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|NDT.net Issue - 2018-03 - NEWS |
MAC has supplied an Ultrasonic/Eddy Current System for Automotive Shock Absorber Tubing
Magnetic Analysis Corp (MAC)20, Elmsford, NY [USA]
|NDT.net Journal||Issue: 2018-03|
|Magnetic Analysis Corp. has supplied an ultrasonic/eddy current multi-test system
to inspect cold drawn welded tube being used in manufacturing shock absorbers at
a plant in Monterrey, Mexico, built by Prosankin, formerly known as A-4C-Sankin.
The plant’s focus is production and sales of cold drawn tubes primarily for
automotive use, although the test system is also designed to provide the future
capability of meeting API 5CT testing requirement for oil country tubular goods
Multi-Test System for Automotive Shock Absorber Tubing,
& OCTG featuring 100mm ultrasonic Echomac® Rotary test
and a MultiMac® eddy current tester.
Shock absorbers are a critical component of automotive chassis. While they are
commonly called “shock” absorbers, their function is actually not to absorb shock
but to reduce and decelerate the vibrations of vehicle springs that are contained
within the shock absorber tube – in effect, acting as a vibration dampener. Working
together, the springs and the shock absorbers provide the link between wheel
suspension and car body, compensating for uneven road surfaces. Most cars
produced in mass production today feature gas-filled shock absorbers. Accurate
and thorough testing of the tube during its production is essential in order to
prevent leaking gas.
Magnetic Analysis Corp.
103 Fairview Park Drive
Elmsford, New York 10523
Magnetic Analysis Corp (MAC)