Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

FX80-Intro

The Dakota FX80 Bench Top Flaw Detector range combines state-of-the-art flaw detection with advanced material thickness capabilities.

  • Summary
    • Summary

    • Designed for use in the laboratory these gauges are the tool you need for all your flaw detecting needs.

      The Dakota FX80 Bench Top Ultrasonic Flaw Detector is available in two models: Dakota FX80-DL Bench Top Flaw Detector and Dakota FX81-DL Bench Top Flaw Detector.

      The time corrected gain (TCG) feature automatically compensates for sound attenuation through a material, further increasing the performance of the gauge.

      Within the grid batching of the Dakota FX80 Flaw Detector the user has the capability to enter 'OBSTRUCT' on to the grid for easy identification of inaccessible locations to measure.

      The Dakota FX80 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector has a 6Gb internal memory and an external SD slot which allows up to 64Gb with full data logging via RS232 data output to DakMaster™ data management software.

      Transducer Options

      A wide range of Shear Wave Transducers, Single Element Transducers and Transducer Wedges available

      DakMaster™

      From inspection to professional reports at the click of a button

  • Key Features
    • Key Features

      Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

      FD800-Bench-Top-Flaw-Detector

      Features:

      • Blanview sunlight readable QVGA TFT colour display
      • Sizing Toolkits: DAC, AWS, TCG, DGS
      • Pulse Repetition Frequency: 8 to 333 Hz, adjustable
      • Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
      • Detection: Z-Cross, Flank & Peak
      • Automatic: probe zero, probe recognition, and temperature compensation
      • Measurement: Variety of modes to address a number of applications
      • Large data storage: 6Gb internal & up to 64Gb external SD slot
      • Multiple formats: Alpha numeric grid and sequential with auto identifier
      • Up to 12 hours of battery life
      • Download to DakMaster™ data management software
  • Product Features
    • Product Features
      Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
      Material Thickness Features
      Model FX80-DL & FX81-DL
      Display Mode  
      Material thickness digits display
      B-Scan cross sectional display
      B-Scan with digits display
      Scan bar display
      Coating thickness display
      A-Scan display
      + Rectified, - Rectified, Full Waveform (RF)
      Flaw Detection Modes
      TRIG, DAC, AWS, TCG, AVG/DGS
      Measurement Range
      P-E:
      Pulse Echo (Dual Contact) : 0.630 - 2,440mm (0.025 – 96”)
      Pulse Echo (Single Contact) : 1.000 - 30,480mm (0.040 - 1200”)
      E-E:
      Echo Echo ThruPaint™ (Dual Contact): 1.270 - 102mm (0.050 - 4”)
      Echo Echo (single delay line) : 0.178 - 25.4mm (0.007 - 1”)
      Echo Echo (single contact) : 1.000 - 3,050mm (0.040 - 120”)
      Echo Echo Verify (EEV): 1.270 - 25.4mm (0.050 - 1”)
      PETP:
      Pulse Echo Temp Comp: 0.630 - 2,440mm (0.025 – 96”)
      CT:
      Coating Thickness: 0.013 - 2.54mm (0.001 - 0.1”)
      PECT:
      Pulse Echo Coating Thickness (Coating) 0.010 - 2.54mm (0.001 - 0.1”)
      Pulse Echo Coating Thickness (Substr.) 0.630 - 2,440mm (0.025 – 96”)
      Resolution
      0.01mm (0.001”), 0.001mm (0.0001”) selectable
      Measurement Rate (Thickness Mode)
      Manual
      4 readings per second
      Scan Mode
      32 readings per second
      Scan bar display
      6 readings per second
      High Speed Scan Mode
      Differential Mode
      Limit alarm mode
      B-Scan display speed
      adjustable display speed
      Calibration setups
      64 user-definable setups transferrable to and from a PC archive
      Gates
      2 (flaw) and 3 (thickness) adjustable gates: start, stop, width & threshold
      Damping
      50, 75, 100, 300, 600, & 1500 ohms
      Pulser type
      FX80-DL: Two adjustable square wave pulsers, 100 - 200v
      FX81-DL:Two tone burst pulsers, 100 - 400v
      Gain
      Manual, automatic gain control (AGC) with 110dB range with 0.2dB resolution
      Timing
      Precision TCXO timing with single shot 100 MHz 8 bit ultra-low power digitizer
      Memory and Data Logging
      4GB internal memory
      Sequential and grid logging
      Alpha numeric batch identification
      OBSTRUCT indicates inaccessible locations
      Bitmap graphic capture
      Data Output
      USB-C
      Calibration Options
      single, two point, velocity, material type
      Transducer recognition
      Automatic
      V-path / dual path error correction
      Automatic
      Probe Zero
      Automatic
      Automatic Calibration
      Longitudinal (straight), or Shear (angle)
      Flaw Detection Product Features
      Probe Types
      Single Contact, Dual, Delay & Angle
      Material Velocity Table
      Contains longitudinal and shear velocities for a variety of material types
      TRIG
      Trigonometric display of beam path, depth, surface distance, and curved surface correction. Used with angle beam transducers
      DAC
      Up to 8 points may be entered and used to digitally draw a DAC curve. Reference -2, -6, -10, (-6/-12), (-6/-14), (-2/-6/-10) dB. Amplitude displayed in %DAC, dB, or %FSH
      AWS
      Automatic defect sizing in accordance with AWS D1.1 structural welding code.
      AVG/DGS
      Automatic defect sizing using probe data. Stores up to 64 custom setups
      TCG
      Time corrected gain. 50 dB dynamic range, 20 dB per microsecond, up to 8 points for curve definition
      Detection Modes
      Zero Crossing, Flank and Peak
      Display Freeze
      Hold current waveform on screen
      Peak Memory
      Captures peak signal amplitude
      PRF
      8 to 2000Hz in selectable steps (8, 16, 32, 66, 125, 250, 333, 1000, 2000Hz)
      Skip Bar
      Displays skip legs in the waveform area
      Pulse Width
      40 to 400 ns. Selectable step options 40, 80 & 400 ns (labeled spike, thin & wide)
      Frequency Bands
      FX80-DL & FX81-DL: Broadband 1.8 - 19MHz (-3dB)
      FX81-DL: Six narrow bands at 0.5MHz, 1MHz, 2MHz, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz.
      Horizontal Linearity
      +/- 0.4% FSW
      Vertical Linearity
      +/- 1% FSH
      Amplifier Linearity
      +/- 1 dB
      Amplitude Measurement
      0 to 100% FSH, with 1% resolution
      Delay
      0 - 999in (25,375mm) at steel velocity
      Display
      Blanview sunlight readable QVGA TFT colour display. 115.2 x 86.4mm (4.54 x 3.40 inches) viewable screen
      Display Refresh Rate
      60Hz
      Units (selectable)
      mm or inches
      Backlight
      adjustable brightness
      Repeatability / Stability Indicator
      Low Battery Indicator
      Battery Save Mode
      Auto
  • Technical Information
    • Technical Specification
      Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
      Part Number Description Certificate
      Z-250-0001 Dakota FX80-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
      Calibration Certificate supplied as standard
      Z-251-0001 Dakota FX81-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8+)
      Calibration Certificate supplied as standard
      Operating Temperature -10 to 60ºC (14 to 140ºF)
      Power Supply 6 x AA batteries and via USB
      Battery Life2 Alkaline (12hrs), Nicad (5hrs), and NI-MH (12hrs)
      Gauge Weight 2.04kg (4.5lbs) - including batteries
      Gauge Dimensions 216.0 x 165.0 x 70.0mm (8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches)
      Packing List Unit, Selectable Transducer, Couplant, Manual, Power Cable, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software and Data Transfer Cable
      Certificate of Calibration supplied as standard
  • Standards
    • Standards
      Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

      Thickness Gauge: Factory calibration traceable to NIST & MIL-STD-45662A.

      Flaw Detector: EN12668-1 compliant.

  • Downloads
    • Downloads
        • Dakota FX80-DL Flaw Detector (DFX-8) - Flaw Instruction Manual

        • Dakota FX80-DL Flaw Detector (DFX-8) - Thickness Instruction Manual

  • Part Numbers
    • Part Numbers
      Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
      • Dakota FX80-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
        • Part Number : Z-250-0001
      • Dakota FX81-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8+)
        • Part Number : Z-251-0001

Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

FX80-Intro

The Dakota FX80 Bench Top Flaw Detector range combines state-of-the-art flaw detection with advanced material thickness capabilities.

Summary

Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

Designed for use in the laboratory these gauges are the tool you need for all your flaw detecting needs.

The Dakota FX80 Bench Top Ultrasonic Flaw Detector is available in two models: Dakota FX80-DL Bench Top Flaw Detector and Dakota FX81-DL Bench Top Flaw Detector.

The time corrected gain (TCG) feature automatically compensates for sound attenuation through a material, further increasing the performance of the gauge.

Within the grid batching of the Dakota FX80 Flaw Detector the user has the capability to enter 'OBSTRUCT' on to the grid for easy identification of inaccessible locations to measure.

The Dakota FX80 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector has a 6Gb internal memory and an external SD slot which allows up to 64Gb with full data logging via RS232 data output to DakMaster™ data management software.

Transducer Options

A wide range of Shear Wave Transducers, Single Element Transducers and Transducer Wedges available

DakMaster™

From inspection to professional reports at the click of a button

Downloads
    • Dakota FX80-DL Flaw Detector (DFX-8) - Flaw Instruction Manual

    • Dakota FX80-DL Flaw Detector (DFX-8) - Thickness Instruction Manual

Key Features

Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

FD800-Bench-Top-Flaw-Detector

Features:

  • Blanview sunlight readable QVGA TFT colour display
  • Sizing Toolkits: DAC, AWS, TCG, DGS
  • Pulse Repetition Frequency: 8 to 333 Hz, adjustable
  • Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Detection: Z-Cross, Flank & Peak
  • Automatic: probe zero, probe recognition, and temperature compensation
  • Measurement: Variety of modes to address a number of applications
  • Large data storage: 6Gb internal & up to 64Gb external SD slot
  • Multiple formats: Alpha numeric grid and sequential with auto identifier
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life
  • Download to DakMaster™ data management software
Product Features
Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
Material Thickness Features
Model FX80-DL & FX81-DL
Display Mode  
Material thickness digits display
B-Scan cross sectional display
B-Scan with digits display
Scan bar display
Coating thickness display
A-Scan display
+ Rectified, - Rectified, Full Waveform (RF)
Flaw Detection Modes
TRIG, DAC, AWS, TCG, AVG/DGS
Measurement Range
P-E:
Pulse Echo (Dual Contact) : 0.630 - 2,440mm (0.025 – 96”)
Pulse Echo (Single Contact) : 1.000 - 30,480mm (0.040 - 1200”)
E-E:
Echo Echo ThruPaint™ (Dual Contact): 1.270 - 102mm (0.050 - 4”)
Echo Echo (single delay line) : 0.178 - 25.4mm (0.007 - 1”)
Echo Echo (single contact) : 1.000 - 3,050mm (0.040 - 120”)
Echo Echo Verify (EEV): 1.270 - 25.4mm (0.050 - 1”)
PETP:
Pulse Echo Temp Comp: 0.630 - 2,440mm (0.025 – 96”)
CT:
Coating Thickness: 0.013 - 2.54mm (0.001 - 0.1”)
PECT:
Pulse Echo Coating Thickness (Coating) 0.010 - 2.54mm (0.001 - 0.1”)
Pulse Echo Coating Thickness (Substr.) 0.630 - 2,440mm (0.025 – 96”)
Resolution
0.01mm (0.001”), 0.001mm (0.0001”) selectable
Measurement Rate (Thickness Mode)
Manual
4 readings per second
Scan Mode
32 readings per second
Scan bar display
6 readings per second
High Speed Scan Mode
Differential Mode
Limit alarm mode
B-Scan display speed
adjustable display speed
Calibration setups
64 user-definable setups transferrable to and from a PC archive
Gates
2 (flaw) and 3 (thickness) adjustable gates: start, stop, width & threshold
Damping
50, 75, 100, 300, 600, & 1500 ohms
Pulser type
FX80-DL: Two adjustable square wave pulsers, 100 - 200v
FX81-DL:Two tone burst pulsers, 100 - 400v
Gain
Manual, automatic gain control (AGC) with 110dB range with 0.2dB resolution
Timing
Precision TCXO timing with single shot 100 MHz 8 bit ultra-low power digitizer
Memory and Data Logging
4GB internal memory
Sequential and grid logging
Alpha numeric batch identification
OBSTRUCT indicates inaccessible locations
Bitmap graphic capture
Data Output
USB-C
Calibration Options
single, two point, velocity, material type
Transducer recognition
Automatic
V-path / dual path error correction
Automatic
Probe Zero
Automatic
Automatic Calibration
Longitudinal (straight), or Shear (angle)
Flaw Detection Product Features
Probe Types
Single Contact, Dual, Delay & Angle
Material Velocity Table
Contains longitudinal and shear velocities for a variety of material types
TRIG
Trigonometric display of beam path, depth, surface distance, and curved surface correction. Used with angle beam transducers
DAC
Up to 8 points may be entered and used to digitally draw a DAC curve. Reference -2, -6, -10, (-6/-12), (-6/-14), (-2/-6/-10) dB. Amplitude displayed in %DAC, dB, or %FSH
AWS
Automatic defect sizing in accordance with AWS D1.1 structural welding code.
AVG/DGS
Automatic defect sizing using probe data. Stores up to 64 custom setups
TCG
Time corrected gain. 50 dB dynamic range, 20 dB per microsecond, up to 8 points for curve definition
Detection Modes
Zero Crossing, Flank and Peak
Display Freeze
Hold current waveform on screen
Peak Memory
Captures peak signal amplitude
PRF
8 to 2000Hz in selectable steps (8, 16, 32, 66, 125, 250, 333, 1000, 2000Hz)
Skip Bar
Displays skip legs in the waveform area
Pulse Width
40 to 400 ns. Selectable step options 40, 80 & 400 ns (labeled spike, thin & wide)
Frequency Bands
FX80-DL & FX81-DL: Broadband 1.8 - 19MHz (-3dB)
FX81-DL: Six narrow bands at 0.5MHz, 1MHz, 2MHz, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz.
Horizontal Linearity
+/- 0.4% FSW
Vertical Linearity
+/- 1% FSH
Amplifier Linearity
+/- 1 dB
Amplitude Measurement
0 to 100% FSH, with 1% resolution
Delay
0 - 999in (25,375mm) at steel velocity
Display
Blanview sunlight readable QVGA TFT colour display. 115.2 x 86.4mm (4.54 x 3.40 inches) viewable screen
Display Refresh Rate
60Hz
Units (selectable)
mm or inches
Backlight
adjustable brightness
Repeatability / Stability Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Battery Save Mode
Auto
Technical Specification
Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
Part Number Description Certificate
Z-250-0001 Dakota FX80-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
Calibration Certificate supplied as standard
Z-251-0001 Dakota FX81-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8+)
Calibration Certificate supplied as standard
Operating Temperature -10 to 60ºC (14 to 140ºF)
Power Supply 6 x AA batteries and via USB
Battery Life2 Alkaline (12hrs), Nicad (5hrs), and NI-MH (12hrs)
Gauge Weight 2.04kg (4.5lbs) - including batteries
Gauge Dimensions 216.0 x 165.0 x 70.0mm (8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches)
Packing List Unit, Selectable Transducer, Couplant, Manual, Power Cable, Plastic Carrying Case, Certificate of Calibration and AA Batteries. PC Software and Data Transfer Cable
Certificate of Calibration supplied as standard
Standards
Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)

Thickness Gauge: Factory calibration traceable to NIST & MIL-STD-45662A.

Flaw Detector: EN12668-1 compliant.

Part Numbers
Dakota FX80 Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
  • Dakota FX80-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8)
    • Part Number : Z-250-0001
  • Dakota FX81-DL Benchtop Flaw Detector (DFX-8+)
    • Part Number : Z-251-0001