The Dm5e has an implicit data logger, with an incredible capacity to store a 50,000 reading in linear files and grids. This makes the measurement data accessible for further processing. Measurement data documents might be exchanged from the instrument to a PC, where they may be stored, and printed out in different formats when required. Typically, these can be in form of histograms, where extents of measured values are color-coded, or colors are used to highlight the distribution of min/max limit values exceeded. The acquired data can also be pasted into clipboard or directly transferred to spreadsheets.
A Range of Measurement Displays
All versions of this thickness gage unit offer a wide range of measurement displays. These are:
Normal: In this type of display the thickness value appears in the form of large digits right at the centre of the screen.
MIN Scan: This describes a minimum thickness scan that lets the operator to run the test over the wall surface. Once the evaluation period is over, the minimum material thickness measurement result is displayed on the screen.
MAX Scan: It works similar to MIN Scan, but measures and displays maximum that maximum thickness results.
DIFF/RR%: This range compares the results of measured thickness with user specified nominal wall thickness. The difference of dimensions between the two values is displayed.
B-Scan: It displays the graphic representation of B-Scan that reflects minimum thickness values. The B-scan graph is derived by measuring and recording the data at one point/second.
Various Types of Models
Some of the new versions of Dm5e ultrasonic thickness gauge only need to be placed at one side of the subject to be measured, while the older version required to take measurements from each side. Most of the models available today in the market feature built-in background light to provide ease of work when working in the dark areas. In addition to this, new models come with sensors and the length will also vary depending upon the model you purchase. The gauge can measure the thickness and store in the in-built memory so you may use it later for further analysis. Modern versions can store thousands of measurement data through USB cables and uploaded on different device or sent directly to the printer.
As mentioned earlier, the major advantage of using Dm5e ultrasonic thickness gauge is the precision it provides. It will show variations in the wall thickness that might have occurred because of erosion or corrosion. As a result, you’ll get exact measurement and size of the wall thickness.
The sound speed can also be adjusted according to the material to be measured. This is because the Dm5e ultrasonic gauge works by reflecting sound waves. New thickness gauge models have got automatic function that should make the whole process easier to perform even for a novice. If the measured area is causing a bad signal, the gauge will automatically give out an indication of the signal-quality so you are aware of what is going on.
Even though the ultrasonic thickness gauge is most commonly used in repair- industries, it can also be used by homeowners as an DIY kit for measuring the wall thickness of different corners of the home. For example: if you need to drill a hole in a wall to hang your new painting, having a correct thickness measurement will help you perform such a task with accuracy.
The Dm5e has introduced ample of user-friendly models so anyone can use it to get accurate measurements or walls, as well as metals layered with different coatings. With right model at hand, you need not worry anymore about taking wrong measurements and making wrong decisions.