Ultrasonic Peening, Esonix Ultrasonic Impact Technology (UIT) Video: The Science Behind the Solutions
Progress Rail's Ultrasonic Technology (UIT) Division delivers the strength of sound with our patented ultrasonic impact technology. With UIT you will improve reliability, increase production and profit margins, while decreasing downtime and repair costs - All of which significantly strengthen your bottom line.
Central to the Ultrasonic Impact Technology process (UIT, often called Ultrasonic Peening) is a portable but powerful tool that delivers targeted ultrasonic frequencies - making metal harder and more corrosion resistant while extending its usable life. Our technology has been employed in some of the world's strongest industries - including oil and gas, infrastructure, defense and transportation.
Ultrasonic impact technology (UIT) was developed to strengthen the hulls of nuclear submarines. Using this treatment we are able to alter and strengthen the grain structure of a range of metals - including steel, aluminum, titanium, iron and bronze.
At the core of this UIT/Ultrasonic Peening technology is a series of patented free-floating pins which come in contact with the surface of the material being treated and cause stain hardening of the metal.
During impact, the metal surface conforms to the shape of the pins, allowing them to acoustically couple the transducer with the metal being treated while resonating both at a single frequency. When this occurs, the ultrasonic energy traveling from the transducer through the pins into the metal creates changes in the size, shape and orientation of the grains that form the structure of the metal. Following treatment, beneficial compressive stresses are created near the surface and detrimental tensile stresses are relieved to a depth of 12mm.
Results of Ultrasonic Impact Technology (UIT) include a significant extension in fatigue life, improvement in resistance to corrosion, and increased hardness without loss in toughness. So for industries such as energy, transportation, manufacturing and many others - UIT (Ultrasonic Impact Technology) offers a wealth of benefits for both increased productivity and greater profit potential.
Put Progress Rail's Ultrasonic Technology Division's UIT treatment to work for you. Companies that rely of strength rely on us.
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