MaGyc's Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound Testing: a non-destructive technique, fast and relatively inexpensive, able to detect the presence of defects, to perform thickness measurements and material characterization.
In addition to the majority of metals, different materials, such as plastics, concrete and cement, and even rubber and wood can be tested with this technique.

 

The principles behind Ultrasound Testing:

  • A train of short ultrasound pulses is generated and sent into a workpiece. The time necessary to receive the reflected pulses (time-of-flight) is directly correlated to the workpiece thickness.
  • The presence of defects in the workpiece affects the propagation of ultrasound pulses and generates a difference in their return time and amplitude. By measuring these characteristics, useful information can be obtained about the location and size of the defect.

Ultrasound Testing techniques have been successfully applied to:

  • Control of welded joints;
  • Thickness measurement, including within milling machines;
  • Thickness measurement in multilayered plastics;
  • Characterization of concrete during hardening phase;
  • Tool guidance in deep drilling;
  • External and internal cylindricity measuring.

 

Advantages of Ultrasound:

  • Interesting alternative to the use of X-rays;
  • Safe (no danger arising from ionizing radiation);
  • Significantly lower cost;
  • Applicable to automated test solutions;

 

How can Ultrasound analysis be applied?

  • MaGyc USPR-100 pulser can be installed on milling machines according to the requirements;
  • The pulser can be used in a motorized tank system in which the workpiece is immersed (Immersion Tank) for a compete scan (c-scan).