Earth-Moving Equipment & Undercarriage Inspection

Ultrasonic thickness measurements are now a key component of an effective asset integrity maintenance (AIM) program for fleets of earth moving, excavation and mining vehicles. Components that can be tested include: remaining thickness of excavator buckets and shafts, ball studs, rail tracks, butt joints, track pins and bushes.

The Cygnus 4+ gauge and T5B transducer combination is a simple to use, accurate and extremely rugged thickness meter kit that can cope with ease with the numerous areas on heavy equipment that require inspection for corrosion and/or erosion. The kit, in particular the T5B transducer, is small and ergonomic allowing easy access to confined areas previously inaccessible by other manual tools. The 4+ itself has a large LCD display that shows accurate measurements instantly.

Readings can be verified with A scans (waveforms) and stored for review at a later date – which allows for a historical picture of equipment performance and condition to be created.

All the MK5 range, including the 4+, is tested to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for drop, shock, vibration, dust and immersion.

You can use the extremely robust MK5 range of ultrasonic thickness gauges for accurate inspection and test for Undercarriage Inspection on all earth-moving equipment, for inspection of Rope and Hydraulic Shovel Excavators and for GET, Dump Body and Boom Structure Inspection. Key features of the gauge for this application include:

  • Monitor dump body condition and high wear areas
  • Assist with identification of component residual life
  • Assist with identification of potential issues that could reduce component life
  • Assist with cost performance and measurement of reliability over entire life
  • Present all results in PDF report
  • View and reference historical inspections.