, Grid (4 sizes 5, 10, 15 and 20% FSH), Polar (4 sizes 5, 10, 15 and 20% FSH)
Offset Spot Position: Y =-50 to +50, X =-65 to +65%
Digital Spot Position Readout Display in X,Y or R,θ
Summary Display of all settings in Legacy Format
Removable Data Storage Media Micro SD HC Card 32GB
Setup Storage Over 10,000 settings
Stored Screen Shots micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 screen shots
Recorded Data Over 500 2.5 minute long data recordings.
Guides 10,000 Slides plus
C-Scan Max no of C-Scan Data Files 1,000
Advanced Features Data Logging Real-time recording of signal data and Replay on instruments and desktop PC up to 164 seconds
Guides Create and display a slide show containing instructions, tutorials and procedures using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Attachments Screenshots and Data Recordings are saved in a folder with the name of the Settings.
Loop Capture a live repetitive signal and then optimize the instrument settings (Phase, Gain, Filters) to simplify optimizing the parameters
Trace Allows a calibration reference signal to be stored on the screen and then compared with the live signal
Auto Phase Allows phase angle to be automatically set to a pre-set angle
Scanning Connector 8 way LEMO 1b for encoder and scanner control
Encoder 2 phase 2 axis; =X/Y or R-Theta
Automatic Controls and acquires data from a Stepper Motor Driven XY Scanner
Count Rate Max 100kHz
C-Scan Resolution Max size 1 million data points
Scaling 0.1-999.9 pixels/mm.
Typical Scan 120 by 100 mm at 0.1mm resolution.
Data Saved Data stored as XY Pairs for 2 Channels. Data presentation X, Y, R or theta on CH1, Ch2 or Mix.
Outputs PC Connectivity Open collector transistor (32v dc at 10mA max) available on 12 way LEMO.
Digital Volt Free Alarm On Lemo 12 way Open collector transistor (36v dc at 10mA max).
VGA Full 15 way VGA output (EC screens only)
Languages Selectable from English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Czech, and Norwegian.
Verification Levels The system includes on delivery a 2 year validity Verification Level 2 detailed functional check and calibration as per ISO 15548-1:2013Power-on self test The system performs a self
Power-on Self Test The system performs a self test on start up of external ram, sd ram, accelerometer, Micro SD card, LCDscreen buffer.
Power External 100-240 v 50-60Hz 30 Watts
Battery Internal 7.2V nominal @ 3100mAh = 22.32 watt.hr
Running Time Up to 8 hours with a 2MHz Pencil Probe 30% Back Light and up to 6 hours with a Rotary Drive 50% duty cycle.
Charging Time 2.5 hrs. charge time, Simultaneous charge and operation
Weight Including Internal Battery 1.3 kg, 2.9 lbs.
Physical Size (L x W x H) 5.7" x 2.1 x 9.3" (146 x 53 x 237mm)
Material Aluminum alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated epoxy
Operating Temperature -4° to 140° F (-20 to +60 °C)
Storage Temperature Storage for up to 12 months -4° to 95° F (-20 to +35 °C) Nominal 68° F (+20 °C)
IP Rating IP54

Equipment Kits

Standard PhaseCheck Kit Includes

KIPHAS001 PhaseCheck Dual Frequency Eddy Current Portable Flaw Detector with Encoder Input Kit Include

  • IPHAS001 Instrument, PhaseCheck, Dual Frequency Eddy Current Portable Flaw Detector with Encoder Input.
    AWEL002 Accessory, WeldCheck, Power Adapter + Input Plugs (UK, EU, US & Australia)
    AWEL003 Accessory, Adjustable Padded Shoulder Strap
    AC006 Accessory, Instrument Soft Carry Case, ETher NDE
    A090 USB CABLE - A to MINI B, 1m
    40865 Quick Reference Card - PhaseCheck
    AAER004 Accessory, Protective Splash Proof Cover (WeldCheck2, WeldCheck+, AeroCheck2, AeroCheck+)
    ALL12-L04-015R Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Reflection)
    ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
    ALLCX-M02-015A Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Vantage/ETi/WeldCheck/AeroCheck)
    ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Vantage/ETi/WeldCheck/AeroCheck)
    C254 PLUG 6 WAY LEMO FGG.1B.306.CLAD62Z (5.3 - 6.2mm)
    C010 CABLE SLEEVE - GMA1B054DN LEMO BLACK
Optional Accessories

  • ALL08-L08-025 Lead, Lemo 8-Way - Lemo 8 Way, 2.5m
  • ALL08-ENC-002 Encoder to Lemo 8-Way, 2m long (Encoder - Manual Scanning) 
  • AER002 Hard Transit Case
  • 40470 Tripod Bracket - To fit 1/4" Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw
  • AWEL006 External 8 x AA Battery Holder and On/Off Switch
  • AWEL007 Wrist Strap
  • AWEL008 In-Car Power Adapter
Scanner Kits

KSCAN001 Scanner, Suction Cup Base, X-Y and R-Theta Magnetic Encoders Kit Includes

  • ASCAN001 Accessory, Scanner, Junction Box, x2 9-Way D Socket to x1 Lemo 8-Way Socket
    (PhaseCheck/AMCheck to ETher Scanner)
  • SSCAN001 SCANNER - CSCAN FRAME - With Vacuum Base, X-Y and R-Theta Magnetic Encoders
  • ALL08-L08-020 Accessory, Lead, Lemo 8-Way - Lemo 8-Way, 2.0m
    (To Connect Scanner box to PhaseCheck, AMCheck)
  • AC014 Accessory, Hard Carry Case, X-Y and r-Theta Scanner

 

KSCAN002 Scanner, Suction Cup Base, X-Y Magnetic Encoders Kit Includes

  • ASCAN001 Accessory, Scanner, Junction Box, x2 9-Way D Socket to x1 Lemo 8-Way Socket
    (PhaseCheck/AMCheck to ETher Scanner)
  • SSCAN002 SCANNER - CSCAN FRAME - With Vacuum Base, X-Y Magnetic Encoders
  • ALL08-L08-020 Accessory, Lead, Lemo 8-Way - Lemo 8-Way, 2.0m
    (To Connect Scanner box to PhaseCheck, AMCheck)
  • AC014 Accessory, Hard Carry Case, X-Y and r-Theta Scanner

Supported Scanners & Encoders

XY Automated Scanner

Portable Manual XY & R Theta Scanner

2D Encoder

Incremental Miniature Encoders

Probe Kits

Weld Probe Kits

KAWEL001 Weld Probe + Accessories Kit Includes

  • PWM100S00 Probe, Weld, Dia 16.00mm (Medium) 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect
  • PUB100K Probe, Unshielded, Broad Band, 100k (35kHz-250kHz), BNC
  • ATBW Accessory. Test Block, Weld Probe, Ferrous (Steel EN1A) + x4 0.5mm Shims, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0mm slots
  • ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
  • ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Vantage)
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1

 

KAWEL002 Advanced Weld Probe + Accessories Kit Includes

  • PWS100S000 Probe, Weld, Dia 11.00mm (Small) 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect
  • PWM100S00 Probe, Weld, Dia 16.00mm (Medium) 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect
  • PUB100K Probe, Unshielded, Broad Band, 100k (35kHz-250kHz), BNC
  • ATB016 Accessory, Test Block WeldCheck Demo Crack Specimen -
    • Plate with two cracks, Type A and C - Toe and Cap
    • Plates are 5"" x5"", 1/4"" thick with false ground crown.
    • Standard crack size 1/4"" Long x 0.040"" deep."
  • ATBW Accessory. Test Block, Weld Probe, Ferrous (Steel EN1A) + x4 0.5mm Shims, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0mm slots
  • ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
  • ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Vantage)
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Rotary Probe Kits

KAROT001 Rotary Drive Inspection Kit Includes

  • ARD002 Accessory, Rotating Drive, Small, Lemo 12-Way, (MERCURY)
  • ALL12-L12-020M Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 12-Way, 2.0m (Rotating Drive)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Conductivity Probe Kit

KACON001 Conductivity Inspection (NIST ONLY) - Standard Dia 13mm Probe Kit Includes

  • PCON001 "Probe, Conductivity, 60kHz, Dia 13.00mm, Straight
    Lemo 7-Way (AeroCheck Plus) c/w Qiuick Reference Card (APCON001)"
  • ALL12-L07-012-CON "Accessory, Lead, 12-Way Lemo to 7-Way Lemo,
    1.2m, Conductivity (To fit AeroCheck Plus Conductivity Probe)"
  • ASIG014 "Accessory, Dual Conductivity Reference Standards,
    Nominal Value 9.4% IACS (Nickel Silver) & Nominal Value 58.8% IACS
    (Aluminium Alloy), (Recommended for Aluminium Alloy use)
    (SigmaCheck/SigmaCheck2) NIST VALUES"
  • 40516 SKIRT - Conductivity Probe (AeroCheck Plus)
  • 40517 "REFERENCE HOLDER - Dual Condustivity Standard
    (Thermal Bridge for Stability)"
  • B3061S x 10LG PLASTIC SCREW (EGT5 M3x0.5 x 10mm Long, Natural)
  • APCON001 Quick Reference Card - Guide to using Conductivity Probe PCON001
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Surface Probe Kit

KASUR001 Surface Inspection Kit Includes

  • PU500PSFE/NFE Probe, Unshielded, 500kHz, Fe/NFe, Plastic Handle, Straight, 100mm Long
  • PS002PS028-114N Probe, Shielded, 2MHz, Plastic Handle, Straight, 28mm Tip Length (Total Length 114mm, 4.5") (Straight Shank)
  • PS500PD064-114N Probe, Shielded, 500kHz, Plastic Handle, Double Crank, 6.4 (0.25") Tip Length (Total Length 114mm, 4.5") (15deg Crank, 90deg tip Shank)
  • PS002PD064-114N Probe, Shielded, 2MHz, Plastic Handle, Double Crank, 6.4 (0.25") Tip Length (Total Length 114mm, 4.5") (15deg Crank, 90deg tip Shank)
  • PK065002NFE Probe, Knife, 65 deg, 2MHz, NFe, Unshielded
  • ALLCX-M02-015A Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Vantage/ETi)
  • ATBF Accessory. Test Block, Ferrous (Steel EN1A), 0.2, 0.5, 1.0mm slots
  • ATBA Accessory. Test Block, Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0mm slots
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
ETher NDE PhaseCheck Kit Includes: PhaseCheck w/ Encoder Input, Power Adapter + Input Plugs, Shoulder Strap, Soft Carry Case, USB Cable A to Mini B, Quick Reference Card, Splash Proof Cover, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way Cable, Plug & Sleeve EC-ET-KIPHAS001 Request Pricing