Rugged, reliable thickness gauge from Olympus


Rugged, reliable thickness gauge from Olympus

An innovative, all-in-one solution that is suitable for virtually every thickness gauge application is now available from Olympus.

The 45MG is an advanced ultrasonic thickness gauge packed with standard measurement features and software options. This unique instrument is compatible with the complete range of Olympus dual element and single element thickness gauge transducers.

The basic configuration of the 45MG is a simple and straightforward gauge that requires minimal operator training to tackle most common thickness gauging applications such as wall and coating thickness, mineral deposition and corrosion.

Additional software options and transducers turn the 45MG into a significantly more advanced instrument that allow it to be used for applications well beyond a typical entry-level unit. Examples include fibreglass (to 100mm), rubber, very thin materials (<200µm), and high precision quality control (to 1µm resolution).

According to Graham Maxwell, National Technical & Key Account Manager at Olympus, all the options are built-in to the unit at manufacture and accessed by purchasing ‘unlock codes’.

“Each function is controlled by a separate software module so additional features are available by upgrading the software. You can have as few or many options as required. Most are available individually at the time of purchase or can be added in the future as the customer’s needs change.”

The 45MG is built for operation in difficult environments, for example those encountered in the marine, aviation, refinery and pipeline industries. It has a rugged, sealed construction meeting the IP67 standard, and has also been shock and vibration tested using MIL-STD-810G. In addition, the unit can be used in a wide range of operating temperatures.

The 45MGhas been designed for easy operation with a simple keypad that can be used by both right- or left-handed technicians. The display is a colour transflective QVGA monitor that is bright both indoors and in direct sunlight. With the data storage option, up to 475,000 thickness readings can be stored in user defined grids and easily copied to a spread sheet via microSD card or USB connection.