NEW - Eddy Current NDT Flaw Detectors - WeldCheck Family

The WeldCheck Eddy Current (ECT) Flaw Detector Family from ETher NDE now appeals to users within a wide range of industries including Offshore, Rope Access non destructive testing (NDT) applications and other weld inpsection applications replacing Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Inspection especially on coated welds.

Designed specifically to meet the exacting requiements of ISO17643 (formally EN1711) "Eddy Current examination of welds by complex plane analysis".

However as a high specification eddy current flaw detector then a full range of other eddy current inspections may also be undertaken.

The WeldCheck2 EC Flaw Detector is lightweight, compact and cased in a tough  aluminium alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated outer case with rubber end bumpers and has been designed with the  basic end user in mind.

The WeldCheck+ further enhances the inspection capability by adding dual channel/frequency capability and Automatic Lift Off Gain Compensation (LOGC) and conductivity measurement. Dual channel for Weld Inspection means the Weldprobe can simultaneously assess coating thickness and detect defects (allowing the operator to be more efficient). LOGC automatically compensates for coting thickness variation in real time further improving the quality of inspection.

Both units are designed and manufactured in the UK by the ETher NDE team and fitted with industry standard 12-Way Lemo and Co-axial Lemo 00 connectors, the WeldCheck is able to use absolute, bridge and reflection probes without the need for adaptors.

The WeldCheck ET Flaw Detectors offers a crisp, clear daylight viewable screen, user  friendly interface and menu systems all in a rugged alumninium housing with protective rubber end bumpers

  • Large, Crisp Daylight Readable Display
  • Easy to Use 
  • 7 Hrs Battery Life
  • Industry Standard Probe Connectors
  • Great Eddy Current Performance

Daylight Readable Screen

WCplusinthesnowWe understand that the operator will use the WeldCheck in all types of weather and light conditions and being able to see the screen clearly is a top priority.

The WeldCheck has a fully daylight readable 5.7"/14.5cm LCD Colour Screen of 640 x 480 pixels ensuring the Operator has excellent signal resolution and presentation no matter what the working conditions are.

The operator has the choice of configuring their own colour schemes and display types. This will optimise their viewing ability of the screen in any light conditions. It is possible to view the readings in a choice of spot, time-base, waterfall or meter display types.

Works the way you do!

The WeldCheck has been designed with the built-in “flip” function works equally well for left or right-handed users.

As with mobile phone or keyboard usage, our fingers become accustomed to repeating patterns of key presses. The WeldCheck keypad has been cleverly designed to exploit this trait, with all critical keys being in the same position regardless of whether the Instrument is being operated in “right-handed” or “left-handed” mode.

Lightweight, rugged and easy-to-use

Lightweight at 1.2kg (2.7 lbs.) and housed in a rugged metal casing,the WeldCheck offers up to ten hours battery life, easy to navigate menu systems and great EC performance.

The WeldCheck 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 WeldCheck 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.

As well as being fully daylight readable, the WeldCheck 2 and + 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 both the the WeldCheck 2 and + produce;

 






 

  • Probe Connection

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

     

    Frequency

    Single 

    Dual

    20Hz – 20.0 MHz and with range variable resolution.

     

     

    20Hz – 12.8 MHz and with range variable resolution. Mix output variable -18-+18 dB WeldCheck+ Only

     

    Gain

    Overall 

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

     

    Input

    0dB or 12dB

     

    Drive

    0dB, 6dB and 10dB level (0dB reference 1mW into 50 ohm)  

    Max X/Y Ratio

    +/-100.0 dB

     

    Phase

    Range

    0-359°, 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 test frequency, which ever is the lower in 1 Hz steps. Plus variable adaptive balance drift compensation (0.01 - 0.5 Hz)

     

    Normal Low Pass

    5 to 2kHz or ¼ test frequency, which ever is the lower in 1 Hz steps.

     

    Balance Loads

    Auto/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

     
           

    Alarms

    Box

    Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual.

     

    Sector

    Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual.

     

    Output

    Open collector transistor (50v dc at 10mA max) available on 12 way lemo.

     

    Display

    Type

    18 bit Colour, daylight readable, 5.7” screen.

     

    Viewable Area 
    (Horizontal x Vertical)

    115.2 x 86.4mm

     
    Resolution (pixels)

    640 x 480

     
    Colour Schemes

    User configurable including High Contrast 

     
    Configurable screen

    Full Screen, Single or Dual screen with variable size and location and function e.g. Screen – Spot and Timebase

     
    Display Modes

    Spot, Time base (0.1-20 seconds * 1-200 sweeps), Waterfall and Meter

    None,  Grid (4 sizes 5, 10,15 and 20% FSH), Polar(4 sizes 5, 10,15 and 20% FSH)

     
    Graticules

    Trace Position: +/- 50%

     

    Offset Digital Spot Position Readout

    Display in X,Y or R,θ  

    Internal Data Storage

    Setup

    microSD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 saves. 

     

    Screen Shots

    microSD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 saves.

     
      Record and Replay microSD up to 32GB, holding over 10,000 up to 164 second long live data recordings  

    Outputs

    PC Connectivity

    USB (Full PC remote control plus Real Time data)

     

    Digital volt free alarm

    On Lemo 12 way

     

    VGA

    Full 15 way VGA output

     
    Languages

    English,French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Czech, Norwegian. Others to follow.

     

    Power

    External

    100-240 v 50-60Hz 30 Watts

     

    Battery

    Internal 7.2v @ 3,100 mAhr 22.32 Whr

     

    Running Time

    Weld Probe up to 7hrs with 50% backlight.

     

    Charging Time

    2.5 hrs. charge time, Simultaneous charge and operation.

     

    Physical

    Weight including Internal Battery

    1.2 kg, 2.7 lbs.

     

    Size (width x height

    x depth)

    237.5 x 144 x 52 mm / 9.4 x 5.7 x 2.1 inches

     

    Material

    Aluminium alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder-coated

     

    Operating Temp

    -20 - +60 °C

     

    Storage Temp

    -10 - +35 °C

     

    IP Rating

    54  

 

WeldCheck2 Standard Kit - KIWEL003


IWEL003

Instrument, WeldCheck, Single Frequency (20Hz-20MHz), Hand Held PortableFlaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick

AWEL002 

Accessory, WeldCheck, 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


40463

Quick Reference Card – WeldCheck

WeldCheck+ Standard Kit - KIWEL002


IWEL002

Instrument, WeldCheck, Single Frequency (20Hz-20MHz), Hand Held PortableFlaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick

AWEL002 

Accessory, WeldCheck, 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

40463

 

Quick Reference Card – WeldCheck

ALL12-L04-015B Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
ALLCX-B02-015A Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Absolute)

WeldCheck Optional Accessories

AAER002

Accessory, Hard Transit Case

AAER004

Accessory, Protective Splash Proof Cover / Rope Access

AWEL006

Accessory, External, 8 x AA Battery Holder and On/Off Switch 

AWEL008

Accessory, In car Power Adapter

ALL12-L04-015R

Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Reflection)

ALL12-L04-015B

Accessory, 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)

Standard Eddy Current Weld Probe Package 

Our Standard Weld Inspection Package can be used across our range of Eddy Current Flaw Detectors and those of our competitors. Designed and manufactured in the UK, our Weld Probes are high quality with fast delivery times. Follow the link to find out more about our range of Eddy Current Weld Probes


PWM100S000
 

Probe, Weld, Medium, Dia 16.00, 100kHz, Straight, Disconnect


PUB100K

Unshielded, Broad Band (Paint), 100k (35kHz-250kHz), BNC

ATBW

Accessory, Test Block, Weld Probe, Ferrous (Steel EN1A) + x 4 0.5mm Shims, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0mm slots 

ALL12-L04-015B  

Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge) 

ALLCX-B02-015A 

Accessory, Lead. Lemo OO to BNC, 1.5m (Absolute)


AW003

Accessory, Butterfly PTFE Tape (Pack of 30)


AC002

Probe Carry Bag

WC2FrontCover