Internal Memory – All models of the USM 36 can now store data in internal memory
API 5UE Sizing Option now Available


Largest Viewable A-Scan Display in its Class
Simple and Efficient Operation
Flexible Data Reporting and Storage
Comprehensive Connectivity
Can be Used in the Harshest of Environments
Available in Three Versions

Large 7 inch screen, with an 800×480 pixel resolution
Signals easily viewed and accurately interpreted
Uses the familiar rotary knobs of previous models
Function keys minimized into a simple, intuitive 6-key keyboard
Set-up data is transferable directly from these instruments, which share the same user interface
Easy-to-interpret crispy A-scans
Data reporting includes screen shots and A-scan videos
All data stored on a removable SD-card and reports in jpeg or BMP format
VGA connection allows the instrument’s display to be shown on an external monitor
Fully protected against dust and water ingress to IP66
Can be operated in temperatures from -10°C to +55°C
Can be used in sandy deserts, frozen wastes and in the humid tropics
Weighs 2.2 kg and is battery or mains operated
Li-ion battery has life of more than 13 hours, with an integrated battery charger for those longer shifts
Versatile instrument is offered in three versions to meet the most standard inspection codes
The most advanced version can operate in DAC, AWS and DGS modes, features a powerful square wave pulser for excellent material penetration
Can accommodate GE’s patented trueDGS probe technology
Offers unrivaled accuracy in sizing of flaws using the DGS method, as well the patented Phantom Echo Detection technology

Specification GE Krautkramer USM 36

Display Shift ( Delay)–15 … 3,500 μs
Probe Delay0 … 1,000 μs
Velocity250 … 16,000 m/s
PRFAutomatically optimized 15 … 2,000 Hz,
3 automatic setting modes: Auto Low,
Auto Med, Auto High, Manual
Display Screen
Size Diagonal7″
Active Range (W x H)152.4 × 91.44 mm2
Resolution (W x H) 800 × 480 pixels
Range 4 … 14,108 mm (555“) for longitudinal wave
Probe Connectors2 × LEMO-1 or 2 × BNC
USB InterfaceUSB type B connector
Service InterfaceLEMO-1B, 8 pin
Pulser ModeSpike pulser, optionally: Square-wave pulser
Pulser Voltage (SQ Mode)120 … 300 V, in steps of 10 V with a tolerance
of 10%
Pulser Falling/Rising Timemax. 10 ns
Pulser Width (SQ Mode)30 … 500 ns, in steps of 10 ns
Pulser Amplitude (Spike Mode)low: 120 V, high: 300 V
Pulser Energy (Spike Mode)low: 30 nS, high: 100 nS
Damping50 ohms, 1000 ohms
Digital GainDynamic range 110 dB, adjustable in steps of
0.2 dB
Analog Bandwidth0.5 … 20 MHz
Equivalent Input Noise<80 nV/√Hz
FiltersBroadband: 1-5 MHz / 2, 2.25 MHz / 4, 5 MHz /
10 MHz / 13, 15 MHz
RectificationPositive half-wave, negative half-wave,
full wave, RF signal
Independent GatesGates A and B (triggering by gate A),
Gate C (option, triggering by gate A or B)
Measurement ModePeak, Flank, J-FLANK, FIRST PEAK
Card SlotSD-card slot for all standard SD-cards
Capacity8 GB, SD-card
DatasetsUGO data structure in ASCII
ReportsJPG or BMP format
BatteryLi-Ion, operating time: 13 hours with full charge
Charging method (standard): internal with power adapter
Charging method (optional): external charger
Charge level: proportional charge level indicator
Power AdapterUniversal power supply unit 100 … 240 VAC,
50/60 Hz
Size (W x H x D)255 × 177 × 100 mm (10” × 7.0” × 3.9”)
Weight2.2 kg incl. battery
LanguagesBulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian,
Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese,
Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Damp Heat and Humidity (Storage)EN 60068 Part 2-30
6 cycles: 9 hrs at +25°C up in 3 hrs to +55°C,
9 hrs at +55°C then down to +25°C in 3 hrs, at
93% humidity
VibrationEN 60068 Part 2-6
2g per axis, 5 … 150 Hz, 1 oct/min, 25 cycles
ShocksEN 60068 Part 2-27
1000 cycles per axis, 15 g, 11 ms, half-sine
EnclosureIP66 according to IEC 60529
Operating Temperature–10 … 55°C
Cold Operation–10°C for 16 hrs, 502.5 Procedure II
Heat Operation+55°C for 16 hrs, 501.5 Procedure II
Storage Temperature–20 … +60°C, without battery
Cold Storage–20°C for 72 hrs, 502.5 Procedure I
Heat Storage+70°C for 48 hrs, 501.5 Procedure I
AWSAWS calibration tool, according to AWS D1.1
Structural Welding Code
DAC/JISDAC/CNDACDAC calibration tool, 16 points, according to EN
1712, EN 1713, EN 1714, ASTM E164, ASME,
ASME III, JIS Z3060, GB11345
TCG: 120 dB dynamic, 110 dB/μs slope
DGSDGS calibration tool, according to: EN 1712, EN
1713, EN 1714, ASTM E164
Data loggerGrid file creation
3GGate C
SWPFor pulser parameter optimization,
voltage setting 120 … 300 V in steps of 10 V,
pulse width setting 30 … 500 ns in steps of 10 ns
Phantom-PRFPhantom-PRF for the identification of erroneous
echoes caused by multiple
reflections in low-attenuation materials
BEABlackwall Echo Attenuation


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