Olympus converges its latest advancements in high-performance digital circuitry and eddy current flaw detection into one compact and durable portable unit—the new NORTEC® 600. With its crisp and vivid 5.7 inch VGA display and true full-screen mode, the NORTEC 600 is capable of producing highly visible and contrasting eddy current signals in any lighting condition.
The redesigned interface of the NORTEC 600 borrows the intuitive, knob-operated navigation of its NORTEC predecessors and combines it with the simple menu structure and highly efficient direct-access keys of other popular Olympus instruments. Available in four versatile models, the NORTEC 600 offers a wide range of innovative functionalities, including an Application Selection menu, an all-in-one display, real-time readings, and signal calibration in Freeze mode, ensuring that inspections are quick and easy for any level of operator.
Reliable and Robust
Portable and Lightweight
The NORTEC 600 weighs only 1.6 kg and is delivered with a factory-installed hand strap that provides direct thumb access to the key controls, offering genuine handheld versatility to operators.
Versatility and Compatibility
Four Models for All Your Needs
The NORTEC® 600 is available in four versatile instrument models to meet the widest range of inspection needs. From the basic model upward, each unit unlocks more features. For maximum convenience, additional features can also be unlocked remotely.
|Supported feature or mode||N600 (basic)||N600C (conductivity)||N600S (scanner)||N600D (dual freq.)|
|Signal calibration in Freeze mode||√||√||√||√|
|PowerLink probe support||√||√||√||√|
|Conductivity and coating thickness measurement||√*||√||√|
|Dual frequency and mixing||√|
|*One conductivity probe 9222340 [U8690027], standard 9522103 [U8880111] and calibration shims 0320806 [U8840160] included.|
Two Probe Connectors
All models of the NORTEC 600 come with the standard LEMO 16-way universal connector, as well as a BNC connector for absolute probes. Simply select the connector in the instrument interface. When reading from the BNC connector, the instrument features automatic internal balancing for hassle-free operation.
The 16-way LEMO connector also supports the PowerLink NORTEC technology, which features automatic probe recognition and instrument presets for quicker setups.
Compatible with Current Procedures and Other Manufacturers
To simplify inspection, the NORTEC 600 includes all the legacy modes and layouts used in existing NORTEC-specified procedures, as well as those used by many other equipment manufacturers. Standard impedance plane view, sweep mode (strip chart), split screens, adjustable null point, crosshairs, improved filter response, reference signal display, and several other useful features are all part of the NORTEC 600 package.
Offering compatibility with many other probe and rotary scanner manufacturers, the NORTEC 600’s accessories include cables and adaptors such as a 12-way LEMO, an 11-way Fischer, and more. The proper adaptor or scanner cable make it possible to benefit from all the outstanding capabilities of the NORTEC 600, without investing heavily in probes and accessories.
One of the Most Brilliant Displays in the Industry
Vibrant VGA Display
The NORTEC® 600 has one of the most brilliant displays available on the portable eddy current flaw detector market. The unique brightness, resolution, and definition of its 5.7 inch VGA display makes it possible to interpret eddy current signals at a distance. The user-selectable color schemes ensure that the display is equally clear and easy-to-read whether you are using the NORTEC 600 indoors or outside.
Easy Integration of NORTEC 600
The NORTEC® 600 merges seamlessly into any integrated eddy current detection system. Its numerous software and hardware features ensure that the instrument is capable of performing consistent flaw detection in industrial environments. The NORTEC 600 specifications and functionalities were designed with the integrator in mind.
Intuitive, Easy-to-Use Interface
Productivity and Simplicity Combined
When developing the NORTEC® 600's user interface, Olympus wanted to create the best possible combination of simplicity, efficiency, and intuitiveness. The result is a totally redesigned navigation system that significantly reduces the learning curve, all while maintaining a high level of productivity during inspection, even for novice operators.
All the benefits of this newly redesigned user interface are available in more than 15 languages.
Application Selection and All-Settings
To meet customers’ needs, the NORTEC 600’s new carefully designed Application Selection menu contains predefined factory settings that save time during signal calibration.
The instrument also features a new All-Settings page that displays all of the parameters on the screen at once, so that you can quickly configure the instrument to conform to a particular procedure.
Signal Calibration in Freeze Mode
This new and innovative feature of the NORTEC 600 allows operators to focus their attention on the movement of the probe to ensure that they achieve a satisfactory scan. Afterward, the gain and angle can be adjusted while the signal is in Freeze mode.
Easy Archiving and Reporting
One-Touch, Instant File Saving or Reference Signal Display
A single press of the new SAVE key instantly stores the current settings (program) and signals (data) in the instrument’s memory, together in a single file for maximum convenience and user-friendliness.
The capture function can also be delayed to allow correct hand positioning and a proper scanning motion before the unit actually begins recording. The on-board memory features room for 500 files, which can be transferred to another unit or a computer as needed.
Background reference signals can also be recalled from the memory in a new, faster way: simply press and hold the SAVE key while live signals are displayed on the screen to send those same signals to the background.
Intuitive File Management
The new File Manager menu of the NORTEC® 600 has been completely streamlined – without sacrificing convenience or productivity. It features a new file preview function that allows browsing through the different files in a very visual way. Once the proper file is found, it can be recalled at the user’s convenience.
The File Manager menu also permits editing, overwriting and deleting any file with a minimum number of operations. The on-board Text Editor comes in handy for editing file names, user and instrument information, or simply adding notes while still on site.
Easy Archiving with NORTEC PC
Anytime during inspection, recorded indications can be viewed with the new PC software, NORTEC® PC. The NORTEC PC software allows for the easy exchange of files between the NORTEC 600 instrument and your computer. Communication is established via a USB cable, and all files can be quickly downloaded or uploaded. Once files are on the computer, they can be viewed, copied to clipboard, or exported as a PDF report. NORTEC PC also features a new, “PDF ALL” function that generates an entire inspection report with a single click, making archiving very easy.