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Flaw detection for manufacturing environments

Combining industry conventional flaw detection capabilities with the efficiency of a portable, intuitive device, the latest instrument in the EPOCH range from Olympus extends the capabilities of cost-effective non-destructive testing (NDT) technology available to companies in a wide variety of industry sectors.

The EPOCH 650 Digital Ultrasonic Flaw Detector allows operators to take advantage of the highest quality flaw detection platform offering exceptional ease of use through a blend of efficient menus and direct access keys.

The large, full VGA display combined with a patented digital high dynamic range receiver provides a clear image on the screen in any lighting condition. The EPOCH 650 is designed to meet the requirements of EN12668-1 and supports a wide range of standard and optional flaw detection features. 

The device is designed to achieve IP66 rating for the unit with knob and button controls or IP67 in the navigation pad configurations. IP ratings refer to the control of ingress of dust and moisture from the operating environment. Also tested to meet very high environmental and reliability standards, the EPOCH 650 gives operators confidence in both the performance and durability of the instrument. 

The EPOCH 650 simplifies high quality data collection and reporting using multiple onboard reporting tools and a comprehensive data filing system. The unit supports multiple methods of storing, archiving and reporting inspection and calibration data. 

Reports can be generated in a variety of standard formats, which can be saved to a removable microSD memory card or exported. A second 2GB microSD memory card is used for all onboard data storage and is securely mounted to the PC board inside the instrument. In the event the instrument is damaged beyond repair, this memory card can be removed at an authorised service centre to recover critical data. An in-built video recording feature can capture up to eight minutes of the live A-scan inspection data at 60 frames per second. 

Being fully compatible with the Olympus GageView Pro interface software, operators can download inspection data, review measurements on a PC, export measurements and calibration data to common spreadsheet programs, back up calibration and inspection data from the instrument, and perform basic operations such as instrument firmware upgrades and screen captures.

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