ViCTor 2.2D Eddy Current Flaw Detector For Automated Inspections

ETher NDE introduces the ViCTor 2.2D, the user-friendly automated eddy current inspection system, designed with the Automation Engineer in mind. 

Based on the ETher NDE AeroCheck+ Hardware, NDT Inspectors will become quickly familiar with its user interface and with a variety of case configurations available, the ViCTor 2.2D offers maximum flexibility for each individual application. 

CLIENT BENEFITS

Eddy Current is ideally suited to inspection automation particularly of so called rotationally symmetric components for the following reasons: 

  • Non-contacting
  • High Speed (potentially up to 200ms-1)
  • No couplant required or effluent produced
  • Good for surface defect detection
  • Instant coupling
  • Wide variety and geometry of probes available
  • Cost effective and ideal for rotationally symmetrical components e.g. bearings, gudgeon pins, cylinder liners etc.

  • Capable of using two probes simultaneously for more efficient inspection. 

    Separate dual alarms. 

    Large bright LCD screen and external VGA for monitor output. 

    Includes rotary drive and conductivity. 

    Configurable I/O capability using voltage free contacts. 

    USB or RS-232 remote control. 

    Dual analogue outputs giving simple recording. 

    Powered by 24V DC for easy integration in an industrial control system. 

    RS-232 and USB remote control for easy Control System Integration. 

    Ability to stream real time data over USB. 

    A DLL is available to permit software integration by the end user. 

  • Surface breaking defects. 

    Sub-surface defects in non-ferrous materials. 

    Heat Treatment / material property verification. 

    Sensing applications for verifying geometry such as the presence of threads, butt-weld detection.

Probe 

Connectors 

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

Rotary 

Probe 1 only. 600-3000 rpm - ETher Mercury Drive (ARD002), Hocking 33A100 / 40A100, Rohmann MR3, SR1 and SR2 Drive (special adapter needed) 

Conductivity 

Probe 1 only. Option becomes active with use of AeroCheck+ conductivity probe and cable 

Frequency 

Dual Frequency 

10 Hz to 12.8 MHz 

Gain 

Overall

-18 to + 104 dB 

Main Gain 

-18 to + 82dB, 0.1, 1 and 6dB steps 

Input 

0dB or 12dB 

Drive 

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

Max X/Y Ratio 

-18dB to +82dB independent 

Phase 

Range 

0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps 

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 whichever is lower in 1Hz 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 

Alarm Gates 

Number 

2 Independent Alarm Gates may be configured on Pane 1, Pane 2 or Both Panes (logical or) 

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 

Colour Schemes 

User configurable Dark, Bright and Black & White 

Config. 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% 

Spot Readout 

Display in X,Y or R,θ 

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 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 

Inputs/Outputs 

PC Connectivity 

USB (Full PC remote control plus Real Time data) and RS-232 May be set Off, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800, 921600 baud 

Analogue 

2 outputs 2 Volts swing 

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) 

I/O 

Two configurable 

Alarm Out 

2 off Opto Isolated 2mA 50v max 

External Alarm Inhibit 

2 TTL Inputs 

Languages 

English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Czech 

Verification 

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 

Physical 

Weight 

3.3 kg, 7.25 lbs. 

 

Size (w x h x d) 

246 x 152 x 250 mm / 9.7 x 6.0 x 9.9 inches 

 

Operating Temp 

-20 to +60 °C 

 

Storage Temp 

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

 

IP Rating 

54 (front panel only) 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the ViCTor 2.2D Eddy Current Flaw Detector, please feel free to contact a member of the team at sales@ethernde.com