Model 411 Series Dual Probe Followers

These followers mount on any standard TACTIC tester tank. These air-loaded followers ride the material on angulated wheels or balls to ensure excellent following action on crooked materials. TACTIC recommends the use of followers on all materials above 1/2″ in diameter.

Rugged, lockable calibrated controls enable precise control of the orientation of each transducer. These units can perform normal beam, circumferential or axial scanning. See Bulletin 4110.

Model 444 (4-probe) and Model 446 (6-probe) Followers

The Model 444 (4-probe) and Model 446 (6-probe) Followers are used for the inspection of billets and large pipes and tubes up to 20 inches in conventional immersion tanks.

These Followers use a combination of an air cylinder and an electric motor to lift and lower the scanner to facilitate adjustments and to permit rapid transit along the length of the tank.

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Model 45 Series Positioners

The 45-9 is the most popular system of our extensive line of positioners. It has precise 3-axis control with offset adjustments calibrated to 0.001″ (0.05 mm in the metric model) and rotational to 0.25°. The rotation range about the search tube axis is ± 90°.  See Bulletin 453.

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Model 140 Series Miniature Manipulators

These small manipulators mount on the end of a standard 3/4″ search tube and its bottom connector receives a standard UHF threaded transducer case. Each manipulator provides a ± 54° angulation in one plane only. When the search tube is supported in a positioner such as a Model 45-9, or a Follower such as a Model 444, this angulation is sufficient for the detection of defects of almost any orientation. If you need another rotation axis, these units may be connected in Series with 90° rotation between them. See Bulletin 1400.

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MAC now has cost effective TacTic™ “spin the tube” immersion tank ultrasonic systems which can be used to test tube up to 8” and bar up to 6” diameter, where high through-put speed is not a requirement. The systems locate internal and external defects and inconsistencies in the wall thickness of tubular products.

TacTic™ Model 76EX-24 “Spin the Tube" Immersion Style System