Ultrasonic Instruments Information Ultrasonic instruments use beams of high frequency, short wave signals to inspect, monitor, and measure materials and components. Ultrasonic energy is introduced into tested materials or components and then retrieved for subsequent analysis. There are several basic types of ultrasonic instruments. Acoustic emissions instruments and fault detectors are used to monitor conditions in a variety of mechanical, electrical and process systems. When a break or...
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Q & A on Ultrasonic Instruments

We asked our users for their input on Ultrasonic Instruments. Here are the results of 53 users familiar with Ultrasonic Instruments.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing ultrasonic instrument design?
8 answers
Answers:
Products feasible and not state of the art, within the cost reality.
~Aquiles Ferreira Nobre, Salesman, São Paulo, Brazil
The energy efficiency in specific applications.
~Engineering, Consulting, Kunshan, China
Ultrasonic holography
~General Corporate Mgmt, Wroclaw, Poland
Usability, field use
~Dec K, Quality Control, Limerick, Ireland
Phased-Array
~Engineering, Process/Production, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Phased Array
~Technical Support/Services, Marienville, PA
CMUT
~Narges A, Student, Vancouver, Canada
MSK
~Technical Support/Services, Toronto, Canada

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative ultrasonic instruments?
9 answers
Answers:
Phillips Siemens VisualSonics
~Narges A, Student, Vancouver, Canada
GE Inspection technologies
~Marketing/Sales, Zagreb, Croatia
GE, Sonotest, Olympus
~Technical Support/Services, Marienville, PA
PBP Optel sp. z o.o.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Wroclaw, Poland
Olympus, GE
~Dec K, Quality Control, Limerick, Ireland
Olympus
~Engineering, Process/Production, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Unaware
~Aquiles Ferreira Nobre, Salesman, São Paulo, Brazil
Aloka
~Technical Support/Services, Toronto, Canada
Crest
~Engineering, Consulting, Kunshan, China

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used ultrasonic instruments for?
21 answers
Answers:
We have sonar, EM Locator, GPR and acoustic leak detection equipments but Ultrasonic equipments for utility marker at this moment. I have experience in thickness check for API pipe and welding check using Ultrasonic instruments. At this moment we are very keen to explore the structural health check such as bridge and flaws detection etc.
~RICKY GOH, Technical Support, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
High power ultrasonic devices development, ultrasonic atomization/ nebulization, ultrasonic cleaners, underwater acoustic devices development, acoustic pingers, ultrasonic aid for blind, non-destructive evaluation, materials velocity measurement, etc.
~Research & Development, India
Atomization of furnace oil, leaching of metals, Bioleaching from lean grade ores, coal cleaning, sonocrystallization, emulsion preparation, preparation of antibacterial textiles, & paper, antifouling, aquaculture etc
~Research & Development, Visakha, India
Currently we use ultrasonic equipment in cleaning only. I am interested in trying ultrasonic bonding equipment for our flip-chip production.
~Engineering, Consulting, Kunshan, China
I am looking for finding and solving applications on; (1) concrete slabs thickness and hardness conditions (2) API oil tanks gauging
~Carlos Martinez, General manager, Bogota, Colombia
Study the possibilities of use, dynamic inspections in factories, non-destructive testing; find dangerous objects, these things.
~Aquiles Ferreira Nobre, Salesman, São Paulo, Brazil
Phased Array and TOFD inspection of Pipeline Welds; Manual UT inspection of Structural Joint (Carbon Steel and Aluminium)
~Engineering, Process/Production, San Donato Milanese, Italy
UT examination of weld seam, plate materials, forged material, thickness measurements and s.o.
~Engineering, Consulting, Überherrn, Germany
UT examination of weldseam, plate materials, forged material, thickness measurements and s.o.
~Engineering, Consulting, Überherrn, Germany
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~TRESOR JEAN CLAUDE, Production Engineer, MOUROUX, FRANCE
Pipe wall inspection, inspection of large reciprocating engine parts, bolt inspection.
~Technical Support/Services, Marienville, PA
Thickness measurement in pipe /vessels and failure detection (angular angle).
~Engineering, Other, Cosoleacaque, Mexico
Inspection of the various types of welds, corrosion inspection etc.
~Marketing/Sales, Zagreb, Croatia
Fingerprint recognition, measurement of materials properties,
~General Corporate Mgmt, Wroclaw, Poland
Checking the wall thickness on aerospace castings.
~Quality Control/Assurance, Glendale, AZ
Thickness Gauging and Defect location
~Dec K, Quality Control, Limerick, Ireland
Underwater acoustic applications
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, St. John's, Canada
CONTROLOTRON 1010, DYNASONICS
~Marketing/Sales, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan
Echo and general ultrasound
~Technical Support/Services, Toronto, Canada
Ship Iron plate Gauging
~Engineering, Consulting, Kalyan, India
Ocular imaging
~Narges A, Student, Vancouver, Canada

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that ultrasonic instruments have been used for.
4 answers
Answers:
Anti-terrorism and security.
~RICKY GOH, Technical Support, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Finger recognition
~General Corporate Mgmt, Wroclaw, Poland
Clad Material
~Engineering, Process/Production, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Cleaning
~Narges A, Student, Vancouver, Canada

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of ultrasonic instruments?
2 answers
Answers:
They're very safe to use.
~Technical Support/Services, Toronto, Canada
If not directly.
~Aquiles Ferreira Nobre, Salesman, São Paulo, Brazil

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
6 answers
Answers:
Ultrasonic response in a range of frequency instead of the dedicated frequency.
~Engineering, Consulting, Kunshan, China
Smaller and portable Higher resolution Wireless connections
~Narges A, Student, Vancouver, Canada
Easy to use, Laptop connectivity, error codes
~Dec K, Quality Control, Limerick, Ireland
Easy-on but Flexibility
~Engineering, Process/Production, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Not sure yet
~Aquiles Ferreira Nobre, Salesman, São Paulo, Brazil
Ease of use
~Quality Control/Assurance, Glendale, AZ

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using ultrasonic instruments?
1 answers
Answers:
May be hire the instrument first and see if it fits your requirements.
~Dec K, Quality Control, Limerick, Ireland

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of ultrasonic instruments?
2 answers
Answers:
Don't listen to the sales rep, do your own investigation.
~Dec K, Quality Control, Limerick, Ireland
Double check the technical details.
~Technical Support/Services, Toronto, Canada


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