Advanced instrument for sonic and ultrasonic investigations on concrete and masonry structures


Low-frequency digital instrument for sonic and ultrasonic tests on concrete, masonry and composite materials, robust and secure (IP65), easy to use thanks to the touch-screen data input and multiple functions such as oscillogram storage (A Scan) and related calibration parameters. It works with NiMH rechargeable batteries with 8 hours of autonomy.

The ultrasonic instrument U5200 CSD is the most advanced and simple to use on the market today. The evolution of the tool has been made possible thanks to continuous research and collaboration with the best Italian Universities.

Main features and functions available:
• T.O.F.: The instrument automatically provides the Time of Fly
• Adjusting the signal power in dB
• Calculate the Velocity or Thickness of the Investigated Element
• PRF: Transmitter pulse frequency adjustment from 1 to 10Hz or in automatic mode
• Instant and RMS function: the previous oscillogram is frozen and displayed above the next
• SonReb: allows to calculate the resistance of the material (Rc) by inserting the rebound index (IR) medium obtained with the tests concrete hammer
• Calculation of Dynamic modulus of elasticity of the material (Ed) in 3 different formulas using the variables included in the “Physical Parameters”
• Possibility to adjust the amplitude of the transmit pulse from 600 to 1500 volts over which the width of the pulse and the pause time between one pulse and the other
• Damping: input attenuation (dB) to get a clean signal
• GPS (optional)
• Cross-Hole: analysis of 2-channel foundation poles with automatic encoder (optional)

• Concrete
• Stone Materials
• Natural stone
• Foundation piles, Cross-Hole Tests
• Cracked masonry
• Long distance control

Impact hammer:
Sonic – microsismic investigation, with the instrument hammer and accelerometer, expands the operating capabilities of the instrument, making it ideal even for conditions where it is not possible to perform the survey through conventional ultrasonic transducers in the 20-500 KHz frequency range.

Fields of application:
• Very sound absorbing materials
• Degraded structures

The UMACS system is designed to perform cross-hole surveys in a simple, reliable and fully automated manner. It allows you to position the probes at the desired depth and retrieve them at a constant speed managed by the appropriate software.
The mechanics is made of a compact, shock-absorbing tin container for use on any surface, the operator can always rely on a robust, workmanship-friendly tool.
The UMACS unit is powered by its own internal lithium battery to ensure that it lasts eight hours of work in a power failure condition.
Unit control, recording and data saving are done via the NOVASONIC U5200 CSD instrument with a dedicated software module.


• Display: 10.2″ LED Display TouchScreen (1024×600)
• Memory: HD 160 GB
• Operating System: Windows 7
• Sampling: Max 50 MS/s
• Database: memorization setting / A-Scan / Vrms / Time of transit / elastic form / SonReb method
• Interfaces: Ethernet / Wifi / USB
• Passing band: 10 KHz – 1 MHz
• Amplification: 0 to 100 dB with increase minimum of 0.5 dB
• Type of representation: RF – FULL WAVE with visualization of the positive or negative – positive more negative half-wave
• Reject: linear after 0 to 80% screen
• Cursors: Used for the manual reading of the time of transit and to delimit the portion of signal on which make the FFT
• Transmitter: square wave with possibility to adjust amplitude (from 600 to 1500 Volt), width (from 60 nsec. to 206 used.) and number of pulse (from 1 to 6)
• Rhythm of repetition: adjustable 1 o 10 Hz; or automatic
• Fields of measure: from 100 to 10.000 (μs of full scale with linear regulation)
• Test mode: pulse echo and Dual
• Measurements: digital decimal representation of the time of transit with precision ±0,1 μs digital representation energy, measure of the recency response of the signal and his ampleness. Manual measure with cursors on points of the oscillogram (TOF, dBV, FFT)
• Vertical linearity: +/- 0,5 dB
• Horizontal linearity: +/- 1 %
• Power: lithium, autonomy about 8 hours
• Dimensions: 350 x 300 x H 150
• Weight: 4 Kg
• Protection: IP65 to closed container – IP30 to opened container

Impact hammer technical specifications:

• Shock hammer equipped with accelerometer for pulse excitation triggering and analysis
• Receiver: wide band accelerometer, microphone or geophones
• Sampling frequency up to 100KS/s
• Programmable frequenxy filters
• Analysis of amplitude and frequency of the signal transmission
• Analysis of amplitude and frequency of the received signal
• Measurement of time of flight
• Analysis STFT (Short Time Fourier Transform) with Gabor spectrogram


Basic kit of supply:
• Novasonic U5200CSD with transmitter 1500 volt square wave
• Tablet PC with touch screen monitor 10″
• Battery Charger
• No.2 Probes P 1 “1/2 frequency 50kHz for contact ultrasonic probe
• No.2 Coaxial cables for high voltage BNC-BNC connection for probes L=4m
• Software for ultrasonic tests
• No.1 PVC calibration time base
• Manual
• Application software
• USB port for recording and data transfer

Accessories instrumented hammer:
• No.1 Piezotronic instrumented hammer
• No.2 Signal conditioners
• No.1 Piezotronic accelerometer
• No.1 BNC cable for accelerometer L=8m
• No.1 BNC cable to hammer L=8m
• Software for analyzing signals
• No.2 cables for connection of sensors L=5m

Accessories for Cross-Hole (No.2 Automatic Channel):
• No.2 encoder with automatic realignment of cables manageable by the central
• Coaxial cable L=50m
• A pair of support cable guide
• Data management software for diagrafic sonic dBm graph and chart speed
• No.2 probes CC 25 KHz



VIDEO: U5200 Introduction

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