ETher WeldCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

ETher WeldCheck Series Eddy Current Flaw Detectors

Superior Performance Weld Inspection

Superior Performance Weld Inspection

Both the WeldCheck+ and WeldCheck 2 can perform a great many eddy current inspection tasks due to their superior performance, including weld inspection, surface defect detection and low frequency inspection of non-ferrous material.

The WeldCheck 2 is a single channel/frequency instrument that offers a simplified specification but none the less boasts a 10Hz-20MHz frequency range.

The WeldCheck+ is a dual channel/frequency instrument with conductivity for maximum flexibility, with a frequency range of 10Hz-12.8MHz.

Features

  • Single or Dual Channel models
  • Large, Crisp Daylight Readable Display
  • User Friendly Interface and Ergonomic Lightweight Design
  • Industry Standard Probe Connectors
  • 8 Hour Battery Life
  • Rapid 2.5 Hour Charging Time
  • Three-Year Warranty (6-Year Extended Warranty with ETherCover)
  • Advanced Features Loop, Guides and Automatic Lift Off Gain Connection

 

Lightweight, Rugged and Easy to Use

The WeldCheck weighs just 2.6lbs (1.2kg), has a tough metal outer case and is optimized to resist moist atmospheres. It's 8.5 hour battery life and storage of over 500 readings allows field use for an entire shift without interruption. Additionally, the WeldCheck is equipped with an easy to navigate menu system for rapid function access, including 4 programable, quick access "soft keys" to fit your needs.

  

Works the Way You Do

The WeldCheck 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 WeldCheck 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.

 

Exclusive Features for WeldCheck+

"Dual Frequency / Channel 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 indications 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 required signal.

"Auto-Mix" simplifies the sometimes complex procedure of mixing two different frequency signals and can be achieved on the WeldCheck+ through a series of easy steps. Once set up, the Auto-mix itself is as simple as pressing one key.

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

"Automatic Lift Off Gain Compensation"  automatically compensates the gain of the defect channel according to the paint thickness thus ensuring that a defect signal will appear the same height irrespective of the paint thickness.

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+ AeroCheck2 AeroCheck+ PhaseCheck ETherCheck ETherCheck-R
Real-Time Readings
All-In-One Display
Conductivity and Coating Thickness Measurement    
Rotary Scanner    
Dual Frequency and Mixing    
C-Scan            
Pitch-Catch Bond Test Mode          
Resonance Testing            

ETher WeldCheck Technical Specifications

ETher NDE WeldCheck Specifications

ETher NDE WeldCheck Specifications
Probe WeldCheck 2 WeldCheck+
Connectors

12 Way Lemo 2b (Absolute, Bridge and Reflection) and Connection Lemo 00 (for single element absolute probes).

Simulataneous probe operation possile using Lemo 12 way and Lemo 00

Frequency Single Freq. = 10Hz - 20MHz with range variable resolution Dual Freq. = 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 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
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
Output Open collector transtor (50v dc at 10mA max) available on 12 way lemo
Display
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 orrientation 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
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
General
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
Power
External 100-240 v 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 1.2 kg, 2.7 lbs
Size (WxHxD) 237.5mm x 144mm x 52mm / 9.4” x 5.7” x 2.1”
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 (WeldCheck+ Only)

WeldCheck+ 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

Equipment Kits

Standard WeldCheck Series Kits

KIWEL003 Kit, WeldCheck2, Eddy Current Portable Flaw Detector, Including:

  • IWEL003 Instrument, WeldCheck2, Single Frequency, (10Hz-12.8MHz) Hand Held, Portable Flaw Detector. Software + Manual on USB Stick
  • 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

KIWEL002 Kit, WeldCheck+, Eddy Current Portable Flaw Detector, Including:

  • IWEL002 Instrument, WeldCheck+, Dual Frequency, (10Hz-12.8MHz) Hand Held, Portable Flaw Detector. Software + Manual on USB Stick
  • 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

  • AWEL004 Hard Transit Case
  • AAER004 Protective Splash Proof Cover (WeldCheck2, WeldCheck+, AeroCheck2, AeroCheck+)
  • AWEL006 External, 8 x AA Battery Holder with On/Off 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)
  • 40470 Tripod Bracket To fit 1/4” Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw

Probe Kits

Weld Probe Kits

KAWEL001 Weld Probe + Accessories Kit Includes

  • PWM100S00 Probe, Weld, Dia 16.00mm (Medium) 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect
  • PUB100K Probe, Unshielded, Broad Band, 100k (35kHz-250kHz), BNC
  • ATBW Accessory. Test Block, Weld Probe, Ferrous (Steel EN1A) + x4 0.5mm Shims, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0mm slots
  • ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
  • ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Vantage)
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1


KAWEEL002 Weld Probe + Accessories Kit Includes

  • PWS100S000 Probe, Weld, Dia 11.00mm (Small) 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect
  • PWM100S00 Probe, Weld, Dia 16.00mm (Medium) 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect
  • PUB100K Probe, Unshielded, Broad Band, 100k (35kHz-250kHz), BNC
  • ATB016 "Accessory, Test Block WeldCheck Demo Crack Specimen -
    • Plate with two cracks, Type A and C - Toe and Cap
    • Plates are 5"" x5"", 1/4"" thick with false ground crown.
    • Standard crack size 1/4"" Long x 0.040"" deep."
  • ATBW Accessory. Test Block, Weld Probe, Ferrous (Steel EN1A) + x4 0.5mm Shims, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0mm slots
  • ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
  • ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Vantage)
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1


KAWEEL004  Weld Probe + Accessories, Enhanced AL & SS Inspection Kit Includes

  • PWS106S000 "Probe, Weld, Dia 11.00mm (Small) 100-600kHz,
    Multi-surface, Straight, Disconnect"
  • PUB100K Probe, Unshielded, Broad Band, 100k (35kHz-250kHz), BNC
  • ATBW Accessory. Test Block, Weld Probe, Ferrous (Steel EN1A) + x4 0.5mm Shims, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0mm slots
  • ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
  • ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Vantage)
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Surface Probe Kit

KASUR001 Surface Inspection Kit Includes

  • PU500PSFE/NFE Probe, Unshielded, 500kHz, Fe/NFe, Plastic Handle, Straight, 100mm Long
  • PS002PS028-114N Probe, Shielded, 2MHz, Plastic Handle, Straight, 28mm Tip Length (Total Length 114mm, 4.5") (Straight Shank)
  • PS500PD064-114N Probe, Shielded, 500kHz, Plastic Handle, Double Crank, 6.4 (0.25") Tip Length (Total Length 114mm, 4.5") (15deg Crank, 90deg tip Shank)
  • PS002PD064-114N Probe, Shielded, 2MHz, Plastic Handle, Double Crank, 6.4 (0.25") Tip Length (Total Length 114mm, 4.5") (15deg Crank, 90deg tip Shank)
  • PK065002NFE Probe, Knife, 65 deg, 2MHz, NFe, Unshielded
  • ALLCX-M02-015A Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Vantage/ETi)
  • ATBF Accessory. Test Block, Ferrous (Steel EN1A), 0.2, 0.5, 1.0mm slots
  • ATBA Accessory. Test Block, Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0mm slots
  • AW003 Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Sub Surface Probe Kit

KASUBS001 Sub Surface Inspection, Low Frequency Kit Includes

  • PUS16 Probe, Surface, Straight, Dia 16mm, 300Hz - 100KHz, Plastic, Lemo 4-Way
  • PUR11 Probe, Surface, Right Angled, Dia 11mm, 300Hz - 100KHz, Plastic, Lemo 4-Way
  • ALL12-L04-015R Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Reflection)
  • ATB001 Accessory, Test Block, Aluminum 7075-T6, 1.6mm Thick, x4 Flat Bottom Holes 75%(1.2mm), 50%(0.8mm), 25%(0.4mm), 12.5%(0.2mm), Deep.
Conductivity Probe Kit

KACON001 Conductivity Inspection (NIST ONLY) - Standard Dia 13mm Probe Kit Includes

  • PCON001 "Probe, Conductivity, 60kHz, Dia 13.00mm, Straight
    Lemo 7-Way (AeroCheck Plus) c/w Qiuick Reference Card (APCON001)"
  • ALL12-L07-012-CON "Accessory, Lead, 12-Way Lemo to 7-Way Lemo,
    1.2m, Conductivity (To fit AeroCheck Plus Conductivity Probe)"
  • ASIG014 "Accessory, Dual Conductivity Reference Standards,
    Nominal Value 9.4% IACS (Nickel Silver) & Nominal Value 58.8% IACS
    (Aluminium Alloy), (Recommended for Aluminium Alloy use)
    (SigmaCheck/SigmaCheck2) NIST VALUES"
  • 40516 SKIRT - Conductivity Probe (AeroCheck Plus)
  • 40517 "REFERENCE HOLDER - Dual Condustivity Standard
    (Thermal Bridge for Stability)"
  • B3061S x 10LG PLASTIC SCREW (EGT5 M3x0.5 x 10mm Long, Natural)
  • APCON001 Quick Reference Card - Guide to using Conductivity Probe PCON001
  • AC002 Accessory, Deluxe Probe Case PHDC1
Tube Probe Kit

KATUB001 Tube Inspection Kit Includes

  • PID138D0018K "Probe, Internal Diameter, Differential, Dia 13.80,
    Disonnect, 18k."
  • CIDL03F Accessory, ID Lead,12-Way Lemo,Flexible, 3.0m
  • ATBTB1587 Accessory, Test Block, Tube, Brass, OD 5/8" , (15.87mm) x 20swg, Calibration Tube
  • ATB010 Accessory, Test Block, ID Probe Support Ring OD 25.4 x ID 16.6 x 20.00mm Long
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ETher WeldCheck Kit Includes: Hand Held Portable Flaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick, Power Adapter with Conversion Plugs kit, Shoulder Straps, USB Cable, Soft Carrying Case and Quick Reference Card EC-ET-KIWEL001 Request Pricing
ETher WeldCheck+ Kit Includes: WeldCheck+ w/ Software + Manual on USB Stick, Power Adapter w/ Conversion Plugs, Shoulder Straps, USB Cable, Soft Carrying Case, Quick Reference Card, Lemo 00 to Microdot 1.5m Cable & Lemo 12-way-Lemo-4-way, 1.5m Cable EC-ET-KIWEL002 Request Pricing
ETher WeldCheck2 Kit Includes: WeldCheck2 w/ Software + Manual, Power Adapter w/ Conversion Plugs, Shoulder Straps, USB Cable, Soft Carrying Case & Quick Reference Card EC-ET-KIWEL003 Request Pricing
ETher WeldCheck Probe Package Includes: Weld Probe, Dia 16mm (Medium) - straight, Unshielded Broad Band Probe with BNC Connector, Test Block, Lemo 12-Way-Lemo 4-Way - 1.5m (Bridge), Lemo 00 to BNC Cable, Probe Covers & Carrying Case EC-ET-KAWEL001 Request Pricing
Carrying Case with Adjustable Padded Shoulder Strap and Quick Release Clips for ETher Flaw Detectors EC-ET-AWEL005 Request Pricing
TriPod Bracket with 1/4 - 20 Camera Mount for ETher Flaw Detectors EC-ET-40470 Request Pricing