Not everybody knows the relationship between lift inspection and instrument calibration. Lifts, also called elevators, have been part of human life for many years and people often take for granted all that is behind their proper operation and safety.

First of all, there are different types of lifts and they operate according to the purpose of their use. This means that some of them are used for lifting people, others cargo, and so on.

Among the most common types, there are:

  •  Lifts for people transportation
  •  Lifts for disabled people
  •  Freight lifts
  •  Construction lifts
  •  Facade lifts
  •  Hydraulic lifts
  •  Cable lifts
Lift Inspection and Instrument Calibration

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Of course, all of them require to meet some operational and safety standards, and here is where inspection and certification are important.

What is lift inspection?

Lift inspection involves a series of activities that are meant to help verify the conditions of the lift systems in order to certify they are operating as expected and in accordance to operational, health and safety standards.

These activities cover inspection of the site before commissioning and installation, inspection of systems in operation and other complementary inspections such as environmental impact.

How is lift inspection performed?

To perform properly a lift inspection, several tools and instruments are needed, and the choice of instruments used in each inspection will depend on the system being inspected.

For example, part of the inspection may not require any instruments, since it may be only a visual inspection to assess the general state of the components of the elevator. However, while testing specific systems like the power supply, measuring instruments like an AC/DC Clamp Meter may come in handy.

They general idea is to measure the operational parameters of the system at the moment of the inspection and comparing with the expected values for a proper and safe operation, hence the importance of having high-quality properly calibrated instruments to perform the inspection.

 

Here is the complete KIT for lift inspection

One of the most popular solutions proposed by SAMA Tools is the Complete Kit for the Lift Directive.

The tools contained in the KIT complie with the requirements of directive 2014/33 / EU and includes calibration reports.

Watch the Kit in the video below!

 

Why is instrument calibration so important?

Apart from complying with UNI EN ISO 9001, which in section 7.6 deals with the management of the measuring equipment, instrument calibration and adjustment will guarantee that the results you are obtaining are reliable.

Therefore, the information collected during the inspection can be used to certify the proper operation of the lift or to identify any possible malfunction of it and take the corresponding measures.

Using instruments that are not properly calibrated during inspection may result in false information that may lead to keep a malfunctioning lift in operation. Obviously, this represents a safety hazard, and it could lead to serious problems such as:

  • Injuries or even death.
  • Loss of reputation for the inspecting and operating companies.
  • Increased costs due to extra maintenance and repair activities.
  • Financial loss due to legal actions against the inspecting and operating company.

It may sound dramatic, but it is a reality.

Calibration report

Lift Inspection by Sidelmed S.P.A.

Sidelmed S.P.A is a company that mainly operates in the sector of systems and products certification.

They currently have three major authorizations in the lifts sector, including:

  • Lift checks by the Ministry of Economic Development.
  • Grounding electric systems inspections by the Ministry of Economic Development.
  • Working teams verifications by the Ministry of Labour.

Therefore, these authorizations, together with their 120 technical experts and 21 years of experience make Sidelmed S.P.A. the top entity for lift inspection and certification, serving around 27000 clients in the public and private sectors.

Of course, knowing their craft very well, they make sure they use high-quality tools and instruments to guarantee the reliability of their inspections and certifications.

The instruments they frequently use during inspections include:

  • AC/DC Clamp Meters
  • Insulation testers
  • Tachometers
  • Pressure gauges

Of course, this is only a limited list of all the equipment that is required to cover all the inspection activities. However, the most important is that their code of ethics include making sure that the information provided is trustworthy and their certifications are fully reliable.

Sidelmed Spa systems and products certification

How does Sidelmed S.P.A. guarantee their reliability?

Lift inspection and instrument calibration go hand by hand when it comes to guaranteeing reliability. To make sure their tools and instruments are fit for the inspection tasks Sidelmed S.P.A. trusts SAMA Tools for the required periodic calibration and adjustment.

Since 2018 we have verified the correctness of all their instruments, thus collaborating with them in the matters of instrument and equipment management. This has resulted in a close and long-lasting relationship, the same type of relationship we strive to build with all our customers.

customer satisfation

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We offer a comprehensive service that can be provided in-house or by sending the equipment to our premises.

The service includes laboratory test reports and/or ACCREDIA calibration certificates for our own instruments or equipment already possessed by our customers.

You can learn more about this service by clicking here.

Final thoughts

Apart from instruments for the lift industry and calibration services, we offer a wide variety of non-destructive testing tools for different purposes.

Because our mission is to support our customers in their quality control activities, we strive to provide them with the best solutions to cover their needs.

Sidelmed S.P.A. is a good example that customer’s satisfaction is our main goal, and we would be more than happy to see you becoming one of them.

So, if you need help with lift inspection instruments and their calibration, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.


The quality control (QC) of the coating on commercial vessels and mega yachts is a very important process to ensure both desired aesthetics and performance are achieved.

In fact, this importance is a reality for the whole marine sector, including new constructions and refits of ships, yachts, offshore, structures and accessories.

Obviously, coatings are very important for commercial vessels and mega yachts since they are exposed to a very corrosive environment. So, keeping it at the highest performance level is essential for the integrity of the vessel, never forgetting the aesthetics.

How is the quality control of coatings performed?

There is a very important preparation and painting process before a commercial vessel or a mega yacht is ready to set sail, and it includes a quality control step.
The quality control of the coating on commercial vessels and mega yachts involves the thickness measurement of paint applied. This thickness can be measured both dry (DFT) and wet (WFT).

Dry coating thickness measurement is performed during quality control and maintenance inspections. On the other hand, wet coating thickness measurement can be performed during the preparation and painting process since it does not require the coating to be completely dry as the name suggest.

The most common coating thickness measurement instruments are coating thickness gauges, used to measure dry layers applied on metal substrate, such as paint and plastic layers. A good example of these instruments are the high accuracy digital coating thickness gauges.

Coating thickness gauges work on both ferrous (magnetic) and non-ferrous (non-magnetic) metal parts, and depending on the material, the instruments will use either the Magnetic Induction or the Eddy Current measuring principle.

However, for wet coating thickness measurement a different type of gauges are used, which include the comb-shaped thickness gauges and the rolling wheel wet film thickness gauges.

Thickness gauges for thickness measurement of paint applied.

In the picture above SA8850, SAWF and SAWFR

Quality control at MCR Marine

MCR Marine Srl is a company formed by a group of professionals who specialize in the coating and painting industry, providing technical support before, after, during preparation and painting in the Commercial Vessels and Mega Yachts sector.

The service they offer does not only covers the painting of the vessel, but also the preparation and coating of accessories. In addition to the sectors mentioned above, MCR Marine is able to cover the needs of the whole marine sector.

MCR Marine Srl provides two main ways to guarantee the quality of their services:
• Inspectors certified by the major World bodies: Frosio, Nace, RMCI.
• Quality control tools and instruments properly calibrated according to the highest standards.

How calibrating quality control instruments helps MCR Marine Srl?

As we mentioned above, MCR Marine Srl performs preparation and painting of commercial vessels and mega yachts among other services, and quality control is essential in their activities.

By using the adequate tools for verification and evaluation of different activities such as materials hardness and coating or painting thickness, they can guarantee high-quality results to their customers.

However, as it happens with any other tool or instruments, measuring instruments require calibration periodically to ensure the values obtained are really accurate.

If quality control is performed with measurement instruments that are not calibrated, the operator may be making mistakes such as requesting extra coating which results in delayed delivery of the work or even worse, sending vessels to the customer with deficient coating which may result in premature failure.
So, how do the experts of MCR Marine make sure their tools and instruments are properly calibrated to match their high-quality standards?

quality control

Above: Photos of a Quality Control Department (Canva.com)

SAMA Tools calibrating services: The best option

Apart from counting on SAMA Tools as the provider of their tools and instruments for the quality control of the preparation and painting process of the commercial vessels and mega yachts, MCR Marine periodically sends their instruments to our headquarters for calibration.

Shore analog hardness testers – SA6410

In the picture aboce Shore analog hardness testers – SA6410

One of the instruments we have calibrated for them is the shore analog hardness testers – SA6410 a non-destructive instrument used to measure hardness of parts made of rubber, plastic, stucco, sponges and similar materials. Other tools and instruments we calibrate for MCR Marine Srl are coating thickness measurement instruments.
MCR Marine relies on our calibration services because we help them comply with the UNI EN ISO 9001 standards.

Moreover, in case the adjustment of the instrument is required to fulfill calibration requirements, we offer such adjustment of the instrument as a specialized separate service to guarantee their needs are covered.

Through this specialized service, the experts at MCR Marine have always been able to guarantee more than satisfactory results to their customers. Working closely together has allowed us to develop a strong relationship that we are looking forward to maintain for a long time.

In the video above: High accuracy digital coating thickness gauges – SA8850

Now up to you!

We strive to provide our customers with the best solution for their specific case. As we have done it with MCR Marine Srl, our customer’s satisfaction is our goal, and we would be more than glad to welcome you aboard.

So, if you need help with calibration, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.

 

 

Different industries need to control different aspects of their processes. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Vibrations.
  • Temperature.
  • Pressure.
  • Friction and wear.
  • Corrosion and abrasion.

What does control of the continuous improvement process mean?

Speaking about controlling processes for continuous improvement means focusing on one important step of a common methodology that search for perfection.

Here is the theme we will deal with if you continue reading this article.  First we will talk about the phase of data collection and analysis as no process can be improved if there is no information about it. Even better if it is possible to monitor the process for long periods and under different conditions.

How is controlling processes for continuous improvement possible?

As it was mentioned above, controlling processes for continuous improvement requires collecting data, which means that measuring instruments take an important role.
Some of these instruments can be directly installed in the production line and others require to be handled, usually by operators from the quality control or maintenance departments who report their findings for continuous improvement purposes.

Measurement and control instruments are divided into two main categories:

  • Non-destructive testing instruments.
  • Destructive testing instruments.

From these two categories, non-destructive instruments are increasingly gaining popularity, and they are especially useful when controlling process for continuous improvement.

The reason is that, as the name suggests, these instruments allow the performance of tests, measurements and checks that do not alter the integrity of the sample being analyzed. This results in a more cost-effective improvement process.

controlling process for continuous improvement

Continuous improvement with Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C.

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. is a company that partners with the most prestigious brands around the world to help their customers with the selection, configuration, installation and commissioning of equipment and instruments used in controlling processes for continuous improvement.

Their customers fall mainly in the following sectors:

  • Mining.
  • Energy generation.
  • Oil and gas.
  • Water treatment.
  • Industrials.

Of course, before partnering with any brand, they perform a rigorous study of the quality and the reliability of the equipment and instruments provided by the company owning the brand.
In addition, they make sure only the latest technologies that allow accurate control and measurement of physical and chemical parameters are the ones they represent for the customers in the sectors mentioned above.

This said, we are proud to be one of the group of partners that Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. represents. We work closely together so that they can offer their customers the best non-destructive testing and measurement instruments used when controlling processes for continuous improvement.

Among the instruments offered by Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. in representation of S.A.M.A Italia s.r.l., we want to highlight the following:

Vibration meters vibration meter sa6380

Rotating machines and other equipment operating in a production line or servicing different facilities in an industrial plant usually generate vibrations which can be considered normal.
Controlling vibration levels is very important, since any vibrations going out of the normal range of operation may result in a catastrophic failure, which means unexpected downtime and financial loss.

Moreover, controlling vibrations may improve the efficiency of the machinery which means an improvement in the whole process.
Our SA6360 and SA6380 models allow their customers to measure different parameters related to vibrations such as:

  • Acceleration
  • RMS velocity
  • Displacement

Measurements can be made on the 3 axes simultaneously and the portability of the design allows for an easy operation while on the field.

Infrared thermometers

Almost any single process in a production plant requires a specific temperature range for optimal results. Therefore, controlling processes temperatures to the most accurate possible levels is essential to achieve the desired improvements.

Installing equipment that is fixed within the process is a common practice, although it may not be the most cost-effective solution for many applications. Therefore, using a hand-held thermometer is a better option in such cases.

However, many times the temperatures are so high that it would be dangerous for an operator to take temperature measurements with a contact thermometer. Other times, the point of measurement is not easily reachable. Here’s where infrared thermometers are essential.

We offer four models: SA350 – SA652 – SA960 – SA1450

And all of them provide the following benefits:

  • Easy to use thermometer.
  • Response time is almost immediate.
  • Safe contactless measure.

infrared thermometer

Ultrasonic thickness gauge

This is a very important tool for quality control and maintenance processes. It consists in measuring the thickness of a piece in detail. By using this tool, the operator can obtain results by measuring from one side only with the help of a probe, thus eliminating the need for complicated and hazardous activities such as going inside a vessel.

With an ultrasonic thickness gauge, it is easy to detect problems that may reduce the efficiency of the process, for example:

  • Material loss due to corrosion and erosion.
  • Structural and welding problems on ships hulls and other components.
  • Damage resulting from splitting materials.
  • Defects on the surface finish of a finished product.

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. provides their customers with our ultrasonic thickness gauge – SA8812 which allows them to measure the thickness on different materials, including:

  • SteelThickness gauge kit
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Zinc
  • Quartz Glass
  • Polyethylene
  • PVC
  • Gray Cast Iron
  • Spheroidal Iron

Through coating ultrasonic thickness gauge

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. offers their customers this variation of the ultrasonic thickness gauge which allows accurate measurements of coated parts.
The main benefit is that the instrument is capable of discriminating the coating applied over the metallic substrate, thus avoiding the need from removing part of that coating which would mean increased operational costs.

Our SAUT310D-SW model is frequently used in nautical and maritime maintenance operations, and it is also very useful for the pressurized containers sector.

Final considerations

We offer a wide variety of non-destructive testing tools and measuring instruments apart from the ones highlighted here.
We strive to provide our customers with the best solutions to cover their needs, and we support them with certified high-quality tools.

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. trusts us to be the best alternative for their customers, giving us the responsibility to support their reputation as a provider of high-quality tools used when controlling processes for continuous improvement.

If you need help with non-destructive testing tools and measuring instruments, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.

Sandblasting, which is also known as abrasive blasting, is a process for surface finishing parts preparing a particular piece for the next painting phase, this way it remains completely clean. In this article we want to talk about the sandblasting rughness tester.

But first let’s see the effect sandblasting creates on the surface is similar to the one created by using sandpaper, but the result is more even and it is easier to apply on areas with corners and cavities.

How is sandblasting performed?

As the name suggests, sandblasting is performed with a machine that blows sand at high pressure over the surface being treated. The machine forces the particles of sand at high speed all over the surface, usually to create a smoother and cleaner surface.

Sandblasting machines are generally connected to an air compressor which provides the high-pressure air to move the sand through a handheld nozzle that the operator controls by pointing it to the area of the surface requiring the treatment.

Of course, depending on different parameters such as the type of material being treated, the type of sand used and the pressure applied, among others, the resulting surface roughness may vary.

 

sandblasting

Sandblasting at C&L Verniciatura

C&L Verniciatura is a company providing industrial painting services for more than 20 years. Along this time, they have gone through a series of improvements, evolving into a bigger and more sophisticated company currently established in Arezzo.

At their new headquarters, they have been able to expand their systems and the number of services provided, offering painting works on any kind of surface, including: iron, wood, glass, plastic, aluminum and tin, for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Among the many improvements, they have added to their process, we can find the preparation of the material with sandblasting.

This preparation before the painting process provides a series of benefits, including:

  • An easy way to clean the surface. It is possible to remove contaminants even from the hardest materials.
  • Removing contaminants from the surface improves adherence of the paint and other types of coatings.
  • It creates a protective layer that prevents rust from appearing on metal parts.
  • As an added benefit, this is an eco-friendly process.

Despite all these benefits from sandblasting, there is an important aspect that C&L Verniciatura needs to control in their process to make sure they obtain high-quality results for their customers. And this is the surface roughness.

finish paintingHow does surface roughness may affect C&L Verniciatura painting results?

Surface roughness refers to the irregularities called peaks and valleys that appear on the surface of a piece as a result of mechanical processes, like sandblasting.

The only way for C&L Verniciatura to provide high-quality results to their customers is making sure that the coating of paint is uniform covering all the peaks on the surface in order to avoid rust spots.

In addition, they need to make sure that those peaks are not too low, as this would result in reduce or even insufficient adhesion of the coating, leading to premature coating failure.

Delivering pieces that may develop rust spots or coating failure in a short period of time is something C&L Verniciatura will never accept, especially with the high-quality standards they have implemented along the years.

But, how can they measure and control something invisible to the eye as it is the surface roughness? Well, measuring and controlling it with a surface roughness tester.

SAMA Tools Sandblasting Surface Profile Gauge: The solution

As part of their expansion and improvement process, C&L Verniciatura decided to find a solution that would help them measure and control the surface roughness resulting from the sandblasting process. And they came to us.Surface roughness tester for sandblasting

We offer a wide variety of roughness measure and control instruments for different applications, including special tools for measuring and controlling surface roughness on sandblasted pieces and sandblasting roughness surface comparators.

After working closely with our consulting experts, the company opted for purchasing our sandblasting surface profile gauge, one of those we offer specifically for sandblasted pieces.

With this handheld digital profile tester, they are able to accurately measure the distance from the peak to the valley on the surface, thus controlling the roughness is appropriate to ensure the correct surface preparation and guarantee their customers the coating performance will be optimized.

With this powerful, yet simple to use tool, C&L Verniciatura has obtained more than satisfactory results, which has allowed us to develop a strong relationship we are looking forward to maintain for a long time.

Now it’s your turn

We strive to provide our customers with the best solution for their specific case.

As we have done it with C&L Verniciatura, our customer’s satisfaction is our goal, and we would be more than glad to welcome you aboard.

So, if you need help with roughness measure and control, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.
You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.

There is more than sorting for good selection for quality control in the hazelnut production.

An important aspect to make sure the highest quality is obtained is controlling the levels of moisture.

Keeping a steady level of moisture in the production of hazelnut helps to ensure the product is not too wet or too dry.

Only in this way the taste will be the one expected!

This way, the producer can provide a high-quality product while being highly profitable, and the food processing industries will be able to obtain hazelnuts with adequate properties to make delicious end products.

quality control hazelnuts

How is controlling the levels of moisture in the hazelnut production possible?

There are different things a producer must do to achieve and maintain those desired levels of moisture.

A common practice among hazelnut producers is to have a quality control lab where the levels of moisture are measured by means of a moisture meter, more specifically a grain moisture meter like our SA7825G model.

Measuring the moisture accurately allows the producer to determine the relative humidity (RH) in percent values. These values can then be compared with the quality standards to make sure the product has the desired moisture level.

quality control hazelnuts Sarilar Moisture control with Sarilar

Sarilar Dis Tic Ltd Sti is a Turkish company devoted to providing their customers with the highest quality hazelnuts.

To accomplish that mission, they have evolved from a simple unprocessed hazelnut trading business into a high-tech processed hazelnut manufacturer. Their current factory is capable of selecting, calibrating and cracking the nuts without any human hands involved.

By the end of January 2020, a group from SAMA Tools Group was able to visit the factory and see first-hand the whole production process. Emre Sari, our contact within the company and owner’s family member, proudly gave us a tour to show us how they work.

Of course, as part of their facilities they have a quality control lab. In their lab, they take care of their hazelnuts with size ranges of 9 – 11 mm., 11 – 13 mm., and 13 – 15 mm.

To guarantee the quality of their hazelnuts they apply moisture control relying on our grain moisture meter SA7825G.

Apart from trusting SAMA tools to control the moisture and quality of their hazelnuts, Sarilar has taken the role of a supplier, providing grain moisture meters SA7825G to their customers so they can use it on controlling their quality of their final products.

6 benefits of monitoring the humidity in hazelnut production.

quality control hazelnut Sarilar Turkey

At this point, it is clear that controlling the level of moisture of the hazelnuts is significantly important for the quality of the product.

Now, the question is how is the quality of a hazelnut affected by having the wrong moisture levels. And this can be easily explained by the following benefits that are also obtained when the levels are controlled:

  • Bacteria and other sanity issues are avoided.
  • Reduced waste.
  • Lower configuration time required.
  • Reduced energy consumption.
  • Downtime reduction.
  • Quality certified product.

Therefore, we can conclude that having the wrong moisture levels would make Sarilar and its customers less efficient and less profitable while having a product with a lower quality. This could also result in a reduced competitiveness and possible loss of reputation, hence the importance of having accurate moisture measures.

SAMA Tools Grain Moisture Meter: The solution

Saralir has chosen our grain moisture meter, the SA7825G model, because it offers them and its customers the possibility to perform a non-destructive test to measure the relative humidity on hazelnuts.

The instrument, however, is able to determine relative humidity on many other grains including rice, coffee, cocoa, linseed, peas, semolina, barley, clover, grain, flour, beans, wheat and sunflower seed.

This makes it a great solution for the customers in the food industry who process different raw materials.

In addition, the test complies with the highest standards, having the following characteristics:

  • Simplicity – this test does not require the operator to have a lot of experience. Almost anyone can perform it.
  • High accuracy – the difference between a hazelnut cracking because it is too dry or containing to much water is very small.
  • Verifiability – as it can be calibrated and compared to any standard.

Regarding the final characteristic, we provide a calibration service which includes laboratory test reports and/or ACCREDIA calibration certificates for our own instruments or equipment already possessed by our customers.

You can learn more about this service by clicking here.

Grain moisture Meter - SA7825G

Final thoughts

Apart from moisture meters, we offer a wide variety of non-destructive testing tools for different purposes.

Because our mission is to support our customers in their quality control activities, we strive to provide them with the best solutions to cover their needs.

Sarilar is a good example that customer’s satisfaction is our main goal, and we would be more than happy to see you becoming one of them.

So, if you need help with moisture measure and control, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.


Are you looking for information on how to use your ultrasonic thickness gauge in order to measure in a reliably way the thickness of a given material?
Read on and you will understand how you can use the gauge accurately as our client Project PSC does.

What is an ultrasonic thickness gauge?

An ultrasonic thickness gauge is an electronic device that uses the emission and reception of sound waves to measure the thickness of a given material.
It presents different dimensions and functions.
Each sector requires one type rather than another, therefore it is important to be able to choose the most suitable.

probe thickness gauge

How does the ultrasonic thickness gauge work?

First you got to know what you need to measure. Each material has a different internal sound speed, meaning that sound travels through different materials at different speeds.
This is an essential part of calculating the thickness of a material, because the thickness is equal to the echo cycle time divided by the speed of sound.

To accurately calculate the thickness, the device must know the speed of sound within the material you are measuring.

Since this will be unique to the material itself, it is important to set the device for the material you want to measure.
Let’s look at some of the most common materials and associated internal sound speeds.

 

Material Speed (m / s)

Aluminium 3040 – 6420

Brick 3600 – 4200

Concrete 3200 – 3700

Copper 3560 – 3900

Glass 3950-5000

Iron 3850 – 5130

Lead 1160 – 1320

Steel 4880-5050

Wood 3300-5000

 

After setting, the device is ready to measure the sample accurately.

The second step is to determine whether the surface you need to obtain the thickness is obscured by some kind of coating.

What is meant by coating?

Thickness gauge kit

Coating means any material that covers the surface and prevents direct contact between the probe and the surface.

Examples of coatings are::

Dirty
Dust
Rust
Painting
Hairspray
And many others

If you are using a Single Echo device (such as our SA8812 or SAUT160) these layers that cover the surface will cause a discrepancy in measurements and give you inaccurate results.

In this scenario, it is important to ensure that the surface is clean and that an insulating gel is used to form a clean connection between the probe and the surface.For devices that can use Echo-Echo and Multiple Echo methods (such as our SAUT310D-SW or SAUT500D-SW), coating is a minor problem and can be fixed.

Echo-Echo allows your ultrasonic thickness gauge to ignore a coating up to 8 mm thick. The measurement process includes the device that produces an ultrasonic pulse, which is sent through the material you are measuring.

Timing begins when the pulse is initially emitted by the probe and ends when the return echo is detected, which reverberates through the material after bouncing off the bottom wall.

How do the different measurement methods work?

Single Echo is the simplest and, as the name suggests, uses a single timing to measure thickness. This requires a clean sample of the material, which can be difficult to find in many areas outside of the controlled test environments.

Echo-Echo and Multiple Echo use two and three timers respectively to eliminate the thickness of the coating and obtain an accurate result for the sample thickness.
The second cycle of the sound wave begins at the boundary between the coating and the sample.
This is the key factor to remove the coating from the measurement, because it means that time one and time two will be slightly different.

Multiple Echo has a third timing to use, which increases measurement accuracy when the coating is thicker.
For this, times two and three are usually equal or infinitely different, so that the hardware and computing software can eliminate the coating and record only the thickness of the sample.

PROJECT PSC SRL also uses ultrasonic thickness gauge

Among our numerous customers who use the thickness gauges there is Project PSC Srl that uses the tools branded SAMA Tools for the execution of investigations and professional training in the field of non-destructive controls.
Project PSC ensures a high professionalism, seriousness and efficiency in training, engineering and consulting.

The investigation with the ultrasonic thickness gauge allows to detect both superficial and in depth defects.

PSC Project Courses and Services

Project PSC is therefore a Center that deals with training and certification of personnel involved in the execution of Non-destructive Investigations (CND) under the supervision of Bureau Veritas and ACCREDIA.

training Progetto PSC

“Non Destructive Control is the determination of the physical condition of an object made in such a way as not to compromise the functionalities for which the object itself was built.”

ASNT(American Association For Non Destructive Testing)

Courses are held throughout the Italian territory, even directly at companies, with personalized training plans.

It is also a Testing Laboratory composed of level III technicians who perform preventive (non-destructive and semi-destructive) diagnostic investigations in the field.

So the aim is to detect defects, deficiencies and building diseases, suggesting targeted interventions, allowing a saving of time and money to the customer.

In summary, the activities carried out concern the following areas:

  • DIAGNOSTICS

    In the civil and industrial field for the maintenance and control of buildings and plants.

  • SEISMIC

    Non-destructive, semi-destructive and destructive tests for the characterization of materials and the definition of seismic risk.

  • TESTS ON STEEL

    Non-destructive testing of welds and steel structures.

  • SECURITY

    Safety checks of structural and non-structural elements.

Watch the video to learn more…

For a precise and accurate work, Progetto PSC has chosen our Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge SAUT310D-SW, able to measure the thickness also through paints and coatings.

Innovative and efficient tool thanks to its ease of use, high precision and exceptional ductility of use.
Do as PSC Project and get started with SAMA Tools!

 

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information on a specific model of ultrasonic thicknesses or would like to know more, please contact our technical department.
You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.

 

What’s the luxmeter for in lighting systems?

Read on to find out and don’t miss the history of our customer Eurogroup S.p.A. that has managed to make more performing maintenance of such plants thanks to this tool.

What is the Luxmeter?

The luxmeter is a portable instrument used for the measurement of brightness, parameter involved in many areas such as environmental lighting, construction, road signs and advertising, safety clothing and horticultural sector, but not only.

It is used both for quality control and maintenance operations and this is well known by our customer Eurogroup S.p.A.

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Who is Eurogroup S.p.A.?

Eurogroup S.p.A. operates in the design and construction of electrical and technological systems, telecommunications systems, data networks, security and automation.

Sizes

The company, projected in the national and international panorama, boasts more than 250 employees and a share capital of € 2,500,000.00.

History

In 1966 the company was already very promising.
Born to offer a qualitatively competitive response in the field of electrical plant engineering, it already showed much wider development prospects.
The role now held has been conquered over time.
Thanks to a path of continuous growth, the company went from an artisan dimension to a broader, then projecting it into the national and international landscape and making it become, in 1996, Eurogroup S.p.A.
The company stands out for being constantly engaged in the development of innovative sectors such as Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Building Automation.

Plants maintenance: service

Eurogroup s.p.A operates as part of the renovations and maintenance of plant with the Global Service and Facility Management services and guarantees a 24 hours a day and 7 days a week service.
It is precisely in the field of maintenance that S.A.M.A. Italia S.r.l. play a key role.

Measurement of brightness parameters of systems: the role of the luxmeter

For maintenance, it is essential to measure the brightness parameters of the systems.
Eurogroup S.p.A. has, in fact, purchased from us a luxury meter, with the aim of making their work in the field of public lighting more and more performing.

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The luxmeter: how the relationship between S.A.M.A. Italia and Delta OHM was born.

Eurogroup S.p.A. has chosen the Delta OHM luxmeter, an instrument used for the measurement of brightness.
It is a parameter involved in many fields such as environmental lighting, construction, road signs and advertising; ideal for quality control and maintenance operations.
Delta OHM is an Italian company specialized in the design, production and calibration of portable, desktop and industrial scientific instruments for the measurement of physical quantities.
The sales network is entrusted to several distributors and S.A.M.A. Italia is an authorized dealers for several years.

 

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The photo on the left was taken during one of the refresher courses, directly done at their headquarters.
This commitment, linked to the rapid response to customers, has allowed us to create a relationship of mutual esteem and to be selected as retailers for the region Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Liguria, Abruzzo, Veneto, etc.

Your satisfaction is our goal!

Innovation, the ability to work in teams, investment in training and long-term vision are the key principles that guide Eurogroup S.p.A. towards constant growth.
Every satisfied customer is a source of great pride for us, but it is precisely when we are chosen by large companies with high standards, including Eurogroup S.p.A., that we understand we are on the right track.
S.A.M.A. Italia is a dealer of instruments branded Delta Ohm, such as the above mentioned luxmeter, in addition to being a manufacturer of instruments branded SAMA Tools, all available on our website!

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information on a specific model of luxmeter or would like to know more, contact our technical department.
You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.

Force Gauge is a measuring instrument used in mechanics to evaluate an applied force. Read on cause we are going to deepen the measurement of the weight force in traction and compression.

Moreover, thanks to G21 s.r.l. we will discover how this measuring instrument is used in a very particular sector, that of bone cements in orthopaedics.

What’s traction?

Traction is the stress to which a body, subject to a system of divergent forces, undergoes.

The principle of tensile breaking strength was discovered by Galileo Galilei and illustrated in the treatise “Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze del 1638”.

What’s the compression?

In mechanics compression is one of the elementary mechanical stresses together with traction and bending. Compression is the stress to wich a body, subject to a system of convergent forces, undergoes.

Force Gauce for the measure weight force in traction and compression

Digital Force gauges with internal or external load, branded SAMA Tools, are widely employed to measure force in tension and compression and are able to operate over a range of 200.000 N.

These measuring instruments offer sensitivity and precision, are ideal for the most important needs and can be accompanied, on request, by the calibration report or ACCREDIA certified.

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Force Gauge for bone cements

They are widely used in main industrial fields.

Today, we’d like to talk about the force gauge use in the bone cements field.

Bone cements are successfully employed to anchor hip prostheses, knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.

The role of our customer G21 S.r.l.

G21 S.r.l is a Modenese company that produces innovative solutions in the field of biomaterials and procedures for vertebral consolidation and restoration of joint functionality.

Since 2010 it operates according to a Quality System conforming to EN ISO 13485 “Quality Management Systems – requirements for regulatory purposes applicable to Medical Devices”.

G21 has a catalogue of products (including long-term implantable and Class III medical devices) of which it has full know-how and design technology, and
productive. Research and Development are conducted internally and in collaboration with important research institutions and universities at the international level.

The company focuses on high quality raw materials, absolute control of processes and suppliers and compliance with the most stringent international quality standards.

G21 relies mainly on us for the supply and calibration of tools for the control of breaking loads. Low traction forces in play require high precision instrumentation and repeatability, such as our digital Force Gauges.

We’re talking in particular about the SADFGE-P model that is characterized by load cells of such size that they cannot be integrated into the instrument body and sized to the loads they have to bear.

This tool uses a high-performance load cell that provides better accuracy, reducing the bottom-up error.

Do as G21 S.r.l. and get off to a good start with the measuring instruments, branded SAMA Tools!

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information about a specific force gauce model, its calibration report or just want to know more, please contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us by email.

In this article we have the pleasure to talk about our collaboration with the company Ing. Ferrari S.p.A.: read on to find out how the company optimizes the calibration process of measuring instruments!

Who is Ing. Ferrari S.p.A.?

Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. is one of the major Italian companies in the design, construction and management of complex and technologically innovative works and systems.

  • Sizes

The company based in the province of Modena has seen steady growth over the past 5 years, up to a turnover of over 71,000,000 € and more than 230 employees.

  • History

Founded by Eng. Carlo Ferrari in 1917,  the company built at the time heating systems and electrical systems for civil use.
In the following years it moved towards an industrial and managerial target of high standing, such as the prestigious car manufacturers Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, for which Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. realizes works of great importance from a technological point of view.

Since 2013 it has been operating as a General Contractor providing the customer with a single interface, from the project to the delivery of the finished work and its subsequent maintenance.
He takes care of the building in its completeness as regard the realization of construction works and technological systems.

 

 

Plant maintenance: service

Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. is very attentive to the service of plants maintenance operating 24 hours a day, which ensures the regular efficiency of the plants with a service program that provides, plans and manages maintenance optimizing their performance.

Calibration of measuring instruments: S.A.M.A. Italia’s role

Recently Ing. Ferrari stated on Linkedin that “it carries out a systematic activity of calibration of all the measuring instruments used for the maintenance activities at customers, even thanks to the collaboration with S.A.M.A. Italia Srl – SAMA Tools.”

 

 

It is a source of pride for us to be suppliers of the Emilian company since 2018.

They turned to S.A.M.A. Italia precisely because they needed to periodically check several measuring instruments aimed at the maintenance of industrial and civil plants.

We are talking about torque wrenches, manometric groups, oxygen detectors and other instrumentation related to the F-Gas sector.

Why did Ing. Ferrari choose S.A.M.A. Italia for the calibration of measuring instruments?

It is clear that a company that provides a 24-hour maintenance service must equip its technicians with dozens and dozens of measuring instruments.

Ing, Ferrari S.p.A. wanted to improve the previous management of the periodic calibration service, which before 2018 was to send the fleet of instruments, divided by type, to multiple suppliers.
This involved a huge amount of time to the staff of the purchasing office who had to deal with every time several companies and logistics, which had to prepare several pallets with different destinations.

Moreover, it was not always easy to talk to the technicians to ask for clarification on the certificates issued.

Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. absolutely needed to find a more efficient solution!

 

 

The purchasing office has therefore started a careful search among the various alternative suppliers, up to choose S.A.M.A. Italia.

It’s time to find out how Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. has come to optimize the calibration process of measuring instruments.

Why just us?

The factors that led to this choice were to be able to count on:

    • A single supplier for almost all the equipment stock and therefore a considerable saving of time and money in being able to employ staff to perform other tasks;
    • Speed in returning the calibrated instrumentation;
    • A set-up service, necessary on many instruments that pass directly from the hands of their technicians to the calibration laboratory;
    • Excellent quality/price ratio;
    • High technical preparation and availability in providing clarification on the certificates issued;
    • Customization of the service, adapting it to their needs.

In summary, we take care of managing every measuring instrument both from the point of view of periodic calibration and of any tuning, in order to guarantee to every technician of Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. a perfectly working instrument, in line with all the standarts required by the regulations.

That of S.A.M.A. Italia and Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. is a collaboration in continuous growth that has allowed us to give an added value to our service, adapting and customizing it to such a prestigious company of our beloved country.

Every satisfied customer is a source of great pride for us, but it is precisely when you are chosen by large companies with high standards, including Ing. Ferrari Sp.A., that we understand that we are on the right track.

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information about an efficent calibration report or just want to know more, please contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us by email.