ETher AeroCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

ETher AeroCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

High Performance Eddy Current Flaw Detectors with Rotary Capabilities and More

The Very Best in Eddy Current Performance

The AeroCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors from ETher NDE are as good as it gets. Rotary Capability is standard with optional Dual Frequency with Auto-Mix, Conductivity Measurement and a broad frequency range from 20Hz to 12.8MHz.


  • Advanced features including Conductivity, Dual Frequency with Auto-mix, Loop, Guides and Trace
  • Large, crisp, daylight readable display
  • User friendly interface and ergonomic lightweight design
  • Rotary Drive Capabilities as Standard
  • Industry standard probe connectors
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Rapid 2.5 Hour charging time
  • 3-Year Standard Warranty (6-Year Extended Warranty with ETherCover)


Lightweight, Rugged and Easy to Use

Lightweight at 2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg) and housed in a rugged metal casing, the AeroCheck offers up to eight hours battery life. The large "soft keys" and easy-to-navigate menu systems provide a very user-friendly interface. Additionally, the AeroCheck+ features a "single-level" menu system, and any menu item can be added to the "Quick Menu" sidebar for easy access during the inspection process.


Works the Way You Do

The AeroCheck series 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.

Loop, Guides and Trace Features

"Loop" is a convenient function for capturing live repetitive signals and then optimizing the settings in order to simplify the task of optimizing the parameters.

"Guides" allows the user to display a slide show that can be created easily using 3rd party software. Instructions, tutorials, etc. can be added to the AeroCheck quickly so the inspector can easily switch between the Inspection itself and the Guides while performing a live test.

The "Trace" function allows a reference waveform to be stored on the screen alongside the graticule behind the live spot, allowing the operator to readily compare live data with the reference calibration.


Optional accessories for the AeroCheck include the following:

  • Protective Splash Proof Cover
  • Hard Transit Case
  • Tripod Bracket - To fit 1/4" Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw
  • External 8 x AA Battery Holder and On/Off Switch
  • Wrist Strap
  • In-Car Power Adapter
  • Leads with various connectors and in various lengths
  • And More

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+ AeroCheck 2 AeroCheck+ PhaseCheck ETherCheck ETherCheck-R
Real-Time Readings
All-In-One Display
Conductivity and Coating Thickness Measurement      
Rotary Scanner    
Dual Frequency and Mixing    
Pitch-Catch Bond Test Mode          
Resonance Testing            

Equipment Kits

Standard AeroCheck Series Kits

  • IAER003 Instrument, AeroCheck 2, Single Frequency (20Hz-20MHz), Hand Held Portable Flaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick
  • IAER002 Instrument, AeroCheck+, Dual Frequency (10Hz-12.8MHz) Hand Held, Portable Flaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick, with Rotary & Conductivity at 60kHz Functionality
  • AWEL002 AeroCheck Power Adapter + Input Plugs (UK, EU, US & Australia)
  • AWEL003 Adjustable Shoulder Strap, Padded with Quick-Release
  • AC006 Instrument Soft Carry Case
  • A090 USB Cable, A to MIN B
  • 40463 Quick Reference Card
  • ALLCX-M02-015A Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Absolute)
  • ALL12-L04-015R Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way (Reflection)
Optional Accessories

  • AAER002 Hard Transit Case
  • AAER004 Protective Splash Proof Cover (WeldCheck2, WeldCheck+, AeroCheck 2, AeroCheck+)
  • AWEL006 External, 8 x AA Battery Holder with On/Of Switch
  • AWEL008 In car Power Adapter
  • ALL12-L04-015R Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Reflection)
  • ALL12-L04-015B Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
  • ALLCX-M02-015A Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Absolute)
  • ALLCX-B02-015A Lead, Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Absolute)
  • ARD002 Mercury (mini) Rotary Drive
  • ALL12-L12-020M Lead to connect Mercury (mini - ARD002) Rotary Drive, Lemo 12-Way, 2m
  • ALL12-F08-020ETH Adapter, lead to connect Rohmann Rotary Drive MR3, SR1 and SR2, Lemo 12-Way, 2m.
  • 40470 Tripod Bracket To fit 1/4” Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw
Probe Kits

  • KASUR001 KIT Surface Inspection (4 probes, lead and Al and Fe Test Block)
  • KASUBS001 KIT Sub Surface Inspection, Low Frequency (2 probes, lead and test piece)
  • KAROT001 KIT Mercury Rotary Drive and Cable Only
  • KACON001 KIT Conductivity Kit (Probe, Calibration and Cable) - (AeroCheck+ only)

Technical Specifications

ETher NDE AeroCheck Specifications

ETher NDE AeroCheck Specifications
Probe AeroCheck 2 AeroCheck+
Connectors 12 Way Lemo 2b (Absolute, Bridge and Refection) and Connection Lemo 00 (for single element absolute probes) Simultaneous probe operation possible using Lemo 12 way and Lemo 00
Rotary 600-3000 rpm - ETher Mercury Drive (ADR002), Hocking 33A100, Rohmann MR3, SR1 and SR2 Drive (special adapter needed)
Frequency Single Freq. = 10Hz – 20MHz with range variable resolution Dual Freq. = 10Hz - 12.8MHz
Overall -18 to + 100 dB, 0.1, 1 and 6dB steps (100dB maximum)
Input 0dB or 12dB
Drive 0dB, 6dB and 10dB (0dB reference 1mW into 50 ohm)
Max X/Y Ratio +/-100.0 dB
Range 0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps
Auto Phase Allows phase angle to be automatically set to a pre set angle
Normal High Pass DC to 2kHz or Low Pass Filter, which ever is the lower in 1 Hz steps. Plus variable adaptive balance drift compensation 0.01 - 0.5 Hz (6 steps)
Normal Low Pass 1Hz to 2kHz or a quarter of the lowest test frequency, which ever is lower in 1 Hz steps
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
Box Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual
Sector Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual
Output Open collector transtor (50v dc at 10mA max) available on 12 way Lemo
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
Color Schemes User configurable Dark, Bright and Black & White
Configurable Screen Full Screen, Single, Dual Spot or Dual Pane with variable size and location and function e.g. XY, Timebase, Waterfall and Meter
Display Modes Spot, Time base (0.1-20 seconds x 1-200 sweeps and up to 55 seconds),
Waterfall and Meter with peak hold and % readout
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 Display in X,Y or R,θ
Position Readout Summary Display of all settings in Legacy Format
Removable Data Storage
Setup Storage micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 settings
Stored Screen micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 screen shots
Shots Comprehensive Record Replay and Storage
Record Replay Real-time recording of trace data and Replay on instruments and desktop PC up to 164 seconds
PC Connectivity USB (Full PC remote control plus Real Time data)
Digital volt free alarm On Lemo 12 way Open collector transistor (36v dc at 10mA max)
VGA Full 15 way VGA output
Languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish
Verification Level The system includes on delivery a 2 year validity Verification Level 2 detailed functional check and calibration as per ISO 15548-1:2013
Power on Self Test The system performs a self test on start up of external ram, sd ram, accelerometer, Micro SD card, LCD screen buffer
External 100-240 v 50-60Hz 30 Watts
Battery Internal 7.2V nominal @ 3100mAh = 22.32
Running Time Up to 8 hours with a 2MHz Pencil Probe 30% Back Light and up to 6 hours
with a Rotary Drive at 3000rpm 50% duty cycle
Charging Time 2.5 hrs. charge time, Simultaneous charge and operation
Weight 2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)
Size (WxHxD) 9.4” x 5.7” x 2.1” (237.5mm x 144mm x 52mm)
Material Aluminum alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated
Operating Temp -20 to +60 °C
Storage Temp Storage for up to 12 months -20 to +35 °C Nominal +20 °C
IP Rating 54
Conductivity Specification (AeroCheck+ Only)

AeroCheck+ Conductivity Specification
Frequency One frequency only 60kHz standard (choice of 120, 240 and 480kHz)
Accuracy 0.5%-10% IACS better than +/-0.05% IACS
10%-25% IACS better than +/-0.25% IACS
25%-60% IACS better than +/-0.5% IACS
60%-110% IACS better than +/-1% IACS
Lift Off corrected to 1.0mm
No temperature compensation
All Errors at 90% Confidence Level
Resolution 3 decimal points max
Auto Resolution Mode AutoS = Legacy Instrument, Auto = SigmaCheck

Product Literature

Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
ETher AeroCheck+ Kit: Handheld Portable Flaw Detector Dual Frequency, Power Adapter + Input Plugs, Lemo00 to Microdot Cable, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, Shoulder Strap, Soft Carrying Case, Software + USB Stick, USB Cable & Quick Reference Card EC-ET-KIAER002 Request Pricing
ETher AeroCheck2 Kit: Handheld Portable Flaw Detector w/ Software & Manual, Power Adapter + Input Plugs, Lemo00 to Microdot Cable, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, Shoulder Strap, Soft Carrying Case, USB Cable & Quick Reference Card EC-ET-KIAER003 Request Pricing