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ALMEN STRIPS

Electronics Inc. - The Almen Strip Experts since 1987

 

 

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Almen gages and certified Almen test strips

 

Almen Strips
  • Proven in the field
  • Repeatable performance
  • Consistent quality
  • Trusted worldwide

Electronics Incorporated manufactures and distributes certified Almen strips. We oversee and are responsible for every aspect of the manufacturing process to ensure that EI strips are of consistent quality, give repeatable results, and are shipped promptly. EI can provide strips to any specification—from standard MIL specifications to rigid aerospace specs. Our Almen "A", "N" and "C" strips in Gradessm 3, 2, 1, and 1-S are pre-qualified and ready-to-use.

 

How to Select Almen Strips by Type and Grade


By Type: Almen strips are classified into 3 types: 'A', 'N', and 'C'. They differ in their thickness but have the same width and length. The type of strip is usually specified by the part designer.

  • "A" strips are used for medium intensity applications. "A" strips are predominantly used for shot peening with cast shot or cut wire shot.
  • "N" strips are used for low intensity applications. "N" strips are used usually for glass bead and ceramic bead peening.
  • "C" strips are used for high intensity applications.


By Grade:

  • Grade 3 - Bulk (A-3, N-3, C-3)
    Grade 3 strips are guaranteed to meet the requirement of MIL-S-13165. Type A-3 strip is guaranteed to meet National Stock Number NSN 6635-00-512-1892. Grade 3 strips are economically-priced and bulk-packaged.
  • Grade 2 - Standard (A-2, N-2, C-2)
    Meets AMS-S-13165. Excess oil is removed from the Grade 2 Standard strips. The strip surfaces are then visually inspected for score marks, scratches, nicks, burrs, pits and rust. Strips are certified using a sampling inspection plan for hardness, length, width, thickness, and flatness. A dated certification of compliance is issued, signed and archived. We then package "A" and "N" strips in groups of 50 and "C" strips in groups of 25.
  • Grade 1 - Premium Grade (A-1, N-1, C-1)
    Meets SAE J442. Electronics Incorporated performs all the inspection and packaging operations listed for Grade 2 strips. Strips are sample inspected for flatness (±.001-inch) on each side. A dated certification of compliance is issued, signed and archived. The Premium Grade 1 strips are identified by batch control number which provides traceability.
  • Grade 1S - Special Grade (A-1S, N-1S, C-1S)
    Meets SAE AMS 2432B. In addition to requirements for Premium Grade 1, the Grade 1S strips are inspected to ±.0005-inch flatness tolerance of AMS 2432B. A dated certification of compliance is issued, signed and archived.

Almen Strips Specification Selector Guide

 

For these

Use these grades of strips

Specifications

A-3

A-2

A-1

A-1S

N-3

N-2

N-1

N-1S

C-3

C-2

C-1

C-1S

SAE AMS 2432 B

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-
-
X
-
-
-
X
-
-
-
X

SAE J442

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-
X
X
-
-
X
X
-
-
X
X

SAE AMS 2430

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-
X
X
-
-
X
X
-
-
X
X

AMS-S-13165

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

MIL-S-13165C

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

National Stock Number
NSN 6625-99-512-1892

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Grades A-3, A-2, A-1, A-1S, etc. are service marks of Electronics Inc

 

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The World's Finest Almen Gages


Electronics Inc have been the world's leading provider of Almen gages since 1987.

Precision crafted in the USA, the Electronics Inc. Almen gage continues to be the finest gage on the market. It has all the features needed to satisfy the most stringent specifications.

Almen gagesThe Advanced Almen Gage has:

  • An 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.
  • A 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 strip.
  • .0001'' (.001 mm) resolution. Meets SAE and aerospace specifications including AMS-S-13165C and SAE J442.
  • 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. Electronics Inc. provides technical support and calibration/repair services.
  • Come with a "Certificate of Calibration" to J442
     - (also qualifies to MIL-S-13165C, AMS-S-13165, SAE AMS2432C and Boeing    BAC5730N).

 

 

Almen Gage Jr.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

 

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Almen Strip Holders

Almen Strip Holders with feetThe Electronics Incorporated Almen test strip holders are industry standard J442 Almen holders. Special styles can be custom ordered including a variation with end feet. Alternate configurations of Almen holders are available on special request. All holders meet dimensional surface requirements of SAE J442 and are hardened to Rockwell C 58 or higher. Screws for strip attachment are supplied with each block. Additional screws are available.

All holders are thru-hardened to minimum HRc 58 so you can re-finish the surface to maintain surface flatness requirements.

We offer threaded and non-threaded holders - choose the design of Almen Holder that makes mounting your test strips easiest for you.

Note: MIL-S-13165 has been cancelled. The drawings of strips, holder and gage were in inches while SAE J442 measurements are metric. EI can supply to MIL-S-13165 at an additional cost.


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Flapper Peening Products

Flapper peening (also called "roto-peening") is a shot peening process that's ideal for peening in small and hard-to-reach areas.

 

Flapper Peening ProductsFlapper peening, first developed by 3M Corporation in the 1960s for U.S. Army helicopter field repair during the Vietnam war, is widely used in the aerospace industry today. Flapper Peening Training is available from Electronics Inc.

Flapper Peening products can be purchased invidually or as a kit. Our flapper peening kits provide a convenient method of small area local repair without the need for a blast cabinet. The basic kit includes the unique components to conduct precision peening according to the highest military standards.

 

Flapper Peening Kit

Flapper Peening Kit

  • TSP-Jr Gage*
  • A-1S Strips
  • 10X Loupe
  • Mandrel
  • Manuals
  • Almen Holder
  • Tachometer
  • 20X Loupe
  • Flap 9/16 x 1 1/4

 

Flap Wheel

Flap Wheel

 

FlapSpeed KitsFlapSpeed Kits

  • Electric and Air Systems Available.
  • Continually monitors and adjusts RPM for process consistency.
  • Integrated timer for saturation curve generation.
  • Personalized intensity vs. RPM curves for up to 3 users.
  • Meets all spec requirements.

 


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