ETher SteelCheck

ETher SteelCheck

ETher NDE SteelCheck
Compact 3 Channel Flux Leakage Tube Testing System


The SteelCheck is an affordable, battery operated, portable 3 Channel (Hall Sensor and 2 Coil) tube inspection unit for Carbon Steel (Ferromagnetic Tubes) using Magnetic Flux Leakage. Unlike other remote field eddy current methods, it is unaffected by external Aluminum Fins and has the capability to discriminate between external and internal defects.


  • Dedicated one method tube inspection unit
  • 3 Channel Flux Leakage Tube Testing System for discrimination of OD, ID Defects and Wall Thinning
  • Ideal for Ferrous Tubing especially Fin Tubes
  • Internal Data Logging System with PC Application for Desktop Reporting
  • Compact, rugged site proven enclosure
  • Easy to learn and use with ETher User Interface
  • Daylight readable display
  • 8-hour battery life on one charge
  • 2-year warranty

Technical Specifications

Probe Connector: 10-way LEMO 2B
Channels: 1 Hall Effect Sensor, 2 coils
Construction: Stainless Steel / Titanium
Max Pull: 220 lbs. / 100 kg
Longevity: Greater than 1000 tubes
Gain Channels: 3 independent channels with gain lock
Range: Gain adjustable 0 to 72dB
Increments: 0.1, 1 and 6 dB steps
Data Conversion Bit Depth: 12-bit
Sample Rate: 5kHz
Dynamic Range: 40dB
Filters Normal High Pass: DC to 1kHz
Normal Low Pass: 5 to 1kHz
Alarms Level: Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual
Display Type: 24bit color, daylight readable 5.7" (14.5 cm) screen
Viewable Area: 4.6" x 3.4" (115.2 x 86.4 mm)
Configurable Screen: Full Screen, up to 4 panes with variable functions
Display Modes: Time base (0.1 - 20 seconds, Stripchart and Waterfall)
Graticules: None, Grid (4 sizes: 5, 10, 15 and 20% FSH)
Offset: Trace Position: ±150%
Storage Setup: Micro SD up to 32GB, storing over 1,000 settings
Stored Screen Shots: Micro SD up to 32GB, storing over 1,000 settings
Inspect: Comprehensive Record, Play and Storage
Outputs PC Connectivity: USB (Full PC remote control plus Real Time)
VGA: Full 15-way VGA output
Languages English
Power External: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 700mA
Battery: Internal 8.4V @ 3200mAH
Running Time: 100% backlight for 8 hrs.
Over 10.5 hrs. with 40% backlight
Charging Time: 2.5 hrs. charging time. Simultaneous charge and operation.
Physical Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kg)
Dimensions: 9.4" x 5.7" x 2.1" (237.5 x 144 x 52 mm)
Material: Aluminum Alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder coated
Operating Temperature: -4°F to 140°F
-20°C to 60°C
Storing Temperature: Storage for up to 12 months. -4°F to 95°F (-20°C to 35°C) Nominal 68°F (20°C)
IP Rating: IP54



Product Literature

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