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.