EV6500 UV lamp for nondestructive testing improves visibility & versatility while minimizing time to inspect parts
By Emily Gibbons, Marketing Manager
Glenview, Illinois, USA – April 10, 2016
Building on recent product development successes, Magnaflux, a global leader in NDT products, is introducing the newest addition to their NDT-specific line of LED UV inspection lamps with the EV6500.
Designed for nondestructive testing professionals, the EV6500 improves inspection quality and flexibility by offering 7,000 μW/cm2 high intensity UV-A illumination with broad-coverage 100 ft-candle white light in a single hand-held LED lamp so inspectors can effortlessly switch from fluorescent inspection to visible flaw checking with a single device.
Improves Visibility & Versatility
The EV6500 eliminates the need for a separate flashlight or overhead light for visible spot checking with built-in visible light LEDs which provide 16 inches / 41 cm of bright, concentrated white light for easy, fast visible inspections. “The key difference with the EV6500 is the wide, even coverage in both UV-A and visible light modes, giving you the ability to see more than ever before,” explains David Geis, Magnaflux Product Manager.
Minimizes Time to Inspect Parts
Providing 85 in2 (450 cm2) of intense UV illumination area, the EV6500 speeds up inspection time with the widest, most even beam on the market. Indications are clearly visible even at the edge of the 10 inch / 25 cm beam, thanks to the high-intensity, specially designed LED array. “Magnaflux uses custom-designed optics to give the widest UV-A beam area on the market,” continued Geis. “With the EV6500, we’ve expanded that to visible light as well, providing over 100 ft-candles of light out to a 16-inch diameter.”
Increases Real-World Inspection Reliability
Engineered specifically for the rigors of NDT environments in order to reduce on-the-job downtime, this portable UV lamp features dependable, reinforced construction, along with fully sealed housing, fan-less cooling system and non-clouding lens for reliable, consistent inspections. “As part of our focus on innovation, Magnaflux spent lots of time with our customers to see how the equipment we make is used in the real world because that’s the best way to find new ways to improve the whole inspection process,” added Geis. “We’ve combined high intensity UV with wide area visible light, all in a rugged, sealed lamp that will stand up to any environment. When you’re working remotely in the field, it’s critical for your equipment to perform to get the job done on time.”
Safer Working Conditions
With LED technology, the EV6500 runs much cooler than traditional mercury-vapor lamps to eliminate the possibility of operator burns. The efficient LED array also eliminates hazardous mercury vapor waste generated by traditional UV lamps.
“The EV6500 is built with the field inspector in mind. Doing magnetic particle or penetrant inspections in the field means you’re working in less-than-ideal conditions, often with high ambient light. That means you need higher UV-A intensity to boost contrast and make indications more visible,” explains Geis. “Being able to quickly toggle between UV-A and visible light simplifies the verification of indications, making evaluation easier. Having both functions in a single lamp reduces the amount of equipment you need on site, making the process more efficient.”
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