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BarScreenSensor

Which sizes can I measure with the BarScreenSensor or bar test kit?

We recommend the BarScreenSensor and the bar test kit GAX1000 for bars weighing more than 100 grams, as the BarScreenSensor cannot measure correctly smaller sizes.

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When I measure with the BarScreenSensor, what do I have to pay attention to?

When measuring with the BarScreenSensor, it is important to remove the packaging of the object and apply the ultrasound gel to the measuring head. The measuring head must be in direct contact with the test piece.

It is also necessary to scan the entire ingot. It is possible that foreign metal inclusions can only be found at certain points within the object. In addition, the ingot should be physically measured beforehand so that the measured ultrasonic value can be compared with the real thickness.

Furthermore, it is important to pay attention to the size/thickness of the object. If it is too thin, the BarScreenSensor could give wrong results. Therefore, please use the BarScreenSensor only for bars of 50 grams or more. In addition, you should use at least one other measuring method (e.g. digital caliper and precision scale).

The smaller the bar to be tested, the more embossing and stamps in the gold/silver have an effect on the measurement result.

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Is the BarScreenSensor also suitable for coins?

No, we recommend the BarScreenSensor only from a weight of 100 grams and coins do not normally reach this value. If the test objects are too thin, the path length of the ultrasound is not long enough to perform a sufficiently precise measurement.
The GoldScreenBox, which can test smaller objects like coins and bars up to 100 grams, is an excellent addition to the BarScreenSensor.

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Can I measure through packaging with the BarScreenSensor?

No. For ultrasound measurement, the measuring head combined with an ultrasound gel (included in the delivery) must be in direct contact with the smooth surface of the object.

To measure through thin packaging and blisters, devices such as the GoldScreenBox are more suitable.

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