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Versatile Ultrasonic Tool “Hears” Problems Before They Lead to Breakdowns

on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 13:45

MDE-2000NCCompressed air leaks, natural gas and propane leaks, vacuum leaks, refrigerant leaks and parts deterioration greatly concern industrial technicians because they can lead to production slowdown, expensive repairs and possible contamination to the environment. Spectronics Corporation manufactures a specialty tool to detect these defects before they become out-of-hand.

Spectroline® MDE-2000NC Marksman™II is an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. It allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed air, natural gas, propane tank, vacuum, steam, and other pressurized leaks…before they lead to major breakdowns.

This cutting-edge tool uses a two-tiered approach to ensure accurate diagnosis. The receiver converts inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible sound using heterodyne circuitry. Then, its unique Sound Signature Technology “fine tunes” the audible sound into the natural sound emitted by the leak itself. A 5-LED signal intensity indicator and audible alarm pinpoint the exact source of the problem. An Internal Noise Control (INC) feature safeguards against ambient noise. 

The Marksman II comes complete with an ultrasonic receiver, full-sized, heavy duty, noise-canceling headphones, a hollow air probe to isolate leak sources in cramped places, a solid contact probe to find gear and bearing wear in internal parts and electric motors, and an ultrasonic emitter that helps locate faulty seals, gaskets and weatherstripping in doors, windows, ductwork and other non-pressurized enclosures. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.