Magnetic Analysis Corp. will be featuring its newest addition to the Echomac® family at Stand H-20, Hall 6 at the Tube 2022, 20 – 24 June in Düsseldorf.

The new robotic Echomac® PA TW is an operator friendly test system for detecting weld zone defects in tube and pipe caused by scarfing or welding processes. A key feature of the Echomac® PA TW system is the minimal operator inter­vention during production. The wide coverage of the test head can handle typ­ical shifts in the weld location, and the electronically con­trolled transducers can vary the pulse timing of the individ­ual elements to inspect with multiple angles, if needed, all without any manual intervention. 

A Minimac® 55 eddy current tester will also be demonstrated in the Booth to detect surface defects in tube and wire. This instrument is often installed for high speed in-line testing of small diameter drawn wire. It’s filters and digital processors, along with guiding and holding mechanisms, prevent vibration from interfering with the test as well as ensuring smooth progress of the product through the production line. The test detects typical small surface defects such as scratches, cracks and pin holes. MAC’s optional quality grading software can allow the customer to customize the defect types, each based on a specific threshold gate, specify the maximum number of defects for each grade level, and configure reports that include coil ID, grade, date, time, production line, test instrument, and total defect count for each designated type.

MAC’s 90+ years of developing and supplying NDT equipment and systems to tube, bar, and wire manufacturers has given us a thorough understanding of customer inspection needs. MAC Engineers will be at the Tube 2022 booth to discuss the full range of MAC’s Eddy Current, Flux Leakage and Ultrasonic test solutions. They’ll also provide information on our new Phased Array system for weld zone profiling and detecting weld defects in ERW tube, multi-test systems ranging up to 500mm for OCTG pipe, and other nondestructive test solutions for tube producers.

Echomac® Tube Weld Tester

MiniMac® Eddy Current Electronics