Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)

Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge

The Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge is designed specifically for use on materials that are difficult to penetrate sound, due to the lack of material consistency, grain structure, and overall thickness.

  • Summary
    • Summary

    • With multiple high voltage pulser options, as well as filters tuned for lower frequency transducers (500 kHz – 10 MHz), the Dakota PMX High Penetration Precision Thickness Gauge compliments our product range by adding additional material types to our list of application possibilities. Common material types of interest are Fiberglass, carbon fiber, cast metals, rubber, high density polyethylene (HDPE), fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), lead, and all steels and aluminums. 

      Typical target applications are Fiberglass sheets, pipes, storage tanks, aerospace composites, boat hulls, conveyor belts, composite plastics, etc.  There are a variety of features and tools to accommodate a number of material types and applications. The electronic platform is FPGA driven for speed and accuracy.  The screen refresh rate of 25Hz contributes to the overall responsiveness of the gauge. 

      The built-in data logger has two file format options, grid or sequential, and is equipped with an internal 4Gb SD card for memory. Connectivity to a standard PC or Apple via USB-C, and used in conjunction with our Windows® PC or OSX reporting software available for download, at no charge, on our website.

      Transducer Options

      A wide range of Single Element Contact Transducers available

  • Key Features
    • Key Features

      Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)

      Applications

      Precision Machining

      Stamping

      Aircraft

      Automotive

      Thin Plastics

  • Product Features
    • Product Features
      Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
      Model PMX4-DL
      Display Mode
      Material thickness digits display
      B-Scan cross sectional display
      Combined B-Scan and digits display
      Scan bar display
      A-Scan display
      + Rectified, - Rectified, Full Waveform (RF)
      Measurement Range
      PE contact on steel - 1.27 - 30500mm (0.05 - 1200")
      PE Contact on plastics - 2.54 - 127mm (0.100 - 5")
      EE contact on steel - 2.54 - 914.4mm (0.100 - 36")
      EEV contact on steel - 2.54 - 152.4mm (0.100 - 6")
      Resolution
      +/- 0.1mm (0.01"), +/- 0.01mm (0.001") selectable
      Measurement Rate
      Manual
      8 readings per second
      Scan Mode
      250 readings per second
      Scan bar display
      10 to 33 readings per second
      Additional Features
      High Speed Scan Mode
      Limit alarm mode
      Selectable resolution
      B-Scan display speed
      10 to 200 readings per second
      Calibration setups
      64 custom user-definable setups, transferable to and from a PC archive
      Gates
      3 adjustable gates, depending on measure mode selected
      Pulser Type
      Spike – 200 volt, Square Wave – 400 volt, Tone Burst 400 volt, all adjustable with variable pulse widths and voltage settings
      Gain
      Manual or Automatic Gain Control (AGC) with 110dB range, varies with mode selected
      Time Dependent Gain (TDG), with variable start and slope
      Adjustable damping (35, 50, 75, 300, 600 & 1500ohms)
      Timing
      Precision TCXO timing with single shot 100 MHz 8 bit ultra-low power digitizer
      Memory and Data Logging
      4GB internal memory
      Sequential and grid logging
      Alpha numeric batch identification
      OBSTRUCT indicates inaccessible locations
      Bitmap graphic capture and capture viewer
      Calibration Options
      Single, two point, velocity and material type
      Transducer Probe Type
      Single element with delay tip, pencil with delay tip and contact probes
      Transducer Frequency Range
      500kHz - 10MHz
      Transducer Recognition
      manual - selectable from a list
      Display
      1/8” VGA (greyscale), 62 x 45.7mm (2.4 x 1.8”) viewable area
      Display Refresh Rate
      25Hz
      Units (selectable)
      mm or inches
      LED Backlight
      on / off / auto
      Repeatability / Stability Indicator
      Low Battery Indicator
  • Technical Information
    • Technical Specification
      Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
      Part Number Description Certificate
      Z-225-0002 Dakota PMX4-DL High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
      Calibration Certificate supplied as standard
      Operating Temperature -10 to 60ºC (14 to 140ºF)
      Power Supply 3 x AA batteries and via USB
      Battery Life Alkaline: greyscale 35 hrs
      Nicad: greyscale 10 hrs
      NI-MH: greyscale 35 hrs
      Gauge Weight 383g (13.5oz) - including batteries
      Gauge Dimensions 63.5 x 165 x 31.5mm (2.5 x 6.5 x 1.24”)
      Packing List Unit, custom 1” Delay Line Transducer (Rubber Delay Line) & Cable, Couplant, Manual, Certificate of Calibration, AA Batteries and Plastic Carrying Case. PC Software (download) & transfer cable included.
      Certificate of Calibration supplied as standard
  • Standards
    • Standards
      Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
      • Factory calibration: traceable to NIST & MIL-STD-45662A
  • Downloads
    • Downloads
        • Dakota PMX4-DL High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+) Instruction Manual

  • Part Numbers
    • Part Numbers
      Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
      • Dakota PMX4-DL High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
        • Part Number : Z-225-0002
  • Accessories
    • Accessories
      Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
      • Part NumberN-003-0330

Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)

Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge

The Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge is designed specifically for use on materials that are difficult to penetrate sound, due to the lack of material consistency, grain structure, and overall thickness.

Summary

Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)

With multiple high voltage pulser options, as well as filters tuned for lower frequency transducers (500 kHz – 10 MHz), the Dakota PMX High Penetration Precision Thickness Gauge compliments our product range by adding additional material types to our list of application possibilities. Common material types of interest are Fiberglass, carbon fiber, cast metals, rubber, high density polyethylene (HDPE), fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), lead, and all steels and aluminums. 

Typical target applications are Fiberglass sheets, pipes, storage tanks, aerospace composites, boat hulls, conveyor belts, composite plastics, etc.  There are a variety of features and tools to accommodate a number of material types and applications. The electronic platform is FPGA driven for speed and accuracy.  The screen refresh rate of 25Hz contributes to the overall responsiveness of the gauge. 

The built-in data logger has two file format options, grid or sequential, and is equipped with an internal 4Gb SD card for memory. Connectivity to a standard PC or Apple via USB-C, and used in conjunction with our Windows® PC or OSX reporting software available for download, at no charge, on our website.

Transducer Options

A wide range of Single Element Contact Transducers available

Downloads
    • Dakota PMX4-DL High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+) Instruction Manual

Key Features

Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)

Applications

Precision Machining

Stamping

Aircraft

Automotive

Thin Plastics

Product Features
Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
Model PMX4-DL
Display Mode
Material thickness digits display
B-Scan cross sectional display
Combined B-Scan and digits display
Scan bar display
A-Scan display
+ Rectified, - Rectified, Full Waveform (RF)
Measurement Range
PE contact on steel - 1.27 - 30500mm (0.05 - 1200")
PE Contact on plastics - 2.54 - 127mm (0.100 - 5")
EE contact on steel - 2.54 - 914.4mm (0.100 - 36")
EEV contact on steel - 2.54 - 152.4mm (0.100 - 6")
Resolution
+/- 0.1mm (0.01"), +/- 0.01mm (0.001") selectable
Measurement Rate
Manual
8 readings per second
Scan Mode
250 readings per second
Scan bar display
10 to 33 readings per second
Additional Features
High Speed Scan Mode
Limit alarm mode
Selectable resolution
B-Scan display speed
10 to 200 readings per second
Calibration setups
64 custom user-definable setups, transferable to and from a PC archive
Gates
3 adjustable gates, depending on measure mode selected
Pulser Type
Spike – 200 volt, Square Wave – 400 volt, Tone Burst 400 volt, all adjustable with variable pulse widths and voltage settings
Gain
Manual or Automatic Gain Control (AGC) with 110dB range, varies with mode selected
Time Dependent Gain (TDG), with variable start and slope
Adjustable damping (35, 50, 75, 300, 600 & 1500ohms)
Timing
Precision TCXO timing with single shot 100 MHz 8 bit ultra-low power digitizer
Memory and Data Logging
4GB internal memory
Sequential and grid logging
Alpha numeric batch identification
OBSTRUCT indicates inaccessible locations
Bitmap graphic capture and capture viewer
Calibration Options
Single, two point, velocity and material type
Transducer Probe Type
Single element with delay tip, pencil with delay tip and contact probes
Transducer Frequency Range
500kHz - 10MHz
Transducer Recognition
manual - selectable from a list
Display
1/8” VGA (greyscale), 62 x 45.7mm (2.4 x 1.8”) viewable area
Display Refresh Rate
25Hz
Units (selectable)
mm or inches
LED Backlight
on / off / auto
Repeatability / Stability Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Technical Specification
Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
Part Number Description Certificate
Z-225-0002 Dakota PMX4-DL High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
Calibration Certificate supplied as standard
Operating Temperature -10 to 60ºC (14 to 140ºF)
Power Supply 3 x AA batteries and via USB
Battery Life Alkaline: greyscale 35 hrs
Nicad: greyscale 10 hrs
NI-MH: greyscale 35 hrs
Gauge Weight 383g (13.5oz) - including batteries
Gauge Dimensions 63.5 x 165 x 31.5mm (2.5 x 6.5 x 1.24”)
Packing List Unit, custom 1” Delay Line Transducer (Rubber Delay Line) & Cable, Couplant, Manual, Certificate of Calibration, AA Batteries and Plastic Carrying Case. PC Software (download) & transfer cable included.
Certificate of Calibration supplied as standard
Standards
Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
  • Factory calibration: traceable to NIST & MIL-STD-45662A
Part Numbers
Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
  • Dakota PMX4-DL High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
    • Part Number : Z-225-0002
   
Accessories
Dakota PMX High Penetration Thickness Gauge (HPX DL+)
  • Part Number: N-003-0330