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Note

This operation manual shall apply to the CTS-49/CTS-59 ultrasonic thickness gauge. The major

differences of the two models on functions and specifications are listed below:

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Model Item
Model
Item
 

CTS-49

CTS-59

 

Dual-element

delay

type

(with

Dual-element

delay

probe cable):

type(with probe cable):

TG5-10L (standard configuration)

TG5-10L

(standard

TG7.5-6L

configuration)

TG5-10HL

TG7.5-6L

TG2-12L

TG5-10HL

TG5-6L

TG2-12L

TG5-8L

TG5-6L

TG5-8L

Single-element delay type :

 

TG5-6DL

Single-element

delay

TG7.5-6DL

type :

TG10-6DL

TG5-6DL

TG7.5-3DMD

TG7.5-6DL

Compatible Probes

TG10-3DMD

TG10-6DL

TG15-3DMD

TG7.5-3DMD

 

TG10-3DMD

Single-element contact type:

 

TG15-3DMD

TG0.5-25NL

TG0.5-30NL

Single-element contact type:

TG1-20NL

TG2.5-20NL

TG0.5-25NL

TG0.5-30NL

TG1-20NL

TG2.5-20NL

Dialog probe series are supported and can be automatically identified.

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Standard (R-B1, transmit pulse to

Standard

(R-B1,

the first echo);

transmit pulse to the

Thru-coating measurement or EchoToEchoMode measurement (B1-B2, or Bm-Bn)

first echo);

Measurement mode

Thru-coating measurement EchoToEchoMode

or

 

measurement(B1-B2,

or Bm-Bn);

If velocity of coating is known, the thickness of

coating

can

be

measured.

User-defined V-path

   

TDG function

   

Temperature

   

 

compensation

Multilayer

   

 

measurement

Time-based B-scan

   

Storage capacity

Store up to 10,000 sets of measurement data (including measurement value, parameter setup and waveform data)

Store up to 20,000 sets of measurement data (including measurement value, parameter setup and waveform data)

Standard configured external fast charger

   

CD-B010

 

Note: The mark in the table above indicates the corresponding model has such function or specification.

The complication of this operation manual is based on the model CTS-49, and the parameters

and the operation shall apply to the CTS-49. As the operation of the CTS-59 is compatible with

the CTS-49, for additional functions and operation on the CTS-59, see Appendix D.

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DCY2.781.49/59 SS/V1.2/A-E

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

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OPERATION CAUTIONS AND SAFETY GUIDE

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CHAPTER 1 SYSTEM

1

1.1 APPEARANCE

1

1.2 PORT AND SOCKET

3

1.3 KEY

4

1.4 MENU

4

1.5 SCREEN INTERFACE

8

1.6 WAVEFORM DISPLAY AREA

10

1.7 MEASUREMENT DATA AREA

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1.8 SYMBOL AND INFORMATION PROMPT AREA

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CHAPTER 2 SYSTEM OPERATION

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2.1 POWER SUPPLY

12

2.2 POWER ON

12

2.3 POWER OFF

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2.4 OPERATION INTERFACE SELECTION

13

2.5 MAIN MENU SELECTION

13

2.6 SUBMENU SELECTION

13

2.7 TURNING PAGE

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2.8 SUBMENU ADJUSTMENT

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2.9 SHORTCUT OPERATION

14

2.10 CALIBRATION FUNCTION

15

2.11 AUTOSEARCH AND FLOATINGGAIN FUNCTIONS

16

2.12 WORKMODE

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2.13 VELOCITY MEASUREMENT

20

2.14 PARAM STORAGE

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2.14.1 Save

20

2.14.2 Recall

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2.14.3 Delete

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2.15

DATA STORAGE

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2.15.1 Save

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2.15.2 Recall

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2.15.3 Delete

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CHAPTER 3

APPLICATION OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENT

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3.1 GENERAL WORK FLOW

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3.2 APPLICATION KEYNOTE OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENT

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CHAPTER 4

PERIPHERAL DEVICES, PORTS AND ACCESSORIES

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4.1 PROBE SOCKET

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4.2 MINIUSB PORT

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4.2.1 Connect to a PC

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4.2.2 Disconnect from a PC

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4.3

MICROSD CARD HOLDER

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4.3.1 Insert microSD card

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4.3.2 Remove microSD card

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4.4

BATTERY

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4.4.1 Battery Installation and Removal

27

4.4.2 Charging the Battery

27

4.4.3 Using the Battery

28

4.4.4 Battery Maintenance

28

4.4.5 Airlift Requirements for battery

29

4.4.6 Cautions on using the battery:

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4.5 POWER ADAPTER

30

4.6 FAST CHARGER CD-B010 (OPTION)

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CHAPTER 5

TRAINING, SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE

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4.7 TRAINING

32

4.8 SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

32

4.9 SERVICE

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APPENDIX A

COMMON FAILURES AND TROUBLESHOOTING

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A.1

THE SYSTEM CANNOT POWER ON

34

A.2

THE SYSTEM CANNOT POWER OFF

34

A.3

CANNOT CHARGE

34

A.4

NO ECHO

34

A.5

ABNORMAL ERROR OF THICKNESS MEASUREMENT READING

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APPENDIX B

SPECIFICATIONS

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APPENDIX C

SUBMENU DEFAULT VALUE AND RANGE OR OPTION

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APPENDIX D

AVAILABLE PROBES SPECIFICATION

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APPENDIX E

ABOUT CTS-59 52

E.1

E.2

E.3

E.4

APPEARANCE

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MENU STRUCTURE

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CTS-59 SYMBOL AND INFORMATION PROMPT AREA

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FUNCTIONAL OPERATION OF ADDITIONAL MAIN MENU

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E.4.1

PROBE

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E.4.2

V-PATH

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E.4.3 TDG

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E.4.4 TEMP

62

E.4.5

COAT

62

E.4.6

B-SCAN

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E.4.7

MULTI

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APPENDIX F

ACOUSTIC VELOCITY OF MATERIALS

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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Preface

The CTS-49 digital ultrasonic thickness gauge is the perfect combination of various advanced

high technologies such as ultrasound, computer, electronics, molding and processes. This palm-

held thickness gauge is suitable for thickness or acoustic velocity measurement of metal and

many other materials. It supports dual and single element probes for erosive and wall-thickness

measurement.

Outstanding

measurement

features,

such

as

A-scan

display,

high

sensitivity,

precise

measurement and through-coating thickness measurement, are available on the system. More

features such as multi-language menus, large data storage, computer communication, compact

design, as well as left & right handed operation, can be found on the unit. It is suitable for

ultrasound thickness measurement in machinery, chemistry, ship building, aeronautical and

aerospace industries.

Main features of the CTS-49 digital ultrasonic thickness gauge:

1Small size —— The dimension of the whole unit is 105mm × 180 mm × 42mm (W×H×D).

25-inch 800×480 pixels high-definition color TFT-LCD monitor, high-brightness LED backlight

(visible under sunlight).

3Light weight —— The total weight of the unit (including battery) is 0.6kg only.

4Low consumption ——a fully-recharged battery can support the system to work continuously

over 6 hours.

5High performance ——It supports dual and single element probes, A-scan display, thru-

coating thickness measurement, auto-search measurement, velocity dynamic measurement,

and single/dual point correction functions.

6Rich functions —— The Landscape/ Portrait screen display good for left/right handed

operation;

microSD

card

holder

and

transmission and post-processing.

minUSB

slave

port

for

powerful

data

storage,

7Easy operation —— Concise buttons, fast button switch between standard/ simple menu

interface, user-defined buttons for flexible setting, friendly interface, easy to read.

This Operation Manual contains the following chapters:

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Chapter 1 gives a brief introduction to the system.

Chapter 2 describes system menus and functional operation.

Chapter 3 describes general workflow and main points of system application, so as to facilitate

the users to operate the system quickly and conveniently.

Chapter 4 describes how to use peripheral devices, ports and accessories.

Chapter 5 describes operator training and system maintenance.

Appendix A describes how to identify system common failures and troubleshoot the problems.

Appendix B describes system main performance specifications.

Appendix C describes system submenus.

Appendix D describes available probe specification.

Appendix E describes differences between CTS-59 and CTS-49, and corresponding operation

methods.

Appendix F lists common material velocity.

To know system features and operation, as well as how to perform ultrasonic thickness

measurement with the system, please read this Operation Manual carefully before using the

system.

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Operation Cautions and Safety Guide

1)

Please keep this Operation Manual and always operate the system by following the steps

and methods described in the Operation Manual.

2)

Before operating the system, the operator shall have received formal training on

ultrasonic testing.

3)

Do not try to dismantle and repair the system unless specifically described in the

Operation Manual.

4)

The system warranty will be void if the fragile labels on specific positions are damaged.

5)

Do not place the system in the place of moisture or near radiator, strong magnetic field or

heat source.

6)

When the system is not in use for a long time, it should be powered up at lease once

every month.

7)

Avoid collide any hard object against the display screen.

8)

Do not use a damaged or worn-out power cable.

9)

For cautions on using the battery, please refer to Chapter 4.

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Chapter 1 System

1.1 Appearance

Direction and

confirmation key

1 System 1.1 Appearance Direction and confirmation key Power on/off / Shift/ step key Standard/ simple
Power on/off / Shift/ step key Standard/ simple interface switch key Power/ charging User-defined function
Power on/off /
Shift/ step key
Standard/ simple
interface switch key
Power/ charging
User-defined
function key 1/2
indicator

Fig. 1-1

System Front View

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Battery fixing clip

Battery Handle
Battery
Handle

Zero calibration block

Fig. 1-2

System Back View

Battery fixing clip Battery Handle Zero calibration block Fig. 1-2 System Back View Handle Fig. 1-3

Handle

Battery fixing clip Battery Handle Zero calibration block Fig. 1-2 System Back View Handle Fig. 1-3

Fig. 1-3

System Side View

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Probe Socket T

Probe Socket R Fig. 1-4 System Top View
Probe Socket R
Fig. 1-4
System Top View

miniUSB port (slave)

DC Power In Socket
DC Power In Socket

I/O port (reserved)

microSD card holder
microSD card
holder

1.2 Port and Socket

Fig. 1-5

System Bottom View

Table 1-1

Usage of Ports and Sockets

Name

 

Usage

 
 

Compatible

with

LEMO00,

for

connecting

to

probes.

T

for

Probe Socket T, R

transmitting while R for receiving.

 

microSD card holder

To be inserted with a microSD card, for storing measurement data sets.

miniUSB port

Slave device, for connecting to a PC

 
 

For main unit power supply when connected to the external

DC Power In Socket

power adapter (CD-92A), or charging the battery (DC-A004)

installed on the main unit.

 

I/O port

Reserved

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1.3 Key

Table 1-2

Key Function Description

Key

 

Key Name

 

Function

  To select menu, increase/ decrease value and switch
 

To select menu, increase/ decrease value and switch

,

,

,

Direction

option. Special function in simple menu interface.

   

To enter

or exit a subm enu, execute a function or

  Confirm confirm an item.
 

Confirm

confirm an item.

   

User-defined function key 1, which can be defined as

  either AutoSearch (default) or WorkMode.
 

either AutoSearch (default) or WorkMode.

 

User-defined

User-defined function key 2, which can be defined as

  Freeze/MeasVEL/SaveMeasData
 

Freeze/MeasVEL/SaveMeasData

  Function Switch key between standard/ simple interface, for fast switch between standard/ simple menu.
 

Function

Switch key between standard/ simple interface, for fast switch between standard/ simple menu.

   

Power on/off: Press and hold it briefly for about one

  Power/ second to turn on/off the system.
 

Power/

second to turn on/off the system.

 

Function

Shift/ step key: To run coarse and fine adjustment/ shift/

step function subject to the operation.

+ + Combination Pressing the two keys at the same time to switch to the

++

+ + Combination Pressing the two keys at the same time to switch to the

Combination

Pressing the two keys at the same time to switch to the

 

waveform frozen/ unfrozen state in testing.

1.4 Menu

Please refer to Table 1-3 for the menu structure. For detailed menu description, see Appendix C.

Table 1-3 Menu Structure

Main Menu

Submenu

CAL

ProbeType

WorkMode

ProbeZero^

Vel^

CalOption

Ref1

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Main Menu

Submenu

Ref2

CAL

GAStart

dB

Table 1-3 Menu Structure (continued)

Main Menu

Submenu

Range^

DisplayDelay^

dB

AutoSearch

MaxSearchGain

FloatingGain

MEAS

MeasMode

DiffRef

AVGNum

MeasVEL

THKValueRef^

LastReading

Table 1-3 Menu Structure (continued)

Main Menu

Submenu

GATE

GAStart

GAWidth

GAThresh

GBStart

GBWidth

GBThresh

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Table 1-3 Menu Structure (continued)

Main Menu

Submenu

MeasCount

Rectify

ScreenMode

F1-Function

F2-Function

Brightness

Color

Precision

CONF

Language

Unit

Date

Time

AutoPowerOff

Default

Update

About

Table 1-3 Menu Structure (continued)

Main Menu

Submenu

StoreNum

FileName

Save

Recall

PARAM

Delete

DeleteAll

ToSDCard

AllToSDCard

StoreCapability

Table 1-3 Menu Structure (continued)

Main Menu

Submenu

DATA

FileNum

FileName

FileFormat

Line

Column

Point

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Main Menu

Submenu

Save

Recall

Delete

DeleteFile

DeleteAllFiles

StoreLocation

StoreCapability

Table 1-3 Menu Structure (continued)

Main Menu

Submenu

 

MaxAlarmSW

MinAlarmSW

ALARM

MaxAlarm

MinAlarm

BuzzerSW

Note 1: The submenu marked with ^ has coarse adjustment/ fine adjustment. The submenu

marked with ^ on the right indicates it is in fine adjustment, while the submenu with -

mark in coarse adjustment.

Note 2: The submenu marked with has step adjustment, and the number on the right of

the submenu with means the step value.

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1.5 Screen Interface

Portrait screen standard operation:

Symbol and

information

Waveform prompt area display area Measurement data area Submenu display area Main menu display area
Waveform
prompt area
display area
Measurement
data area
Submenu
display area
Main menu
display area

Portrait screen simple operation:

Main menu display area Portrait screen simple operation: Measurement value buffer area Simple operation menu

Measurement

value

buffer area

Portrait screen simple operation: Measurement value buffer area Simple operation menu area Operation prompt area 8

Simple operation

menu area

Operation prompt area
Operation
prompt area
Portrait screen simple operation: Measurement value buffer area Simple operation menu area Operation prompt area 8

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Landscape screen standard operation:

Symbol and information prompt area Main menu display area

Symbol and information prompt area Main menu display area Submenu display area Measurement data area Waveform

Submenu

display area

prompt area Main menu display area Submenu display area Measurement data area Waveform display area Landscape

Measurement

data area
data area
display area Submenu display area Measurement data area Waveform display area Landscape screen simple operation:

Waveform

display area

display area Measurement data area Waveform display area Landscape screen simple operation: Measurement value buffer

Landscape screen simple operation:

Measurement value buffer area

Simple operation menu area
Simple operation
menu area

Operation

prompt area

area Landscape screen simple operation: Measurement value buffer area Simple operation menu area Operation prompt area
area Landscape screen simple operation: Measurement value buffer area Simple operation menu area Operation prompt area

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1.6 Waveform Display Area

Display range start and end
Display range
start and end

Measurement

point symbol

(standard operation)

and end Measurement point symbol (standard operation) 1.7 Measurement Data Area Coupling symbol 1.8 Symbol and

1.7 Measurement Data Area

Coupling

symbol

operation) 1.7 Measurement Data Area Coupling symbol 1.8 Symbol and Information Prompt Area See the figure

1.8 Symbol and Information Prompt Area

See the figure below for the view of symbol and information prompt area. Whenever a message shows, the prompt will overlay the symbol, or the symbol will always display if no prompt message. See Table 1-4 for the description of symbols and parameters.

or the sym bol will always display if no prompt message. See Table 1-4 for the

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Table 1-4

Description of Parameters and Symbols

Parameter & Symbol

 

Description

 
 

Start AutoSearch or FloatingGain functions.

 

A: start AutoSearch function.

 

FA: start FloatingGain function of gate A.

 

A

FB: start FloatingGain function of gate B.

E: start EchoToEchoMode.

 

If no, the display is blank.

 

*

Start Freeze function. If no, the display is blank.

 
 

Measurement mode, symbols for Standard/ Maximum/ Minimum/

STD/MAX/MIN/DIFF/AVG

Difference/ Average

 

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Date and time

5920m/s

Current velocity

7.921us

Current probe delay

 
/

/

/ Single/ Dual element probe type  

Single/ Dual element probe type

 
/
/
/

WorkMode

symbol,

for

normal/

through

coating

(or

EchoToEchoMode)

 
 

Alarm indicator. In alarm state, the color changes and the mark is

filled and flashing. In non-alarm state, it is hollow. On its right, H is for

filled and flashing. In non-alarm state, it is hollow. On its right, H is for

over high limit alarm, and L is for over low limit alarm.

 
Battery capacity indicator.  

Battery capacity indicator.

 

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Chapter 2 System Operation

2.1 Power Supply

The power of this system can be supplied by either the battery (DC-A004) or the power adapter

(CD-92A):

aBattery

Operation:

Install the battery according to 4.4.1 Battery Installation and Disassembly.

bAdapter

Operation:

1Insert the adapter AC power in plug in the AC socket (AC 100V~240V).

2Insert the adapter DC power out plug in DC Power In Socket (DC-12V) at the bottom of

the system.

2.2 Power on

Operation:

Press Power Key

of the system. 2.2 Power on Operation: Press Power Key to turn on the system, and

to turn on the system, and the power indicator on the panel will turn

green. The system screen will display SIUI logo and the model. After initialization, it will go to

standard operation screen.

Note 1: The system power-up parameter settings are the same as those before the system

is powered off last time in normal state.

Note 2: If the system cannot be powered on, please refer to Appendix A Common Failures

and Troubleshooting.

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2.3 Power Off

Operation:

Press and hold Power Key

for about two seconds, and the power-off screen will be the power-off screen will be

displayed and the system will be turned off.

Note: If the system cannot be powered off, please refer to Appendix A Common Failures and

Troubleshooting.

2.4 Operation Interface Selection

Press

on the keypad to switch between the standard and simple menu interface. standard and simple menu interface.

2.5 Main Menu Selection

standard and simple menu interface. 2.5 Main Menu Selection Provided that no submenu is selected (i.e.

Provided that no submenu is selected (i.e. the submenu is highlighted in white), press or to switch selecting the 7 main menus.

2.6 Submenu Selection

to switch selecting the 7 main menus. 2.6 Submenu Selection If not specified, t he submenu

If not specified, the submenu shall be selected as below:

Operation in standard interface:

Press the direction key

highlighted in white. Press

Press the direction key highlighted in white. Press or to select the submenu. And the selected
Press the direction key highlighted in white. Press or to select the submenu. And the selected

or

Press the direction key highlighted in white. Press or to select the submenu. And the selected

to select the submenu. And the selected submenu is

to enter the selected submenu, an d the submenu is highlighted in
to enter the selected submenu, an d the submenu is highlighted in

to enter the selected submenu, and the submenu is highlighted in

red. Then press the direction key

orsubmenu is highlighted in red. Then press the direction key to adjust the submenu. Operation in

is highlighted in red. Then press the direction key or to adjust the submenu. Operation in

to adjust the submenu.

Operation in simple interface:

Press

to enter the submenu, and the selected submenu is highlighted in red. Then press ubmenu is highlighted in red. Then press

and the selected s ubmenu is highlighted in red. Then press or to change the menu

or

the selected s ubmenu is highlighted in red. Then press or to change the menu value.

to change the menu value. Press

in red. Then press or to change the menu value. Press or to select other submenu.

or

in red. Then press or to change the menu value. Press or to select other submenu.

to select other submenu. Press

in red. Then press or to change the menu value. Press or to select other submenu.

again to

exit the submenu.

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2.7 Turning Page

1Main menu turning page: Press

Ltd. 2.7 Turning Page 1 ) Main menu turning page: Press or , w hen the

or

2.7 Turning Page 1 ) Main menu turning page: Press or , w hen the main

, when the main menu reaches the last menu of

the current page, it will jump to the first menu of the main menu page automatically.

2Submenu turning page: Press

menu page automatically. 2 ) Submenu turning page: Press or , when the submenu re aches

or

page automatically. 2 ) Submenu turning page: Press or , when the submenu re aches the

, when the submenu reaches the last menu of

the current page, it will jump to the first menu of the submenu page automatically.

2.8 Submenu Adjustment

If not specified, the submenu value or item shall be adjusted by following the steps below.

Operation:

1Select the submenu to be adjusted. Please refer to 2.6 Submenu Selection.

2Use the direction key

refer to 2.6 Submenu Selection. 2 ) Use the direction key or to increase/ decrease submenu

or

to 2.6 Submenu Selection. 2 ) Use the direction key or to increase/ decrease submenu value

to increase/decrease submenu value or toggle among items.

Note 1: When adjusting submenu value, hold on the adjust key may speed up the value

increase/decrease.

Note 2: For submenu with status switch operation, a symbol is indicated on the right of the

submenu. Switch between the states by repeatedly pressing the

Switch between the stat es by repeatedly pressing the key. 2.9 Shortcut Operation 1 ) User-defined

key.

2.9 Shortcut Operation

1User-defined key F1 and F2

Press the keypad

Operation 1 ) User-defined key F1 and F2 Press the keypad or key to enable or

or

1 ) User-defined key F1 and F2 Press the keypad or key to enable or disable

key to enable or disable the preset functions, and change the

F1 and F2 preset functions in the main menu setup.

2In the simple operation interface, before entering the submenu, the direction key has the

shortcut operation function, and the user may follow the on-screen prompt to operate. After

pressing

may follow the on-screen prompt to operate. After pressing to enter the submenu, the direction key

to enter the submenu, the direction key returns to its original submenu select or

value adjust function.

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2.10 Calibration Function

a) Standard Calibration

When WorkMode is Normal, go to the CAL main menu, select 1 Point or 2Points in CalOption.

I. 1 Point is for zero calibration only, generally a test block with known acoustic velocity and

thickness is used for calibration. Steps are as follows:

1

Set the thickness of Ref1.

2

Place the probe on the test block with the corresponding thickness.

3

Ensure that the coupling between the probe and the test block is good, adjust the gain,

range and gate A, and bring gate A to record the first echo of Ref1.

4

Go to CAL sub-menu, press

4 ) Go to CAL sub-menu, press to run calibration.

to run calibration.

5

If the calibration is finished successfully, a prompt message will be displayed in the

information prompt area.

II. 2Points is for zero and velocity calibration. Usually two test blocks with known but different

thickness are used for calibration. Steps are as follows:

1

Set the thickness of Ref1 and Ref2.

 

2

Place the probe on the test block with the thickness of Ref1.

3

Ensure that the coupling between the probe and the test block is good, adjust the gain,

range and gate A, and bring gate A to record the first echo of Ref1.

4

Go to CAL sub-menu, press

4 ) Go to CAL sub-menu, press to confirm the measured value of Ref1 .

to confirm the measured value of Ref1.

5

Place the probe on the test block with the thickness of Ref2.

6

Ensure that the coupling between the probe and the test block is good, adjust the gain,

range and gate A, and bring gate A to record the first echo of Ref2.

7

Go to CAL sub-menu, press

7 ) Go to CAL sub-menu, press to c onfirm the measured value of Ref2 and

to confirm the measured value of Ref2 and run

calibration.

8

If the calibration is finished successfully, a prompt message will be displayed in the

information prompt area.

b) Fast Zero Calibration

When WorkMode is Normal, press

area. b) Fast Zero Calibration When WorkMode is Normal , press to enter the simple operation

to enter the simple operation interface. Here are the

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zero calibration steps:

1)

Adjust the waveform and the gate, and bring gate A to record the first echo of the test

block on the system.

2)

Press

2) Press to run zero calibration.

to run zero calibration.

Note 1: Calibration can only be performed when WorkMode is Normal. When performing

the above calibration, use AutoSearch for quick adjustment, if necessary turn off AutoSearch for

manual precise adjustment.

Note 2: Quick zero calibration should be performed on the test block on the system.

When calibration is finished, you may begin to measure. See Chapter 3 for General thickness

measurement workflow.

2.11 AutoSearch and FloatingGain Functions

2.11.1 AutoSearch When using dual-element probe , with this function quick waveform search and adjustment can

be carried out subject to waveform signals received. The AutoSearch function provides a shortcut

for quick system adjustment and then performs measurement based on the waveform signals of

the measured thickness. Such function includes: adjusting DisplayDelay, Range, Gain and gate

measurement. However, AutoSearch cannot replace manual adjustment completely, which is also

subject to probe selection, as well as material, thickness and surface status of work piece. If

AutoSearch function can not achieve proper capture for measurement, please turn off the

AutoSearch function, but adjust manually for measurement.

Operation:

When using dual-element probe, turn on the AutoSearch function in the MEAS main menu, or

press

the AutoSearch function in the MEAS main menu, or press (provided is defined as AutoSearch )

(provided

function in the MEAS main menu, or press (provided is defined as AutoSearch ) to activate

is defined as AutoSearch) to activate the function.

When WorkMode is Normal, through search by the software, bring gate A to record the first echo,

and increase autogain of the first peak of the echo to 80%.

When WorkMode is Thru-Coating, through search by the software, bring gate A to record the

first echo, and increase the autogain of the max. Echo peak to 80%, and gate B will auto record

the second echo.

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Note:

1. When using single-element probe, AutoSearch function in Normal and Through-Coating

work modes can only have gain automatic adjustment within gate A.

2. When EchoToEchoMode is selected, the AutoSearch function is disabled. The gain

automatic adjustment can only work by FloatingGain function.

3. The AutoSearch function is default to auto search continuously after bootup. It can be

set to auto search once, that is to run auto search once only upon each bootup. Select

AutoSearch from the main menu MEAS, press the shift button

from the main menu MEAS , press the shift button , and toggle between Continue and

and toggle

between Continue and One. Press

button , and toggle between Continue and One . Press or to switch between start or

or

button , and toggle between Continue and One . Press or to switch between start or

to switch between start or stop.

2.11. 2

FloatingGain

When FloatingGain is on, gate A or gate B can perform FloatingGain function (only for Thru-

Coating

mode

and

EchoToEchoMode).

When

WorkMode

is

Normal,

the

system

will

automatically bring the first wave peak amplitude within gate A to 80% height. When

WorkMode is Thru-Coating mode or EchoToEchoMode, the system will automatically bring

the highest wave peak amplitude within selected gate to 80% height.

This function can not be activated with AutoSearch function at the same time.

Note: When AutoSearch or FloatingGain is on, the maximum value of self-adjusting gain

is

limited by the MaxSearchGain. By adjusting this set value, users can define the

maximum value of self-adjusting gain. If this value is set too high, it may search the

clutter signal. If this value is set too low, it may not search the desired signal. Specific

settings need to be adjusted based on factors such as probe and workpiece.

2.12

WorkMode

There are three work modes for selection: Normal, Thru-Coating and EchoToEchoMode.

a) When WorkMode is Normal, the measurement reading is the measurement value

between the display zero and the zero-crossing before the first peak higher than

GAThresh (the position is auto tracked by the small upside down triangular symbol). See

Fig. a below.

b) When WorkMode is Thru-Coating, the measurement reading is the measurement value

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between the zero-crossing before the highest peak higher than GAThresh (the position

is auto tracked by the small upside down triangular symbol) and the zero-crossing

before the highest peak higher than GBThresh. See Fig. b as below.

c) When WorkMode is EchoToEchoMode, the measurement reading is the measurement

value between the zero-crossing before the highest peak higher than GAThresh (the

position is auto tracked by the small upside down triangular symbol) and the zero-

crossing before the highest peak higher than GBThresh. See Fig. c as below.

In EchoToEchoMode, gate A is the triggered gate. Adjust gate A to hitch the first bottom

wave (It is neccessary to make sure that the measuring position within the gate is the

correct highest wave peak position of the first bottom beam. It can be judged by

adjusting gate start, gate width and the small upside down triangular symbol.) The

system will automatically move the GBStart in proportion to make gate B cover the

second bottom wave based on the highest peak position within gate A. The difference

between highest peak within gate B and gate A is the thickness of Echo to Echo (It is

necessary to make sure that the measuring position within the gate B is the correct

highest wave peak position of the second bottom beam. It can be judged by adjusting

GBWidth and the small upside down triangular symbol. ).

EchoToEchoMode is suitable for quick measurement of different thickness by B1-B2.

When

it

is

necessary

to

arbitrarily

adjust

two

gate

positions

to

have

manual

measurement, please use Thru-Coating mode to adjust the start and width of both gates

and measure required Bm-Bn (e.g. B2-B3, or B3-B4) value.

When WorkMode is Normal

Bm-Bn (e.g. B2-B3, or B3-B4) value. When WorkMode is Normal zero-crossing before peak peak of measurement

zero-crossing

before peak

Bm-Bn (e.g. B2-B3, or B3-B4) value. When WorkMode is Normal zero-crossing before peak peak of measurement

peak of measurement point

Bm-Bn (e.g. B2-B3, or B3-B4) value. When WorkMode is Normal zero-crossing before peak peak of measurement

(a)

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When WorkMode is Thru-Coating

Peak symbol of thickness measurement end under coating

Zero-crossing before peak of measurement

end under coating Zero-crossing before peak of measurement Peak symbol of thickness measurement start under coating
end under coating Zero-crossing before peak of measurement Peak symbol of thickness measurement start under coating

Peak symbol of thickness measurement start under coating

Zero-crossing before peak of measurement end

(b)

When WorkMode is EchoToEchoMode

Zero-crossing

before

beam measurement

of

Peak symbol of beam measurement point of the second wave

Peak symbol of beam measurement point of the first wave

peak

symbol of beam measurement point of the first wave peak Zero-crossing before peak of beam measurement
symbol of beam measurement point of the first wave peak Zero-crossing before peak of beam measurement

Zero-crossing before peak of beam measurement point of the second wave

Note:

(C)

1. Adjust

the

measured

waveform

amplitude

or

gate

based

on

the

measurement

requirements above, and enable the signal at the measured position higher than gate

thresh, so as to ensure correct measurement. In case AutoSearch or FloatingGain

function does not work, disable auto functions and adjust manually.

2. When Rectify is set at RF, the default GAThresh is minus, i.e. measuring the negative

signal of waveform (below the baseline).The measurement value is corresponding to the

first peak of negative signal higher than GAThresh. The zero-crossing before the peak is

stable, which is good for stable display of measurement value. When GAThresh is set as

positive, i.e. measuring the positive signal of waveform (above the baseline), the

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measurement value is corresponding to the first peak of positive signal higher than

GAThresh. The zero-crossing before the peak, influenced by baseline noise, is bad in

stability, which is not good for stable display of measurement value.

3. Rectify is recommended to be set as RF (at the same time, set GAThresh as minus) or

Negative, so as to get the most stable measurement value display.

2.13 Velocity Measurement

Use this function to measure velocity of workpiece, provided that the thickness of the workpiece is

known.

Operation:

1

Go to Meas main menu.

2

Set up THKValueRef.

3

Turn on the submenu MeasVEL.

4

Place the probe on the test block with thickness corresponding to THKValueRef.

Ensure that the coupling is good and the gate has recorded the echo.

5

The data displayed in the measurement display area is the velocity value.

2.14 PARAM Storage

PARAM storage includes saving all menu setup, waveforms and measurement values. Up to 100

parameter sets can be saved. This function is also for saving user-defined probe parameter

setting or special testing status. The parameter sets are only saved in main unit and the current or

all parameter sets can be transferred to SD card in the microSD card holder.

In FileName submenu, the file name can be inputted from the virtual keyboard. The created file

name will be corresponded with StoreNum. Only FileNum with created FileName can be stored.

2.14.1

Save

1

Select StoreNum, and select the store set number without the sign

.
.

The

StoreNum with

the store set number without the sign . The StoreNum with means the set number has

means the set number has been saved with data.

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2

Go to FileName, press

, , ,
,
,
,

to select characters and press

to confirm the

to confirm the

selected character. Press

selected character. Press

to delete and backspace one character.

 

3

Press

to confirm the inputted FileName . Press to cancel the input and exit

to confirm the inputted FileName. Press

to confirm the inputted FileName . Press to cancel the input and exit

to cancel the input and exit

the FileName input screen.

 

4

Enable Save function.

5

If the save operation is finished, the information prompt area will prompt Completed.

2.14.2

Recall

1

Select the StoreNum with a

.
.

2

Enable Recall function, and recall all the menu setup and waveforms, and the system

is frozen. Unfreeze to quit recall.

 

2.14.3

Delete

1

Select the StoreNum with a

.
.

2

Turn on Delete. The file of the selected StoreNum is deleted, and the

2 ) Turn on Delete . The file of the selected StoreNum is deleted, and the

mark

disappears.

2.15 DATA Storage

DATA Storage includes saving all menu setup, waveforms and measurement values. The

difference from PARAM (parameter sets) is the storage structure, and the storage content is

saved in files. In each file, the user may save the data with certain common features, and each

data set has its multiple data format.

Data sets can be saved in main unit or SD card. Before

storage, please confirm the storage location (Local/SDCard) .

In FileName submenu, the file name can be inputted from the virtual keyboard. The created file

name will be corresponded with StoreNum. Only FileNum with created FileName can be stored.

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2.15.1 Save

To save to system disk.

1

Go to FileName. Press

, ,
,
,

or

save to system disk. 1 ) Go to FileName . Press , , or to select

to select the character, and then press

. Press , , or to select the character, and then press 2 ) to confirm

2

to confirm it. Press

the character, and then press 2 ) to confirm it. Press to delete and backspace one

to delete and backspace one character.

Press

it. Press to delete and backspace one character. Press to confirm the inputted file name. Press

to confirm the inputted file name. Press

to cancel the inputted andcharacter. Press to confirm the inputted file name. Press 3 ) exit the FileName input screen.

3

exit the FileName input screen. Go to FileFormat, and select 1D,2D or 3D.

 

4

Select Line, Column or Point with

4 ) Select Line , Column or Point with mark. While mark means that data has

mark. While

4 ) Select Line , Column or Point with mark. While mark means that data has

mark means that data has

been saved at this location, and no additional storage is allowed. The actual storage

capability for Line, Column or Point is related with the rest storage capability.

5

Turn on Save. If the save operation is finished, the information prompt area will prompt

Completed.

Note 1: If the file name for the file number already exists, changing the file name is

equivalent to file rename, with the file content remains unchanged.

Note 2: Up to 8 characters only (including spaces) can be inputted as the file name. If the file

name is longer than 8 characters, the last character will be replaced with a new character.

Note 3: If the file is already saved with data, it is not allowed to change the file format.

Note 4: Only Line can be selected for 1D format; Line and Column can be selected for 2D

format; Line, Column or Point can be selected for 3D format. The options not selectable are

displayed with *.

Note 5: The actual file number that can be created is related with the rest storage capability.

2.15.2

Recall

1)

Select FileNum.

2)

Select Line, Column or Point with

2) Select Line , Column or Point with mark.

mark.

3)

Enable Recall function, and recall all the menu setup and waveforms corresponding with

the measured location, and the system is frozen. Unfreeze and the system will refresh

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the setup with the recalled menu setup as the current system setup.

2.15.3

Delete

a) Delete Current File Storage Location Data

1)

Select FileNum.

2)

Select the data location with a

.
.

3)

Turn on Delete. The location content of the selected FileNum is deleted, and the

mark disappears.

b) Delete Current File All Storage Location Data

disappears. b) Delete Current File All Storage Location Data 1) Select FileNum . 2) Turn on

1)

Select FileNum.

2)

Turn on DeleteFile, and all storage location data for the current file will be deleted.

c) Delete All File Alll Storage Location Data

1)

Select FileNum.

2)

Select DeleteAllFiles, and all storage location data for all files t will be deleted.

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Chapter 3 Application of Thickness Measurement

3.1 General Work Flow

3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general
3 Application of Thickness Measurement 3.1 General Work Flow Fig. 3-1 General Work Flow The general

Fig. 3-1

General Work Flow

The general work flow of thickness measurement on the system is as shown in Fig. 3-1 in

Normal mode.

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3.2 Application Keynote of Thickness Measurement

For most materials, such as carbon steel, etc., the general workflow above is practical and

effective. On how to use the system, operation of calibration and auto search function in particular,

please see Chapter 2 System Operation.

When testing a thickness close to the critical measurement range, the auto-search function

sometimes needs manual adjustment and decision by the operator, so as to ensure accurate

measurement. While for coarse-grained, high-attenuation material (such as ductile iron), special

composite material and multi-layer material, please adjust manually for measurement. It would be

important that the operator has certain ultrasound theory and testing knowledge.

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Chapter 4 Peripheral Devices, Ports and Accessories

4.1 Probe Socket

The probe sockets of the system are compatible to LEMO00 standard connectors. When testing

with the system, use the cable configured with the system or a cable of the same type to connect

to a proper probe.

For testing with one single-element probe, either probe socket (in internal parallel connection) can

be used. While for testing with a dual (TR) probe, connect one end to the transmitting socket T

and the other end to the receiving socket R.

4.2 MiniUSB Port

4.2.1 Connect to a PC

Operation:

1With the system turned on, connect one end of the communication cable to the miniUSB port

of the system, and the other end to the USB port of a power-up PC.

2Upon successful connection, the PC software gives a prompt message.

4.2.2 Disconnect from a PC

Remove the USB cable from the miniUSB port of the system directly.

4.3 MicroSD Card Holder

4.3.1 Insert microSD card

Insert the microSD card in the correction direction to the microSD card holder on the system,

push it in till a sound is heard when it reaches the fixing device in the card holder. Restart the

system, and the microSD card will get ready. Now the user may perform data storage or software

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update.

4.3.2 Remove microSD card

Turn off the system, push the microSD card into the system, release it only when a sound is

heard from the fixing device in the card holder. Now the microSD card comes out, and you may

remove it.

4.4

Battery

4.4.1 Battery Installation and Removal

Follow the below operation procedure to install the battery (DC-A004):

1Align the positioning device at the bottom of the battery to the bottom of the system.

2Insert the battery, push the battery in place, and press the battery against the back of the

system. Fix the battery fixing clip.

Follow the operation procedure to remove the battery:

1Press the battery fixing clip downward and pull it away from the system back, so as to detach

the battery from the fixing clip of the system.

2Take out the battery upwards.

4.4.2 Charging the Battery

Operation:

1Insert the adapter (CD-92A) power plug into the AC socket (AC 100V~240V).

2Insert the

DC Out plug of the adapter in the

main unit power in socket. If the battery is

installed in the main unit, the power/ charging indicator at the bottom of the main unit keypad

will be on (in red) for recharge.

3When the power/ charging indicator turns green, it means the recharge is finished. Usually it

takes 6 hours for one full recharge (with the battery in the system).

4Disconnect the power adapter from AC power supply and the main unit.

Note:

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1The system supports recharge while it is in operation. However, it is not recommended to

keeyp on such operating state frequently. Because when the battery is fully discharged and

starts recharge, the load on the power adapter is big and the heat is obvious, and the

recharge while in operation will keep the main unit at a nearly full load state, which is not

good for its operating life.

2When the battery is recharged while in operation, the power/ charging indicator at the bottom

of the system keypad will be always on (in green).

3When the battery is charging, if the power adapter indicator flashes between red and green

briefly, it is normal.

4.4.3 Using the Battery

The battery capacity indicator is shown on the top right of symbol information area. More

occupied boxes mean higher power capacity.

When the battery box indicator is blank and has a

red frame, it means that the battery power is running out, and you should recharge or replace the

battery in time. A new DC-A004 battery, if fully charged, may work continuously over 6 hours.

Note: When the battery power is very low, to avoid battery over-discharge, the system will be

turned off automatically.

4.4.4 Battery Maintenance

The capacity and the service life of the rechargeable battery depend on whether the battery is

used properly. Please recharge the battery (DC-A004) through the system main unit with the

configured power adapter (CD-92A). On how to recharge the battery, please refer to 4.4.2

Charging the Battery.

In the following cases, the battery shall be charged:

1Before using the battery for the first time;

2If the battery is stored for or over 3 months;

3After frequent discharge.

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4.4.5 Airlift Requirements for battery

a) For air transporting the system, the battery should be put in the system and placed in the

unchecked baggage. For shipping, insulating terminals of the battery and placing the

battery inside the system. (although switch of the system prevents unintentional activation );

b) For air transporting the battery, be sure to insulate terminals of the battery (such as placing

single battery in a separate plastic bag or protective case to prevent short circuit) and put

battery in the unchecked baggage.

Note: Battery matching this system has passed the test required in the section 38.3 of

Part III of UN Manual of Tests and Criteria. If you have any questions, please

contact local aviation authorities for further guidance.

4.4.6 Cautions on using the battery:

1)

When the system is being operated with an adapter or the battery is being recharged,

please

connect

with

stable

and

reliable

mains

power

supply

(AC

100V~240V,

50Hz~60Hz);

 

2)

The system battery can only be recharged with the adapter in the method specified.

3)

Please recharge the system battery in a cool and ventilated room, otherwise, the battery

charging effect might be affected.

 

4)

When the system is not in use for a long time, the battery should be recharged and

discharged at least once every three months.

 

5)

During storage or transportation, the battery shall be stored with half capacity, i.e. its

voltage shall be 7.2V~7.7V, so as to avoid any gas generated or gas inflation.

 

6)

When system battery comes to the end of its service life, in order to avoid environmental

pollution, do not discard, break or crush the battery at will. Please dispose it properly

according to applicable laws and regulations or national standards.

 

7)

It is prohibited to throw the battery into fire, so as to avoid explosion or producing toxic

chemicals.

 

8)

Do not charge the battery near fire source or in extremely hot environment.

 

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9)

It is prohibited to make electric conductor contact battery pole plate, so as to avoid short

circuit.

10) Keep the battery from moisture and never throw it into water.

11) Do not store the battery in the temperature higher than 60or lower than -20;

12) Do not use the battery if it is in peculiar smelling, heats, distortion, changed color or any

other abnormity.

4.5 Power Adapter

The system configured power adapter (CD-92A) may serve for power supply of system operation,

or charging the battery through the system.

Cautions on using the adapter:

1)

Do not use the adapter on a plug-loosen socket.

2)

Do remember that the total load of the adapter plugged into the socket shall not exceed

its rated load.

4.6 Fast Charger CD-B010 (Option)

When the battery DC-A004 is removed from the main unit, you may charge the battery outside of

the system with the fast charger CD-B010. A complete recharge takes about 3 hours.

Operation:

1

Insert the power plug of the adapter CD-92A to the AC outlet (AC 100V ~ 240V).

2

Insert the DC power out plug of the adapter to the power in socket (DC 12V) of the fast

charger CD-B010. Then insert the charge output plug of CD-B010 to the charge input

socket of the battery. Now the charger power / charge indicator is red, which means

charging.

3

When the CD-B010 charger power / charge indicator turns green, it means charging is

finished. A full charge usually takes about 3 hours.

4

When charging is finished, disconnect the power adapter from the AC power and the

charger. Unplug the CD-B010 charge output plug connected to the battery DC-A004.

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Note:

1. If the configured car charging cable is in use, that is one end of the cable is connected to

the car power supply (DC 12V) socket, and the other end to the power in socket (DC 12V) of

the fast charger CD-B010, such connection is an alternative to the adapter CD-92A. You may

charge the DC-A004 battery on the car.

2. In the charging process, you may feel the obvious heat from the housing of the charger,

which is normal. When charging the battery, please keep the CD-B010 charger in a well-

ventilated place, away from flammable and explosive materials.

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Chapter 5 Training, System Maintenance and Service

5.1 Training

To ensure a safe and proper operation, the oper ator shall receive appropriate training on

ultrasound testing, and read this operation instruction before operating this system. The lack of

relevant knowledge on ultrasound testing may lead to unpredictable wrong testing results.

Therefore, to acquire information on ultrasonic testing training and qualification, please contact

relevant NDT societies, organizations or SIUI.

5.2 System Maintenance

Please use the factory configured accessories and options, such as the probe cable and the

communication cable. Incompatible cables may result in system internal circuit failure or external

connector damage. DO NOT drop any liquid into the system.

The system housing, glass panel and other parts can be cleaned with a piece of cloth soaked

with a little water or neutral household cleanser.

Note: DO NOT use any solvent to clean the system. The plastic parts may be damaged or

become fragile if being cleaned with solvent.

5.3 Service

The system adopts the latest technologies and is made of high quality components. The process

inspection, the in-process testing and the quality management system are all certified by

ISO9001, ensuring that the system performance is optimized.

SIUI provide 2 years’ warranty for the system main unit. In case any failure is found in the system,

please shut off the system and take out the battery. Contact SIUI service department whenever it

is necessary to repair or recalibrate the system. The warranty does not cover any unauthorized

repair or disassembly.

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Under the following situations, the safe operation of the system is not ensured:

1The system is obviously damaged (with abnormal display or internal sound).

2The system is stored in adverse environment for a long time (e.g. abnormal temperature or

high humidity, or erosive condition).

3Severe fall-down or pressure during transportation.

Note: Before transportation, the system shall be packed to meet the requirements of

shockproof, waterproof and humidity-proof, in order to avoid system damage due to

rain, snow, mechanical collision or strong shock.

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Appendix A

Common Failures and Troubleshooting

A.1

The system cannot power on

a

If the power supply is from the battery:

 

1

Try to replace the battery with full capacity if the capacity is low.

2

Change the power supply to the adapter.

 

b

If the power supply is from the adapter:

1

Check if the system is connected to the adapter plug, or if the plug comes loose.

2

Check if the adapter indicator indicates the adapter works properly.

3

If

the

battery is not used on the system, try to

use the system with a fully

 

charged battery.

c

If the failure still exists after trying the solutions above, please contact the distributor or

A.2

SIUI.

The system cannot power off

a

Long press the power key

a ) Long press the power key for 3 seconds to force the system shutdown.

for 3 seconds to force the system shutdown.

b

If force shutdown fails, unplug the adapter or remove the battery to cut off power

supply. Reboot the system to see whether it is in normal operation. If not, try to contact

the distributor or SIUI for repair as soon as possible.

A.3

Cannot charge

a

Check if the plug connection of the adapter is good or not.

b

Check if the indicator of the power adapter indicates normal operation.

A.4

a

No Echo

Check if ProbeType is set up properly. If it is set Dual but connected to a single-

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element probe, or the vice versa.

b

Check if the probe cable is in bad contact. Try to replace another probe cable.

c

Check if the configurations such as gain, range, delay and zero are correct.

d

Set the system at Default, connect a standard configured probe, and start the

AutoSearch function. Couple the probe on the test block of the system. If echoes are

displayed, the failure is due to improper setting.

e

If the failure still exists after trying the solutions above, please contact the distributor or

A.5

SIUI.

Abnormal error of thickness measurement reading

a

Check if ProbeType and WorkMode are set up properly.

b

Check if velocity or zero is calibrated.

c

Check if gain and gate are set up properly, such as the gate does not record the echo

to be measured, or the measurement point is not found properly due to AutoSearch

function, which can be corrected with manual adjustment.

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Appendix B

Specifications

Table B-1 Specifications

No.

Item

Specifications and Configuration

1

Display

800×480 pixels, 5” high-resolution color TFT-LCD monitor, with

Screen

high-brightness LED backlight (visible under sunlight)