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|NDT.net Issue - 2015-06 - NEWS |
|Cygnus Instruments Ltd, the leading manufacturer of Multiple-Echo digital ultrasonic thickness gauges used for measuring remaining metal thickness without the need to remove protective coatings, unveils the latest range of surface instruments.
The new range of thickness gauges is launched following extensive customer engagement, working within industry standards and following careful / exhaustive design reviews.
New generation of Cygnus ultrasonic thickness gauges incorporating
three versatile measuring modes for optimum performance
WHAT IS NEWVersatile Measuring Modes as Standard with Latest PLUS Models
Cygnus has now incorporated two additional measuring modes in to their latest range of thickness gauges. Single-Echo and Echo-Echo modes, both using twin crystal probes, can assist in obtaining measurements in areas of extreme corrosion or back wall pitting:
Three versatile measuring modes in one unit, providing surveyors with
the capability to perform thickness gauging on all conditions of metal
Quick, simple and effective A-scan readings on extremely corroded
pilings using a Cygnus ultrasonic thickness gauge in single-echo mode
Additional New FeaturesThe range consists of 5 new models offering a comprehensive array of new features including: A-scan and B-scan displays; hands free units for climbing or rope access; simple sequential data logging or comprehensive data logging with features including Grid Format, offering 16 directional formats; vibrate alert to warn the operator when the measurement is out of tolerance; Bluetooth data transfer capability; and MSI™ (Measurement Stability Indicator).
MSI™ is both clever and simple. Used in Single-Echo and Echo-Echo modes, this trademarked technique samples returning echoes to ensure they are all identical. If the returning echoes are identical the display changes colour or format which indicates the reading is stable and reliable.
Sequential and Comprehensive Data Logging
Extremely Rugged Enclosure
Manufactured using a twin shot injection moulded enclosure which has a soft but durable TPE outer skin, making them both comfortable and extremely durable, while the inner shell is strong, keeping the electronics totally sealed from the outside environments.
This new instrument enclosure has allowed Cygnus to achieve the tough American Military Standard MIL SPEC 810G for environmental protection. These new gauges will survive the harshest operating conditions including drop, vibration, dust and water ingress (IP67) together with low and high temperature cycling.
While the new range from Cygnus offers many new features, the simple to use menu structure means that these new gauges are quick to learn and simple to use. Cygnus has concentrated on providing the user with key measurement functions for a wide range of thickness gauging applications, in a tough instrument designed and tested for the most severe operating conditions.
For more information please visit the Cygnus Instruments website www.cygnus-instruments.com. Alternatively contact Cygnus Instruments directly on +44 (0) 1305 265533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.