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Ankit Doshi
Ankit Doshi
08:10 Dec-09-2019
EPOCH650 olympus VS USM36GE

Hello

We are steel casting company at india , steel castings which we make are relatively critical

We are in need of a UT machine , which is more accurate , and more technically precise and advance. We have to choose from EPOCH 650 olympus and USM36 GE

There is a little price difference which is acceptable to us , difference of after sales service is also acceptable to us

Accuracy of the result and any major changes in features are our decesion making points ,

please inform if someone has experience of using both machines

 
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Manjamalai
NDT Inspector, NDT Instructor,Inspector
Ganesha Quality Services, India, Joined Oct 2015, 8

Manjamalai

NDT Inspector, NDT Instructor,Inspector
Ganesha Quality Services,
India,
Joined Oct 2015
8
10:32 Dec-09-2019
Re: EPOCH650 olympus VS USM36GE
In Reply to Ankit Doshi at 08:10 Dec-09-2019 (Opening).

Dear sir
I have 10 years experience in NDT and I can handle all type of Equipment.
Kindly tell me location and type of job etc.


Regards
Manjamalai

 
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J.B.
J.B.
16:18 Dec-09-2019
Re: EPOCH650 olympus VS USM36GE
In Reply to Manjamalai at 10:32 Dec-09-2019 .

Usually there is no big difference in the essential characteristics if you look to specs requested by interntional standards. Both companies design their equipment to meet all relevant standards - I guess this is also verlid to other major companies like Sonatest, Sonotron, EddyFi/M2M, ...)
From my past experience you have more to check which userinterface fits better to the previous experience of your inspectors. I know from the past, that people used to Krautkramer/GR equipment did not like the menu structure provided by Olympus/Panametrics, where as Sonotron copied the Krautkramer style. Sonatest had its own. Other companies with less market distribution also sometimes kept their GUI close to one of the major companies.
My advice would be: Try it out.

 
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Visakh chandran
Engineering,
Brahmos Aerospace Tvpm. Ltd., India, Joined Dec 2013, 11

Visakh chandran

Engineering,
Brahmos Aerospace Tvpm. Ltd.,
India,
Joined Dec 2013
11
23:42 Dec-10-2019
Re: EPOCH650 olympus VS USM36GE
In Reply to Ankit Doshi at 08:10 Dec-09-2019 (Opening).

Both the parties are good competitors.the major difference comes in the bulkness of the machine.Performance wise both are same.GE make would be light in weight,portable and easy to handle,but the other one is heavy and robust to handle. On the con side GE machine is more fragile to rough usage.

 
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Sudheer Jai Krishnan Sasidharan
Other,
Olympus, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Joined Sep 2018, 27

Sudheer Jai Krishnan Sasidharan

Other,
Olympus,
United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Joined Sep 2018
27
09:48 Dec-11-2019
Re: EPOCH650 olympus VS USM36GE
In Reply to Visakh chandran at 23:42 Dec-10-2019 .

Hello Visakh

I would rather request you to try an Epoch 650 as it seems that you haven't used one ? The weight of an Epoch 650 is 1.6Kg including the Li-Ion Battery and the weight of USM36 is 2.2 Kg including the battery.

Square wave pulser is a standard item in the Epoch 650 and can generally offer greater energy output from a given transducer

DAC/DGS/AWS software options are provided as a standard feature in 650

Battery operating time will be 12+ Hours which is more than sufficient

Also J.B specified that the UI was not good in the past, but then hearing the feedback from our customers, we have changed the UI from the Epoch 600 onwards which you will agree, J.B

And a lot more to say .....

Ask for a demo of both the units and then you will decide which one to go for Ankit :-)

 
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