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ETher NDE News See you at ASNT Fall 2013 in Las Vegas?

The team travelling from ETher NDE to ASNT Fall 2013 in Las Vegas next week are looking forward to welcoming visitors onto their stand (number 215) at the exhibition in the Rio Hotel.

Not only is it anticipated to be a very busy show (helped by its location I am sure!), but it is a chance for ETher to showcase our two newest family members, the WeldCheck and the AeroCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detectors.

The WeldCheck made its first official outing at Materials Testing 2013 in the UK in September and has been swiftly moving out the factory doors ever since. Designed and manufactured in house in the UK, the WeldCheck is the first in a family of EC Flaw Detectors that will make up a product series that comes from the heart of ETher. The whole ETher team has worked in unison to get these products to market and therefore the imminent launch of the AeroCheck is met with anticipation and excitement from the whole team.

The AeroCheck will officially launch in January 2014, but pre orders are welcome from 1st December 2013. ASNT Fall 2013 is the first "have a peek" outing in the USA for the unit and where better to put a spotlight on it than in Las Vegas! 

So please stop by our stand if you are able to attend ASNT Fall 2013 and take a look at the newest Eddy Current Flaw Detectors on the market from a team that have worked tirelessly to make sure that they meet the your needs!


2013-11-01 08:04:24

ETher NDE News WeldCheck launch picks up pace

The BINDT Materials Testing Exhibition 2013 at Telford saw the official launch of the WeldCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detector and since then we have been delighted to see the news of a new ECT Flaw Detector travel fast.

The WeldCheck is a new product 100% designed and manufactured in the UK by the ETher NDE Team in Harpenden.  Fitted with industry standard 12-Way Lemo and Co-axial Lemo 00 connectors, the WeldCheck is able to use absolute, bridge and reflection probes without the need for adaptors.

The WeldCheck is the first-ever Eddy Current NDT Instrument to be designed specifically for the demands of the Offshore Industry.

The WeldCheck features a daylight-readable 5.7” LCD Colour Full VGA  (640 x 480 pixels) Screen ensuring the Operator has excellent signal presentation no matter what the working conditions are. The user is able to configure the colour scheme and display types to suit their personal preferences and with the built-in “flip” function the WeldCheck works equally well for left or right-handed users.

With an absolute minimum of 8.5 hours battery life, when used with a 100kHz Weld Probe at a maximum brightness (100% backlight) setting, the WeldCheck is the obvious choice when faced with a long day of Eddy Current NDT.  Furthermore, the WeldCheck has a tough Aluminium/Mg Si 0.5 Alloy powder-coated outer case and four harness attachment points and a foot stand. At a weight of just 1.1kg, the WeldCheck is equally suited to all environments whether it be a laboratory desktop or the rigours of rope access inspection.

The WeldCheck software has been designed to make the end users task simpler. The menu system is easy and fast to navigate with the ability to add chosen items to the side-bar for rapid access and a quick setting menu for rapid set-up review and adjustment. The ability to have both the paint coating thickness assessment probe and the weld probe attached during use and then simply change settings to use either as required makes this instrument the clear choice for efficient and reliable rope access inspection.

John Hansen, MD of ETher NDE said, “The WeldCheck is the first of a family of application-specific eddy current NDT instruments from ETher NDE.  Designed and manufactured entirely in the UK, we have consulted with a great many end-users and training companies to produce a simple and easy-to-use yet rugged instrument that meets the unique demands of rope access inspection”.


2013-10-23 09:18:21

ETher NDE News ASNT Fall 2013 Just Around The Corner!

With ASNT Fall at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas next month, it is set to be a busy conference. So far there has been reported over 700 pre registrations for the show. 

ETher NDE will be there along with our sister company Baugh & Weedon displaying our technology including our newest additions, the WeldCheck and AeroCheck Flaw Detectors.

The WeldCheck was officially launched at Materials Testing in September in the UK and so far has received a very warm welcome to the market with orders coming in for the instrument.

The AeroCheck will officially launch in January 2014 with pre orders being taken from December 2013. A prototype for the AeroCheck was shown at the A4A Forum in Indianapolis last month and again was received well.

ASNT Fall will be both products first larger outing in the USA and all at ETher are very pleased to be able to have these products in the spotlight. We hope that you will be able to stop by our stand and view these and our other products if you are attending ASNT Fall. As always we promise you a warm welcome and a friendly face to help with any of your Eddy Current NDT questions!

ASNT Fall 2013 Details Click Here.


2013-10-17 14:25:08

ETher NDE News See you at A4A?

We are looking forward to exhibiting and hosting a hospitality suite at the A4A Forum 2013 in Indianapolis this week. If you are planning on attending, please stop by and see our stand and definitely come and join us for a drink and some food in our suite this evening (23rd Sept) and tomorrow evening. 

As you can see from the pictures, Indianpolis will welcome you with some beautiful weather and some very pretty buildings.


2013-09-23 12:31:55

ETher NDE News Welcome to Gath Cheyne

Following the launch of the new “WeldCheck” Product Range, Ether NDE is expanding the Commercial Team. Gath Cheyne, formerly of Magnaflux, GE Inspection Technologies and Pruftechnik, has been appointed as European Sales Manager.

Gath started his NDT career in 1998, whilst serving in the Royal Air Force; Gath left the RAF in 2006 and joined Pruftechnik as their UK NDT Product Manager. Gath was responsible for sales of Eddy Current Systems and Testing Machines.  In 2007 Gath was recruited by GE Inspection Technologies, as an Area Sales Manager where he was responsible for sales of Eddy Current, Ultrasonic and Hardness Testing Equipment. In 2010 Gath, was hired by Magnaflux UK as Sales Manager and was responsible for managing their extensive distributor network, which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Following Gath’s appointment, he told NDT News “I am delighted to be joining Mike, John and the team at Ether NDE. Together we have a fantastic opportunity to build on the strong base established during the last 3 years. I have followed the growth of Ether NDE since its founding in 2010 and look forward to assisting Ether NDE in their goal to be recognised as the leading innovator of the global Eddy Current community.”

Mike Reilly, Executive Chairman, said: “Gath is a very welcome recruit to our team. Experienced and knowledgeable NDT Sales and Applications Engineers are a highly prized resource these days. Gath has a very broad knowledge of NDT Applications and Technology, that will not only benefit Ether NDE, but will also be available to my “associated Companies”, Imaginos NDE and Baugh and Weedon. In fact, Gath will have prime responsibility for Imaginos NDE sales in selected European Markets and will combine that with the primary role of developing Ether NDE business in Europe. Having previously worked with John Hansen and Pete Burrows at GE, I am very confident that we now have an unmatched Applications and Support Team for our UK and European Clients”.  


2013-09-19 10:00:07


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