EmbedEC Embedded Eddy Current Solutions

EmbedEC Embedded Eddy Current Solutions

EmBedEC Range
Embedded Eddy Current Solutions



  • Single Channel
  • Displayless (requires PC with available USB Port)
  • Available as a "Printed Circuit Board" or in an enclosure with USB connector and analogue outputs.
  • EmBedEC+ adds 5 configurable Digital Output connections for use with alarms or encoders.
  • Small footprint
  • USB or SPI control
  • Dual Analogue Outputs or PC Card Version
  • Data streaming over SPI/USB
  • Powered by 5V DC or USB for easy integration with an industrial control system
  • DLL available to facilitate software integration

Why Eddy Current NDT?
Eddy Current is ideally suited to Inspection Automation due to:

  • Non-contacting
  • High Speed potentially up to 200ms-1
  • Wide variety & geometry of probes
  • Instant Coupling
  • Good for surface defect detection
  • No couplant required
  • No effluent produced
  • Ideal for rotationally symetrical components e.g. bearings, gudgeon pins, cylinder liners etc...
  • Cost effective

Why Choose the EmBedEC?
The EmBedEC is ideal to integrate Eddy Current into automated inspection systems, for varied applications such as:

  • Surface breaking defects detection
  • Sub-surface defects detection in non-ferrous materials
  • Heat Treatment / Material property verification
  • Sensing applications for verifying geometry such as the presence of threads, butt-weld detection, etc...

The EmBedEC has been designed with the needs of the engineer in mind featuing analogue outputs, SPI and USB remote control / data streaming for Control System Integration. It's possible to stream real time data and DLL is available to permit software integration by the end user.

Technical Specifications

Probe Connector: 1 off 6-Way (50 ohm Bridge or Reflection only)
Frequency Single Frequency: 50Hz to 5MHz
Gain Overall: 0 to 82dB
Main Gain: 0 to 76dB, 0.1dB steps
Input: 12dB
Drive: 0dB or 6dB (0dB reference 1mW into 50ohm)
Max X/Y Ratio: 0dB to 76dB independent
Phase Range: 0.0° - 359.9°, 0.1° steps
Filters High Pass: DC to 2kHz Low Pass Filter in 1Hz steps
Low Pass: 3Hz to 4kHz in 1Hz steps
Connectivity PC Board Version: SPI with PC remote control slave mode Outputs of X and Y range -1 to 1V (Board version only)
USB Version: Virtual Com Port remote control plus Real Time data streaming
EmBedEC+: 5 Digital Input / Output lines may be configured for up to 2 Encoders, up to 2 Alarm / Out or 12C connection
Verification Level The system includes, upon delivery: a 2 year validity Verification Level 2, detailed function check and calibration as per ISO 15548-1:2013.
Power External: 5V DC or over USB 125mA
Physical PC Board Version: Weight: 2.5 oz. (75 g)
Dimensions: 2.25" x 4.0" (60 x 100 mm)
USB Version No. I/O: Weight: 10 oz. (275 g)
Dimensions: 4.0" x 3.2" x 1.8" (125 x 80 x 45 mm)
USB Version with I/O EmBedEC+: Weight: 8 oz. (225 g)
Dimensions: 4.0 x 3.2 x 1.25" (125 x 80 x 32 mm)
Operating Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
Storage Temperature: Storage for up to 12 months. -4°F to 95°F (-20°C to 35°C). Nominal 68°F (20°C)
IP Rating: None

EmBed EC: 3 Variants
PC Board Part #: IEMEB001
USB Instrument without I/O Part #: IEMEM1001
USB Instrument with I/O EmBedEC Part #: IEMEM1002

Probe Cables
Probe Cable Bridge USB Instrument Part #: ALL07-L04-015B
Probe Cable Reflection USB Instrument Part # ALL07-L04-015R

Product Literature

Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
EmBedEC Kit Includes: Eddy Current Single Channel/Single Frequency I/O Unit, Lemo 7-Way-Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m cable (Bridge), Lemo 7-Way-Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m cable (Reflection), USB Type B Plug to USB Type A Plug, 1.8m cable & Hard Carrying Case EC-ET-KIEM001 Request Pricing