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.


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.

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:

Probe  Connectors 12 Way Lemo 2b (Absolute, Bridge and Reflection) 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) and Saturn (ARD001), Hocking 33A100, Rohmann MR3, SR1 and SR2 Drive (special adapter needed)

  Conductivity

Option becomes active with use of AeroCheck + conductivity probe  and cable

Frequency

Dual Frequency

10Hz - 12.8MHz 

Gain

Overall 

-18 to + 104 dB, 0.1, 1 and 6dB steps

 

Input

0dB or 12dB

 

Drive

0dB, 6dB and 12dB (0dB reference 1mW into 50 ohm)

 

Max X/Y Ratio

+/-100.0 dB

Phase

Range

0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps

Filters

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).

 

Low Pass

1Hz to 2KHz or a quarter of the lowest test frequency whichever 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.

Mix Channel

Frequency

Full frequency range available on both channels

 

Probe Mode

Simultaneous reflection / bridge and absolute including simultaneous two probe Differential and Absolute

 

Mix Gain

X/Y -18 to +18dB

 

Mix Phase

0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps

Alarms

Box

Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual.

 

Sector

Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual.

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

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 Position Readout

Display in X,Y or R,θ

 

Summary

Display of all settings in Legacy Format

Removeable Data Storage

Setup Storage

micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 settings

 

Stored Screen Shots

micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 screen shots 

  Recorded Data

micro SD up to 32GB, holding over 500 2.5 minute long data recordings

  Guides

micro SD up to 32GB, holding 10,000 Slides

Advanced Features

Data logging 

Real-time recording of signal data and Replay on instruments and desktop PC up to 164 seconds

 

Guides

Create and display a slide show containing instructions, tutorials and procedures using Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

Attachments

Screenshots and Data Recordings are saved in a folder with the name of the Settings.

 

Loop

Capture a live repetitive signal and then optimise the instrument settings (Phase, Gain, Filters) to simplify optimising the parameters

 

Trace

Allows a calibration reference signal to be stored on the screen and then compared with the live signal

 

Auto Phase

Allows phase angle to be automatically set to a pre set angle

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 (EC screens only)

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 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 Including Internal Battery

1.3 kg, 2.9 lbs.

 

Size (w x h x d)

237 x 146 x 53 mm / 9.3 x 5.7 x 2.1 inches

 

Material

Aluminium alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated epoxy

 

Operating Temp   

-20 to +60 °C

 

Storage Temp

Storage for up to 12 months -20 to +35 °C Nominal +20 °C

 

 IP Rating

IP54

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).

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. 

Part Number: AWEL005 - Protective Splash Proof Cover (WeldCheck / AeroCheck)

Part Number: 40470 - Tripod

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

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