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The Nortec 500D, newest eddy current flaw detectors incorporate a full range of features: internal balance coils, VGA output connector (for heads up displays, monitors, and projectors), and a USB interface for rapid information transfer. The Nortec 500 also includes PowerLink™, for automatic probe recognition and program setup.

The Nortec 500 is available in three configurations. Each configuration includes digital connectivity and increased resolution with reduced noise. Internal balance coils allow use of inexpensive absolute probes without the need for external balance coil adapters. A built in preamp adds extra gain when needed for difficult tests.

Key Features

  • On-board storage of up to 200 programs
  • Full VGA color LCD
  • Lightweight, 1.2 kg to 1.7 kg (2.8 lbs to 3.8 lbs) depending on battery configuration
  • Single Li-Ion battery, choice of two battery configurations: 2.4 Ahr or 8.8 Ahr
  • Dual frequency capabilities
  • Preamplifier (0 - 14dB)
  • Non-conductive coating readings in inches or millimeters
  • On-screen reference memory for go/no go applications
  • 50 Hz - 12 MHz frequency range

Technical Specifications

Dual Frequency Frequency Extension: 50 Hz to 12 MHz
Conductivity Frequency 60 kHz or 480 kHz
Scanner Scanner compatibility: will operate all Nortec scanners and many other commercially available scanners
Probe types Absolute and differential in either bridge or reflection configuration.
Gain 0 - 90 dB in 0.1 dB steps.
Rotation Variable 0º - 359º in 1º steps
Inputs/Outputs Power: 2-pin connector to charge the internal batteries and operate the instrument from AC power
Humidity 5 - 95 %
Operating temperature 14º to 131º F (10º to 55º C)
Altitude Maximum operating and non-operating altitude


  US Metric
Size 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.4\"\" 216 x 140 x 61 mm


  US Metric
Weight 2.8 lbs to 3.8 lbs 1.2 kg to 1.7 kg