Ectane® 2

A Proven Success.
Made Better.

With several hundred units in the field, the Ectane has become the most popular multi-technology test instrument on the market. It’s time for the next generation — Ectane 2.

Benefit 1 — Portability and autonomy

The Ectane 2 test instrument is approximately 10 L (688 in3) in volume and weighs in at 6.8 kg (15 lb), making it about three times more compact than other legacy test instruments. The Ectane 2 is therefore easy to carry beyond being rugged. The instrument is also battery powered — 8 hours of autonomy eliminates the need for an external power source.

Benefit 2 — Built-in technological versatility

Non-destructive testing of tubing and surfaces relies on a number of techniques, which often depend on the application and the materials involved. Use the Ectane 2′s built-in capabilities with almost any combination of the following testing technologies, according to your needs:

  • Eddy current testing (ECT)
  • Eddy current array (ECA)
  • Tangential eddy current array (TECA™)
  • Remote-field testing (RFT)
  • Near-field testing (NFT)
  • Near-field array (NFA)
  • Magnetic flux leakage (MFL)
  • Internal rotating inspection system (IRIS) ultrasonic testing

Whatever the technology, the Ectane 2 can drive it without external boxes or clumsy connections.

The Ectane 2 can also drive partial saturation ECT probes and magnetic bias ECT probes with its onboard current source, and RPC probes with its motor drive.

Benefit 3 — Superior connectivity 

BootP has always proven to be extremely cryptic and notoriously difficult to use. The Ectane 2 is designed to be plugged into your network and simply work. There’s no longer any need for BootP, which means you can be up and running in next to no time.

General Specifications

Dimensions (W × D × H)

279.6 × 254.0 × 158.8 mm (11.00 × 10.00 × 6.25 in.)


With batteries: 6.8 kg (15 lb)
Without batteries: 5.9 kg (13 lb)


10 L (610 in3)

Battery autonomy (typical)

8 hours


Sealed and fanless


  • ASME
  • EN 61010-1
  • CE
  • WEEE
  • FCC Part 15B
  • ICES-003
  • RoHS

ECT Specifications

Probe inputs



Up to 160 

Frequency range

5 Hz–10 MHz

Generator output/Coil drive

Up to 20 Vpp

ECA Specifications

Number of channels

64, 128, or 256

RFT and NFT Specifications

Probe inputs

  • 4
  • EXTENDED ET connector: 8



NFA Specifications

Number of channels


MFL Specifications

Probe inputs

  • 4
  • EXTENDED ET connector: 8

IRIS Specifications

Internal pulser/receiver

  • 0–200 V drive
  • 0–70 dB (1 dB steps)
  • 0–40 dB DAC

Transducer frequency

5–20 MHz

Maximum pulsing rate

Up to 26 kHz


Real-time A, B, and C-scans

Wall thickness measurements

50 % thinner than competitors (patent pending)

Turbine speed

Up to 100 RPS for fast pulling

Current Source for Saturation Probes Specifications


0– 1 A

Maximum output power

10 W

Maximum output voltage

15 V

Motor Drive for RPC Probes


0–24 V

Maximum peak output current

2 A

Maximum continuous output current

1 A

Maximum continuous power

10 W