MAX: Miniature Advanced X-ray Diffraction System
MAX (Mini Advanced X-ray Diffraction System) is a compact, portable device that measures residual stresses in common engineering materials and retained austenite in ferrous materials (steels and cast irons).
The Mini Advanced X-ray Diffraction System consists of hardware and software packaged in two rugged carrying cases for ease and mobility. This innovative new product was developed, with support from an Air Force SBIR program, to measure residual stresses in hard-to-access locations on aircraft.
Fast, Reliable Results
With measuring times as short as 2-3 minutes, rapid and appropriate decisions can be made regarding component assessment, rework or replacement.
The miniaturized system measurement head fits within a space as small as 8-inches in diameter. The user interface offers simple instructions for obtaining measurements quickly and easily – no special training is needed to make precise, reliable measurements.
A Reputation for Knowledge and Customer Service
At TEC Materials Testing, we have dedicated ourselves to improving the quality of manufactured products through the application of advanced scientific methods in our products and services.
Since 1982, TEC has designed and manufactured x-ray diffraction (XRD) systems to provide superior testing of metal and ceramic commercial engineering components. One thing our customers know about TEC Materials Testing is that our systems and services have set an industry standard for residual stress and retained austenite measurements.
Our decades of work with manufacturers across a wide range of industries have given us unparalleled knowledge of and experience in stress analysis applications. We understand how important it is that your components are built to endure even the most extreme environments. Our use of the latest technologies and mastery of current analysis techniques make us the natural choice for your materials testing needs.
Technology You Can Rely On
Our products are built for faster, more convenient testing in the field and in the lab. Our x-ray diffraction solutions, which have been in continuous use throughout the world for more than 30 years, are engineered to be compact and portable, delivering results at the speed you need. Serving the automotive, aerospace, power generation, infrastructure, medical components and heavy machinery industries, we provide assistance on site or from our Knoxville, TN-based laboratory, where our A2LA-accredited lab (1033.01) provides mechanical testing that meets the requirements of ISO-IEC 17025: 2005. All testing is done in accordance with ASTM and SAE standards.
Our team of engineers and qualified staff, having more than 75 years of combined experience and are eager to meet your measurement needs guaranteeing rapid results. Today we are the knowledge leader and trusted partner to industrial customers providing simple solutions to complex materials testing problems across a variety of industries worldwide.
- Measures residual stress and retained austenite in a portable package
- Portable and easy to operate
- Low-powered (4W) x-ray tubes with Cr and Cu targets
- Meets or exceeds ANSI 43.2 requirements for open beam operation
- Dedicated safety system
- 2θ range of 120 – 170˚
- Multiple peak fitting analysis routines
- Residual stress measurements in 2-3 minutes
- Accuracy of ± 14 MPa (± 2 ksi) on stress-free iron powder
- 4-peak retained austenite analysis per ASTM E975
- Principal stress and depth profiling capabilities