1. Introduction

Read this page carefully before you install and use the instrument. This instrument has been designed and tested according to safety Class 1 requirements of EN61010-1:2010 and, and has been supplied in a safe condition.

The user of this instrument must have the required knowledge of it. This knowledge can be gained by thoroughly studying this manual.

This instrument is designed to be used by trained personnel only. Removal of the cover for repair or rack-mounting of the instrument must be done by qualified personnel who are aware of the hazards involved.

2. Safety Precautions

To ensure the correct and safe operation of this instrument, it is essential that you follow generally accepted safety procedures in addition to the safety precautions specified in this manual.

3. Caution and Warning Statements

CAUTION: Shows where incorrect procedures can cause damage to, or destruction of equipment or other property.

WARNING: Shows a potential danger that requires correct procedures or practices to prevent personal injury.

4. Safety Precautions

The machine may only be used in accordance with the provisions of this manual. For the damage caused by use of the machine for other applications then the machine has been developed, closes the manufacturer Detectus AB/ Pendulum Instruments Sp. z o.o from any liability.


  • Before commissioning the machine, make sure that the mains voltage (that is specified on the name plate of the individual components) is in accordance with the existing mains voltage in your plant or working place. A wrong voltage can destroy the machine and its components. The machine may be connected to any AC supply with a voltage rating of 100 to 240 Vrms, 50 to 60 Hz. The machine automatically adjusts itself to the input line voltage.
  • Under no circumstances should you operate a machine at the locations where there could be a risk of water and other liquids penetrating.
  • The dimensions of the machine must be taken into the consideration to prevent moving axis from crushing into objects around it.
  • Make sure that support table that machine is placed on, is capable of withstanding the weight and dynamic forces of the scanner and the test object. Inadequate support table can break and cause the machine to fall off.
  • Clean plastic and painted surfaces of the machine with a suitable cleaning agent only (household, non-abrasive cleaning agents). Using inappropriate agents may destroy surfaces of the machine. The metal rails and screw is supposed to be greased and must not be wiped dry.
  • Temperature of the test objects should be less than 100 degrees Celsius. Higher temperatures may cause surfaces of the machine to melt and potentially cause a fire hazard.
  • The machine must not be placed in potentially explosive atmospheres.


  • To avoid electrical shock do not insert objects into the machine imports; except for the intended replacement of parts in accordance to this User Manual.
  • For the implementation of maintenance work always disconnect the machine from the AC power grid.
  • Opening the machine for repair or any other purpose may lead to exposure to live wires and as a result cause electric shock. Only authorized service technicians are allowed to perform the aforementioned actions.
  • When laying out the mains cable be careful that you avoid tripping hazards and prevent damage to the electric main.
  • Ensure cables of the scanner/test object are free from damage and do not have any non-standard joints or show any signs of overheating. Cracked wire insulation caused by heat, age, corrosion or bending may lead to electric shock.
  • Be sure not to put your fingers, hair or clothing close to  the  moving  sections  in  order  prevent  pinching or accident that can result in personal injury. Operators are required to wear the proper clothing at all times, hair should be covered to avoid entanglement. Jewellery such as rings and necklaces must also be removed.

5. Grounding

Whenever an instrument is connected to the line voltage, a grounding fault will make it potentially dangerous. Before connecting any unit to the power line, you must make sure that the protective ground functions correctly. Only then can a unit be connected to the power line and only by using a three-wire line cord. No other method of grounding is permitted. Extension cords must always have a protective ground conductor.


  • If a unit is moved from a cold to a warm environment, condensation may cause a shock hazard. Ensure, therefore, that the grounding requirements are strictly met.
  • Never interrupt the grounding cord. Any interruption of the protective ground connection inside or outside the instrument or disconnection of the protective ground terminal is likely to make the instrument dangerous.

5.1. Option SLDM (laser distancing meter) safety information

The Option SLDM sensors operate with a semiconductor laser with a wavelength of 670 nm (visible/red).

The sensors fall within Laser Class 2 (II). The laser is operated on a pulsed mode, the maximum optical power is ≤ 1 mW.

The pulse frequency depends on the adjusted measuring rate (0.25 … 4 kHz).

The pulse duration of the peaks is regulated depending on the measuring rate and reflectivity of the target and can be 0.3 … 3999.6 µs.

Observe the laser protection regulations. Although the laser output is low, directly looking into the laser beam must be avoided. Close your eyes or immediately turn away if the laser beam hits the eye.

The housing of the optical sensors may only be opened by the manufacturer.

For repair and service purposes, the sensors must always be sent to the manufacturer.

Lasers of Class 2 (II) are not subject to notification and a laser protection officer is not required. During operation of the sensor, the pertinent regulations according to IEC 60825-1 on „Safety of laser products“ must be fully observed at all times. The sensor complies with all applicable laws for the manufacturer of laser devices.


  • Avoid unnecessary laser radiation to be exposed to the human body.


  • Switch off the sensor for cleaning and maintenance.
  • Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified may cause harm.
  • Connect the power supply and the display-/output device according to the safety regulations for electrical equipment. (Damage to or destruction of the sensor)
  • Avoid shocks and impacts to the sensor. (Damage to or destruction of the sensor)
  • The laser option can be used only with original power supply (Damage to or destruction of the sensor)
  • Protect the sensor cable against damage. (Failure of the measuring device)
  • Avoid constant exposure of sensor to splashes of water. (Damage to or destruction of the sensor)
  • Avoid exposure of sensor to aggressive media like detergents, cooling emulsions. (Damage to or destruction of the sensor)

6. Symbols

Shows where the protective ground terminal is connected inside the instrument. Never remove or loosen this screw

Indicates that the operator should consult the manual.

7. If in Doubt about Safety

Whenever you suspect that it is unsafe to use the instrument, you must make it inoperative by doing as follow

  • Disconnect the line cord
  • Clearly mark the instrument to prevent its further operation
  • Inform your local Detectus/Pendulum Service Center.

For example, the instrument is likely to be unsafe if it is visibly damaged.

8. Introduction

The EMC Scanner measures the emission from components, cables, PCB’s and products. The system consists of an X-Y-Z robot, a spectrum analyzer with near field probes, possibly a GPIB adapter for communicating with the spectrum analyzer and a personal computer with custom software.

During measurement the robot moves the near field probe to predetermined measuring points above the test object. At each measuring point the location of the probe and the value of the emission intensity are stored in the computer. When the measurement is finished, the results can be documented in different types of reports.