Advanced NDT Ltd


Advanced NDT Limited suppliers of a wide range of NDT Non-Destructive Testing Equipment.

Our products are shown on this website. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice on which instruments would suit their requirements.

Our Products include Ultrasonic thickness gauges, Ultrasonic flaw detectors, Bond testers, Ultrasonic transducers, Automated testing systems, Coating thickness gauges, Portable Imaging Systems, Ultraviolet lights and UV LED Torches, UV Eye protection, Forensic Lighting and more.

Founded in 1993, ADVANCED NDT LTD, is an established supplier of Non Destructive Testing equipment to most leading UK companies. We pride ourselves on offering customers the ‘OPTIMUM NDT SOLUTION’ to suit their requirements and testing application at a COST-EFFECTIVE PRICE! We supply leaders in most types of industry, including Power Generation, Petrochemical plants, Automotive, Aerospace and the MOD, where applications include precision thickness gauging from one side only, corrosion surveys including through paint measurement, flaw detection in forgings and castings and bond testing of composite structures. Our range of Ultraviolet Lights has an even wider customer base. The above industries use the UV Lights for NDT defect detection using Magnetic Particle Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection. The performance of these lights however, has led to new applications for leak detection in automotive engines, sanitation, art restoration, forensic work at crime scenes and the monitoring of cleaning processes in food manufacturing plants etc. Whilst predominantly trading in the UK, we have a thriving export business all over the world. Advanced NDT Ltd work closely with a number of different suppliers from several countries to ensure that we can offer the best N.D.T. solution for each individual customer.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge Range

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges allow you to measure from one side only and are ideal for many material wall thickness testing applications - From simple fixed velocity ultrasonic thickness testers to high speed online precision ultrasonic thickness gauging.

Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) is a method of performing non-destructive measurement (gauging) of the local thickness of a solid element (typically made of metal, if using ultrasound testing for industrial purposes) basing on the time taken by the ultrasound wave to return to the surface. This type of measurement is typically performed with an ultrasonic thickness gauge. Advantages - Non-destructive technique - Does not require access to both sides of the sample - Can be engineered to cope with coatings, linings, etc. - Good accuracy (0.1 mm and less) can be achieved using standard timing techniques - Can be easily deployed, does not require laboratory conditions

Models Available

  • Nova TG110-DL
  • Dakota MX-1
  • Nova 900 Series
  • TG210 & TG410
  • NovaScope 6000

Coating Thickness Gauge Range

Coating thickness is an important variable that plays a role in product quality, process control, and cost control. Measurement of film thickness can be done with a number of different instruments. Understanding the equipment that is available for film thickness measurement and how to use it is useful to every coating operation.

The issues that determine what method is best for a given coating measurement include the type of coating, the substrate material, the thickness range of the coating, the size and shape of the part, and the cost of the equipment. Commonly used measuring techniques for cured organic films include nondestructive dry film methods such as magnetic, eddy current, ultrasonic, or micrometer measurement and also destructive dry film methods such as cross-sectioning or gravimetric (mass) measurement. Methods are also available for powder and liquid coatings to measure the film before it is cured.


  • PosiPen
  • PosiTest
  • PosiTest DFT
  • PosiTector 6000

Ultrasonic Flaw Detector Range

Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors  - From easy-to-use, hand-held ultrasonic flaw detectors to phased array ultrasonic flaw detectors for many ultrasonic flaw detection applications including crack detection, weld inspection, defect sizing and more..

Models Available

  • Avenger
  • Raptor Imaging Flaw Detector
  • ISonic 2005
  • ISonic 2006
  • ISonic 2007
  • ISonic 2008
  • ISonic 2009 UPA Scope
  • ISonic 2010
  • ISonic 16/32 AUT
  • ISonic PA AUT
  • Socomate USPC Cards

Portable Imaging Range

Portable Imaging Systems

Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors & Bond Testers with imaging capabilities built-in.

Models Available

  • Raptor
  • ISonic 2006
  • BondHub


The Raptor

High Performance Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Full Imaging in one robust Hand-Held portable Unit. All for the cost of a standard flaw Detector. Use alone as very high performance Ultrasonic Flaw Detector or attach one of the many scanners available to turn this portable instrument in to a complete imaging system.

ISonic 2006

Portable Digital Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Recorder with B-Scan, C-Scan, D-Scan, P-Scan, TOFD Inspection and Imaging Capabilities.


Multimode Imaging Bond Tester with Fully Automatic C-Scan Imaging Capability

• Portable Imaging Bond Tester

• Easy Interpretation • Increased probability of detection

• Digital Archiving of results

• Pitch-Catch and MIA Modes require no couplant

• More consistent and reliable results

• Reduced effect of human error on results

• Increased speed of inspection

Bond Testing Range

Bond Testers

A Range Of Ultrasonic Bond Testers including the BondaScope Series: BondaScope 350, BondaScope 3100, The BondHub - Imaging Bond Tester & The Quantum Curlin Air


The BondaScope 350

Dual Mode Bond Tester in a ruggedized lightweight hand-held package.

• Miniature Bond Tester

• Only 1.8lb (0.82kg)

• Pitch-catch & Resonance modes

• Programmable user set-ups

• Automatic probe recognition


The BondaScope 3100

Tri Mode Comprehensive Bond Tester with a Large bright display.

• Hand-held Bond Tester

• Pitch-catch, Mechanical Impedance (MIA) and Resonance modes

• Programmable user set-ups

• Automatic probe recognition and probe library

• Alarm modes, impedance plane

• Reference Display Mode

• Time Encoded bond profile display mode

• RF Impedance plane display mode

• High Speed swept frequency


The BondHub

Multimode Imaging Bond Tester with Fully Automatic C-Scan Imaging Capability

• Portable Imaging Bond Tester

• Easy Interpretation

• Increased probability of detection

• Digital Archiving of results

• Pitch-Catch and MIA Modes require no couplant

• More consistent and reliable results

• Reduced effect of human error on results

• Increased speed of inspection


The Quantum Curlin Air

The (Quantum) Curlin Air a Non Contact Air Coupled Ultrasonic Flaw Detector & Bond Tester.

• Air coupled UT (No liquid couplant required)

• Airborne Ultrasound

• Non-contact, No surface preparation, Through Transmission

• Remarkable penetrating power

• Alarm modes

• Programmable user set-ups

Bond Testing As the use of adhesively bonded joints and fittings has increased in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries, the need for testing bond integrity has grown. Metal to metal bonded joints, sandwich constructions with various skin and core materials, bonded carbon fiber composite structures have all become important in manufacturing as well as in-service repair patches and adhesively bonded re-enforcements. The integrity of these bonds is critical to the quality of the final product. Conventional ultrasonic methods can be limited for these applications and so a variety of alternative methods have been developed to handle this range of material combinations. Advanced NDT Limited provides the most capable bond testers in the market for composite inspection on sandwich construction, laminates, multi-layered bonded structures, adhesively bonded fittings, highly attenuating materials and any construction that needs a high penetrating power. The BondaScope 3100 bond tester has 3 modes of operation to cover a range of applications and can detect de-laminations, dis bonds, crushed or damaged core, porosity, foreign objects, impact damage and much more. Common applications include the inspection of metal-to-metal bonding and skin-to-core, damaged core and far side defects in metal, carbon and glass fiber based composites. The most common Pitch-catch (P/C) and Resonance modes are suited to laminates, bonded and sandwich structures. They are able to penetrate through glue lines and core-structures and even far side defects can be detected, which is ideal when there is access to only one side of a part. Pitch-catch is dry coupled, easy to use and fast and works well on larger defects (>0.5”). Resonance mode requires couplant but can identify smaller defects and even determine which layer the defect occurred in with multi-layered bonded structures. Mechanical Impedance (MIA) mode is dry coupled and most suited to metal-to-metal bonding and stiffer skin-to-core constructions. It has less penetration but works well on irregular and curved surfaces and with the small tip can accurately position the location of the defect. The New BondHub imaging system interfaces with the outputs from a standard BondaScope 3100. The world’s first multi-mode imaging bond tester with fully automatic C-scan imaging capability for testing the integrity of composites and adhesively bonded structures. Image in Resonance, Pitch-Catch and MIA modes using any of our manual or automatic scanners. It acts as a motion controller for the x-y scanners and has dedicated imaging software preloaded for generation and analysis of C-Scan images. The BondHub is built into a robust Pelican style case for easy set-up and transportation, and even acts as storage for the BondaScope 3100, probes and cables. The BondaScope 350 is the miniature version of the BondaScope 3100. The BondaScope 350 has only 2 modes of operation: Pitch-catch and Resonance, but is loaded with all the same enhancements and features. For even higher penetrating power, the fully non-contact Curlin Air uses through transmission to detect anomalies in the sound path. The Curlin Air requires no surface preparation and can penetrate up to 6 inches (150mm) of foam, wood, honeycomb and other attenuating materials and can detect skin to core or core defects. The Curlin Air uses different sized yokes to maintain alignment of the transmitting and receiving probe.

UV Lights and UV LED Torches

UltraViolet Lights / Lamps & UV LED Blacklight Torches / Flashlights

For many applications including: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) such as Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) and Dye Penetrant Testing (DPI), Leak Testing, Purity Control, DNA Based Tracer Liquids (e.g. SmartWaterTM Detection), Sanitation, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic work, Hotel Inspections, Art verification and restoration and many many many more.

We have a very wide range of UV Lights to choose from such as Bulb or LED technology, mains operated, portable battery operated, combinations of both, hand-held, bench mounted, in varying cases and intensities etc. All offer instant or near instant start up times, with no pre cooling etc. Can be switched off and back on instantly. All operate with no external fans making them lighter and quieter, very useful in damp or dusty environments and require less maintenance. They will still stay cool to the touch, especially useful in confined spaces. None of our lamps are affected by magnetic fields. The battery models are fitted with current regulators to keep intensities stable when the battery power fades. Our UV Lights are divided in to two main categories defining the light source technology the Lights are based on. Standard MPXL 35w & SuperXenon MPXL 35w & 50w (Gas Discharge Bulbs) or LED (Light Emitting Diodes).

Standard MPXL & SuperXenon MPXL (Gas Discharge Bulbs)

These UV Lights use the gas discharge bulbs (Standard MPXL 35w or SuperXenon MPXL 35w & 50w) a similar technology to that of modern car headlights. These types of UV Light typically give much higher intensities giving them the ability to spread that light over a larger beam area, or to be focused over a longer distance or even in brighter conditions such as daylight. Making them more suited to applications requiring the following attributes:-

• Large beam coverage area.

• Illumination from a greater distance.

• Illumination in brighter conditions e.g. daylight.

• Combinations of the above.

LED (Light Emitting Diodes)

These UV Lights & Torches use the latest in LED technology. These type of lights are usually more compact and lighter weight than the previous gas discharge bulb lights. Making them ideal for harder to access areas or areas where a beam can be projected down tight spaces etc. The LED’s also offer a much greater life expectancy, a more uniform beam and No UV-B emissions.

Choosing which type of UV light is right for you?

Many factors will affect the best choice of UV Light for your application. To help narrow down the options for you here are a few questions to think about while choosing the light you require.

• Do you require it to be portable (battery operated) or mains powered only?

• Is the size of the lamp critical? (Access or weight issues may limit you to torch size lights.)

• Will you be able to darken the area or will it it be daylight?

• Do you need to illuminate the inspection area from a distance?

• Do you need to cover large areas quickly?

• Do you have specifications or standards to meet? (e.g. Visible light output limits, intensity outputs minimum or maximum, Specific Wavelength requirements etc.)

• The budget - Obviously the wide range of UV lights covered will vary a lot in price, from the basic UV LED torch through to the high intensity portable gas discharge bulb lights.

There are many other things to consider but if you need any assistance in your choice then please do not hesitate to contact us for further help. Below is a comparison chart highlighting a few of the basic factors when choosing a UV light which may assist you in narrowing down your choices.

Please visit our website to view the full range available.

Contact Us

Advanced NDT Limited
Orchard House
Orchard Close
Severn Stoke

Tel: 44 (0) 1905 371460
Fax: 44 (0) 1905 371477

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