ETher AeroCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

ETher AeroCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

ETher AeroCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

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"The AeroCheck Flaw Detector offers the very best in Eddy Current performance with rotary inspection capabilities as standard".

Features:

  • Large, crisp, daylight readable display
  • User friendly interface and ergonomic lightweight design
  • Rotary capabilities as standard
  • Industry standard probe connectors
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Rapid 2.5 Hour charging time
  • Two-year warranty
  • Advanced features including Conductivity & Auto-mix, Loop, Guides and Trace

Industry Standard Probe Connectorsaerocheck-probe
The AeroCheck series is able to use a wide range of eddy current probes meeting all the needs of the Aerospace Eddy Current Inspector. Absolute, bridge and reflection connected probes can use the industry standard 12 Way LEMO Connector and a LEMO 00 Connector is also provided for simpler connection of Absolute probes.

Wide Frequency Range
The single frequency AeroCheck 2 has a frequency range of 10Hz to 20MHz, whereas the dual frequency AeroCheck+ offers 10Hz - 12.8MHz, ensuring a diverse range of real world applications can be met.

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Works The Way You Do!
The AeroCheck series has the ability to work in left and right-handed mode thanks to the "Auto Flip" function. This is not only helpful for left-handed technicians but especially useful if the operator is inspecting in a restricted area like the Engine Mounts.


aerocheck-lightweightLightweight, Rugged, "Sure Grip" & Enhanced Protection
Weighing 2.7 lbs. (1.2kg), housed in a tough aluminum alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated outer case and fitted with rubber feet to aid grip, the AeroCheck is as stable on a wing of an aircraft as it is on a lab bench.

Both instruments have two integrated molded "Sure Grip" handles on the rear of the case. The AeroCheck series has enhanced durability through a fully-fitted, custom-designed outer "protective boot" and integral hand-strap for even greater strength and easier grip in use.

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Rotary Capabilities as Standard

The AeroCheck series includes rotary
capabilities as standard and can be
used with the ETher Mercury (mini)
ARD002, Hocking 33A100 or the
Rohmann MR3 / SR1 and SR2 Drives
(with special adapter cable).

aerocheck-displayDaylight Readable, Clear, Large, Configurable Color Screen
The AeroCheck series has a large 5.7" (14.5cm) LCD Color Scrren of 640 x 480 pixels, providing the operator with excellent signal resolution and presentation and with the choice of configuring their own color schemes and display types. It is easy to optimize the screen presentation regardless of the light conditions and it is possible to view a choice of up to two Spot, Time-Base, Waterfall or Meter display types.

Not all NDT inspection on aircraft takes place in the comfort of an aircraft hangar, so the daylight readable display is easily viewable outdoors.

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Record and Replay
Up to 164 seconds of live data may be recorded in real-time and then
played back either on the instrument or on a PC using the desktop
application ETherAnalyser for subsequent analysis and review. The
recorded data may be further optimized by adjusting many settings
including Phase, Gain, Filters, Display and Spot position.

aerocheck-easy-to-use-menusEasy to Use Menus & Icon System
The Aerocheck series menu system is simple and fast
to navigate with the ability to add individually selectable soft
key meu items to the sidebar as recognizable icons for
rapid function access and a "quick-setting menu" for easy
set-up, review and adjustment.

With four operator-selectable soft keys and fifth slot for the
last menu function used, technicians can quickly modify
the system with their preferences. Each saved instrument
setting can be associated with a unique, single press set of
quick access soft keys. There are also two front panel hard keys that can be readily programmed for rapid single press access to frequently used functions.

Display Options

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"The AeroCheck offers the right mix of features for any Eddy Current application, in an easy-to-use package designed entirely with the end user in mind".

All Possible Applications Covered!

The AeroCheck 2 and AeroCheck+ offer maximum flexibility when deciding which features are needed for your application. As well as the hand-held WeldCheck, AeroCheck and AeroCheck+ instruments, the range also includes the Victor 2.2D for inline component testing solutions.

Key Differences

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"The AeroCheck+ offers all the great features of the Aerocheck, 2 plus Dual Frequency and Conductivity Measurement, with useful additions such as Auto-Mix, Guides, Loop and Trace".

Advanced Features


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Guides Feature:
"Guides" allow the user to display a
slide show that can be created easily with commonly used desktop software. The benefit of this feature is that instructions, tutorials and procedures for an inspection can be added to the AeroCheck+ very quickly and the NDT inspector can easily switch between the inspection itself and the "Guides" while performing a live test.

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Trace Function:
The trace function allows a reference waveform to be stored on the screen and appears along with the graticule behind the live spot. This allows the operator to readily compare the live data with the reference calibration.


"Loop" Feature: "Loop" is a convenient way of capturing a short live repetitive signal and then optimizing the instrument settings through real time adjustments of the Phase, Gain, Balance, Filters and Display Configuration in order to simplify the task of optimizing the parameters.

The "Loop" function is excellent for calibration set up especially for setting the filters for Rotary and Dual Frequency mix.


Additional Features Available on the AeroCheck+

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Dual Frequency Feature: At different frequencies, different signal indications (e.g. lift off and defect) have a different relative phase and amplitude response. By means of phase rotation and Gain change of the X Y signal components, one of these indication can be manipulated to be almost identical in phase and amplitude as the other and then by subtraction (mixing), the unwanted component is minimized, giving an improved detection of the wanted signal.


Auto-Mix Feature: A dual frequency mix exploits the phase and sensitivity change between two different types of indication to suppress one and enhance the other.

Auto-mix simplifies the sometimes complex procedure of mixing two different frequency signals and can be achieved on the AeroCheck+ once set up, the Auto-mix itself is as simple as pressing one key.


aerocheck-conductivityConductivity Measurement: Many of the Aerospace procedures require
that Conductivity Measurement is available on the designated Eddy Current
Flaw Detector.

When connecting the Conductivity Probe,
the AeroCheck+ auto-detects the probe and seamlessly switches into
conductivity mode. Removal of the probe switches the instrument back to
flaw detection mode.


NB: The Conductivity Measurement Option is available through the purchase of the KACON001 Kit.


Note: Military kit, model # KIAER002MIL, available upon request (NSN # 6635-99-555-4399)


Specifications:

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Probe: Connectors 12 Way Lemo 12b (Absolute, Brigde and Reflection) 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 (ARD002), Hocking 33A100, Rohmann MR3, SR1 and SR2 Drive (Special adapter needed).
Frequency: Single Frequency = 10Hz - 20MHz with range variable resolution. Dual Frequency = 10Hz - 12.8MHz
Gain: 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
Phase: Range 0.0 - 359.9°, 0.1° steps
Auto Phase Allows phase angle to be automatically set to a pre-set angle
Filters: Normal High Pass


Normal Low 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).

1 Hz to 2kHz or a quarter of the lowest test frequency, whichever is lower in 1 Hz steps.

Balance: 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
Alarms: Box Fully Configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual
Sector Fully Configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual
Ouput Open collector transistor (50v dc at 10mA max) available on 12 way lemo
Display: Type 5.7" (145mm), 18 bit color, daylight readable
Viewable Area 4.5" x 3.4" (115.2mm x 86.4mm)
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, Φ
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 Shots Micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 screen 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
Outputs: 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: They system performs a self test on start up of external ram, sd ram, accelerometer, Micro SD card, LCD screen buffer
Power: External 100 - 240 VAC 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 at 3000rpm 50% duty cycle
Charging Time 2.5 hrs. charge time; Simultaneous charge and operation.
Physical: Weight 2.7 lbs. / 1.2kg
Size 9.4" x 5.7" x 2.1" / 237.5 x 144 x 52mm
Material Aluminum alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated
Operating Temp -4° to 140°F / -20° to 60°C
Storage Temp Storage for up to 12 months - -4° to 95°F / -20° to 35°C Nominal 68°F / 20°C
IP Rating 54

Product Literature

Description Part # Saved Price Add to
AeroCheck+ Kit Includes: Handheld Portable Flaw Detector Dual Frequency (20Hz-20MHz), Power Adapter + Input Plugs, Lemo00 to Microdot Cable, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, Shoulder Strap, Soft Carrying Case, Software + USB Stick, USB Cable and Quick Refer EC-ET-KIAER002 Request Pricing