Instruments was founded in 1965 to manufacture Ultrasonic
Testing Equipment for Welded
Tube and Pipe (Resistance
Welded, Fusion Welded, U&O
Submerged Arc Welded and Spiral SAW Welded).
The principles of Western Instruments were pioneers in the
technology with many industry
firsts. Western's Systems have been installed
throughout the world, with the company being recognized as
the company's most significant contributions to the Resistance
Welded Tube Industry is our Flash
Gauge Testing System. The Flash Gauge draws
the OD and ID profile of the trimmed weld immediately after
welding, while the weld is still at very elevated temperatures.
The Flash Gauge was made possible not just by the custom software
and hardware, but by its unique Probe
(Transducer) - Shoe Assembly.
for Welded Tube and Pipe consist of three very distinct parts:
Instrumentation, purposely built Mechanical
Probe Suspensions and Ancillary Equipment,
and lastly Equipment
Controls and interlocks. All of these components
need to be designed, manufactured, and in-house tested by
the same team.
Western's abilities in the Resistance Welded Tube Industry
are proven by the Articles
within this section. Our experience isn't
just confined to the equipment we produce, but extends to
Practices. We encourage visitors to review
these articles. As our old friend and customer, Larry Wolfersberger
(1956 to 2006) from Copperweld Shelby, always said, "...you
have to teach them to think like an Ultrasonic Testing System!"
Systems (for Welded Tube and Pipe)