Computer Controlled Utrasonic System
The RAM-5000 is a modular ultrasonic system designed to satisfy the needs of the acoustic research in materials science or advanced NDE. Its purpose is to transmit RF bursts of acoustic energy into a test piece, receive signals following the burst, and manipulate and analyze these signals in various ways. Examples include the determination of acoustic attenuation, velocity, stress, material texture, and a number of other physical properties. Gated- amplifier, high-power outputs are obtainable over a frequency range far in excess of one decade. Typical high-power (5KW) frequency ranges are 0.05 to 5 MHz and 0.5 to 7 MHz. At 1KW these ranges are extended to ~5 and just under 20 MHz respectively. The high power is particularly valuable when using electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs). Various versions of the instrument may be chosen to meet the user's specific needs. The most popular configurations are the pulser-receiver and the full measurement system.