Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc. of Waltham, MA at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair

Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc.

48 Woerd Avenue, 02453 Waltham, MA
Telephone +1 781 4193900
Fax +1 781 4193980

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K 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand C27

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K 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.002  Measuring and test equipment for mechanical or dynamic properties
  •  Thickness gauges

Our products

Product category: Thickness gauges

Olympus 27MG

The Olympus 27MG is an affordable ultrasonic thickness gage designed to make accurate, measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes, tanks, and other equipment. It weighs only 12 oz. (340 g) and is ergonomically designed for easy, one-hand operation.
Despite its compact size, the 27MG has many innovative measurement features utilizing the same technologies that are available on our more advanced thickness gages.
The durable, rugged 27MG is battery-operated and features a large, backlit LCD with easy-to-read numerals, and an intuitive color-coded keypad with direct access to many key features.

Standard features include Automatic Probe Recognition to ensure optimal transducer performance, Auto Zero compensation to enhance the accuracy of measurements on hot surfaces, Gain Adjust to improve measurements on sound-attenuating materials such as cast metals, Differential mode, Hi-Low Alarm settings, and a Min./Max. mode that captures the minimum or maximum thickness at 20 measurements per second.

The 27MG is designed for inspectors and maintenance engineers that need to monitor the wall thickness in metal pipes, tanks, beams, and structural supports that are susceptible to corrosion on the inside surface. An ultrasonic thickness gage provides a quick, cost-effective solution by transmitting sound into the material from the outside, making it unnecessary to damage the part.

The 27MG comes standard with the low-cost D7910 dual element transducer that enables you to make thickness measurement for many basic corrosion applications. For measurements on very thin or thick materials, or small diameter pipes, Olympus has available a full line of dual element transducers. Olympus transducers compatible with the 27MG feature Automatic Probe Recognition that optimizes transducer performance by automatically recalling the default V-path correction.

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Product category: Thickness gauges

Magna-Mike 8600

Magna-Mike 8600
The Magna-Mike® 8600 is a portable thickness gage that uses a simple magnetic method to make reliable and repeatable measurements on nonferrous materials.
Operation of the Magna-Mike is very simple.
Measurements are made when its magnetic probe is held or scanned on one side of the test material and a small target ball (or disk or wire) is placed on the opposite side or dropped inside a container.
The probe's Hall Effect sensor measures the distance between the probe tip and target ball. The measurements are instantly displayed on the large color thickness display as an easy-to-read digital thickness reading.

New Features
Three new durable probe designs: 
--Straight, Right Angle, and Low-profile Articulating
Replaceable Wear Caps 
--Standard, Chisel tip, and Extended Wear (for 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 only)
Expanded target selection 
--3/16 and 1/4 in. magnetic target balls 
--0.045 in. (1.14 mm) 0.026 in. (0.66 mm) diameter wire target
Expanded thickness range up to 25.4 mm (1.00 in.)
Larger Color VGA display
RS-232, USB and VGA outputs
Fast Measurement update rate 60 Hz
Expanded alphanumeric data logger
Save and Recall stored calibration files
Ability to export file to MicroSD card in .txt and CSV formats
New accessory kits (Calibration kits) 
--Standard up to 9.1 mm (0.360 in.) 
--Extended range up to 25.4 mm (1 in.) 
--Disk kit 
--Wire target kit 
--Low-profile probe kit
Three New Probe Designs
The Magna-Mike is available with straight, right angle, and low-profile articulating magnetic probes. The 86PR-1 and 86PR-2 feature replacable wear cap to extend the probe's durability and reduce replacement costs.

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Product category: Thickness gauges

35RDC Composite Damage Checker

35RDC Composite Damage Checker
The handheld 35RDC is a simple Go/No-Go ultrasonic instrument designed to detect subsurface defects caused by impact damage on solid laminate aircraft composite structures. The 35RDC features a backlit LCD that displays the word GOOD if no subsurface damage is found or the word BAD when it detects subsurface damage. It uses an ultrasonic transducer that can be placed or scanned on the area of composite material suspected of having impact damage. Weighing only 0.24 Kg (8.5 oz.) and featuring a simplified keypad, this rugged ultrasonic instrument is easy to operate and requires minimal training.

  • For use on solid laminate structure aerospace composites
  • Simple one-button calibration
  • Thickness range 0.63 mm to 22.8 mm (0.025 in. to 0.900 in.)
  • Simple Good/Bad/Beyond Cal display readout
  • Back light matrix display with user help text
  • AA battery operation
  • Handheld, weighing only 0.24 Kg (8.5 oz.)
  • Energy saving Auto Power off feature
  • Long battery life, 150 hours typical
  • Battery life indicator

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About us

Company details

Olympus is a large company with products including cameras, medical equipment, life science microscopes, and industrial inspection equipment. The strands from these different businesses come together to form Olympus’ corporate DNA. Much like Olympus as a whole, the industrial business is likewise made of many threads drawn together and bound by the drive to serve a global community of customers. Who we are today is rooted in our history.

In the Beginning
The conventional ultrasonic testing (UT) and thickness gage portion of our nondestructive testing (NDT) business was founded by three researchers from a renowned technology school in Boston, MA. They were driven to identify problems, build solutions, and then find ways to bring those solutions to market.
This ‘innovate first, market it later’ mentality served us well over the years.

The business, then called Panametrics, started out selling ultrasonic transducers. An essential part of building transducers is hooking them up to a pulser/receiver (a device that sends an impulse through the transducer and then receives the signal coming back) to test them and make sure they work correctly. However, the manufacturing team had trouble finding the pulser/receivers they required. So, as any good engineering-driven team would do, they started building their own. Recognizing that there was demand for pulser/receivers, they began selling them. Soon, Panametrics was able to expand and bring on more staff.

Building Relationships
Another of Panametrics’ early products were thickness gages. While not flashy, thickness gages were instrumental in growing the industrial business.

The thickness gage business developed proficiencies early on in three key areas—high-temperature measurements, measuring through and auto-subtracting coatings, and measurement accuracy. Each of these proficiencies enabled us to address major customer pain points. We also added a waveform display (a frequent customer request at the time) and an internal datalogger to our landmark 26DL PLUS gage to create a tool that solved many challenges.

As our thickness gage business grew, we established more relationships with customers. These relationships mean everything to us—it’s your feedback that helps drive the direction of our products and influenced how our business has developed over the years.

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