Quick Guide to Dakota ZX Series Thickness Gauges

Quick Guide to Dakota ZX Series Thickness Gauges

Find the gauge that's right for you

 

The ZX gauges use the 0 – 1st Echo technique to measure remaining wall thickness on uncoated material. It can be used to measure thickness, detect internal pitting and measure when the opposite surface is highly corroded.

 

What can you inspect?

Materials: Uncoated Steel, Aluminum, Polystyrene, Cast Iron, Plexiglass, etc

Shapes: Flat, Round, Bends, Thick, Thin, etc

Applications: Corrosion, Wear, Quality Control, etc

 

What can you detect?

  • Material Thickness
  • Internal pitting
  • Erosion
  • Wear
  • Internal Defects
  • Material Flaws, and more

 

ZX-1

$1050

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The ZX-1, like the MX-1, is designed for simplicity. The gauge is pre-calibrated for steel* which eliminates the need for a calibration block and careful calibration by a trained inspector. It is always calibrated and ready to use - just Probe Zero and measure. 


*The ZX-1 can be unlocked and reset to other material sound velocities if needed.

 

ZX-2

$1250

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The ZX-2 replaces the MX-2 and has 8 preset material sound velocities + 2 user programmable.

 

ZX-3

$1525

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The ZX-3 replaces the MX-3 with fully adjustable sound velocity + 8 presets. Standard Probe Zero or Automatic (No Zero Block) Probe Zero. The most important feature is the High Speed Scan mode which provides for better detection of small pitting.

 

ZX-5/ZX-5DL

$1600 / $1800

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The ZX-5/ZX-5DL replaces the MX-5/MX-5DL and has all the features of the ZX-3 plus: Velocity/Nodularity mode, Differential Mode and Hi/Low Alarms.

 

ZX-6/ZX-6DL

$1775 / $1975

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The ZX6/ZX-6DL replaces the MMX-6/MMX-6DL and ER versions. The ZX-6 has all the ZX-5 features plus Echo-Echo Through-Coating capability with Time Dependent Gain (TDG). TDG is used in both Pulse-Echo (P-E) and Echo-Echo (E-E) modes depending on transducer and frequency selected. TDG electronically compensates for signal loss due to increased distance and the loss of signal strength due to attenuation.

 

All ZX Gauges


Features common to all ZX models include: 

Rugged, sealed (IP65) metal housing, 150 Volt square wave pulser, Low temperature custom LCD (-22°F). 5-year warranty. Full range of probes available 1-10MHz, 3/16" to 1/2". Includes factory calibration and certification to NIST and MIL-STD-45662A. 45-hour operation from 2 standard AA batteries. Low battery indicator, Backlight with on/off/auto and low/med/high settings. Bar graph display of signal stability.

Pulse Echo measuring range of 0.025" to 36.00" (0.63 to 1219 mm) of steel (probe dependent). 200 Hz PRF with 10Hz update rate.

Features

Manual Probe Zero

Available on ZX-1,2,3,5,6

Automatic Probe Zero

Available on ZX-3,5,6

Fixed Velocity Setting

1 setting on ZX-1

8 presets + 2 User-Programmable available on ZX-2,3,5,6

Adjustable Velocity

Available on ZX-3,5,6

Pulse Echo Mode

Available on ZX-1,2,3,5,6

Adjustable Gain in 3 Steps

Available on ZX-5,6

Echo-Echo Through Coating Mode

Available on ZX-6

Measurement Scale

Inch and mm

Available on ZX-1,2,3,5,6

High Speed Scan Mode

Available on ZX-3,5,6

TDG - Time Dependent Gain

Available on ZX-6

Differential Mode

Available on ZX-5,6

Alarm Mode

Available on ZX-5,6

Nodularity Mode (Velocity)

Available on ZX-5,6

AC Operation

Available on ZX-5DL & ZX-6DL

Data

Sequential data storage, 40 files of 250 readings per file for 10,000 readings

ZX-5DL & ZX-6DL

Software

Includes cable and PC software

Available on ZX-5DL & ZX-6DL

Product Literature

Description Part # Saved Price Add to
ZX-1 Kit includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2000, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-300-0001 $1,050.00
ZX-2 Kit Includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2000, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-301-0001 $1,250.00
ZX-3 Kit includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2000, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-302-0001 $1,525.00
ZX-5 Kit includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2000, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-303-0001 $1,600.00
ZX-5 DL Kit includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2000, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-304-0001 $1,800.00
ZX-6 Kit includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2700, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-305-0001 $1,775.00
ZX-6DL Kit includes: Unit, Transducer 5MHz x 1/4" T-102-2700, Couplant, Manual, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software downloadable from website and Data Transfer Cable included with data logging gauges. UT-DU-Z-306-0001 $1,975.00
Dual Probe, 5 MHz, 1/4", Potted, Side Mounted, T-102-2000 (Standard Probe for MX-1,MX-2, MX-3, MX-5, ZX-1, ZX-2, ZX-3, ZX-5 & 5DL) UT-DU-T-102-2000 $265.00
Dual Probe, High Damped, 5 MHz, 1/4", Potted, Side Mounted, T-102-2700 (Standard Probe of MMX-7 and MVX) UT-DU-T-102-2700 $305.00
Nylon Carrying Bag with Neck Strap for ZX and PZX Series UT-DU-F-302-0001 $55.00
Injection molded rubber protective instrument case with neck & hand straps and a kickstand for ZX and PZX Series UT-DU-A-302-6002 $80.00