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TI-MAX MiniMax Bolt Tension Meter


Made in  USAThe TI-MiniMax, Ultrasonic Bolt Tension Monitor, defines the state of the art in the measurement of the actual elongation produced by tightening a threaded fastener.

The TI-MiniMax can measure the elongation very accurately in fasteners of virtually any material from 1/2 inch to 4 feet in length. The measurement is achieved by determining the change in the transit time, of an ultrasonic shock wave along the length of the fastener as the fastener is tightened by any method.

The on-board microcomputer automatically interprets this time measurement to display the time(nanoseconds), elongation, load, stress, or %strain from stretching a fastener.
 

The TI-MiniMax comes in 2 versions:

  • TI-MiniMax: without Temperature Connector – External temperature source used, or user will be measuring fasteners one time only.
  • TI-MiniMax-C:  with Temperature Connector – Included only with the purchase of a temperature sensor A- 156-8001.

 


Features

  • The first cost effective ultrasonic solution available on the market.
  • Visually compare the unloaded to the loaded waveform.
  • Display Options - RF, Rectified, Large Digits with Limits Bar.
  • Effectively monitor your bolts during periodic shutdowns over the service life of the fastener.
  • Measurement quanities - Time (nanoseconds), Elongation, Load, Stress, and %Strain.
  • Display Resolution - 1/8" VGA 240 x 160 pixels.
  • Stores 8000 readings and waveforms in multiple groups.
  • Built-in Linear regression or vector for optimizing load measurements.
  • The Auto Set feature automatically optimizes detection and adjusts display.
  • Hi/Lo alarm tolerance limits work in conjunction with the data port and external pump shut-off device.

Accessories

TICC-MVX


  • Constructed from heavy duty Cordura Nylon
  • Built-in belt loop
  • Includes wrist & shoulder straps

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CF-AN


  • Used to create an ultrasonic coupling between the probe and material to be measured
  • Available in different volumes - 125ml / 250ml / 500ml / 1ltr / 5ltr / 25ltr
  • Temperature Range: -5 to 97 ºC

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Complete Kit

The TI-MiniMax is supplied as a kit including:

  • Gauge
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Bottle of coupling fluid
  • RS232 Transfer Cable
  • Lemo to Microdot Transducer Cable
  • Windows Utility Software
  • Carrying Case
  • Operation Manual
  • (probe/transducer needs to be ordered seperatly)

 

The TI-MiniMax-C (with temperature connector) can only be ordered with the purchase of a temperature sensor A- 156-8001.

 

Probes/Transducers and Calibration blocks are sold separately !!!



Specifications

Measuring Range
From 1” to 48” (25.4mm to 122cm) bolts
Time
Nanoseconds
Elongation
Change in length (inches/millimeters)
Load
Force load applied (pounds kIP or kN Killonewtons)
Stress
Force for unit area stress applied (pounds kPSI or megapascals MPa)
Strain %
percentage strain applied (inches per inch or millimeters per millimeter)
Resolution
+/- .00001 inches (0.0001 mm)
Velocity Range
.0492 to .3936 in/ms 1250 to 9999 meters/sec
Calibration
Fixed, Single, and Two point zero calibration options. Select bolt material types from a preset or custom list.
Units
English & Metric / Fahrenheit & Centigrade
Measuring Modes
Pulse-Echo (standard) Pulse-Echo w/Gate (fine adjust)
Pulser
Square wave pulser with adjustable pulse width (spike, thin, wide)
Receiver
Manual or Auto Set gain control with 40dB range
Timing
10 bit 250 MHz digitizer
Display Modes
A-Scan - Rectified +/- (half wave view), or RF (full waveform view)
Alarm Limits
Set hi and lo tolerances with audible beeper, viewable scan bar, and visual LEDs
Data Logger (Internal)
Total of 8,000 readings, multiple bolt groups. Stores both waveform views, nanoseconds, elongation, load, stress, and strain for each reading
Memory
16 megabit non-volatile ram
Transducer
Single Element (1 to 10 MHz & 1/8” to 1” diameters)
Transducer Cable Length
10 foot (custom lengths available, inquire)
Temperature Probe
for automatic temperature compensation
Setup Memory
64 custom user defined setups. Factory setups can also be edited by the user
Gate
Gate used to fine adjust where the detection point occurs
Auto Set
Locates the detection signal, optimizes the gain setting, and adjusts the overall display to show the waveform and detection point automatically
Field Calibration
Vector & linear regression. Includes Factory calibration traceable to national standards
Power
Three 1.5V alkaline or 1.2V NiCad AA cells. Typically operates for 150 hours on alkaline and 100 hours on NiCad (charger not included.)
Dimensions
Width (2.5in/63.5 mm) Height (6.5 in/165 mm) Depth (1.24 in/31.5 mm)
Weight
13.5 ounces (with batteries)
Operating Temperature
14 to 140F (-10C to 60C)

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MAX-II Bolt Tension Monitor


  • Large sunlight readable QVGA color display. (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Measures Elongation, Load, Stress, Strain and Time (nanoseconds).
  • New calibration function for swift and easy change of transducers and cables.
  • Auto Correlation function to find the optimal transducer placement .
  • Measure Modes: Pulse-Echo, Echo-Echo and Echo-Echo-Verify.
  • Supplied with software to manage measurements and setups.
  • PC interface reporting software
  • Auto Set: Automates the detection, scope, and display setting process for each individual bolt
  • Alarm Limits: Adjustable Hi/LO tolerances with visual LED’s and audible beeper. Hardware alarm outputs (accesory cable required)
  • Field Calibration: Vector or Regression correction curve for increased accuracy using Load & Stress
  • 4GB internal and up to 64GB external SD memory
  • USB 1.1 connectivity
  • Analog, serial & alarm outputs
  • Li-Ion pack & 6 AA emergency battery backup option
  • Setups: 64 custom user defined setups; factory setups can also be edited by the user
  • 2 year warranty
  • Gates: Three measurement gates, depending on measurement mode used, with adjustable start and threshold.
  • Field Calibration: Vector or Regression correction curve for increased accuracy using Load & Stress.

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Products


Product name
Price
Quantity
TI-MINIMAX-C - TI-MiniMax-C Bolt Tension Gauge with temperature connector
€ 2.846,00 
   
TI-MINIMAX - TI-MiniMax without temperature connector (Manual Temperature setting)
€ 2.846,00 
   
 

Accessories


Product name
Price
Quantity
CF-AN Coupling Fluid 200ml
€ 15,00 
   
TICC-MVX Protective Pouch for TI-Series Large
€ 82,00 
   
BATT-RC4AA-WC 4-pack 2300mAh AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries & Charger Kit
€ 34,00 
   
X-000-0010 - One each of 3" & 6" Steel Cal Bars for Probe zero purposes
€ 553,00 
   
N-110-0020 Transducer Cable, Lemo to microdot
€ 80,00 
   
T-700-2405 1/8" 5MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 782,00 
   
T-700-4405 1/8" 10MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 782,00 
   
T-702-1405 1/4" 2.25MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 803,00 
   
T-702-2405 1/4" 5 MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 803,00 
   
T-702-4405 1/4" 10MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 803,00 
   
T-703-1405 - 3/8in, 2.25 Mhz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 814,00 
   
T-703-2405 3/8" 5MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 814,00 
   
T-704-1405 1/2" 2.25MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic (for Steel Bolts up to 1.3 Meter
€ 824,00 
   
T-704-2405 1/2" 5MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic for Steel Bolts in Petro/Power Plants
€ 824,00 
   
T-706-1405 3/4" 2.25 MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 882,00 
   
T-706-2405 3/4" 5 MHz TI-MAX Probe Magnetic
€ 882,00 
   
T-602-1405 1/4" 2.25 MHz TI-MAX Probe Non-Magnetic
€ 324,00 
   
FCR2525 Flaw Probe 2.25 mHz Probe 1/4"
€ 319,00 
   
A-156-8001 Magnetic Temperature Sensor for temp compensation
€ 552,00 
   
All mentioned prices are excluding VAT & excluding shipment costs.
Availability: Available , preorder 1-2 weeks , special order, request