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New UT Phased Array Upgrade Program for ROWA & BIS Users

Posted by Ben Lapp on Dec 10, 2019 3:43:48 PM

Magnetic Analysis Corp., Sensor Networks, Inc. and Zetec, three NDT leaders, have joined forces to offer the ZMS program, a single alternative for bar and tube producers needing to service and upgrade their phased array systems such as ROWA and BIS for detecting flaw/ wall thickness/ geometry and lamination.

With an emphasis on providing customers with fast service for reliable, price-competitive UT array transducers and electronics, along with repair, maintenance, and spare parts, these three companies, working together with one point of contact, can bring existing test systems up to the latest standards. Improved inspection through-put speeds and enhanced defect probability of detection can be achieved.

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When Time = $$

Posted by Ben Lapp on Jun 3, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Structural Integrity Associates (SIA) of San Jose, California with a local branch in Huntersville, NC caters its NDE service offering to safety-critical asset integrity components at nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Industry is currently experiencing cost pressures on a global scale coupled with time-sensitive issue diagnosis and resolution requirements. Plant outages is an example of nuclear facility management that is often measured in mere minutes.

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Standard and Custom Ultrasonic Transducer Catalog

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Mar 22, 2019 1:04:00 PM

Have you checked out our new Standard and Custom Ultrasonic Transducer Catalog? This new version boasts an improved layout and you'll find both our standard transducer solutions along with our custom ultrasonic transducer offerings. You'll also find case diagrams for all standard phased-array transducers. 

Our top-notch team has the deep level of knowledge and decades of experience needed to solve even your most unusual, demanding and complicated NDT projects. Our extensive range of customized and standard transducer options are compatible with every major manufacturers’ conventional or phased-array instruments, making a cost-effective, high performance solution always available to meet your specific application requirements.

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Check out our New Video on Phased Array Ultrasonic Transducers

Posted by Bruce Pellegrino on Mar 11, 2019 7:26:24 AM
Ever wonder how phased-array UT applications are solved? Ever wonder how phased-array UT transducers are designed and built? Check out this video to learn more:

Recently, Sensor Networks, Inc. of Boalsburg, PA received a visit from a large user of PAUT transducers. As is customary, Mr. Jeff Anderson gave this special visitor a tour of its Boalsburg, PA factory to show the end user the many steps involved in making high-end, standard or custom PAUT probes.

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Topics: Insider, Transducers, Video

From Zero to Ninety-two Elements in Under One Week.

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Feb 4, 2019 12:40:58 PM

Being in the safety-critical asset management business means we know urgency and know how important it is to our customers to have the assurance that everything works. Recently, we were in such a situation. The phone rang on a Saturday morning - on the other side was a panicked customer who urgently needed a solution. The caller had their bar-mill production line effectively shut down due to an isolated failure of their phased-array transducers in their automated bar-testing machine. Their primary transducer supplier needed many weeks to respond to their request. The customer was at a loss until he reached out to his network and learned about a boutique transducer supplier in Central Pennsylvania called Sensor Networks, Inc.

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The Lowly Strain Relief

Posted by Bruce Pellegrino on Jan 3, 2019 2:10:00 PM

Protect a $5,000 phased-array transducer assembly with a $3 strain relief

Few people wake up in the morning and truly appreciate their cable’s strain reliefs. But SNI does.

In fact, in working with our key suppliers, we’ve spent a fair amount of time and money to develop an engineered product that will give our phased-array transducer customers added protection and insurance against cable failures.

Transducers are electro-mechanical devices that see wear and tear thorough normal usage especially with bending and twisting of the cable and its interface to the probe housing. A 128-element array transducer has two ends and 256 solder joints per end or over 500 solder connections per transducer! 

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Meet the Men of SNI’s machine shop

Posted by Bruce Pellegrino on Dec 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Sensor Networks, Inc. (SNI) has strategically invested in people, processes and equipment to be a world-class, vertically-integrated UT transducer design-build shop. Whether it’s rapid prototyping of custom phased-array transducers or high-volume manufacturing of conventional single-element probes, our two-shift, on-premises machine shop ensures fast turnaround, high quality and a competitive cost position.

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Sensor Networks, Inc. Announces Growth Plans.

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Nov 28, 2018 2:23:17 PM

Have you heard? Sensor Networks, Inc announced on Monday that it plans to expand to a larger location in the Boalsburg, PA area. This change has become necessary in order to meet the needs of our constantly growing customer base and team. We’re simply running out of room in our current location and are looking for approximately 20,000 square feet of space for our new office.

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Topics: Insider, Transducers

SensorScan™ UT Transducers and SNI's Vertical Integration Path

Posted by Sensor Networks, Inc on Nov 15, 2018 6:19:53 PM

“The transducer enables and/or optimizes the UT exam,” Dane Hackenberger, Senior Transducer Designer.

SNI continues its march toward a more vertically-integrated design-build transducer business for both standard and custom phased-array transducers. The end-result for our customers is shorter lead times and consistent high-quality transducers at competitive prices.

Russ Berrier manages SNI’s ceramic shop which includes a precision dicing saw that can slice & dice piezo-ceramic materials into the size and matrix requirements for almost any industrial phased-array transducer.

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About Sensor Networks, Inc.

Sensor Networks, Inc. has identified a problem in today’s world: when it comes to complex asset integrity, there are obstacles and challenges that you will face along the way. Where there are problems, innovative solutions should be created to fix them. With that basic mission in mind, Sensor Networks, Inc. was born.

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