GE Krautkramer USM 36 Flaw Detector


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GE Krautkramer USM 36 Flaw Detector GE enhances its line of portable ultrasonic flaw detectors with Krautkramer USM 36 Detector, the ‘workhorse of flaw detectors’. The new ultrasonic flaw detector combines the 21st century operating platform with the reliable and robust hardware of GE’s well-established Krautkramer portable flaw detection instruments.


Internal Memory – All models of the USM 36 can now store data in internal memory
API 5UE Sizing Option now Available


Largest Viewable A-Scan Display in its Class
Simple and Efficient Operation
Flexible Data Reporting and Storage
Comprehensive Connectivity
Can be Used in the Harshest of Environments
Available in Three Versions

GE Krautkramer USM 36 Flaw Detector FEATURES

Large 7 inch screen, with an 800×480 pixel resolution
Signals easily viewed and accurately interpreted
Uses the familiar rotary knobs of previous models
Function keys minimized into a simple, intuitive 6-key keyboard
Set-up data is transferable directly from these instruments, which share the same user interface
Easy-to-interpret crispy A-scans
Data reporting includes screen shots and A-scan videos
All data stored on a removable SD-card and reports in jpeg or BMP format
VGA connection allows the instrument’s display to be shown on an external monitor
Fully protected against dust and water ingress to IP66
Can be operated in temperatures from -10°C to +55°C
Can be used in sandy deserts, frozen wastes and in the humid tropics
Weighs 2.2 kg and is battery or mains operated
Li-ion battery has life of more than 13 hours, with an integrated battery charger for those longer shifts
Versatile instrument is offered in three versions to meet the most standard inspection codes
The most advanced version can operate in DAC, AWS and DGS modes, features a powerful square wave pulser for excellent material penetration
Can accommodate GE’s patented trueDGS probe technology
Offers unrivaled accuracy in sizing of flaws using the DGS method, as well the patented Phantom Echo Detection technology


Display Shift ( Delay) : –15 … 3,500 μs
Probe Delay : 0 … 1,000 μs
Velocity : 250 … 16,000 m/s
PRF : Automatically optimized 15 … 2,000 Hz, 3 automatic setting modes: Auto Low, Auto Med, Auto High, Manual

Display Screen
Size Diagonal : 7″
Active Range (W x H) : 152.4 × 91.44 mm2
Resolution (W x H) : 800 × 480 pixels
Range : 4 … 14,108 mm (555“) for longitudinal wave

Probe Connectors : 2 × LEMO-1 or 2 × BNC
USB Interface : USB type B connector
Service Interface : LEMO-1B, 8 pin

Pulser Mode : Spike pulser, optionally: Square-wave pulser
Pulser Voltage (SQ Mode) : 120 … 300 V, in steps of 10 V with a tolerance of 10%
Pulser Falling/Rising Time : max. 10 ns
Pulser Width (SQ Mode) : 30 … 500 ns, in steps of 10 ns
Pulser Amplitude (Spike Mode) : low: 120 V, high: 300 V
Pulser Energy (Spike Mode) : low: 30 nS, high: 100 nS
Damping : 50 ohms, 1000 ohms

Digital Gain : Dynamic range 110 dB, adjustable in steps of 0.2 dB
Analog Bandwidth : 0.5 … 20 MHz
Equivalent Input Noise : <80 nV/√Hz
Filters : Broadband: 1-5 MHz / 2, 2.25 MHz / 4, 5 MHz / 10 MHz / 13, 15 MHz
Rectification : Positive half-wave, negative half-wave, full wave, RF signal

Independent Gates : Gates A and B (triggering by gate A),
Gate C (option, triggering by gate A or B)
Measurement Mode : Peak, Flank, J-FLANK, FIRST PEAK

Card Slot : SD-card slot for all standard SD-cards
Capacity : 8 GB, SD-card
Datasets : UGO data structure in ASCII
Reports : JPG or BMP format

Battery : Li-Ion, operating time: 13 hours with full charge
Charging method (standard): internal with power adapter
Charging method (optional): external charger
Charge level: proportional charge level indicator
Power Adapter : Universal power supply unit 100 … 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Size (W x H x D) : 255 × 177 × 100 mm (10” × 7.0” × 3.9”)
Weight : 2.2 kg incl. battery
Languages : Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Damp Heat and Humidity (Storage) : EN 60068 Part 2-30
6 cycles: 9 hrs at +25°C up in 3 hrs to +55°C,
9 hrs at +55°C then down to +25°C in 3 hrs, at
93% humidity
Vibration : EN 60068 Part 2-6
2g per axis, 5 … 150 Hz, 1 oct/min, 25 cycles
Shocks : EN 60068 Part 2-27
1000 cycles per axis, 15 g, 11 ms, half-sine
Enclosure : IP66 according to IEC 60529
Operating Temperature : –10 … 55°C
Cold Operation : –10°C for 16 hrs, 502.5 Procedure II
Heat Operation : +55°C for 16 hrs, 501.5 Procedure II
Storage Temperature : –20 … +60°C, without battery
Cold Storage : –20°C for 72 hrs, 502.5 Procedure I
Heat Storage : +70°C for 48 hrs, 501.5 Procedure I

AWS : AWS calibration tool, according to AWS D1.1
Structural Welding Code
DAC/JISDAC/CNDAC : DAC calibration tool, 16 points, according to EN
1712, EN 1713, EN 1714, ASTM E164, ASME,
ASME III, JIS Z3060, GB11345
TCG: 120 dB dynamic, 110 dB/μs slope
DGS : DGS calibration tool, according to: EN 1712, EN
1713, EN 1714, ASTM E164
Data logger : Grid file creation
3G : Gate C
SWP : For pulser parameter optimization,
voltage setting 120 … 300 V in steps of 10 V,
pulse width setting 30 … 500 ns in steps of 10 ns
Phantom-PRF : Phantom-PRF for the identification of erroneous
echoes caused by multiple
reflections in low-attenuation materials
BEA : Blackwall Echo Attenuation

GE Krautkramer USM 36 Flaw Detector Package includes:

– New Krautkramer USM 36
– Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
– Lithium Ion Battery Charger /AC Power Supply
– SD Card (2 GB)
– USB Download Cable
– Quick Reference Operating Card
– Operating Manual on CD
– Certificate Of Conformity
– Transport Case

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