Danatronics – ECHO FD

Combined Flaw Detector – Thickness Gauge – Precision Thickness Gauge – ALL-IN-ONE

ECHO FD is our portable ultrasonic flaw detector in the same field-proven case as our popular ECHO series. Our ECHO FD represents a breakthrough in terms of cost, size and ease of use for your everyday flaw detector. ECHO FD can even toggle from a flaw detector, corrosion or precision thickness gage making it the smallest and most affordable unit in the world to offer such a vast application set. Our new hand-held ultrasonic flaw detector is packed with many useful and practical features including:

Features:

  • 3.5” sunlight readable display with color pallet
  • Change color and vibrate on alarm
  • 2 independent gates
  • DAC
  • AWS
  • API-5UE
  • Peak Memory
  • 2 gb expandable to 32gb of micro sd card memory
  • Datalogger including b-scan and export of reading to excel
  • 13 hour battery life
  • Custom rubber boot with padded wrist strap and bail
  • U.S. list price of FD at $3,995
  • Made and designed in USA


The ECHO FD is a Hand-Held Digital Ultrasonic FLAW DETECTOR.  It includes 2 independent gates, DAC, AWS software,  Datalogger with B-Scan, Rubber Boot with built in stand with  hand strap and Chest harness, 2GB microSD card, AC adapter, USB, cable plastic carrying case, couplant, CD manual, and Data XL interface program to export saved readings to p.c. (Microsoft Excel), ASNT-TC1A, calibration certificate
The ECHO 9FD includes both the ECHO FD software as well ask the ECHO 9DLW software giving it the ability to complete standard corrosion applications as well as flaw detection.  It includes independent gates, DAC, AWS software,  Datalogger with B-Scan, Rubber Boot with built in stand with  hand strap and Chest harness, 2GB microSD card, AC adapter, USB, cable plastic carrying case, couplant, CD manual, and Data XL interface program to export saved readings to p.c. (Microsoft Excel), ASNT-TC1A, calibration certificate
The ECHO 9FD includes both the ECHO FD software as well ask the ECHO 7DLW software giving it the ability to complete standard precision applications as well as flaw detection. Hand-Held Digital Ultrasonic FLAW DETECTOR with PRECISION mode including: 2 independent gates, DAC, AWS software,  Datalogger with B-Scan, Rubber Boot with built in stand with  hand strap and Chest harness, 2GB microSD card, AC adapter, USB, cable plastic carrying case, couplant, CD manual, and Data XL interface program to export saved readings to p.c. (Microsoft Excel), ASNT-TC1A, calibration certificate
The ECHO 8FD includes both the ECHO FD software as well ask the ECHO 8DLW software giving it the ability to complete standard corrosion and precision applications as well as flaw detection. Hand-Held Digital Ultrasonic FLAW DETECTOR with CORROSION AND PRECISION modes including: 2 independent gates, DAC, AWS software,  Datalogger with B-Scan, Rubber Boot with built in stand with  hand strap and Chest harness, 2GB microSD card, AC adapter, USB, cable plastic carrying case, couplant, CD manual, and Data XL interface program to export saved readings to p.c. (Microsoft Excel), ASNT-TC1A, calibration certificate


Display: 3.5” TFT, 320 x 240 pixels (¼ VGA) sunlight readable color display with display update rate of 60 Hz. Under all test conditions

Backlight:
Light Emitting Diode (LED) backlight. Includes variable light intensity.

Package:
 Designed for IP67 rating, custom, splash-proof, high impact plastic with illuminating rubber keypad for go/no-go testing

Package
: Custom molded Valox case designed for IP67 rating

Operating Temperature
:   -4 to 122F (-20 to 50C)

Transducer Connectors
( Lemo 00)

Bandwidth
: .5-30 Mhz (-3dB)

Pulser
(Tunable Square Wave  or Spike mode (20 Mhz))

Measurement rate:


Pulser Voltage
(30, 60, 90 120V)

Range
(.400” full scale to 23 inches for steel velocity), Zoom including displaying 2 echoes in echo to echo mode (dual transducers).

Delay
: 0-23” (23” minus the range)

Zero Offset
: 0-5000 Usec.

Auto Cal
:

Vel
: .025 in/usec-.6 and metric equivalent

Weight
: 1.5 lbs with internal rechargable batteries

Battery life
: 13 Hrs.

Battery Type
: 3.7V li Ion and alkaline tray option.

Charger
: 5V, 2 amp

Rubber Boot
: custom Boot to protect the unit with chest harnesses, padded strap with built in stand.

Gain
: 0-96db in .1db increments

Linearity
: Per ASTM E317-15 (1% on vertical axis, .5% on horizontal axis.

USB2
: 2 way communication, acts as input for battery re-charge

Encoder
:  Linear axis magnetic wheel encoder for B-Scan

Dummy plugs
Protects usb port

Alarm
: dynamic change of color and vibrate on alarm for echo in gate, echo above DAC positive or negative gate and minimum depth alarm

Datalogger
: 2Gb std, expandable to 32GB of removeable micro sd card memory: file types linear, 2D 2D with custom point, 3D 3D with custom point, boiler with and without waveform storage options.32 character file name and 20 character longer i.d. strings.

Stored Setups:
storage and recall of 2700 calibration and set-up files.

Data XL
: Interface program to send and receive files to and from PC.  Displays thickness with ID in Microsoft Excel

Memory
: internal and micro sd card, 2 GB standard upgradeable to 32GB

Peak Hold
: Holds peak of all echoes including for setting up DAC in Outline waveform, hold curve of echo envelope with live echo below which is ideal for flaw sizing (-6db drop technique (API 5UE)), RF peak hold as well.  Peak on, peak hold and Peak off.

Freeze:
Freezes for data storage and waveform viewing analysis.

Waveform
Filled or outline

Gates
: 2 independent gages, adjust gate start, width, level and alarm type (positive, negative, minimum depth). Can be set to peak or edge detection for each gate.

Zoom
: Zooms gate width 10 times to minimum range capability

Auto Cal
: 2 point calibration, cal zero and cal velocity of thin and thick

Display special funcitons:
5 display modes for varying A-scan size plus A and B scan simultaneously

Rectifcation
: RF, Full Wave, Half +, Half –, RF

Units
: Inches, MM or Usec

Languages
: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czeck, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese

Angle Beam:
display all three leg components, which leg you are in visually, angular distance, surface distance and depth accounting for leg correction..  auto beam index peak pitch where audible beep indicates when the peak of the signal is reached, x-value to correct for beam index point of wedge.
Angle: 0-90 degrees in 1 degree increments including 0,30, 45, 60, 70 and 90 as pre-set choices.

Reject
: 0-85% FSH, completely linear with vertical indication bar

RHOS
compliant

CE
Certified

Measurement Types
, single, dual, thru transmission, angle beam, delay lines, contact, immersion, echo to echo, dry couple

Bluetooth:
Optional

Standard Inclusions:  
Echo FX including 2 GB SD card, li Ion battery, battery charger, transport case, manual with Data XL, USB cable, DAC, AWS software, API 5U, 2 gates, Echo to Echo, B-Scan, 2oz bottle of couplant

Software Options:
Corrosion module, precision module, pipe curvature correction

Hardware options:
Rubber boot with chest harness and bail, Magnetic wheel encoder, Alkaline battery tray, Spare battery, Foot switch, Test blocks, cables, probes, couplant, and Magnetic pipe stand (1/4, 20 aftermarket)
All ECHO series Options are field upgradeable via the keypad. Danatronics offers a unique and convenient way to upgrade your gages. The upgrades are done directly from your gage and do not require the use of a computer. The advantages of field upgradability are:

  • Never worry about downtime
  • No extra shipping cost
  • Less cost of ownership due to less freight and duty
  • No need to worry about the product being obsolete
  • Simple and Fast to perform

The Field upgrade-able options for the ECHO 8 series are:

Corrosion Software
Included with ECHO 9FD and ECHO 8FD
When corrosion software is added to the ECHO FD it becomes both a corrosion thickness gage as well as a flaw detector.   The corrosion portion of the software for ECHO 9FD is equivalent to the ECHO 9DLW

Precision software
Included with ECHO 7FD and ECHO 8FD
When precision software is added to the ECHO FD it becomes both a precision thickness gage as well as a flaw detector.   The precision portion of the software for ECHO 7FD is equivalent to the ECHO 7DLW.

Pipe curvature correction
Corrects for sound path calculations based on angle and pipe material and diameter.

Waveform template overlay
Conveniently allows operator to compare a sample or “good” waveform to a live waveform.

Spotweld software
Displays good, stick and under-size welds for spot weld inspection. Requires special transducers.

The following accessories are available for the ECHO FD series

Spring Loaded Holder 
The spring loaded holder (SPH-718) is the ideal fixture to be used on small diameter applications such as tubing to prevent the probe from rocking. The probe can be rotated as well and the fixture has v-notches to assist in probe alignment.

Chest harness 
Custom 4 point chest harness with comfortable adjustment of straps for shoulder and waste line. Comes with metal detents

Magnetic Pipe Holder 
Available magnetic pipe holder that screws onto the ¼, 20 connector on the ECHO 9. This is ideal to stabilizing the ECHO 9 on a larger pipe or any magnetic surface and can even be used up side down.

5 Step Test Block 
We offer a 5 step test block, made of carbon steel with nickel plating engraved in both English and Metric values from .100’, .200”, .300”, .400”, .500” or 2.54mm, 5.05mm, 7.5mm, 10.0mm, 12.7mm (No certification is provided with these blocks but can be provide on special order for an additional fee)

Rubber boot
We offer a custom protective rubber booth with built in bail, 4 point chest harness and unique 2 finger hold strap.

Batteries
Standard 3.7 V Li Ion internally rechargeable battery  comes standardor optional alkaline tray for 3 AA batteries

ECHO 7 Transport Case 
The EHC-09 Transport Case is shown with common inclusions. (Spare batteries and 5 step test block sold separately).

Cables
single cables offered in 6 feet or other lengths upon special order. LM-06 and aromored LM-06AC

Couplants
We offer a variety of ultrasonic couplants from a standard gel in 2 Oz. or 12 Oz. options, to high temperature up to 1100 Degrees F. Contact us for more details.

AC Power
ECHO 7 series comes with a convenient AC charger via the USB port so you do not have to replace the batteries on a regular basis.

Footswitch 
With this hardware option the operator can use a footswitch to save, freeze or send readings.

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