EtherCheck combining Eddy Current and Bond testing in a proven package.

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ETher NDE is excited to be launching the EtherCheck ET/Bond Testing Flaw Detector for non destructive testing (NDT). Designed for NDE on Aerospace specific applications, the EtherCheck offers the very best in Eddy Current and Bond Testing performance in a compact, rugged and lightweight package.


The EtherCheck Flaw Detector is designed and manufactured in the UK and uses industry standard 12-Way Lemo and Co-axial Lemo 00 connectors, offering rotary drive, dual frequncy and conductivity capabilities as standard and also absolute, bridge and reflection probe modes without the need for adapters.


  • Dual Frequency
  • Pitch Catch Bond testing mode
  • Rotary Drive As Standard
  • Industry Standard Probe Connectors
  • Large, Crisp Daylight Readable Display
  • User Friendly Interface
  • Up To 10 Hours Battery Life With A Pencil Probe And 7 Hours With A Rotary Drive

Works the way you do!

The ETherCheck features a daylight-readable 5.7” LCD Colour Full VGA  (640 x 480 pixels) screen ensuring the Operator has excellent signal resolution and presentation no matter what the working conditions are; and with the built-in “flip” function works equally well for left or right-handed users.

Lightweight, rugged and easy-to-use

Lightweight at 1.2kg (2.6 lbs.) and housed in a rugged metal casing,the ETherCheck offers up to ten hours battery life, easy to navigate menu systems and great EC performance.

The ETherCheck features a simple “single-level” menu system. In addition, any menu item can be added to the “Quick Menu” sidebar with its own easily recognisable Icon enabling faster adjustments during the inspection process.

The ETherCheck has been built with operator-selectable “soft keys”. Every menu item has its own easily recognisable icon. There are four soft key positions for operator selectable icons for frequently used functions and a fifth position for the last menu function used. Each saved instrument setting can be associated with a unique, one press set of quick access functions. There are also two front panel hard keys that can also be easily programmed for rapid one press access to instrument functions.

Innovative “Loop” Feature: “Loop” is a convenient way of capturing a live repetitive signal and then optimizing the instrument settings especially Phase, Gain and Filters in order to simplify the task of optimizing the parameters.

“Guides” Feature: "Guides" allow the user to display a slide show that can be created easily with commonly used desktop software. The benefit of this feature is that instructions, tutorials and procedures for the inspection can be added to the ETherCheck very quickly and the NDT inspector can easily switch between the Inspection itself and the “Guides” while performing a live test.

Trace - The trace function allows a reference waveform to be stored on the screen and appears along with the graticule behind the live spot. This allows the operator to readily compare the live data with the reference calibration.

As well as being fully daylight readable, the ETherCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detector offers fantastic screen clarity with excellent and accurate inspection readings.

The screens below are a sample of the excellent display quailty that the AeroCheck EC Defect Detector produces:


Standard AeroCheck Kit:

IAER002 Instrument, AeroCheck+, Dual Frequency (20Hz-20MHz), Hand Held Portable Flaw Detector, Software + Manual on USB Stick.
AWEL002 Accessory, AeroCheck, Power Adapter + Input Plugs (UK, EU, US & Australia).
AWEL003  Accessory, Adjustable Shoulder Strap, Padded with Quick-Release.
AC006  Accessory, Instrument Soft Carry Case.
A090  USB Cable, A to MIN B, 1 meter.
40449 Quick Reference Card – AeroCheck.
ALLCX-M02-015A Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Absolute).
ALL12-L04-015R  Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way (Reflection).

Part Number: AAER004 - Protective Splash Proof Cover (WeldCheck / AeroCheck)

Part Number: 40470 - Tripod Bracket - To fit 1/4" Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw (WeldCheck / AeroCheck / AeroCheck+


AER002 Accessory, Hard Transit Case (AeroCheck).
AAER004 Accessory, Protective Splash Proof Cover / Rope Access.
AWEL006 Accessory, External, 8 x AA Battery Holder and On/Off Switch.
AWEL007 Accessory, Wrist Strap.
AWEL008 Accessory, In car Power Adapter.
ALL12-L04-015R Accessory, Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Reflection).
ALL12-L04-015B Lead, Lemo 12-Way - Lemo 4-Way, 1.5m (Bridge)
ALLCX-M02-015A Accessory, Lead, Lemo 00 to Microdot, 1.5m (Absolute).
ALLCX-B02-015A  Accessory, Lead. Lemo 00 to BNC, 1.5m (Absolute).
ARD002 Mercury (mini) Rotary Drive.
ALL12-L12-020M  Lead to connect Mercury (mini - ARD002) Rotary Drive. Length = 2 metres. 12 Way Lemo.
ALL12-F08-020ETH Adapter lead to connect Rohmann Rotary Drive MR3, SR1 and SR2. Length = 2 metre. 12 Way Lemo.
40470  Tripod Bracket - To fit 1/4” Camera Tripod Mount with Male Screw (WeldCheck/AeroCheck).


KASUR001 cindyforcongress Kit Surface Inspection (4 probes, lead and Al and Fe Test Block). 
KASUBS001 KIT, Sub Surface Inspection, Low Frequency (2 probes, lead and test piece). 
KAROT001 Kit Mercury Rotary Drive and Cable Only. 

Operating modes Bond Tester Pitch-Catch Tone Burst
Pitch Catch Swept Frequency
Pitch Catch Impulse
Eddy Current Modes As AeroCheck+ Eddy Current, Single Frequency
Eddy Current Dual Frequency
Eddy Current Rotating Probe
Display Modes   A-Scan (amplitude, start and end parameter control)
  X/Y Impedance Plane (Flying Spot)
  Frequency Plot by FFT
  Timebase Scan
  Encoded Scan
Signal Processing Main Gain 0 to +76dB, 0.1dB steps
Pitch Catch Mode  Waveform type  Arbitrary waveform, supporting tone burst with rectangular / hanning window, and swept frequency chirp.
Frequency Range 1 kHz to 100 kHz – probe dependant
Time base range  100us to 2ms
 RF mode With adjustable amplitude, start and end parameter control
 Y-T mode  Multiple box regions*
Calibration mode  Performing frequency sweep of bond and dis-bonded areas. Automatic inspection frequency determination with manual adjustment.
Bond/Dis-bond alarm  State on screen and probe, based on Box or polar region.
Live waveform  Display during parameter adjustment*
Pitch-catch probe specification Operating frequencies  Depending on piezo resonant frequency. Current model 30kHz (suitable for 10kHz to 50kHz operation)
Probe separation  17mm
Linear travel  >5mm
Probe auto-recognition  Yes*
Probe alarm LED  Yes*
Probe tips Rounded end and flat end, replaceable by user.
Probe housing material  Anodised aluminium case, with Stainless Steel probe housings, rubber finger grip.
Probe connector  7 pin Lemo
General  Power 8 hrs Battery Life and as per AeroCheck+
Physical As Per AeroCheck+
Save  Inspection data to SD Card*
Export Of inspection report*
Encoder  With 1D line plot of chosen parameter ( phase / amplitude )

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Also see the Baugh & Weedon BondCheck for a pure Bond Testing Unit with Pitch Catch, Reasonance and MIA modes. Download the BondCheck brochure here.

If you have any questions regarding the EtherCheck Eddy Current Flaw Detector, please feel free to contact a member of the team at