The MAGAZON SBU series of MPI benches is designed to test small components which can be easily handled and need only modest magnetising currents. Various bench sizes are available, a wide range of magnetising modes and current waveforms, and a variety of accessories and ancillary equipment. Baugh & Weedon NDT prides itself on it’s flexibility to build equipment to individual specifications, should the standard range not suffice.
Construction is based on a strong steel cabinet, which houses the main electrical components, and is fitted with a stainless steel drain tank. The headstock is locked via a manually operated pneumatic clamp. The tailstock utilises roller bearings and a simple locking mechanism. Both head and tailstocks are equipped with test piece supports and easily replaceable copper mesh contact pads. A small piece device can be fitted, which using modest spring pressure, affords protection to delicate components.
A nominal 2500A power pack provides AC, with HWDC and single phase FWDC waveforms as options. All MAGAZON SBU series benches control the current using the CPS method (Current Pre-Selection). This allows the operator to select a given current and the bench will automatically achieve this value during the magnetising shot.