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Dakota UMX-2

UMX-2 underwater thickness gauge & coating thickness guage designed for offshore NDT inspections.  Rated to a depth of 1000ft (300m). 

The Dakota UMX-2 underwater material and coating thickness gauge has been specifically designed for offshore inspections, and rated to a depth of 1000 feet (300 meters).

 The UMX-2 is very versatile, offering both Dual & Single element transducers.  It comes equipped with multiple measurement mode options, the UMX-2 will meet all your application requirements.

 Onboard 5,000 point data logger, all UMX-2 settings stored for each measurement, along with an actual A-Scan waveform & DakView java-based PC or MAC OSX software makes this a very functional kit.

Dakota UMX-2 Overview

The Dakota UMX-2 underwater material and coating thickness gauge, designed for offshore inspections, and rated to a depth of 1000 feet (300 meters).

 The UMX-2 is a very versatile Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge for underwater inspections, offering both dual & single element transducers.  Equipped with multiple measurement mode options, the UMX-2 will meet all your application requirements.

Onboard 5,000 point data logger, all UMX-2 settings are stored for each measurement, along with an actual A-Scan waveform.  Our DakView java-based PC or MAC OSX software makes this a very functional kit.

• Powered by a 100MHz DSP platform using FPGA technology.

• Two Channels – Dual pulsers and receivers.

• Up to 140Hz pulse repetition rate.

• Display update rate of 25 times per second.

• Adjustable gain settings – vlow, low, med, hi, vhi.

• Automatic gain control (AGC).

• Time corrected gain (TCG).

• Massive data storage (32 Megabit of non-volatile RAM).

 

Key Features

• 1000 ft. (300m) depth rating.

• Captures an A-Scan waveform snapshot with every measurement; viewable using our Windows PC interface software.

• Measurement modes: Dual Element – Pulse-Echo, Pulse-Echo w/Coating, Echo-Echo. Single Element – Triple-Echo (TCG).

• Automatic: probe zero and probe recognition.

• Data storage formats: Alpha numeric grid and sequential w/auto identifier.

• Windows PC software included.

• 3 year limited warranty.

UMX-2 Specifications

PHYSICAL

 

  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.680kg) – with 3 AA batteries.
    Size: Length (9.0 in/229 mm)
    Diameter (2.375 in/60.33 mm)

  • Operating Temperature: -20° to 140°F (-29° to 60°C).

  • Keyboard: Single button, magnetically coupled switch.

  • Underwater Case: High strength transparent plastic housing.

  • Depth rating of 1000 feet (300 meters).

  • Data Output: Bi-directional RS232 serial port, with USB converter.

  • Windows® PC interface software.

  • Display:
    1/2in (12.7mm) 4.5 digit LCD display.
    3/8in (9.5mm) 6 alpha LCD display.
    Both displays backlit (on/off/auto).

ULTRASONIC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Measurement Modes:

  • Dual Element Probes Pulse-Echo (P-E): Coating Off.

  • Pulse-Echo Coating (PECT): Coating On

  • Echo-Echo (E-E): Thru-Paint.

  • Single Element Probes Triple-Echo (TCG): Thru-Paint.

  • Pulser: Dual square wave pulsers.

  • Receiver: Dual receivers – manual or AGC gain control with 110dB range (limited).

  • Timing: 25 MHz TCXO with single shot 100 MHz 8 bit ultra low power digitizer.

POWER SOURCE

  • Three 1.5V alkaline or 1.2V NiCad AA cells.

  • Continuous operation

  • Backlight Off: Typically operates for 50 hours on alkaline and 15 hours on NiCad

  • Backlight On: Typically operates for 15 hours on alkaline and 8 hours on Nicad.

  • (charger not included.)

  • Auto power off if idle 5 min.

  • Battery status displayed on power up.

MEASURING

 

  • Range:Pulse-Echo Mode (P-E): (Pit&Flaw Detection) measures from 0.025 19.999 inches (0.63 to 500 millimeters).

  • Pulse-Echo Coating Mode (PECT): (Material, Coating, Pit & Flaw Detection): Material: 0.025 to 19.999 inches (0.63 to 500 millimeters). Coating: 0.001 to 0.100 inches (0.01 to 2.54 millimeters).

  • Echo-Echo Mode (E-E): Thru Paint & Coatings) measures from 0.100 to 4.0 inches (2.54 to 102 millimeters). Range will vary +/- depending on the coating.

  • Triple-Echo Mode (TCG): Thru Paint&Coatings) measures from 0.040 to 6.0 inches (1 to 150 millimeters) in steel. Range will vary based on coating thickness, material type, and probe.

  • Resolution: +/- .001 inches (0.01 mm)

  • Velocity Range: .0492 to .5510 in./µs 1250 to 13995 meters/sec

  • Units: English & Metric

  • Calibration: 8 fixed and 1 programmable Material Velocities (in/µs):
    1. Aluminum 2024 – .251
    2. Steel 4340 – .233
    3. Stainless Steel 302 – .223
    4. Iron – .232
    5. Cast Iron – .180
    6. PVC – .094
    7. Polystyrene – .092
    8. Polyurethane- .070
    9. Custom User

DISPLAY

  • Segmented Displays:

  • 4.5 Digit LCD – Primary Measurement display.

  • 6 Character LCD – Display menu options.

  • Repeatability Bar Graph Bar graph indicates stability of reading.

DATA LOGGER (INTERNAL)

 

  • File Formats:
    Grid (alphanumeric)
    Sequential (auto identifier)

  • Programming: Storage capacity of 1 file template. Size and dimension specified by the user.

  • Storage Capacity: 5,000 readings, settings, and waveform graphics.

  • Memory: 32 megabit non-volitile ram.

TRANSDUCER

  • Auto Probe Zero: Applies to dual element probes only.

  • Transducer Types: Dual Element 1 to 10 MHz frequency range. Custom auto recognition probes. (flaw & pit detection).

  • Single Element: 1 to 10MHz frequency range (general purpose).

  • LEMO underwater connectors.

  • Standard 4 foot cable.

  • Custom transducers and cable lengths available for special applications.

CERTIFICATION

  • Factory calibration: traceable to national standards.

  • IP68 rating

WARRANTY

  • 3 year limited

UMX-2 Brochure Download

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