Ultrasonic Thickness Tester 

If you’re setting up or running a business that routinely carries out testing and inspection of surface thickness measurements, then you’ll need the right tools for the job. Here at Cygnus Instruments, we’ve worked tirelessly for decades devising cutting-edge ultrasonic thickness measuring gauges designed to measure surface thickness quickly and accurately. 

Today, we offer a full range of ultrasonic thickness gauges, from options intended for underwater use to devices built for use in explosive environments. We’ve drawn from our roots in the marine inspection industry to design and build ultrasound thickness gauges that make the whole process a lot simpler. You’ll save time and money and get the job done in a fraction of the time. 

Plus, there’s no special training to use our ultrasonic thickness gauges as all our devices are designed to be super intuitive and easy to use. To learn more about our ultrasonic thickness gauges, call our team today on +441305265533. 

What Is an Ultrasonic Thickness Tester?  

In the field of testing and inspection, a wide range of techniques exist, from visual and magnetic testing to radiographic testing and eddy current testing. The one thing that all these techniques have in common is that they are all forms of non-destructive testing. This means that the test piece isn’t damaged, though some disassembly and reassembly might be required. 

Easily the most efficient form of surface thickness testing, however, is ultrasonic thickness testing. This method of testing is highly efficient, quick, accurate, and does not require that the test piece be disassembled. That’s because, with ultrasonic thickness testing, you only need to access one side of the test piece, whether that be a pipe wall or conduit or an entire assembly. 

An ultrasonic thickness gauge is a device that utilises a small probe at the end to transmit a sound pulse through a test piece. The pulse hits the far wall and is rebounded back and captured by the probe. A portion of this returning echo is analysed by the thickness gauge, which calculates the material thickness based on the time it took for the pulse to return. 

This can then be compared with baseline results to determine if the thickness has changed. A change in thickness could suggest corrosion, erosion, or damage, necessitating repairs or a complete replacement of the test piece. Ultrasonic thickness measuring devices form an essential step in certifying whether a piece of equipment or construct is safe and operating correctly. 

Twin-crystal probes are the standard loadout with most devices as these work in tandem with Single-Echo and Echo-Echo testing modes. All Cygnus Instruments ultrasonic thickness gauges come with our own Multiple-Echo mode as standard and so work with single-crystal probes. We also supply ‘+’ and PRO models that support all three testing modes. 

Multiple-Echo mode emits three pulses instead of one. The intervals between each pulse are measured and must be the same for a measurement to be recorded. Multiple-Echo allows for measurements to be taken with a far greater degree of accuracy, even through paint and protective coats. 

Benefits Ultrasonic Thickness Tester   

If you’re considering making the switch to using ultrasonic thickness gauges for quicker and more accurate measuring, then you’ll also enjoy the benefits listed below: 

  • Compatible with Data Logging and Statistical Analysis Programs 
  • Highly Accurate Results (More So Than Traditional Methods) 
  • Lightweight and Portable 
  • One-Sided Measurements 
  • Quick and Simple to Use 
  • Versatile 

One of the key advantages of using ultrasonic thickness gauges to measure surface thickness is that you only need to access one side of the test piece. So, you won’t have to waste time disassembling and reassembling the test piece, which saves money on scrap costs too. 

Why Choose Our Ultrasonic Thickness Tester?  

Cygnus Instruments is an ultrasonic thickness gauge manufacturer that was founded in 1983. We’ve engineered portable, ultrasonic thickness measuring devices to fill a gap that once existed in the market. Our ultrasonic thickness gauges have been developed through tireless research and development and going off the feedback received from our customers. 

We’re an ISO 9001 certified company that undergoes regular audits, and we hold intrinsically safe certifications, too (BASEEFA and CSA). Our ultrasonic thickness gauges are unmatched in the industry, so you know you’re buying a quality product from us. 

Contact Us Today

So, if you’re looking to acquire brand-new thickness gauges to replace your ageing units or to equip a start-up business, Cygnus Instruments can help. You should be undoubtedly aware of the many great benefits of our ultrasonic thickness testing devices, having read through the above article. But if you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to get in touch. 

You can reach out to the Cygnus Instruments team by calling us on +441305265533 A member of our team will be delighted to provide you with any assistance or information you require about our ultrasound measuring devices. 

Alternatively, if you have a lengthy query or would simply prefer to contact us in writing, you’re more than welcome to do so. Get in touch by either filling out our online contact form or emailing sales@cygnus-instruments.com. We will reply as soon as possible with any information that you require.