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. 


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.



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


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


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


Dual Frequency 

10 Hz to 12.8 MHz 



-18 to + 104 dB 

Main Gain 

-18 to + 82dB, 0.1, 1 and 6dB steps 


0dB or 12dB 


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

Max X/Y Ratio 

-18dB to +82dB independent 



0.0-359.9°, 0.1° steps 


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 



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 


Optimised balance load selection 

Mix Channel 


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 


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


Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or Visual 


Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or Visual 



5.7” (145mm), 18 bit Colour, daylight readable 

Viewable Area 

115.2mm (Horizontal) x 86.4mm (Vertical) 


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. 


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


Spot Position: Y =-50 to +50, X =-65 to +65% 

Spot Readout 

Display in X,Y or R,θ 


Display of all settings in Legacy Format 


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 


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



Data logging 

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



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


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


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


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 


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 


2 outputs 2 Volts swing 

Digital volt free Alarm 

On Lemo 12 way Open collector transistor (36v dc at 10mA max) 


Full 15 way VGA output (EC screens only) 


Two configurable 

Alarm Out 

2 off Opto Isolated 2mA 50v max 

External Alarm Inhibit 

2 TTL Inputs 


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


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 



100-240 v 50-60Hz 30 Watts 



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 " style="text-decoration: none; color: #0000ff;">