Danatronics ECHO-9 Color series comes in 4 models ranging from our ECHO-9 to the fully loaded ECHO-9DLW that includes Echo to Echo, B-Scan, "unlimited" reading datalogger via an up to 32Gb micro SD card memory and a live Waveform (A-Scan)
Danatronics offers our newest ultrasonic thickness gage line, the ECHO 9 series. ECHO 9 represents our most advanced thickness gage ever. ECHO 9 offers a 3.5” high resolution sunlight readable color display with live A-Scan, echo to echo to ignore coatings, B-Scan, datalogger with up to 32GB of SD card memory and interface to Microsoft excel. The ECHO 9 is available in 4 models including the ECHO 9, ECHO 9DL, ECHO 9W and ECHO 9DLW. The vibrate on alarm feature is the world’s first and is great for loud environments
Simultaneous Live Color A-Scan and Thickness Display
3.5” Sunlight readable color display
Field upgradeable software options include
Fast/Min and Fast/Max displays minimum, maximum or both simultaneously with actual thickness at 25 Hz
Compatible with a wide variety of Danatronics dual and single element transducers
Datalogger interfaces with Microsoft Excel
Designed for IP67
Made in the USA
The ECHO 9 series is available in 4 models to suit every budget and application.
Hand-Held Digital Ultrasonic thickness gage with 3.5" Sunlight Readable Color Display for thickness only including: Echo to Echo Software, Plastic Carrying Case, 2 Oz. bottle of couplant (C-02G), Re-Chargeable Li. Ion batteries, Instruction manual and DKS537 , 5MHz, .375 " diameter Transducer with potted cable, Charger adapter with usb cable and data xl interface program
Includes all the features of the ECHO 9 plus a live color waveform (A-scan). (No Datalogger) with the live waveform, you can adjust range, gain, blanks and rectification. ECHO 9W also includes the ability to display the thickness of the coating and the substrate thicknesses at the same time as well as the ability to calibrate on their individual sound velocities.
Includes all the features of the ECHO 9 plus “unlimited” reading Datalogger with export to excel, B-scan (2 GB removable micro SD card standard, other Micro SD cards up to 32GB are optional). Data XL interface program to export saved readings to p.c. (excel)
Combines all the features such as Hand-Held Digital Ultrasonic thickness gage with live Color Waveform, “unlimited” thickness readings via internal Datalogger with removable micro sd card including: Plastic Carrying Case (PC-09) , 2 Oz. bottle of couplant (C-02G), Rechargeable Li Ion Battery, Instruction manual and DKS537, 5MHz, .375 " diameter Transducer with potted cable, Echo to Echo, and B-Scan, A Custom Rubber boot with built in bail and 4 point chest harness, Charger adapter with usb cable and Data XL interface program to export saved readings to p.c. (excel). The ECHO 9DLW also includes the ability to display the thickness of the coating and the substrate thicknesses at the same time as well as the ability to calibrate on their individual sound velocities.
Size: Length 7.25” x Width 4.00” x Height 2.00” (184mm x 101.6mm x 50.8mm)
Weight: 1.15 lbs (.52 kg) with internal Li-Ion battery, 1.0 lb. (.45 kg) with optional Alkaline tray including 3 AA batteries
Display: 3.5” high resolution color display, 320 x 240 pixels (1/4 VGA), sunlight readable, including multiple color choices
Backlight: Light Emitting Diode (LED) backlight. Includes variable light intensity, indoor and outdoor modes
Temperature (Gage operating): -4 to 122F (-20 to 50C)
Package: Designed for IP67 rating, custom, splash-proof, high impact plastic with illuminating rubber keypad for go/no-go testing
Transducer Connector Type: Lemo 00 (2qty)
Bandwidth: 0.5-30 Mhz (-3dB)
Measurement Rate: 4 Hz or 25 Hz.
Pulser: 150V, Square Wave
Range: Thickness range depends on gage type, probe selection and material conditions. Typical range in corrosion mode, .020"-23" (.508 - 584 mm)
Calibration: Cal zero, Cal velocity, Two-point calibration or Auto Calibration performs a two-point calibration using a 5-step test block
Material Velocity Range: .0200 in/usec-.7362 in/ uS (0.508-18.699 mm/ uS)
Batteries: Standard 3.7 V Li Ion internally rechargeable battery (11-27 hours...Standard mode of 4Hz. and 74% brightness: 27 hour continous operation, Fast mode at 25Hz., continuous measurements in echo to echo mode: 11 Hours) or optional alkaline tray for 3 AA batteries
Data XL: Interface program to send and receive stored readings, latest firmware and application set up files as two way communication from ECHO to computer (excel)
USB: USB 2.0
Stored Setups: Storage and recall of calibration and set up files
Memory: Internal memory standard on all models. For Datalogger models 2GB micro SD card standard and expandable up to 32GB
Gain: Low, Standard and High for gages without waveform. 20-94 db in 1 db increments
Zoom: Automatically centers echos in the center of the display independent of material thickness
Units: English, Metric, Microseconds
Temperature correction: Software to correct for varying sound speed as a function of entered temperature
Fast Min/Max: Displays minimum, maximum or both simultaneously with actual thickness at 25 Hz.
Alarms: Gage vibrates and beeps. Display changes color based on alarm condition
Transducers: Single, dual, delay lines, contact, immersion
Measurement Types: Main bang to first backwall echo, echo to echo and velocity mode (displays acoustic sound speed based on entered thickness)
Freeze Mode: Direct access to freeze display (ideal for high temperature applications)
Hold Mode: Holds display to retain last thickness reading
Warranty: Limited 2 year warranty under normal use on parts and labor for gage. Optional Dan-A-Care to add up to 3 more years
Shut off: selectable auto shut off 1-31 minutes or never shut off
Differential Mode: Displays the difference from actual thickness measurement in absolute or percentage of a user entered reference value
Resolution: .001” or .010” as corrosion gage and .001”
Transport case: Hard Plastic with high density molded foam cut out for gage and most accessories
Certifications: CE certified, RHOS compliant, designed for IP67
Accessory Mount: ECHO 9 includes a 1/4x20 standard connection point on the back of the unit to allow for a multitude of accessories including a magnetic pipe attachment and a Gorilla Pod
Standard Inclusions: ECHO 9 series ultrasonic thickness gage, DKS-537, 5MHz, 0.375 inch diameter transducer with potted cable, 2oz bottle of couplant, operation manual, Data XL interface program, USB cable, Charger Adapter, Transport Case *A transducer is included with each model. Contact Danatronics for details
Available Software Options: Datalogger with B-scan, Live waveform, (Precision mode, Oxide scale, Coating thickness...Q1 2016)
All ECHO 9 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 upgradeable options for the ECHO 9 series are:
Echo to Echo to ignore Coatings Comes Standard on all ECHO 9 Color models
This option allows for the coating or paint thickness to be ignored. The coating thickness or paint does not add any structural integrity to the base material. Without the ability to subtract the paint, the normal measurement would introduce an error of 2 to 2.5 times the thickness of the paint, which represents the sound speed difference from Paint to Steel. In addition it is expensive and time consuming to grind out the coating thickness and to re-apply a coating.
B-Scan Comes standard on the ECHO-09DL and ECHO-09DLW
This option is only available combined with the Datalogger option. Provides a non-encoded (time base) or a cross section (side view) of the part being inspected. The A-scan and B-scan can now be view at the same time. The operator can scroll where the cursor line is after a B-scan is generated.
Encoded B-Scan Software comes standard with the ECHO 9DL and ECHO 9DLW, encoder and hardware upgrades sold separately
Requires hardware modification to either ECHO 9DLW or ECHO 9DL, uses EZ Scan 6 as a magnetic wheel, linear axis encoder.
The EZ Scan 6 combined with our ECHO 9DLW is the ultimate in easy to use, affordable magnetic wheel linear axis encoder for B-scan surveys with reports. The EZ Scan 4 sends a pulse to the gage to take a thickness reading while drawing the B-scan image based on one axis. The gage keeps track of the distance traveled (DT) so you can cross reference any wall thinning areas to the image displayed and saved into memory. To show A-scans and B-scans on the computer, you must purchase separately our Data XL Pro.
Bluetooth Available as an optional upgrade for all ECHO series gages. The bluetooth software option also requires internal hardware modification on the PCB (does not affect other specs, IP rating or require additional power source).
Allows ECHO to export data such as thickness readings or files to another device via internal bluetooth. DataXL mobile can be used to facilitate the transfer of information on IOS and Andriod phones and tablets. DataXL Mobile is coming soon in the Apple store and Google Play Store.
Datalogger Comes standard with the ECHO 9DL and ECHO 9DLW
The ECHO 9 Datalogger stores millions of readings to its removable sd card as linear, 2D, 3D or boiler in alpha numeric or thousands of waveforms (if gage is equipped with waveform option). Thickness values along with the i.d. information and all gage set up parameters are exported to Microsoft excel via the no-charged, included Data XL interface program provided with every Danatronics thickness gage. Our Datalogger also interfaces with Ultrapipe. Please contact Danatronics for more details.
Live Waveform Comes standard with the ECHO 9W and ECHO 9DLW
The live waveform (A-scan) is used to verify reading stability. With the live waveform the operator can adjust gain, range, rectification and 2 forms of blanking to set the gage to ignore unwanted noise or mode converted echoes.
Oxide Scale Sold as a separte software option after upgrade to an ECHO 7 or 8 with waveform
When equipped with the oxide scale option and 20mhz delay line transducer, both ECHO 7 and ECHO 8 units with live waveform can measure the oxide scale (0.015"-0.040") and tube thickness calibrated to their independent sound speeds.
Angle Beam Sold as a separate software option for our ECHO 9DLW
Displays trig functions for angular distance, surface and depth. Can use 2.25MHz, or 5 Mhz, in angles from 30-80 degrees. NOT TO BE USED AS A FLAW DETECTOR due to limited scan speed and vertical linearity requirements of most flaw detectors.
The following accessories are available for the ECHO 9 series
EZ Scan 6 - Magnetic Wheel Encoder Danatronics EZ Scan 6 encoder is a 1 axis encoder that keeps track of the transducer movement as it relates to the B-scan image. The ECHO 9 must contain the Datalogger Software for the B-scan to appear. This feature requires a hardware change to allow for the lemo encoder jack on the top of the gage.
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. Shown above is the SPH-718 with the DK718 transducer inside. The probe can be rotated as well and the fixture has v-notches to assist in probe alignment.
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 Â¼, 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)
We offer a custom protective rubber booth with built in bail, 4 point chest harness and unique 2 finger hold strap.
Heavy Duty Bail
Heavy Duty bail for use with rubber boot
Standard 3.7 V Li Ion internally rechargeable battery comes standardor optional alkaline tray for 3 AA batteries
ECHO 9 Transport Case
The EHC-09 Transport Case is shown with common inclusions. (Spare batteries and 5 step test block sold separately).
Dual and single cables offered in 6 feet or other lengths upon special order. Shown left to right: DLM-06, DLM-06ACMP, LM-06
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.
ECHO 9 series comes with a convenient AC charger via the USB port so you do not have to replace the batteries on a regular basis.
With this hardware option the operator can use a footswitch to save, freeze or send readings.
Danatronics offers a wide variety of dual transducers from .5-10 Mhz , high temperature duals and delay lines including pencil probes (12 Mhz.) for special applications. Consult Danatronics or one of our authorized representatives for the proper use and recommendation for your application.
Danatronics dual transducers are stocked in a wide variety of frequencies and diameters, from 0.5mHz to 10mHz. Most of our dual transducers come standard with a potted cable and molded plug. For our non-potted dual transducers that come with microdot connectors we offer both standard and armored cables
Delay Line Transducers
Danatronics delay line transducer are available in 5, 10 and 20 mHZ options.
The DHT-537 high temperature dual (up to 950F intermittent use) shown with optional Bell Housing and available armored Dual Lemo to Microdoct 6’ cable with molded plug (DLM-09ACMP)
Spring Loaded Holder Available for DK718 and DK718EE
Danatronics Spring Loaded Holder has dual v-notches for small diameter pipes and tubes to prevent probe “rocking”