Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Tool

Do you operate in an industry where testing material thickness is a common practice? Are you seeking to do away with the method you’ve been using up until now for something more modern? Then look no further than Cygnus Instruments for top-quality ultrasonic thickness gauges and other measurement devices. 

We’re one of the top market leaders, having risen to prominence for addressing the need for a portable, reliable, efficient testing device. And we developed the Multiple-Echo testing mode, which has since become the industry standard. We supply the best range of ultrasonic thickness measurement devices with options to suit all requirements. 

So, if your job necessitates ultrasonic thickness gauges and you’d like to procure suitable tools for you and your staff, get in touch now. Call Cygnus Instruments today on +44 (0) 1305 265 533. We’ll be more than happy to advise you and steer you toward the right decision. 

The Best Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Tool 

Here at Cygnus Instruments, we’re committed to supplying customers with the best ultrasonic thickness gauges around. If you routinely measure surface thickness, you’ll need a reliable tool that simplifies operations while boosting repeatability and accuracy. And that’s where our devices come in, built in response to a noticeable lack of a similar device many moons ago. 

When getting the most out of an ultrasonic thickness measurement device, you need to know what your specific industry requires in terms of features. Our range here at Cygnus Instruments covers every step of the ladder, from simple procedures that don’t require a great range of features to complex analytics and data processing with an unparalleled scope. 

Your requirements, so far as ultrasonic thickness measurement gauges are concerned, may vary, from simple operations to more complex needs. We carry options ranging from our basic models to our PRO models, built for professional users, to cater to this. We also have ‘+’ variants that come with Single- and Echo-Echo modes in addition to Multiple-Echo mode, which is installed on all our devices as standard. 

Our Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe is the best option for users who want something more from their device, specifically, intrinsically safe operation. In short, these devices are ATEX-certified to not produce enough thermal or electrical energy to ignite an explosive atmosphere, even in its most concentrated form. This is just one example of how we can cater to a variety of needs. 

This device uses a single-crystal probe to measure the thickness of a material using the Multiple-Echo measuring mode. This method has revolutionised the way ultrasonic thickness gauges are used by being able to ignore a material’s coating up to a max coating depth of 20mm. As such, coatings don’t need to be removed before testing. 

If you are looking for the best of the best, then the Cygnus 6+ PRO ultrasonic thickness measurement tool is the product to choose. It possesses unbeaten flexibility, data logging, graphical presentation, export, and collation, etc. 

One of the most impressive features is that this surface thickness measurement gauge can use all three measurement modes (Single-Echo, Echo-Echo, and Multiple-Echo) thanks to its compatibility with twin-crystal and single-crystal probes. Our ‘+’ variants also come with this feature and can be used with twin-crystal probes. 

Why You Need an Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Tool?  

You’re likely contemplating whether you require an ultrasonic thickness measurement tool. After all, you might have been carrying out testing and inspection services for countless years now using a tried and tested method. So, why do you need ultrasonic thickness measurement gauges? 

The routine maintenance of machinery and equipment often requires that surface thickness measurements be taken, and often the access is limited. For example, if you’re measuring a pipe or conduit, you likely won’t have access to both sides, so how do you get a thickness measurement without dismantling or cutting into the test piece? 

Ultrasonic thickness gauges cover all possible requirements, from simple inspections to more complex analyses. Our gauges come with an array of features that enable them to take and compute measurements quickly when equipped with the correct probe. And we have devices to suit all situations, whether you’re testing underwater, while hanging from a rope, or in an environment with explosive atmospheric mixtures present. 

To ensure unparalleled levels of accuracy even through coatings, we’ve equipped all our devices with Multiple-Echo mode as standard. We pioneered this technology in-house, designing it to operate with three sound pulses rather than a single pulse. The attached probe transmits these three pulses through the test piece. 

Then, once they hit the far wall, the signal is returned, and the gauge analyses a portion of it. Next, the time between each pulse is measured, providing the thickness of the test piece. Readings are only accepted if the time between pulses is equal. And because three pulses are used, coatings can be ignored, saving you time removing and reapplying them. 

And because of how sound pulses work, no disassembly or cutting is necessary. Because our devices are equipped with Multiple-Echo mode, they work with single-crystal probes as standard. If you require Single- or Echo-Echo testing modes, our ‘+’ and PRO models have you covered, and we also supply twin-crystal probes designed with these modes in mind. 

Benefits of Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Tool  

Now that you’ve had an opportunity to read about why you need to invest in ultrasonic thickness gauges, let’s next review the benefits. Benefits include: 

  • Measures from One Side 
  • Non-Destructive 
  • Versatile 
  • Wide Measurement Range 
  • Easy to Use 
  • Instant Response 
  • Compatibility 

Let’s consider the chief reason why ultrasonic thickness gauges are king: they measure from one side. How many times have you gone to measure something, and what should be a simple test becomes a lot harder as you have to disassemble or destroy part of the test piece? Because ultrasonic thickness gauges utilise sound pulses, you can test through surfaces, so only one side needs to be accessible. 

This means no disassembly is required. But, crucially, this also means that no cutting or sectioning of parts is needed – because the method is entirely non-destructive, you save on labour and scrap costs. As such, the device pays for itself over time. 

Ultrasonic thickness gauges are very reliable as they are highly accurate (more so than conventional methods). They also offer a degree of repeatability not possible with other methods. Plus, ultrasonic thickness gauges are versatile, too. For example, they can be used to measure all common engineering materials, such as: 

  • Metals 
  • Plastics 
  • Composites 
  • Fibreglass 
  • Ceramics 
  • Rubber 

All our ultrasonic thickness gauges can be pre-programmed with multiple application setups, so you’re always good to go, whatever your requirements might be. 

Another benefit of ultrasonic thickness gauges is that they support a wide measurement range. In fact, they can go as broad as 0.08mm (0.003in) minimum to 635mm (25in) maximum. Of course, this depends on the material and probe selection. Resolution can also be as fine as 0.001mm (0.0001in). 

You’d think that such a complex piece of equipment would require extensive training and initial supervision on testing jobs. You’d be wrong. Ultrasonic thickness gauges are designed with intuitiveness and ease of use in mind. All our gauges use pre-programmed gauge setups that require only a small amount of operator interaction. 

In other words, you point and shoot, and the gauge does the heavy lifting. Advanced training is not required, just a brief introduction and short walkthrough. 

While other testing methods may take time to yield results, so even a simple testing job can take hours to complete, the same can’t be said for ultrasonic testing. You point and shoot; then, within seconds, the results will be displayed on the readout of your gauge. 

And once you have your results, you can process them any way you’d like. Ultrasonic thickness gauges are compatible with data logging and statistical analysis programmes, and most come with onboard storage and USB/RS232 ports for the transferral of measurements to a computer. 

Other Products We Provide  

In addition to ultrasonic thickness gauges, we at Cygnus Instruments also design and engineer other products, including: 

We’ve discussed single- and twin-crystal probes, and we also stock high-temperature probes. High-temperature probes can be used to take in-service measurements without having to shut down or isolate a piece of machinery. 

Why Choose Our Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Tool?  

Here at Cygnus Instruments, we’ve been revolutionising the ultrasonic thickness testing industry for nearly 40 years. Our highly skilled team of engineers, technicians, researchers, and fabricators always go the distance to design and build devices while taking onboard our customers’ requirements. We ensure that all our ultrasonic thickness gauges are fit-for-purpose. 

Every device we produce, from the Cygnus 1 to the Cygnus 6+ PRO and everything in between, is designed to be durable and reliable. Each ultrasonic thickness measurement tool has a shock-proof, twin-shot injection-moulded casing. This means they are light but resistant to damage from impacts, such as being dropped. 

The Cygnus Instruments’ range is available and utilised in over 30 countries worldwide. We are widely regarded as the best designers and manufacturers for the ideal ultrasonic thickness measurement tool selection. With worldwide shipping and a reliable logistics network, you can rest assured that your surface thickness measurement gauge is the best and will get to you quickly and safely. 

Contact Us Today

So, if you’re looking to get in touch with the best supplier of high-quality ultrasonic thickness gauges, look no further than Cygnus Instruments. For nearly 40 years, we’ve been designing and building devices to measure surface thicknesses. As stated above, our ultrasonic thickness gauges make short work of wall surface testing in situations where access is limited. 

And with an excellent distribution network to boot, you can order your ultrasonic thickness measurement gauge for delivery worldwide. 

If you are interested in finding out more about Cygnus Instruments and our range of devices, you need to call a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team today on +44 (0)1305 265 533. If you have an enquiry that you would like to send to us in writing, you will be pleased to know that our easily navigable website contains a simple online form that you can use to contact us or send an email to us at sales@cygnus-instruments.com.