AeroCheck Family - eddy current flaw detectors

The AeroCheck+ is the follow on Eddy Current (EC) Flaw Detector from the AeroCheck. The AeroCheck+ offers the same features as the original AeroCheck, including Rotary Capabilities as standard, but in addition offers Dual Frequency with Auto-mix and Conductivity Measurement as well as an outstanding Frequency Range from 20Hz to 12.8MHz.

Auto-mix simplifies the sometimes complex procedure of mixing two different frequency signals and can be achieved on the AeroCheck+ through a series of easy steps. Setting the Auto-mix itself is as simple as pressing one key.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the AeroCheck+ comes with the ETher NDE promise of outstanding customer service and technology that is both reliable and advanced.

 

 The  New AeroCheck 2 offers all the advanced features of the AeroCheck Plus (including, Loop, Guides and Trace) but without Dual Frequency and Conducivity Capability. A summary of the key features and comparison with older products is given here.


The AeroCheck Plus and 2 can be used with all reflection, bridge and absolute probes from all manufacturers and
 uses industry standard 12-Way Lemo and Co-axial Lemo 00 connectors, reducing the need to use adapters.

  • Dual Frequency
  • Rotary Drive Capabilities As Standard
  • Industry Standard Probe Connectors
  • Large, Crisp Daylight Readable Display
  • User Friendly Interface
  • Up To 10 Hours Battery Life With A Pencil Probe And 7 Hours With A Rotary Drive

Works the way you do!

The AeroCheck features a daylight-readable 5.7” LCD Colour Full VGA  (640 x 480 pixels) Screen ensuring the Operator has excellent signal resolution and presentation no matter what the working conditions are and with the built-in “flip” function works equally well for left or right-handed users.

Lightweight, rugged and easy-to-use

Lightweight at 1.2kg (2.6 lbs.) and housed in a rugged metal casing,the AeroCheck Plus offers up to ten hours battery life, easy to navigate menu systems and great EC performance.

The AeroCheck Plus features a simple “single-level” menu system. In addition, any menu item can be added to the “Quick Menu” sidebar with its own easily recognisable Icon enabling faster adjustments during the inspection process.

The AeroCheck Plus has been built with operator-selectable “soft keys”. Every menu item has its own easily recognisable icon. There are four soft key positions for operator selectable icons for frequently used functions and a fifth position for the last menu function used. Each saved instrument setting can be associated with a unique, one press set of quick access functions. There are also two front panel hard keys that can also be easily programmed for rapid one press access to instrument functions.

Innovative “Loop” Feature: “Loop” is a convenient way of capturing a live repetitive signal and then optimizing the instrument settings especially Phase, Gain and Filters in order to simplify the task of optimizing the parameters.

“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 the 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.

Trace - 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.

As well as being fully daylight readable, the AeroCheck Plus Eddy Current Flaw Detector offers fantastic screen clarity with excellent and accurate inspection readings.

The screens below are a sample of the excellent display quailty that the AeroCheck EC Defect Detector produces:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

[TAB SPECIFICATIONS]

 

 

Standard AeroCheck Kit:

IAER002 Instrument, AeroCheck+, Dual Frequency (20Hz-20MHz), Hand Held Portable Flaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick.
AWEL002 Accessory, AeroCheck, Power Adapter + Input Plugs (UK, EU, US & Australia).
AWEL003  Accessory, Adjustable Shoulder Strap, Padded with Quick-Release.
AC006  Accessory, Instrument Soft Carry Case.
A090  USB Cable, A to MIN B, 1 meter.
40449 Quick Reference Card – AeroCheck.
ALLCX-M02-015A Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Absolute).
ALL12-L04-015R  Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way (Reflection).


Part Number: AAER004 - Protective Splash Proof Cover (WeldCheck / AeroCheck)

Part Number: 40470 - Tripod Bracket - To fit 1/4" Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw (WeldCheck / AeroCheck / AeroCheck+

 

 

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES FOR THE AEROCHECK EC FLAW DETECTOR

AER002 Accessory, Hard Transit Case (AeroCheck).
AAER004 Accessory, Protective Splash Proof Cover / Rope Access.
AWEL006 Accessory, External, 8 x AA Battery Holder and On/Off Switch.
AWEL007 Accessory, Wrist Strap.
AWEL008 Accessory, In car Power Adapter.
ALL12-L04-015R Accessory, 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 Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Absolute).
ALLCX-B02-015A  Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Absolute).
ARD002 Mercury (mini) Rotary Drive.
ALL12-L12-020M  Lead to connect Mercury (mini - ARD002) Rotary Drive. Length = 2 metres. 12 Way Lemo.
ALL12-F08-020ETH Adapter lead to connect Rohmann Rotary Drive MR3, SR1 and SR2. Length = 2 metre. 12 Way Lemo.
40470  Tripod Bracket - To fit 1/4” Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw (WeldCheck/AeroCheck).

PROBE KITS SUITABLE FOR THE AEROCHECK ECT FLAW DETECTOR

KASUR001 Kit Surface Inspection (4 probes, lead and Al and Fe Test Block). 
KASUBS001 KIT, Sub Surface Inspection, Low Frequency (2 probes, lead and test piece). 
KAROT001 Kit Mercury Rotary Drive and Cable Only. 

    AeroCheck2 AeroCheck+
Probe  Connectors 12 Way Lemo 2b (Absolute, Bridge and Refection) 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 (ADR002), Hocking 33A100, Rohmann MR3, SR1 and SR2 Drive (special adapter needed) 
Frequency    Single Freq. = 10Hz – 20MHz with range variable resolution  Dual Freq. = 10Hz - 12.8MHz & Mix -18 to +18dB on output 
Gain  Overall -18 to + 104dB, 0.1, 1 and 6dB steps (104dB maximum) 0dB or 12dB
0dB, 6dB and 10dB (0dB reference 1mW into 50 ohm). +/-100.0 dB 
Input Gain  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 Optimised balance load selection
Alarms  Box Sector Output  Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or Visual.
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Sector Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or Visual
Output 
Open collector transistor (32v dc at 10mA max) available on 12 way Lemo
Display  Type 5.7” (145mm), 18 bit Colour, daylight readable
Viewable Area 115.2mm (Horizontal) x 86.4mm (Vertical) 
Resolution  640 x 480 pixels


Flip Manual or automatic screen orientation change to enable left or right handed use
Colour Schemes Configurable  User configurable Dark, Bright and Black & White
Screen
Display Modes  Full Screen, Single, Dual Spot or Dual Pane with variable size and location and function e.g. MY, Timebase, Waterfall and Meter.
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  Choice of Grid (4 sizes 5, 10, 15 and 20% FSH), Polar (4 sizes 5, 10, 15 and 20% FSH) or none
Offset Spot Position: Y =-50 to +50, X =-65 to +65%
Digital Spot Position Readout Display in X,Y or R,θ
Summary Legacy Format
Removable Data Storage  Setup micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 settings  
Stored Screen Shots  micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 screen shots
Record/Replay Comprehensive Record Replay and Storage. Realtime 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 Available on Lemo 12 way, Open collector transistor (36v dc at 10mA max)
VGA Full 15 way VGA output 
Languages    English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Czech, Norwegian
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 watch 
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 possible
Physical  Weight 1.2 kg, 2.7 lbs
Size (w x h x d)  237.5mm x 144mm x 52mm / 9.4” x 5.7” x 2.1”
Material Aluminium alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated
Operating Temperature -20 to +60 °C
Storage for up to 12 months -20 to +35 °C Nominal +20 °C
Storage Temperature Storage for up to 12 months -20 to +35 °C Nominal +20 °C
IP Rating  54
Conductivity Specification + version only
Frequency  One frequency only 60kHz standard (choice of 120, 240 and 480kHz) 
   
Resolution  3 decimal points max
Auto Resolution Mode AutoS = Legacy Instrument, Auto = SigmaCheck 
Acccuracy              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 

If you have any questions regarding the AeroCheck+ Eddy Current Flaw Detector, please feel free to contact a member of the team at sales@ethernde.com