Wireless adaptor


Delivering better efficiency and data management, the new 38-Link adaptor is a straightforward and easy upgrade for 38DL PLUS ultrasonic thickness gauges that provides full connectivity without having to purchase a new instrument. The 38-Link enables the 38DL PLUS to communicate wirelessly with the Olympus Scientific Cloud (OSC), compatible apps or a PC using the optional Link-Wedge PC software. This improved connectivity reduces the risk of human error in data processing, both in maintenance inspections in the field and in the testing of new products on the factory floor.

The 38DL PLUS is a hand-held thickness gauge, ideally suited for almost any ultrasonic thickness application. This versatile instrument can be used in applications ranging from wall thinning measurements of corroded pipes to precise thickness measurements of thin or multi-layer materials.

In-service inspections of pipelines, wind turbines, ships and turbines, for example, happen in places where it is often difficult to connect a thickness gauge to a computer using a cable. By using the 38-Link, inspectors can quickly send thickness data to the Olympus app or third-party apps on their smartphones or tablets; data can also be sent directly to the OSC. The 38-Link easily connects to the gauge’s protective rubber boot, creating a convenient and portable solution.

In the manufacturing of high-precision components, ultrasonic thickness gauging provides a highly accurate alternative to destructive methods. The WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity of the 38-Link improve traceability and provide powerful workflow management tools. Users can organise and monitor the entire thickness gauging workflow and see the completion status. Inspection files can be created in the office and then wirelessly pushed to 38DL PLUS thickness gauges, reducing set-up time.

This range of connectivity options provided by the 38-Link gives inspectors the freedom to go out and take measurements without worrying about data transfer and storage. It makes the 38DL PLUS thickness gauge an easy-to-use, high-precision industrial tool with all the connectivity options that today’s users expect.