Olympus Nortec 600D Eddy Current Flaw Detector

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Nortec 600D Eddy Current Flaw Detector

Olympus converges its latest advancements in high-performance digital circuitry and eddy current flaw detection into one compact and durable portable unit—The new NORTEC 600D. With its crisp and vivid 5.7 inch VGA display and true full-screen mode, the NORTEC 600D is capable of producing highly visible and contrasting eddy current signals in any lighting condition.

The redesigned interface of the NORTEC 600 borrows the intuitive, knob-operated navigation of its NORTEC predecessors and combines it with the simple menu structure and highly efficient direct-access keys of other popular Olympus instruments. Available in four versatile models, the NORTEC 600 offers a wide range of innovative functionalities, including an Application Selection menu, an all-in-one display, real-time readings, and signal calibration in Freeze mode, ensuring that inspections are quick and easy for any level of operator.

Reliable and Robust

Based on an already field-proven instrument case, the NORTEC 600 is built for endurance in harsh field conditions. Its casing’s durability and resistance to extreme weather makes the NORTEC 600 an instrument you can trust for any eddy current inspection job.

Key Features Nortec 600D

  • Designed to meet the requirements of IP66.
  • EN-15548 compliant.
  • Long battery life (up to 10 hours).
  • Bright, 5.7 inch (14,5 cm) VGA display.
  • Full-screen option in any display mode.
  • Improved filters for rotary scanner mode.
  • Intuitive interface with Application Selection presets.
  • All-settings configuration page.
  • 10 Hz to 12 MHz frequency capacity.
  • Automatic internal balancing (BNC connector).
  • Up to two real-time readings.
  • True automatic mixing.
  • Storage capacity of up to 500 files (program and data).
  • On-board file preview.

Portable and Lightweight

The NORTEC 600 weighs only 1.6 kg and is delivered with a factory-installed hand strap that provides direct thumb access to the key controls, offering genuine handheld versatility to operators.

Versatility and Compatibility Nortec 600D

Four Models for All Your Needs

The NORTEC 600D is available in four versatile instrument models to meet the widest range of inspection needs. From the basic model upward, each unit unlocks more features. For maximum convenience, additional features can also be unlocked remotely.

Supported feature or mode N600 (basic) N600C (conductivity) N600S (scanner) N600D (dual freq.)
Signal calibration in Freeze mode
Real-time readings
Application Selection
All-in-one display
PowerLink probe support
Conductivity and coating thickness measurement √*
Rotary scanner
Dual frequency and mixing
*One conductivity probe 9222340 [U8690027], standard 9522103 [U8880111] and calibration shims 0320806 [U8840160] included.


Two Probe Connectors

All models of the NORTEC 600 come with the standard LEMO 16-way universal connector, as well as a BNC connector for absolute probes. Simply select the connector in the instrument interface. When reading from the BNC connector, the instrument features automatic internal balancing for hassle-free operation.

The 16-way LEMO connector also supports the PowerLink NORTEC technology, which features automatic probe recognition and instrument presets for quicker setups.

Compatible with Current Procedures and Other Manufacturers

To simplify inspection, the NORTEC 600 includes all the legacy modes and layouts used in existing NORTEC-specified procedures, as well as those used by many other equipment manufacturers. Standard impedance plane view, sweep mode (strip chart), split screens, adjustable null point, crosshairs, improved filter response, reference signal display, and several other useful features are all part of the NORTEC 600 package.

Offering compatibility with many other probe and rotary scanner manufacturers, the NORTEC 600’s accessories include cables and adaptors such as a 12-way LEMO, an 11-way Fischer, and more. The proper adaptor or scanner cable make it possible to benefit from all the outstanding capabilities of the NORTEC 600, without investing heavily in probes and accessories.

One of the Most Brilliant Displays in the Industry

Vibrant VGA Display

The NORTEC® 600 has one of the most brilliant displays available on the portable eddy current flaw detector market. The unique brightness, resolution, and definition of its 5.7 inch VGA display makes it possible to interpret eddy current signals at a distance. The user-selectable color schemes ensure that the display is equally clear and easy-to-read whether you are using the NORTEC 600 indoors or outside.

True Full-Screen Display

In addition to impressive size and brightness, the NORTEC 600’s VGA display also features a new full-screen mode that can be activated at the touch of a key.

Available for all applications and in all display modes, the full-screen mode really comes in handy when reading signals over an extended period of time.

Depending on your NORTEC 600 model, you can choose between the following displays:

  • single impedance plane.
  • dual impedance plane.
  • sweep (strip chart).
  • split screen (sweep + impedance).
  • waterfall.
  • dual impedance plane.
  • all-in-one display featuring up to 3 configurable traces.

Easy Integration of Nortec 600D

The NORTEC® 600 merges seamlessly into any integrated eddy current detection system. Its numerous software and hardware features ensure that the instrument is capable of performing consistent flaw detection in industrial environments. The NORTEC 600 specifications and functionalities were designed with the integrator in mind.

  • Designed to meet the requirements of IP66.
  • -10°C to 50°C operating temperature range.
  • Continuous null filter.
  • Strip chart view with sweep alarm.
  • 6 kHz measurement rate.
  • Remote Control from NORTEC PC.
  • Alarm outputs.
  • Analog outputs.
  • Digital inputs.


Housing Overall dimensions (width × height × depth) 236 mm × 167 mm × 70 mm
Weight 1.7 kg, including lithium-ion battery.
Standards or directives EN-15548, CE, WEEE, FCC (USA), IC (Canada), RoHS (China), RCM (Australia and New Zealand).
Power requirements AC Mains: 100 VAC to 120 VAC, 200 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz.
Input and Outputs One USB 2.0 peripheral port, one standard VGA analog output port, one 15-pin I/O port (male) with 6 analog outputs, 3 alarm outputs.
Environmental conditions Operating temperature –10 °C to 50 °C
Storage temperature 0°C to 50°C (with batteries) and -20°C to 70°C (without batteries).
IP rating Designed to meet requirements of IP66.
Battery Battery type Single lithium-ion rechargeable battery or optional AA-size alkaline batteries (in 8-cell holder).
Battery life Up to 10 hours for standard operation; 6 hours to 8 hours when operating rotary scanners.
Display Display size (W × H, diagonal) 117.4 mm × 88.7 mm, 146.3 mm
Display type Full VGA (640 × 480 pixels) color, transflective LCD (liquid crystal display).
Screen modes Normal or Full screen, 8 color schemes.
Grids and display tools Choice of 5 grids; crosshairs (single trace displays only).
Connectivity and memory PC software NORTEC PC software, included in base NORTEC 600 kit. NORTEC PC allows viewing saved files and printing reports.
Data storage 500 traces of 120 s max featuring user-selectable on-board preview.
Interface Languages English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Applications Application Selection menu for easy and rapid configuration. Automatic lift-off key.
Real-Time Readings Choice of up to 2 real-time readings measuring signal characteristics (selection of 5 amplitude measurements and 1 angle measurement).
Eddy Current Specifications (all NORTEC models) Probe types Absolute and differential in either bridge or reflection configuration. The instrument is fully compatible with NORTEC PowerLink probes, as well as other main probe and accessory suppliers.
Probe connectors 16-pin LEMO and BNC featuring internal automatic balancing for BNC connector (absolute probes).
Frequency range 10 Hz to 12 MHz
Gain 0 dB to 100 dB in 0.1 or 1 dB increments.
Rotation 0° to 359.9° in 0.1° or 1° increments.
Sweep Variable from 0.005 s to 10 s per division
(total of 13.3 divisions with FINE grid).
Filters Low-pass: 10 Hz to 2000 Hz and wide band. High-pass: off or 5 Hz to 1000 Hz, user-selectable in constant “figure 6” or “figure 8” filter type. Continuous null (low-frequency HP filter): 0.2 Hz, 0.5 Hz, 1.0 Hz.
Probe drive LOW, MEDIUM, and HIGH (2 V, 5 V, 8 V).
Display erase, persistence Display erase (0.1 s to 60 s), persistence (0.1 s to 10 s)
Available alarm types 3 simultaneous alarms. Choices include BOX (rectangle), POLAR (circle), SECTOR (pie), SWEEP (time-based), CONDUCTIVITY, and COATING THICKNESS.
Conductivity (NORTEC 600C, NORTEC 600S, and NORTEC 600D) Frequency 60 kHz or 480 kHz
Digital conductivity specification Digital conductivity display from 0.9% to 110% IACS or 0.5 to 64 MS/m. Accuracy within ±0.5% IACS from 0.9% to 65% IACS and within ±1.0% of values over 62%. Meets or exceeds BAC 5651 specifications.
Non-conductive coating thickness Can measure non-conductive coating thickness from 0 mm to 0.648 mm. Accuracy of 0.025 mm (±0.001 in.) over a 0 mm to 0.64 mm range.
Scanners (NORTEC 600S and NORTEC 600D) Scanner compatibility Operates Olympus scanners (MiniMite, SpitFire, RA-2000, and PS-5) and other major supplier scanners, from 120 RPM to 3000 RPM.
Dual Frequency (NORTEC 600D) Frequency adjustment (dual frequency mode) Two fully independent frequencies, operating in simultaneous injection.
MIX options F1 – F2, F1 + F2, and automatic true mixing.

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