|Hi there Fellow NDT Technician,
Inspector, Researcher or practicioner.
We decided to start posting some 50's-80's era photos and manufacturers datasheets from
our company archives. If you find these pages of interest and have positive comments we may continue to expand these archives. This effort is
in hopes to document in our own small way some of the pioneering equipment from the
companies that created our industry from the beginning. Of course, we don't have a museum
or library of everything but what we do have here? Images.... and we'd like to share them.
NDT has its history like any industry. However as time and people pass on, we personally
feel that those individuals and companies that brought us where we are today should be
The author has been involved in NDT since 1977 with most of the time spent primarily been
in Ultrasonics. This archive primarily contains only Ultrasonic Equipment datasheets.
However we welcome any other individuals or organizations to donate their NDT methods
datasheets for posting. If in the future this webspace attracts interest, we will donate
independent webspace on another dedicated site for this archive. As a side note, several
years ago we made several attempts to offer to donate older equipment to our american
trade organization that governs NDT in hopes they would have interest in starting a
museum. Since we are in the used equipment business we find all vintages of equipment.
Unfortunately our trade organization did not feel that it was important to support this
idea or actually even comment on such an idea.
Much of the early equipment for our industry has obviously disappeared into landfills from
the major contractors who originally owned it; some of which our company has also also
dumped since we do not have facilities to store or build a museum. Yes, I know that sounds
bad that we would not keep this equipment, however we have only limited inventory space
for items of commercial value. If you have interest in collecting this equipment let us
know and we will ship it to you freight collect. We hope you might enjoy looking at these
datasheets and the legacy remains in the form of a photo. Our industry has come a long way
since the days of "portable" equipment. Many of the companies whose equipment
you see here were the pioneers and responsible for bringing into industry these products
that have helped saved lives and prevent our world from material and property failure-
after all.... that's what NDT is all about. As you know, NDT is such an under recognized
industry and technology- whenever the newspaper, magazines or other media talk about
material failure- NDT never seems to get spoken about. I could make countless examples,
but again... no soapbox herein.
We dedicate these images that may have been forgotten and rare. Many pioneering companies
and people that have been merged, acquired or out of business are long gone. If you wish
to donate images of your own we will gladly accept them on Zip disks for posting here and
credit you or your company with the donation as we have no agenda. If one of the major
manufacturers have interest in this effort.... we will move this site to it's own domain.
Sadly we add one final note: we felt that it was necessary to mark the images purposely
since our website photos have been stolen and used in the past by a one particular owner
of an Ultrasonic NDT Journal. We may in fact grant permission for most anyone to use these
images for non-commercial purposes and provide a clean image without our information on
it. Just ask first.