“I was truly surprised by the results from our initial testing and am now looking at all of our equipment problems to find other areas where this technology can help us”


Jack Few

Maintenance Manager

Gulf Lumber







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Progress Rail's ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY (UIT) DIVISION delivers Ultrasonic Impact Technology (UIT), a patented treatment that improves the structure and properties of metals and welded components. Our technology is being used around the globe in industries as diverse as energy, defense, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation and many others.




Our philosophy is simple:  provide high quality solutions, leading edge technology, and expert consultative services.  We enable our customers to extend the useful life of metal in a variety of applications:  from manual to semi-automated to fully automated manufacturing and machining processes.  We enhance their ROI.



UIT was first developed in the early 1970s for the submarine manufacturing industry by Dr. Efim Statnikov and a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology was used to strengthen the hulls of nuclear submarines. Since its development UIT has been expanded and perfected by Dr. Statnikov, along with a team of science and engineering experts.


APPLIED ULTRASONICS was founded in 1997 by a small consortium of industrial professionals whose expertise include steel, engineering, and manufacturing.  Heavy manufacturing industries which utilize metals like steel, aluminum, titanium, iron and bronze in their equipment and infrastructure are discovering the benefits of ESONIX UIT.




After putting UIT through extensive testing and verification by the most demanding research groups imaginable, it has thoroughly been proven that UIT is real-world ready.  Institutions that have validated ESONIX UIT include:   Federal Highway Administration, US Navy, US Coast Guard, Nippon Steel, University of Texas, International Institute of Welding, and Lehigh University.


In 2002, APPLIED ULTRASONICS unleashed UIT for commercial and operational applications and established partnerships with companies in Europe and Asia for greater reach across the globe.


In 2016, Progress Rail's Ultrasonic Technology (UIT) Division acquired Ultrasonic Impact Technology services and assets from Applied Ultrasonics.


Today, Progress Rail's ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY (UIT) DIVISION is the world leader in the design and delivery of Ultrasonic Impact Technology solutions, equipment, and service for heavy manufacturing industries worldwide.  We currently own 5 patents, 46 partner patent applications and numerous more patents pending.

Progress Rail's ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY (UIT) DIVISION is based in Birmingham, AL with offices in Europe, Asia and Australia.