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Wall Thickness Gauge

Measurement also
on coated material
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Additional measurement through coating is possible by evaluation of back wall echoes

User-friendly menu-guidance, easy data storage and adaptable representation of readings: The new ECHOMETER 1076 TC measures wall thickness and sound velocity easily and reliably - even through coatings.
Using the standard method (TP-BE mode) for measurement of wall thickness and sound velocity the probe is placed on the uncoated surface of the material.

The ECHOMETER 1076 TC offers more: Varnish or plastics coatings up to 4 mm thickness can be blanked out so you can measure highly precise also through the coating. Then the measuring result is calculated by means of successive back wall echoes.

Depending on the probe the measuring range for wall thickness covers 0.5 to 400 mm. The measurement of sound velocity in sound conductive material copes with a measuring range from 100 to more than 20,000 m/s without any problems.

Unaffected by coating: Measurement by evaluation of the transit times of back wall echoes (enlarged view: click on the image)
Besides a standard probe for the most common wall thicknesses from 1.2 to 250 mm a high-resolution probe for thin-walled workpieces from 0.5 to 25 mm and a low frequency probe for wall thicknesses up to 400 mm are available.

The standard probe BE-BE can be used either for measurements using the TP-BE method (measuring range: 2 - 250 mm) or for through coating measurements (measuring range: 2 to 28 mm).

The connected probe is automatically recognized by the gauge.

The probes of the ECHOMETER 1076 TC
 Measurement also through coatings
Quite often in materials testing, the specimens to be examined are protected by a varnish or plastics coating against environmental impact.

With the standard measurement method (TP-BE) the ultrasound transit time between transmitter pulse and first back wall echo is measured. In this case, if you do not want to damage the protective layer, you have to rely on an estimation of the layer properties so the determined results will be correspondingly inaccurate.

The ECHOMETER 1076 TC is able to measure most accurately through coated material, too:

By means of a special measuring method (BE-BE) which exclusively determines the transit time of successive back wall echoes you are able to measure the wall thickness also through a coating with high precision.

This mode copes with a varnish or plastics layer thickness of up to 4 mm. However, in real life coatings of up to 8 mm thickness often do not pose a problem (depending on material).

Measurement on a rubber-coated metal plate
 Operating menu and indication of measuring results

File management (top) and readings with simultaneous statistics evaluation (bottom)
The easy and comfortable menu navigation is very user-friendly and appears in a comprehensible plain language. Therefore the measuring parameters can be adjusted and modified very simply.

Understandable and plausible symbols inform on the current operating status.

Freely namable folders and files assist with the data storage, just as you are used to on a PC.

The readings are displayed in large and clear digits, optionally together with the current statistics data.

A backlight illumination of the display ensures a convenient operation also for poor light conditions.
 Two software solutions available for connection to a PC
You can use the PC program EasyExport to transfer all measuring data to an elective software (e.g. word processor, spread sheet) at user's option.

For read-out of stored data batches and their processing on a PC the user-friendly and easy-to-operate PC software iCom is available.

The program interactively communicates with the ECHOMETER 1076 TC so the administration of its data memory can easily be accomplished via the PC.

Thus, for instance, you can create and manage the data files of the ECHOMETER 1076 TC by means of the PC.

 More features
  • If required: Problem-free measurement of the sound velocity, as easy as the measurement of the coating thickness
  • 3 selectable display modes: Standard display, difference value and minimum value
  • Representation of readings selectable in a resolution of 0.1 mm, 0.01 mm or 0.001 Inch
  • Included data memory for up to 9999 readings which can be structured in files with up to 999 readings each
  • Battery-saving mode
  • Splash-proof housing ( IP 54 )
 The reliable gauge for harsh daily measurement life

Scope of delivery of the ECHOMETER 1076 TC (example)
The instrument is supplied with a shock-absorbing protective rubber holster and a sturdy carrying case for safe storage, making it a robust and reliable device even in harsh environments. Further flexibility is given by the use of commercially available batteries, size AA.

The compact size of the gauge (13.1 cm x 8.1 cm x 3.2 cm, incl. rubber protective holster), the minimal power consumption and the long service life of commercially available batteries make the ECHOMETER 1076 TC ready for versatile daily use.

The instrument is as easy as 150 g and yet robust and splash-proof and it can be operated conveniently with only one hand.

Additional mechanical protection and slip resistance is provided by a rubber holster with integrated stand.

A practical carrying case (left, equipment sample) is part of the delivery.
 Ordering information
also for measurement through coatings (BE-BE) incl. data memory, interface for data transfer to a PC, dust-protection cap for the interface connector, protective rubber holster with stand, batteries, carrying case, instruction manual, 100 ml coupling agent ECHOTRACE
Probe for BE-BE and TP-BE evaluation
TR-Probe DSE 8.3/15 PB 5 C, 1 m cable, Lemo 00 1465.771
Grip sleeve for DSE 10.4/6 PB 4 and DSE 8.3/15 PB 5 C for use w/ protective foils 1934.151
Set of protective foils (10 pcs.) for DSE 10 x, S 12 Wx, SE 10 x 1930.006
Probe alternatives (TP-BE evaluation)
TR-Probe DSE 10.4/6 PB 4, 1 m cable, Lemo 00 1465.762
Grip sleeve for DSE 10.4/6 PB 4 and DSE 8.3/15 PB 5 C for use w/ protective foils 1934.151
Set of protective foils (10 pcs.) for DSE 10 x, S 12 Wx, SE 10 x 1930.006
TR-Probe DSE 4.2/4 PB 10, 1 m cable, Lemo 00 1465.671
Grip sleeve for (D)SE 4.2/4 PBx for use w/ protective foils 1934.251
Set of protective foils (10 pcs.) for (D)SE 4.2/4 PB x 1930.005
TR-Probe DSE 18/25 PB 2, 1 m cable, Lemo 00 1465.361
Grip sleeve for DSE 18/25 PBx for use w/ protective foils 1934.201
Set of protective foils (10 pcs.) for DSE 18/25 PB x 1930.004
Additional Accessories
Stepped reference block 2 to 25 mm (steel) 1713.001
Stepped reference block 2-5-10 mm (steel) 1713.002
Protective bag for ECHOMETER 1075, 1076 1868.003
Battery set NiMH (2 x 1.2 V AA, cap. > 2000 mAh) 6016.001
Charger unit, 230 V, for NiCd/NiMH-batteries (4xAA) 6015.002
ECHOTRACE couplant, 500 cm³ bottle 9000.003
ECHOFLUID couplant, 1 l bottle 9004.002
Spare dust protection for interface socket 1869.001
PC and printer cable for ECHOMETER w/ RS232 1657.308
For PC w/ USB: Adapter USB (PC) -> RS232 including driver CD (in addition to 1657.308) 2691.001
PC software "iCom" for data administration (operating systems: Windows 2000, XP (from SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (also suitable for 64-bit-version) 2906.001
PC-Software EasyExport for Windows XP/2000/7/8.1 2905.001
Mobile Thermal Printer (battery-powered) 6010.201
Replacement paper roll for thermal printer 6010.201 (5 pcs) 6010.202

Current Dates

07 - 10 May 2019
33rd Control, Stuttgart

14 - 17 October 2019
28th testXpo, Ulm

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