CL5 transcends conventional capabilities
Sep 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The new CL5 ultrasonic precision thickness gauge from GE Inspection Technologies offers a snapshot A-scan display of data as well as a digital display. As a result, the new compact instrument can be used for precise thickness measurements of components in metals and plastics, whose complex geometry can make them difficult to inspect with conventional gauges.
CL5 can also display thickness digitally; for example, when testing components with relatively flat and parallel surfaces. However, monitoring of the ultrasound in real time as it passes through the material by using the optional live A-scan assists in properly aligning the transducer and verifies accuracy of the test as components become more complex in shape.
Easy and flexible data management for the CL5 is provided through an optional programmable data recorder, using a standard 32MB SD card. Data can be read by a standard card reader and downloaded to a PC for further analysis, incorporation within Excel spreadsheets, or archiving. USB connectivity is also provided so data can be downloaded directly from the CL5 to a PC. Both of the optional upgrades for the basic CL5, namely the live A-scan display and the programmable data recorder, can be retrofitted.
Access www.GEInspectionTechnologies.com to learn more.
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