ETher Vantage Eddy Current Flaw Detector

ETher Vantage Eddy Current Flaw Detector

This product has been discontinued. It has been replaced with the OKOndt Eddycon C.

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ETher NDE Vantage Eddy Current Flaw Detector

The ETher Vantage is a handheld, full featured Eddy Current Flaw Detector, which allows for single handed operation, leaving the operator free to use the other hand to scan with a probe. The Vantage specifications and features are comprehensive and will appeal to users in Aerospace, Offshore, Petrochemical, Power Generation and Rail / Axel Inspection industries. With a full color display and a compact and robust enclosure, the Vantage is ideal for use in on-site and factory environments. ether-vantage

ether-vantage-display The display screen is 320 x 240 pixels providing excellent resolution aiding accurate and rapid defect interpretation. The user interface incorporates a simple side-bar menu allowing direct access to key instrument parameters that can be instantly switched to full-screen mode. The menu system is intuitive and any experienced Eddy Current operator will quickly be comfortable with this instrument. A time-based strip chart is available to assist with faster and more reliable defect detection.

The Vantage is a true handheld Flaw Detector, weighing just 13/4 pounds (0.8 kg) and is well balanced, allowing comfortable operation over the duration of a shift. Housed in a rugged ABS enclosure meeting IP65 splash proof requirements, the Vantage will withstand the harshest of site environments. Incorporating a Nickel Metal-Hydride Battery Pack, 6 hour battery life is typical in the standard modes and 4 hours in rotary mode. ether-vantage-enclosure


The instrument has a single pin Lemo 00 Connector for absolute probes.

A 14 pin Connector for Rotary, Bridge and Reflection Probes.

A USB Port for connection to a PC.The USB cable and reporting software is included at no additional cost.


  • USB Port allows trouble free data transfer and software upgrades.
  • Signal-to-noise ratio is excellent, allowing greater probability of flaw detection and the Vantage performs well with Rotating, Pencil, Weldscan and other probes.
  • Frequency Range is 50Hz - 12MHz and test modes can be Dual Frequency (F1 and F2) or Mix (in 4 configurations)
  • Three Alarm shapes are offered and can be used for F1, F2 or Mix respectively.
  • Data processing rate is up to 6kHz and allows storage of 200+ screen recordings of up to 40 seconds each.


Inspection Technology: Eddy Current
Operating Frequencies: 60kHz, 120kHz, 240kHz, 480kHz and 960kHz
Conductivity Range: 0.5% IACS to 110% IACS, 0.28 - 64 MS/m
Accuracy: At 68°F / 20°C. At 10% IACS: ± 0.1% IACS
At 212°F / 100°C IACS: ± 0.5% IACS
Over Range 0 - 104°F / 0 - 40°C: At 10% IACS
± 0.2% IACS. At 100% IACS: ± 0.8% IACS
Probe in thermal equilibrium with metal
Display Resolution: Up to 3 decimal places
Lift Off: 0.5" / 13mm probe compensated to 0.020" (0.5mm)
0.28" / 7mm probe compensated to 0.010" (0.25mm)
Temperature Measurement: In probe sensor (accurate to 32.9°F / 0.5°C), Range 0° to 122°F / 0°C to 50°C
Automatic Temperature Compensation: Conductivity measurements are corrected to the 68°F / 20°C value
Environmental Range: o to 95% relative humidity,0°F to 122°F / 0°C to 50°C for reliable operation
Display: 2.8" (70mm), 320 x 240 pixels color display, LCD with selectable backlight
Construction & Storage: High impact, splash-proof, molded UL94 - 5VA flame retardant ABS case. Protective Rubber boot to protect the unit, probes, probe cable, operator manual on USB and removable stand.
Conductivity Standards: On top of the unit. Removable for value verification and when attached ensures thermal equilibrium.
Power: 2 x 1.5V AA NiMH Batteries, Approximately up to 6 hrs lifespan. Can also use non-rechargeable AA cells.
Size: 0.5" x 0.27" x 0.08" (163 x 80 x 25 mm) (L x W x D)
Weight: 0.77 lbs. (350 g.) including batteries
Data Logger Memory: Removable 2GB micro SD Card allowing over 1 million readings to be stored.
PC Connectivity: USB port for charger and PC communications
Probes: 0.5" / 12.7mm diameter for 60kHz to 480kHz.
0.28" / 7mm probe operates at 480kHz & 960kHz.
Probes are interchangeable with simple operator resetting procedures. Probes are field exchangeable and do not require return to manufacturer for calibration.
Accessories: Settings Reference Blocks - a range of conductivity reference standards traceable to US and European standards are available for in-field use. Up to 5 can be mounted on an aluminum anodized holding plate.

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