Agr International Inc. introduces the MBTxt, the latest advancement in its series of portable thickness gauging devices

The MBTxt is the latest in a line of small, portable thickness gauges offered by Agr International, Inc.  This compact device features an advanced digital architecture and is capable of achieving extremely precise thickness measurements over a wide range. With a low range resolution of 0.1 μm, it is ideal for the packaging industry, especially the intricate requirements of container manufacturers.  However, its applications are not limited to containers, as the MBTxt can be used to measure all types of non-ferrous materials up to 24mm thick.

The MBTxt devices are offered in two models; the MBT7200xt, a basic version that includes real-time measurement, display of minimum and maximum thickness and storage of up to 100,000 values. The MBT7400xt, an advanced version, includes the same capabilities plus statistical graphing, trending capabilities and an expanded database. Interchangeable sensor probes are available for both units making it possible to configure the measurement range and precision appropriate for the application. A notable feature of the MBTxt is its expanded measurement range which is over twice the range of previous offerings.

Based upon the “Hall Effect” principal, the MBTxt features an advanced sensor design that works in conjunction with specially designed target balls to achieve the highest precision and repeatability. The new “xt” version offers two sensor options, with ranges from 0-9mm and 0-24mm.  In addition to a re-designed sensor, the MBTxt is provided with a wider range of target balls, including specially configured “magnetic” balls, to facilitate greater flexibility and precision over a wider thickness range.

Other notable features of the MBTxt gauges include:

  • Compact size and light weight for maximum portability
  • Wear-resistant carbide sensor tip
  • Easy calibration with “calibration memory”
  • Minimum and maximum readings and off-set measurement mode
  • Multiple calibration modes up to 5 points
  • Menu-controlled user interface
  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • Context-sensitive on-line help

The MBTxt devices are battery operated and completely portable. The base unit is sized to fit in one’s hand and the combined base unit and probe weigh less than 1 Kg (2.2 lbs.). Additionally, each unit is supplied with its own carrying case to house the base unit, probes and accessories making it easy to transport to any location

The internal data logger and statistical functions of the MBT7400xt facilitate data collection in production areas and QC laboratories, making it an ideal tool for data-gathering applications. A large digital display permits the operator to easily view current thickness readings as well as minimum and maximum measurements.  Stored measurements can be transferred to other devices via an RS232 or USB connection.