Sonatest Sitescan 500s





The Sitescan 500s offers the end user an entry level broad band flaw detector with full VGA display, sync and proportional outputs and a 50nS (Spike) 200V Pulser. High levels of near surface resolution, penetrating power and excellent signal to noise ratio are key functions in the Sitescan range. The 500S has a color transflective VGA display, providing high visibility in any lighting condition and the enhanced user interface and full A-Scan display is available at the touch of a button. The 500S enclosure is constructed using impact resistant materials and is designed to meet IP67 standards, offering excellent water resistance and harsh conditions. Typical applications are Weld Fabrication, Corrosion Detection, Forgings & Castings and general UT inspection.

  • Customizable & Intuitive Menus
  • Split DAC / DGS (AVG)
  • Angle Measurement Mode
  • Configurable on-board software
  • Field upgradeable
  • Encoded B-Scan
  • A-Scan Fade
  • 4 GB on-board memory
  • USB Interface for PC import/export
  • Video Output for training
Test Range: 0.4″ to 394″ (1mm to 10,000mm)
Velocity: 1,000 – 10,000 m/s continuously variable
Probe Zero: 0 to 1,000 μs
Delay: 400″ (0 – 10,000m) in steel at 5930m/s (19455f/s)
Gain: 0 to 110dB adjustable in 0.5, 1, 2, 6, 10, 14 and 20 dB steps
Test Modes: Pulse Echo and transmit/receive
Pulser: 200V fixed. 50nS square wave. Rise/Fall times <15nS into 50R load.
Damping: 50 and 400 ohm damping selectable
P.R.F.: Adjustable 5Hz to 1kHz. External sync also available.
Screen Update Rate: 60Hz
Rectification: RF, Fill wave, +ve half-wave and -ve half-wave.
Frequency Range: 1.0MHz to 14Mhz (-3dB)
System Linearity: Vertical = 0.5% Full Screen Height (FSH).
Horizontal = +/- 0.2% Trace Full Screen Width (FSW).
Reject (Selectable): Up to 80% Linear reject (removes baseline noise without affecting indication amplitude)
Up to 50% Suppressive reject (increase zero offset and reduces amplitude of all echoes).
LED Warning when active.
Units: Imperial (in), Metric (mm)
Display: Color Transflective VGA (640 x 480) TFT
Display Area: 4.57″ x 3.43″ (116.16 x 87.2mm)
A-Scan Area: 400 x 510 pixels (normal), 460 x 620 (FS)
Colors: 9 color palette with variable brightness
Gate Monitor: Two independent gates for measurement and monitoring. Start and width fully adjustable over the entire range of the instrument. Levels adjustable from 0% to 100%, positive or negative triggering on each gate with audible & visual alarms. Gate resolution is 5nS.
Zoom: Expands range and delay to cover the area set by Gate 1 start & width controls.
AGC: Automatic Gain Control automatically sets the signal in Gate 1 to a level between 10% and 90% FSH, tolerance between 5% and 20%.
Measurement Modes:
Mode 1: Signal Monitor, Gate Alarms can be active but no measurements are displayed.
Mode 2: Depth and amplitude of first signal in gate.
Mode 3: Echo-Echo distance measurements.
Mode 4: Trigonometric display of beam-path, surface distance (including X-offset) and depth of indication from the inspection surface together with echo amplitude. Curved surface correction can be applied for convex and concave surfaces. Half-skip can be indicated on screen.
Mode 5: Gate to Gate distance measurement
Mode 6: Flank to Flank
Mode 7: Beam Angle, calculated from beampath, hole radius and hole center depth
Measurement Display: Live display and updates on screen at 10 times per second. Large display of a single measurement available.
Waveform Smoothing Select from:
  1. None (both min and max values are displayed in the A-Scan)
  2. Fill (Min values set to baseline value, produces a solid A-Scan)
  3. Smooth (min values ignored, produces a clear outline)
Auto-Cal: Provides automatic calculation of velocity and probe zero from 2 reference echoes. Automatic calibration with two echoes.
Reference Waveform: Displays a previously stored A-log in a color different from the active display: enabling a quick visual check of the differences.
Clock: Built-in battery backed RTC keeps time and date. Visible on the status line, always stored with Panels, A-logs, etc.
Internal Memory: 4GB storage available for A-Scans, panels, T-logs, B-logs, etc. 450,000 Panels, 200,000 A-Logs, 300,000 B-Charts, 440,000 T-Logs.
Active Peak Memory: Retains all A-Scans on screen for echo-dynamic pattern analysis, with the active A-Scan displayed in a separate color.
Notes: Alphanumeric labelling for panel stores, A-logs, B-logs, etc.
Display Freeze: Hold the current waveform on screen for off-line processing.
Help Key: Shows software and hardware information.
Language Support: Multiple languages are selectable from a list including:
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (Modern). Others are available on request.
Encoder Connection: D-Sub 15 Connector (500S)
Video Output: Standard on 500S
Proportional Outputs: Available on 500S
External Sync: Available on 500S
USB Connection: Internal storage shown as Memory Device.
Transducer Sockets: BNC or Lemo (factory option)
Power: Lithium Ion 14.4V battery pack. Typically 16 hrs. for Sitescan 500S. Indication of battery charge status. Recharge time 3-4 hrs. Battery can be charged separately. Mains pack optional.
Charger: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Environmental: Case sealed to IP67
Temperature: Operating: 14° to 131°F (-10° to 55°C)
Storage: -40° to 167°F (-40° to 75°C)
Size: 5.7″ x 10″ x 5.7″ (145 x 255 x 145mm) (HxWxD)
Weight: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg) with battery.
Warranty: 2 year
Extended Warranty: Sonacover – extended 5 year warranty, including 4 calibrations
Calibration Standard: EN12668-1:2020 (Detailed Specification available upon request)
Standards: Vibration to 514.5-5 Proc 1 Annex C Fig 6
Shock 516.5 Proc 1 15g/6ms
Explosive atmospheres – MIL-STD 810G
Methos 511.5, Procedure 1


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