Steel Abrasives - Almen Gauges

Advanced Almen gage continues to be the finest shot peening measurement gage on the market. It has all the features needed to satisfy all of the requirements of SAE J442 Test Strip, Holder, and Gage for Shot Peening standard and AMS 2430 Shot Peening, Automatic Standard.

  • Easy-to-read display.
    Our gage has a large digital display that is English/metric convertible and can be rotated so you can perform the Almen strip tests standing or sitting.

  • Patented magnetic grip and foolproof end stops.
    The strip is mounted for accurate measurement so no spring or finger holding force will corrupt the reading accuracy. Since all of the holding force is concentrated at the support balls, absolutely no strip distortion can occur. (U.S. Patent No. 5,297,418) Our end stops assure placement within the intended measuring point on the Almen test  strip.

  • .0001'' (.001 mm) resolution.
    Meets SAE and aerospace specifications including SAE J442 Test Strip, Holder, and Gage for Shot Peening standard and AMS 2430 Shot Peening, Automatic Standard.

  • SPC data port.
    It’s standard on every gage to allow direct data transfer to your computer. Computer Interface Device that connects gage to computer USB port. (Available as an accessory)

  • Convenient battery replacement.
    The battery is easy-to-change and readily available. The gage will not lose information when you change the battery so there is no need to recalibrate the gage after battery replacement.

  • One-year warranty and continued product support.
    "Certificate of Calibration" to J442 Test Strip, Holder, and Gage for Shot Peening standard included qualifies to SAE AMS 2432C Shot Peening, Computer Monitored Standard and Boeing BAC 5730 Shot Peening Standard. also qualifies to AMS 2430 Shot Peening, Automatic Standard which requires use of the end stops on the #2 Almen gage.

Gage Calibration Services - Almen Gages should be calibrated annually to assure proper performance. We can perform all the necessary measurements to ensure compliance to standard or special Almen gage requirements...

Gage Calibration Blocks - Calibrate your gages in-house with our calibration kits (individual blocks are available, too.)

Min-Strip Almen Gage

TSP-M Almen gage for the mini-strip has many of the quality features of the EI Advanced Almen gage but the Almen strip platform has been designed to accommodate the smaller and lighter strip.

Features include:

  • Digital Accuracy
  • Flat Check Block
  • Adjustable Magnetic Grip
  • One-Year Warranty
  • Inch/Metric Convertible
  • Data Port Output
  • Convenient Battery Replacement
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Almen Gage Jr.

If you don't need the high precision of a digital gage, we offer the Almen Gage Jr. in an analog style that's ideal for general purpose shot peening and blast cleaning.

The small size and light weight of the Almen Gage Jr. (4" tall and less than 1/2 lb. in weight) make it convenient for operators to use anywhere. The Almen Gage Jr. has a 1 3/4" dial indicator with .0005 graduations for easy reading of the Almen strip arc height.

The Almen Gage Jr. also has many of the same features of the Advanced Almen Gage including:

  • Precision Machining
  • Durable Hardcoat Finish
  • Patented Magnetic Grip
  • Stem-Mounted Indicator
  • MIL-S-13165 Compliant

Note: Almen Gage Jr cannot qualify for SAE J 442 Test Strip, Holder, and Gage for Shot Peening standard since it does not have a digital indicator with 0.0001" resolution. Further, it does not quallify to AMS 2430 Shot Peening, Automatic Standard because it does not have the endstops.

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NC-11 Aero-Almen Gage

Precision crafted in the USA, the Electronics Inc. Advanced Aero-Almen Gage is the finest gage on the market for the measurement of the aluminum Aero-Almen intensity test strip. The Aero-Almen gage is designed to meet all of the requirements of MEO A1116D. Additional features include:

  • Noncontact capacitive sensor.
    The non-contact technology sensor ensures accurate arc height readings. Aero-Almen strips are very thin (0.031”) and are sensitive to bending. Spring forces from standard dial gage indicators can result in deflection. In addition, dial gage indicators may accumulate dust and contamination which increases the friction and force required to operate. This will lead to distorted readings.
  • Easy-to-read display.
    Large English/Metric convertible digital display.
  • Resolution.
    Inch mode resolution is 0.0001” and metric mode is 0.001 mm.
  • Zero block.
    A flat zero block is supplied with the gage to set the zero datum plane.
  • Calibration block.
    An optional NIST-certified calibration step block (U.S. Patent 5,780,714) is available for full-scale calibration.
  • One-year warranty and continued product support.
    Electronics Inc. provides technical support and calibration/repair services.
  • CE-rated power supply for 24 Vdc operation.
    The power supply operates from 100-240 Vac 50/60 Hertz and supplies at least 50mA current to the gage.

Use Electronics Inc. premium grade Aero-Almen aluminum strips with your Aero-Almen gage.

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