F.W. Bell 5170 & 5180 Gauss Meters

F.W. Bell 5170 & 5180 Gauss Meters

Portable/Digital Gauss Meter

This product is being discontinued to be replaced by the new FW Bell 5200 Series in 2023.
For immediate needs, suggested replacements are:

Hirst GM07/GM08 B&W MagnaCheck NDT HGS-10C

Overview

The 5100 Series Hall effect portable gaussmeters represent the most recent design which incorporates the use of digital signal processing technology, making it the world’s first hand-held gaussmeter to have a digital signal processor (DSP) on board. F.W. Bell’s exclusive Dynamic Probe Correction allows measurements from 0 to 30 kG with a basic accuracy of 1%. Its built-in software eliminates the need for complex calibration procedures. User prompts on the custom formatted LCD allow fast, simple push button operation. All models come equipped with a detachable transverse probe, zero gauss chamber, instruction manual, hard carrying case, and four AA batteries. Axial, ultra thin transverse and low-field probes are available as options. All instruments are CE compliant.

Features / Comparison between 5170 & 5180 Series

  Model 5170 Model 5180
Probe Included X X
Auto Zero X X
Min. / Max. Hold X X
True RMS X X
Auto Range X X
True Peak Hold   X
Relative Model   X
Outputs (Analog)   X
USB Communications   X

Technical Specifications

5100 Series Specifications

  5170 5180
Basic DC Accuracy 2% 1.1%
Frequency Bandwidth DC - 20 kHz DC - 25 kHz
Update Rates:
Display:
Analog Output:

4 readings / sec
None

4 readings / sec
100K samples / sec
Ranges:
Ultra Low Range (low-field probe only):
Low Range:
Mid Range:
High Range:

1 G
200 G
2 kG
20 kG

1 G
300 G
3 kG
30 kG
Resolution:
Ultra Low Range (low-field probe only):
Low Range:
Mid Range:
High Range:

1 mG
0.1 G
1.0 G
10 G

1 mG
0.1 G
1.0 G
10 G
Display: LCD LCD
Digits: 31/2 32/3
Readings: Gauss, Tesla, Amps/Meters Gauss, Tesla, Amps/Meters
Analog Output: None +/-3V FS
Communication Port: None USB (1 sample / sec)
Operating Temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C) 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
Storage Temperature: -13° to 158°F (-25° to 70°C) -13° to 158°F (-25° to 70°C)
Power: 4 AA Batteries 4 AA Batteries
Dimensions: 6.9" x 3.9" x 1.44"
(175.26 x 99.06 x 36.58 mm)
6.9" x 3.9" x 1.44"
(175.26 x 99.06 x 36.58 mm)

Both the 5170 & 5180 Meter Kits Include:

  • 5170 or 5180 Meter
  • Standard 4" Transverse Probe
  • Zero Gauss Chamber
  • CD Instruction manual
  • Certificate
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 4 AA Batteries
  • AC Adapter

Certification Notes:

  • Certificate of Calibration Card NIST ISO-9001 (see attached). (Included with all meters and all options, no added lead time nor cost). Does not show Date nor Serial Number nor Test data.
  • Full-Page Certificate of Calibration NIST ISO-9001 Z540 (3-month lead time) includes: Date, SN, and Test Equip. No Test data (*pricing only valid when purchased with instrument).
  • Two-Page Certificate of Calibration NIST ISO-9001 Z540 (3-month lead time) includes: Date, SN, Test Equip, and Test Data (*pricing only valid when purchased with instrument).
  • Two-Page Certificate of Calibration ISO-17025 (international) (up to 3-month lead time) includes: Date, SN, Test Equip, Test Data (*pricing only valid when purchased with instrument).

 

 

The 5100 Series Includes a 1 Year Warranty 

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Kits

F.W. Bell 5170 Gauss Meter Kit includes: 5170 meter, standard 4”long transverse probe (STH17-0404), zero-gauss chamber, CD instruction manual, certificate, hard carrying case, four AA batteries and AC Adapter (120V / 60Hz) - Domestic Use MT-FW-5170 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell 5170 Gauss Meter Kit, includes: 5170 meter, standard 4”long transverse probe (STH17-0404), zero-gauss chamber, CD instruction manual, certificate, hard carrying case, four AA batteries and AC Adapter (100-240V / 50-60Hz) - International Use MT-FW-5170S Request Pricing
F.W. Bell 5180 Gauss Meter Kit includes: 5180 meter, standard 4”long transverse probe (STD18-0404), zero-gauss chamber, CD instruction manual, certificate, hard carrying case, four AA batteries and AC Adapter (120V / 60Hz) - Domestic Use MT-FW-5180 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell 5180 Gauss Meter Kit includes: 5180 meter, standard 4”long transverse probe (STD18-0404), zero-gauss chamber, CD instruction manual, certificate, hard carrying case, four AA batteries and AC Adapter (100-240V / 50-60Hz) - International Use MT-FW-5180S Request Pricing

Probes

F.W. Bell STH17-0402 Standard Probe for use with 5170, Transverse, 2" MT-FW-STH17-0402 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell STH17-0404 Standard Probe for use with 5170, Transverse, 4" MT-FW-STH17-0404 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell HTH17-0604 Hall Effect Probe for use with 5170, Transverse Heavy Duty, 4" length MT-FW-HTH17-0604 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell SAH17-1902 Hall Effect Probe for use with 5170, Axial, 2" length MT-FW-SAH17-1902 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell SAH17-1904 Hall Effect Probe for use with 5170, Axial, 4" length MT-FW-SAH17-1904 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell STD18-0402 Standard Probe for use with 5180 Gauss Meter, Transverse, 2" MT-FW-STD18-0402 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell STD18-0404 Standard Probe for use with 5180 Gauss Meter, Transverse, 4" MT-FW-STD18-0404 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell HTD18-0604 Hall Effect Probe for use with 5180, Transverse Heavy Duty, 4" length MT-FW-HTD18-0604 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell SAD18-1902 Hall Effect Probe for use with 5180, Axial, 2" length MT-FW-SAD18-1902 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell SAD18-1904 Hall Effect Probe for use with 5180, Axial, 4" length MT-FW-SAD18-1904 Request Pricing

Accessories

F.W. Bell Zero Gauss Chamber MT-FW-YA-111 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell 5170/5180 AC Adapter, 5V (120V / 60Hz) Domestic Use MT-FW-PSRD-5 Request Pricing
F.W. Bell 5170/5180 AC Adapter, 5V (100-240V / 50-60Hz) - International Use MT-FW-PSRD-5-INT Request Pricing
F.W. Bell Full-Page Certificate of Calibration NIST ISO-9001 Z540. (3-month lead time): includes Date, SN, and Test Equip. No Test data *pricing only valid when purchased with instrument MT-FW-CERT-ISO-9001-A Request Pricing
F.W. Bell Two-Page Certificate of Calibration NIST ISO-9001 Z540. (3-month lead time): includes Date, SN, Test Equip, and Test Data *pricing only valid when purchased with instrument MT-FW-CERT-ISO-9001-B Request Pricing
F.W. Bell Two-Page Certificate of Calibration ISO-17025 (international). (up to 3-month lead time): includes Date, SN, Test Equip, Test Data *pricing only valid when purchased with instrument MT-FW-CERT-ISO-17025 Request Pricing