Extech Instruments recently launched the TKG series of ultrasonic thickness gauges. The TKG series – consisting of the TKG250, TKG150 and TKG100 models – uses ultrasonic technology to capture non-destructive thickness measurements on various engineered materials, typically to measure wall thicknesses in steel structures where only one side is accessible to take inspection measurements.
The most common applications are to detect thinning areas and corrosion build-up in steam lines, boiler tubes, storage tanks and pressure vessels. TKG gauges are also used to measure thicknesses on metal components found on aircraft sections, ship hulls and marine systems, heavy equipment and construction vehicles and bridge structures. Quality control applications beyond metals include castings, plastics, composites, fiberglass, ceramics and glass.
Some of the key features of the TKG series include its compact design, one-handed controls, intuitive interface, LCD display and versatile alarm settings. Engineered for use in harsh conditions, these gauges were constructed of high-impact materials, and each model is splash-proof (IP54) rated. Each model comes with a protective holster, two ounce bottle of couplant, two AA batteries, 5MHz transducer, hard carrying case, USB cable, XPorter software, two-year warranty and multi-language support.