Sonemat offers a fully integrated, automatic ultrasonic crystallographic texture measurement system, the TE100, for use on metal sheets.
Determination of texture can be performed by X-ray pole figure analysis, and now is increasingly achieved with electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD). However, these processes typically take several hours, and involve the removal of sample sections of the metal.
Sonemat's compact TE100 system allows rapid, non-contact, non-destructive measurement of the key orientation distribution coefficients (ODCs) that describe the crystallographic texture of metal sheets. Using ultrasound Lamb waves generated/detected by EMATs, we can measure the anisotropy of a sheet of metal in less than half a minute at maximum speed.
The images below show the TE100 system laptop, control box and EMAT scanning head, along with screenshots of the software interface showing data acquisition and analysis.
For more information on the science behind ultrasonic texture measurements, follow this link. Note: Source is external to Sonemat's website.
|Control Box Dimensions||44 x 30 x 18 cm|
|Scanning Head Dimensions||23 x 30 (H x D) cm|
|Control Box Weight||9 kg|
Scanning Head Weight
|Operating Temperature||10 °C – +35 °C|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 75%|
|Typical Output Voltage||800 V, 10 ms pulse width @ 20 Hz|
|Bandwidth||50 kHz – 2 MHz|
|Power||240 v / 110 v AC at < 1 A (or battery)|
|Connections||Mains, USB, PCMCIA|