Ultrasound Testing: a non-destructive technique able to detect the presence of cracks, porosities or voids, measure thickness, even inside milling operations, make the characterization of material.

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.

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).

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;

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.