NEW MAX II by Dakota Ultrasonics, Ultrasonic Bolt Tension Monitor
The MAX II Bolt Tension Monitor is the latest gauge addition to our bolting products. It incorporates all of the great features of the Mini-Max unit, with some added benefits in terms of features, hardware, speed, and length. MAX II very accurately measures fasteners up to 100 feet in length, and sports our very best effort to date! In terms of overall performance and power!
The measurement is achieved by determining the change in the transit time of an ultrasonic shock wave along the length of the fastener, as the fastener is tightened by any mechanical method. MAX II then interprets this time measurement into a given quantity of time (nanoseconds), elongation, load, stress, or % strain while applying a load on the fastener. Using a variety of processing and automation, the MAX II reduces operator error. With built-in data recordation and supporting DakView utility software for Windows PC & MAC OSX, the MAX II offers an easy to use and reliable solution to accommodate the most difficult bolting applications.
MINI-MAX by Dakota Ultrasonics, Ultrasonic Bolt Tension Monitor
The MINI-MAX Bolt Tension Monitor defines the state of the art in the measurement of the actual elongation produced by tightening a threaded fastener. MINI-MAX can measure the elongation very accurately in fasteners of virtually any material from 1/2 inch to 4 feet in length.
The measurement is achieved by determining the change in the transit time, of an ultrasonic shock wave along the length of the fastener as the fastener is tightened by any method. The onboard microcomputer automatically interprets this time measurement to display the time(nanoseconds), elongation, load, stress, or strain from stretching a fastener. Through the use of high-speed digital signal processing and automated diagnostics, the MINI-MAX minimizes the requirement for extensive operator training. With built-in data recording and reporting through an RS232 interface, the MNI-MAX offers an easy to use and reliable solution to the most difficult bolting problem.
- Range of display & measurement options including
- Elongation, Load, Stress, and %Strain, RF, Rectified, Large Digits with Limits Bar
- Features temperature compensation to counteract measurement irregularity caused by temperature change
- Data storage capability: 8,000 readings and waveforms
- Auto-Set feature automatically optimizes detection and adjusts display
- Hi/Lo Alarm tolerance limits work in conjunction with the data port