Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge
With a choice of calibration options, measurement modes – including high speed scan mode, display options and data-logging, the MTG6 is ideal for taking readings on a wide range of coated and uncoated materials and downloading data for further analysis and reporting.
As well as all the features of the MTG2 & MTG4, the MTG6 has additional calibration options; 2-Point, Velocity and known Thickness Value.
The MTG6 offers Velocity Mode (VM) which is ideal for determining the homogeneity of a material/alloy and the correct velocity of a material for calibration.
Using Scan Mode, readings can be taken at a rate of 16Hz (16 readings per second) over a large surface area. When the transducer is lifted off the surface, the average, lowest and highest thickness value is displayed making scan mode ideal for checking a sample’s overall uniformity.
With a user definable display, users can choose to view readings, statistical information, bar graph – an analogue representation of the current reading together with the highest (Hi) , lowest (Lo); and average (x), reading or a run chart; a trend graph of the last 20 readings.
Data Logging & Data Output
The MTG6 has a single batch gauge memory and can store up to 1,500 readings. Compatible with both ElcoMaster® and ElcoMaster® Mobile Apps, readings can be downloaded via USB or Bluetooth® to PC, iOS or Android™ devices for further analysis and reporting.
Features of the Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge
- Pulsed-Echo (P-E), Echo-Echo ThruPaint™ & Velocity (VM) measurement modes
- 2-Point, 1-Point, Material, Velocity, Thickness Set and Factory calibration options
- User selectable measurement rate; 4, 8, 16 readings per second
- User selectable reading resolution; 0.1mm or 0.01mm
- Scan Mode
- Readings, Selected Statistics, Bar Graph & Run Chart
- Gauge memory; single sequential batch of up to 1,500 readings
- USB and Bluetooth® data output to ElcoMaster® and ElcoMaster® Mobile Apps
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge works in accordance with:
- ASTM E797
- EN 14127
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge – Specifications
|Easy to use menu structure in multiple languages||●||●||●||●|
|Tough, impact, waterproof and dust resistant – equal to IP54||●||●||●||●|
|Bright colour screen with permanent backlight||●||●||●||●|
|Ambient light sensor, with adjustable brightness||●||●||●||●|
|Scratch and solvent resistant display; 2.4″ (6cm) TFT||●||●||●||●|
|Large positive feedback buttons||●||●||●||●|
|USB power supply via PC||●||●||●||●|
|Low battery indicator||●||●||●||●|
|Tap awake from sleep||●||●||●||●|
|Gauge software updates1 via ElcoMaster® Software||●||●||●||●|
|2 year gauge warranty2||●||●||●||●|
|Limits: 40 user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings||●|
|Pulsed Echo (P-E)||●||●||●||●|
|Echo-Echo ThruPaintTM (E-E)||●||●||●|
|Velocity Mode (VM)||●||●|
|4, 8, 16Hz||4Hz||4Hz||4, 8, 16Hz3||4, 8, 16Hz3|
|E-E: 2.54 – 20.00mm||●||●||●|
1250 – 10,000m/s
|Measurement Accuracy5||±1% or ±0.1mm||±1% or ±0.05mm|
|Measurement Units (selectable)||mm||mm or m/s|
|Repeatability / Stability Indicator||●||●||●||●|
|Scan thickness bar graph||●||●|
|Readings and Differential||●|
|B-Scan cross sectional display||●|
|Selectable Reading Resolution|
|Lo; ie 0.1mm, 10m/s||●||●||●||●|
|Hi; ie 0.01mm, 1m/s||●||●|
|On Screen Statistics|
|Number of readings n; mean average ẋ;||●||●|
|standard deviation σ|
|Lowest reading Lo; Highest reading Hi||●||●|
|Low limit value||●|
|High limit value||●|
|Number of readings below low limit||●|
|Number of readings above high limit||●|
|Nominal Value x||●|
|Zero set: using the integral zero disc||●||●||●||●|
|1 – point||●||●||●|
|2 – point||●||●|
|Material selection; present choice of 39 materials||●||●||●|
|Factory; resets to the factory calibration||●||●||●|
|Velocity (speed of sound)||●||●|
|Known thickness value||●||●|
|Calibration lock: with optional PIN code unlock||●||●|
|Test calibration feature||●||●|
|Calibration memories: 3 – programmable memories||●|
|Measurement outside calibration warning||●||●|
|Number of readings||1,500||100,000|
|Number of batches||1||1,000|
|Reading save function||●||●|
|Sequential batching; a listed-based storage of readings||●||●|
|Grid batching; reading storage in a 2 dimensional array||●|
|Fixed batch size mode; with batch linking||●|
|Obstruct entry; add ‘obstruct’ label into grid location||●|
|Delete last reading||●||●|
|Date & time stamp||●||●|
|Review, clear & delete batches||●||●|
|Alpha numeric batch names; user definable||●|
|Copy batches and calibration settings||●|
|Live reading trend graph in batching mode||●|
|Batch review graph||●|
|USB; to computer||●||●||●||●|
|Bluetooth® to computer, AndroidTM & iOS devices||●||●|
|Transducer Probe Type|
|Auto transducer recognition||●||●||●||●|
|Auto V-path correction||●||●||●||●|
|Battery Type||2 x AA|
|Battery Life (approximate) 6|
|Alkaline: 15 hours||●||●||●||●|
|Lithium: 28 hours||●||●||●||●|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 50°C|
|Size (w x h x d)||145 x 73 x 37mm|
|Weight (including batteries, without transducer)||210g|
|Part Number (with Transducer) 7||MTG2-TXC||MTG4-TXC||MTG6DL-TXC||MTG8BDL-TXC|
|Part Number (gauge only)||MTG4||MTG6DL||MTG8BDL|
1 Internet connection required
2 The Elcometer MTG range is extendable within 60 days from date of purchase, free of charge to two years
3 User selectable default setting in scan mode is 16 Hz 4 Dependent on the material being measured and the transducer being used
5 On steel
6 Supplied with Alkaline, Lithium and rechargeable can be used with the gauges, continuous use at 1 reading per second.
7 5MHz 1/4″ right angle transducer supplied
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge – Data Sheet
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge – Standards
- ASTM E797
- EN 14127
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge – Accessories
|Calibration Standard Sets|
|Part Number||Description||Nominal Thickness||Nominal Thicknesses|
|T920CALSTD-SET1||Calibration Standard Set||2-30mm||2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30mm|
|T920CALSTD-SET2||Calibration Standard Set||40-100mm||40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 & 100mm|
|T920CALSTD-HLD||Calibration Holder; for thicknesses up to 100mm|
|Individual Calibration Standards|
|Part Number||Nominal Thickness|
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge – Instruction Manual
Elcometer MTG6 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge – Video
The Elcometer MTG range of ultrasonic material thickness gauges accurately and non-destructively measure the thickness of materials when only one side is accessible – ideal for monitoring corrosion and erosion.
0:23 – Introducing the Elcometer MTG range
2:14 – How dual element transducers work
3:22 – Transducers and the Elcometer MTG
3:54 – Key features of the Elcometer MTG range
5:21 – Calibrating the Elcometer MTG range
5:52 – Elcometer MTG and ElcoMaster
Capable of measuring almost any coated or uncoated material, for a wide range of applications – including steel pipelines and storage tanks, porcelain basins, plastic piping, or rubber linings to name a few – the Elcometer MTG range is made up of four models:
– The entry-level Elcometer MTG2, a pre-calibrated gauge which simply measures the thickness of uncoated steel;
– the Elcometer MTG4 and MTG6, which can measure a wide range of materials even when they’re coated;
Despite their differences, every model in the Elcometer MTG range has a simple, intuitive menu system in multiple languages, so they are easy-to-use without compromising on features or functionality; dust and waterproof equivalent to IP54, ideal for use in the harshest of environments; and accurate to 1% – making this range of Elcometer NDT gauges versatile and reliable.
With the ability to measure the thickness or sound velocity of most materials – such as metals, plastics, glass, epoxies, and ceramics – the Elcometer MTG range uses a dual element transducer, and a small amount of ultrasonic couplant, to measure the substrate thickness, even when it is coated with up to 2mm of paint; ideal for when you need to measure the thickness of a coated material without damaging the coating.
The Elcometer MTG thickness gauges are designed to work with Elcometer’s range of intelligent transducers, which all have automatic probe recognition – so as soon as the transducer is connected to a gauge, the gauge immediately detects what type of transducer you’re working with.
If you already have a range of transducers you wish to use which have Lemo Connectors; they can be connected to the Elcometer MTG gauges using a dual element transducer adaptor – all you have to do is tell the gauge what transducer you are using.
The Elcometer MTG gauges have user selectable measurement rates of up to 16 readings per second (16 Hertz); ideal for quickly scrubbing across a surface, recording multiple measurements.
If you are measuring large surface areas, the Elcometer MT6 and MTG8 have scan mode, where you can scrub the transducer over the test area, and the gauges will display the average, lowest, and highest thicknesses across the scanned area.
In addition to displaying the material thickness, the Elcometer MTG6 and MTG8 ultrasonic gauges have a choice of displays, ensuring the information you need is on screen, when you need it.
The Elcometer MTG range have several calibration options; with simple, on-screen instructions that guide you through each method – so it’s easy to maintain the gauge’s accuracy, at all times. To find out more about all of the calibration methods, make sure you watch our Ultrasonic NDT calibration videos.
The Elcometer MTG8 also allows you to programme up to 3 calibration memories, so you can select a saved calibration method without the need to re-calibrate the gauge.