Each of the units offer a number of features so users can select the tool that best meets their needs. These precision Dakota Ultrasonic thickness gauges require no special training to operate and are able to measure the thicknesses of common materials from 0.025 to 19.999 inches (0.63 to 500 millimeters) with the appropriate transducer. The standard 5MHz transducer has a range of 0.04 to 6.0″ on steel.
Dakota MX-3 Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
The Dakota MX-3 ultrasonic thickness gauge provides users the ability to field calibrate on the fly. This model offers extreme flexibility and accuracy to calibrate to a variety of materials instantly. Simply tell the MX-3 one known thickness point located on the test material, and the MX-3 will calculate the material type for you. The Dakota MX-3 ultrasonic thickness gauge is also equipped with a two point calibration option, providing the user with extreme accuracy. Another special feature of the MX-3 is the high speed scan mode. In this mode, the MX-3 takes 16 readings per second rather than 4 readings per second in standard measurement mode. The readings are viewable while scanning. Simply remove the transducer from the area being tested and the Dakota MX-3 ultrasonic thickness gauge will display the minimum thickness in the area scanned.
Dakota MX-5 Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
The Dakota MX-5 ultrasonic thickness gauge has all the features of the MX-3 plus an audible and visual alarm mode. In alarm mode, the user can set a nominal thickness value. When measurements fall above or below the set nominal value, a red light and audible beeper is displayed and sounded. The MX-5 also features a differential mode. In differential mode, the user sets a target thickness value and the Dakota MX-5 ultrasonic thickness gauge will display the difference ( +/- ) from the target value. The MX-5 is also equipped with an RS232 port out. This enables the user the ability to send measurements to an external data collection device or directly to a PC.
Dakota MX-5DL Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
The Dakota MX-5DL ultrasonic thickness gauge has all the features of the MX-5 plus an internal data logger that stores a total of 1000 readings in 10 files of 100 readings per file. This gives the user the ability to store, and download the stored measurements directly to a PC using DakView software program. The software and transfer cable are included in the MX-5DL kit.
The Dakota Ultrasonics MX-3, MX-5 and MX-5DL ultrasonic thickness gauges ship with a standard (5MHz) transducer but it can be substituted for another model, please contact us for details.