EPOCH 650 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
Economical Size, Quality Performance
The large, full VGA transflective display combined with our patented digital high dynamic range receiver provides a stable, striking A-scan representation in any lighting condition. The EPOCH 650 is designed to meet the requirements of EN12668‑1 and allows a full range of standard and optional flaw detection features. Multiple onboard reporting tools and a comprehensive data filing system enable you to easily collect and report high quality inspection data. The rugged, ergonomic design allows use in nearly any inspection environment, while the flexible PerfectSquare™ pulser and highest number of digital filters in its class can tackle nearly any application.
Designed for All Inspection Environments
The EPOCH 650 is designed for use in nearly any inspection environment, from bench top testing in a laboratory to extreme outdoor and hazardous conditions. Designed for IP rating in either knob (IP66) or navigation pad (IP67) configurations, and tested to very high environmental and reliability standards, the EPOCH 650 allows users in any inspection environment to feel confident in both the performance and durability of the instrument.
Simple and Comfortable Operation
The EPOCH 650 design is focused on providing a very high level of flaw detection with the simplicity of a basic instrument. The EPOCH 650 is designed to be ergonomic, intuitive, and practical for both experienced and novice ultrasonic inspectors.
Intuitive User Interface
The EPOCH 650 user interface is based on the industry leading EPOCH 600 flaw detector. The EPOCH 650 combines a simple menu structure for instrument settings, calibration and software feature adjustment, with the EPOCH brand’s hallmark direct-access key approach
for critical inspection functions such as gain and gate adjustment, screen freeze, and file save. Supported in multiple languages, the EPOCH 650 user interface is intuitive for any level of operator.
EPOCH 650 DGS/AVG feature - Standard Screen mode
Vibrant VGA Display with Full Screen Mode
The EPOCH 650 features a full VGA (640 x 480 pixels) resolution display. The horizontal design of the EPOCH 650 optimizes the A-scan size and readability on this high quality display. Built with transflective technology, this VGA display provides excellent clarity in indoor, low lighting conditions using its powerful backlight, as well as in direct sunlight by using the ambient light as a pseudo-backlight.
The full screen mode feature enhances this vibrant display to provide the largest A-scan in an EPOCH series flaw detector!
EPOCH 650 DGS/AVG feature - Full Screen mode
Options for Comfortable Navigation
In order to accommodate different user needs and preferences, the EPOCH 650 is available in two hardware configurations:
The adjustment knob on the EPOCH 650 is used along with the CHECK and ESC keys to adjust parameter values in either coarse or fine increments. You have the ability to lock the knob to prevent accidental parameter value changes during an inspection. This configuration provides smooth value slewing for customers who prefer adjusting parameters using a knob. The knob configuration is designed to meet the requirements of IP66.
The EPOCH 650 navigation pad is a hallmark feature of the EPOCH flaw detectors. The up and down arrows on the navigation pad are used for coarse parameter adjustment, and the left and right arrows for fine adjustment. The navigation pad also contains additional functions and frequently used parameters such as gain, save, and the CHECK and ESC keys. The navigation pad configuration is designed to meet the requirements of IP67.
Portable, Rugged, and Ergonomic
The EPOCH 650 is a lightweight, portable flaw detector built to be rugged and flexible for nearly any inspection. Some key physical features include:
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > USB Ports||USB On-The-Go (OTG)|
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > RS-232 Port||Yes|
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > Video Output||VGA output standard|
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > Analog Output||1 analog output (optional), Selectable 1 V/10 V Full Scale, 4mA max|
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > Alarm Output||3 alarm outputs, 5 V TTL, 10 mA|
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > Trigger I/O||Trigger input, 5V TTL; |
Trigger output, 5V TTL, 10 mA max
|Instrument Inputs/Outputs > Encoder Inputs||1-axis encoder line (quadrature - Corrosion Module mode only)|
|Environmental Ratings > IP Rating|
Designed to meet the standards of the Ingress Protection (IP) rating number IP67 (navigation pad version) or IP66 (knob version) per IEC 60529-2004 (Degrees of Protection provided by enclosures – IP Code).
The product design was confirmed to meet the IP rating by means of Olympus internal design verification test process that occurs prior to the release of the product to production.
|Environmental Ratings > Explosive Atmosphere|
Safe operation as defined by Class I, Division 2, Group D, as defined in the National Fire Protection Association Code (NFPA 70), Article 500, and tested using MIL-STD-810F, Method 511.4, Procedure I.
|Environmental Ratings > Shock Tested|
MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5 Procedure I, 6 cycles each axis, 15g, 11 ms half sine.
|Environmental Ratings > Vibration Tested|
MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Procedure I, Annex C, Figure 6, general exposure: 1 hour each axis
|Environmental Ratings > Operating Temperature|
–10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)
|Environmental Ratings > Battery Storage Temperature|
0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
|General > Overall dimensions (W x H x D)||236 mm x 167 mm x 70 mm (9.3 in. x 6.57 in. x 2.76 in.)|
|General > Weight||1.6 kg (3.5 lb), including lithium-ion battery|
|General > Keypad||English, International, Japanese, Chinese|
|General > Languages||English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian|
|General > Transducer connections||BNC or Number 1 LEMO|
|General > Data storage||100,000 IDs onboard, removable 2 GB MicroSD card (standard)|
|General > Battery type||Single lithium-ion rechargeable standard|
|General > Battery life||15 h to 16 h (lithium-ion)|
|General > Power requirements||AC Mains: 100 VAC to 120 VAC, 200 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 HZ to 60 Hz|
|General > Display type||Full VGA (640 x 480 pixels) transflective color LCD, 60 Hz update rate|
|General > Display dimensions (W x H, Diag.)||117 mm x 89 mm, 146 mm (4.62 in. x 3.49 in., 5.76 in.)|
|Pulser > Pulser||Tunable Square Wave|
|Pulser > PRF||10 Hz to 2000 Hz in 10 Hz increments|
|Pulser > Energy settings||100 V, 200 V, 300 V or 400 V|
|Pulser > Pulse width||Adjustable from 25 ns to 5,000 ns (0.1 MHz) with PerfectSquare™ technology|
|Pulser > Damping||50, 100, 200, 400 Ω|
|Receiver > Gain||0 to 110 dB|
|Receiver > Maximum input signal||20 V p-p|
|Receiver > Receiver input impedance||400 Ω ± 5%|
|Receiver > Receiver bandwidth||0.2 MHz to 26.5 MHz at -3 dB|
|Receiver > Digital filter settings||Thirty digital filter sets standard |
Seven EN12668-1:2010 compliant filters (0.2-10 MHz, 2.0-21.5 MHz, 8.0-26.5 MHz, 0.5-4 MHz, 0.2-1.2 MHz, 1.5-8.5 MHz, 5-15 MHz)
|Receiver > Rectification||Full-wave, Positive Half-wave, Negative Half-wave, RF|
|Receiver > System linearity||Horizontal: ± 0.5% FSW|
|Receiver > Resolution||0.25% FSH, amplifier accuracy ± 1dB|
|Receiver > Reject||0 to 80% FSH with Visual Warning|
|Receiver > Amplitude measurement||0 to 110% full screen height with 0.25% resolution|
|Receiver > Measurement rate||Equivalent to PRF in all modes|
|Calibration > Automated calibration||Velocity, Zero Offset |
Straight Beam (First Backwall or Echo-to-Echo)
Angle Beam (Soundpath or Depth)
|Calibration > Test modes||Pulse Echo, Dual, or Through Transmission|
|Calibration > Units||Millimeters, inches, or microseconds|
|Calibration > Range||3.36 mm to 13,388 mm (0.132 in. to 527.10 in.) @ 5,900 m/s (0.2320 in./μ)|
|Calibration > Velocity||635 m/s to 15240 m/s (0.0250 in./µs to 0.6000 in./µs)|
|Calibration > Zero offset||0 µs to 750 µs|
|Calibration > Display delay||-59 mm to 13,401 mm (-2.320 in. to 526.97 in.) @ longitudinal velocity in steel|
|Calibration > Refracted angle||0° to 90° in 0.1° increments|
|Gates > Measurement gates||2 fully independent gates for amplitude and TOF measurements|
|Gates > Gate start||Variable over entire displayed range|
|Gates > Gate width||Variable from Gate Start to end of displayed range|
|Gates > Gate height||Variable from 2 to 95% full screen height|
|Gates > Alarms||Positive and Negative Threshold, Minimum Depth (Gate 1 and Gate 2)|
|Measurements > Measurement display locations||5 locations available (manual or auto selection)|
|Measurements > Gate (1, 2)||Thickness, Soundpath, Projection, Depth, Amplitude, Time-Of-Flight, Min./Max. Depth, Min./Max. Amplitude|
|Measurements > Echo-to-Echo||Standard Gate 2-Gate 1, Optional IF Gate Tracking|
|Measurements > Other measurements||Overshoot (dB) value for DGS/AVG, ERS (equivalent reflector size) for DGS/AVG, AWS D1.1/D1.5 A, B, C and D values, Reject Value, Echo to RefdB values|
|Measurements > DAC/TCG||Standard|
|Measurements > DAC points||Up to 50 points, 110 dB dynamic range|
|Measurements > Special DAC modes||Custom DAC (up to 6 curves), 20-80% View|
|Measurements > Curved surface correction||Standard OD or Bar correction for Angle Beam measurements|
|Measurements > Corrosion (optional)||Zero-cross measurement algorithm, V-Path correction, Single or Echo-to-Echo, Encoded B-scan|
If you work in explosive atmospheres, the EPOCH 650 Ex flaw detector conforms to the requirements of the ATEX directive. For more information, read our FAQ on the ATEX directive.
• EP650-TEMPLATE (Q1400002): Template Storage
• EP650-API5UE (Q1400003): API 5UE Flaw Sizing
• EP650-AVERAGE (Q1400004): Waveform Averaging
• EP650-IG (Q1400005): Interface Gate
• EP650-BEA (Q1400006): Backwall Echo Attenuator (BEA)
• EP650-CORRSN (Q1400001): Corrosion Module (includes encoded B-scan)
• 600-BAT-L-2 (U8760058): Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
• EP4/CH (U8140055): Chest harness
• 600-TC (U8780294): Transport case
• CBAS-10668-0060 (Q7790012): RS232 communication cable
• DSUB-HD15-6 (U8780333): Digital output cable
• 600-C-VGA-5 (U8780298): VGA output cable
• MICROSD-ADP-2GB (U8779307): 2 GB microSD memory card
• 600-SC-K (U8780334): Soft carrying case with pouch (knob version)
• 600-SC-N (U8779879): Soft carrying case with pouch (navigation pad version)
• N600-EXTALM (U8780332): External alarm beeper
• CBAS-10669-0010 (Q7790008): Encoder cable for B-scan buggy (10 feet, other lengths available)
Optimized Access to Powerful Features
Versatility Through Optional Performance
EPOCH 650 Template Storage Feature
Backwall Echo Attenuator (BEA): Attenuates the backwall of an inspected part using the screen region defined by Gate 2.
API 5UE: Allows defect sizing according to API Recommended Practice 5UE. Uses the Amplitude Distance Differential Technique (ADDT) to measure the size of
Waveform Averaging: This feature allows live A-scan averaging 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, and 32X.
EPOCH 650 Corrosion Module Feature
Data Logging and PC Interfacing
The EPOCH 650 allows several methods of storing, archiving and reporting inspection and calibration data.
The instrument features up to 100,000 points of onboard memory, as well as video recording and review. It is also fully compatible with Olympus PC interface program, GageViewTM Pro. With quick file setup functions and flexible data management, logging and reporting inspection data is simple and efficient.
The EPOCH 650 allows report generation on-board in a variety of formats. You can easily capture screen shots to the removable microSD card, as well as exporting saved data in .csv or .xml files. The instrument also features Bitmap report generation for single data points or entire files.
The EPOCH 650 comes standard with a video recording feature. You can capture up to 8 minutes of the live A-scan inspection data at 60 frames per second. This data can be reviewed on the EPOCH 650 or exported for review on a PC.
The EPOCH 650 features an onboard data logger for calibration and inspection file storage. The instrument comes with two primary file types: calibration (CAL) and incremental (INC) files. CAL files allows you to save a virtually unlimited number of parameter setups for fast and easy recall to live settings. INC files store multiple pieces of inspection data under a single file name for downloading and reporting by inspection.
The onboard data logger is enhanced by full featured corrosion-style data logger file types standard on the EPOCH 650. This feature includes the following data file types: sequential, sequential with custom point, 2-D grid, 2-D grid with custom point, 3-D grid, boiler, 2-D EPRI.