Earlier this month, WCVB's Channel 5 stopped by the office to take a look at what we do. As we close in on our 15th anniversary, it's nice to be reminded of all our hardworking team has accomplished.
November 2018 Auto Calibration
Conventional ultrasonic thickness gages typically use a 2 point calibration process to calibrate to each material. The technique is well-known but does require many key presses and attention to the sequence in which data is entered. Danatronics has dramatically improved this process with our latest software feature. Now, with the advent of Auto Calibration, our ECHO series, when used as thickness gages, can automatically take control of the keypad to fully automate this process. This Patent Pending technique is unique, fast and easy to use! Best of all, this software is free for new purchases and for existing ECHO thickness gage customers. Simply go to the support tab of our website and use data xl to update your ECHO thickness gage.
Here is how Auto Calibration works:
Turn on Auto Calibration
Set minimum and maximum thickness of your test block
Go to Calibration- Auto screen and simply follow the prompts
Couple to the thin of your test block, ECHO will beep
Couple to thick of your test block, ECHO will beep then calculate the acoustic sounds speed of your test block independent of what the material is such as carbon steel and aluminum
The relationship of a low acoustic impedance material such as rubber, bonded to steel (high acoustic impedance) produces a radio frequency (RF) signal with a positive-going signal as seen in Image 1 below. When a dis-bond occurs, now rubber has a higher acoustic impedance than air, a 180 degree shift in the RF signal occurs as seen in image 2 and commonly referred to as phase reversal. This technique is well-known in the NDT ultrasonic testing community however, the operator must always be watching the display to find these disbonds. With the latest ECHO software, the operator can now turn on "auto phase detect" on ECHO 7 gages and assign which polarity to arlarm on and the ECHO will change color and vibrate on alarm to alert the user.
Danatronics upcoming software release of Version V2.07 for the ECHO series will allow the operator to create files and turn on the “GridView” feature where you can see, real-time, the live A-scan at the top and the cells within the datalogger file being saved below. The image here shows a red A-scan indicating an alarm has been tripped with the cells all color coded for the previously saved readings. Current users of echo, please go to the support tab and use data xl to upload this new, free software!
It is hard to believe we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary. It seems like just yesterday Yogin and I were walking the halls at the old Waltham Watch Factory in our younger, Panametrics, years... time sure does fly.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated employees; without your hard work and commitment, our dreams could never have been realized. We would also like to thank our many channel partners for your diligent efforts on our behalf.
In looking back, it always takes longer than I'd like to bring our thoughts and ideas to fruition, but such is the nature of innovating new products. We are stronger and more energized than ever before and have some exciting new products on the horizon. As we continue to see constant change in our industry, one thing remains constant and that is our commitment to you, our tremendous customers. While we are very proud of our accomplishments, we fully acknowledge there is more to be done, and we will continue to raise the bar.
From a business standpoint, we have accomplished quite a bit. Here are a few examples of our breakthroughs:
Designed and brought to market over 30 models of thickness gages and flaw detectors all proudly made in the USA
Designed the first thickness gage a with live color waveform
Produced the first and only thickness gages that vibrate on alarm
Introduced the hand-held ECHO 8FD, combining a flaw detector, corrosion and precision thickness gage all in one unit
Brought on several OEM customers
Tens of thousands of gages sold
50% of our sales are outside the USA
Proudly produce all gages in the USA
Expanded our team
For you, our valued customers ...
To share in our success and to celebrate fifteen years in business, we would like to offer you our 15 for 15 promotion! Please contact us for more details.
Thank you for supporting us all these years, we wouldn't be where we are without you.
Last week, WCVB's Channel 5 News, stopped by the office to take a look at what we do for their Made in Mass segment. It aired earlier this week and was a great feature of our hardworking team! As we close in on our 15th anniversary, it's nice to see our small team's hard work being recognized.