In the 50’s, Ron Cook performed electronic maintenance Profile and instruction on the Hawk missile system. In the early sixties, he was responsible for operation and maintenance of the D.E.W. Line arctic coast radar and communication installation. By the late 60’s Ron was servicing a satellite communication station for the Apollo project. During the ‘70’s, he sold and serviced isotope coating gauges for Nucleonic Data Systems. Ron started CORON in 1983 to sell and service isotope thickness gauges. He combined all his years of experience and wisdom to co-found Advanced Gauging Technologies (A.G.T.) in 1997.
Ron has been married to Coralie for 36 years. They have four children and five grandchildren. Ron’s toys are the 1964 Pontiac GTO and 1967 Norton Atlas that he bought new. His pet is a 140 pound black German Shepherd named Terminator. Ron’s health is steadily improving, and in his spare time he manicures their two-acre lawn, or relaxes with Coralie on the houseboat.
Auomatic Data Storage
The AGT400 Thickness Gauge & S.P.C. Reporting System automatically stores all Data Storage measurement data for every coil processed. At the end of each coil we print a one-page, full color Coil Report showing all S.P.C. calculations, a histogram, and a graph of thickness versus length. At the same time the report is printed we also generate a simple text file, which is saved on disk and can easily be directed anywhere on the customer’s computer network. Automatic data storage is a standard feature of the AGT400, and no special equipment is required to utilize it.
Upgrade / Replacement Of Old Gauging Systems
Many customers have old and/or obsolete gauging systems that have become difficult to maintain, or don’t offer the S.P.C. reporting and data storage necessary in today’s quality – driven environment. For approximately half the cost of a new system, A.G.T. can upgrade old GR100 and GR200 gauges. We typically replace all system electronics with the exception of the Cframe and measuring heads. This upgrade connects your existing measuring heads to the latest in gauging technology, and brings you all features of an AGT400 Thickness Gauge & S.P.C. reporting System. Other brands of obsolete gauges can be completely replaced by the AGT400. Following is a partial list of customers who have already upgraded their obsolete GR100 and GR200 gauges.
|S.E.T. Steel, Inc.||Detroit, MI||USA|
|D.S.C. Limited||Trenton, MI||USA|
|City Steel Processing||Detroit, MI||USA|
|Accuride International Inc.||Santa Fe Springs, CA||USA|
|Integrated Steel Incorporated||Detroit, MI||USA|
|Dennen Steel Corp.||Grand Rapids, MI||USA|
|Independent Metals Co., Inc.||Germantown, WI||USA|
|National Material Company||Elk Grove Village, IL||USA|
|Hanna Steel Corporation||Pekin, IL||USA|
|National Material Company||Arnold, PA||USA|
Passline height affects isotope thickness gauges. For this reason, A.G.T. field service technicians are trained to calibrate all gauges at passline height. Unfortunately, this height is a variable in some situations. In these cases isotope thickness gauges will always read a little heavy as the strip gets closer to the Source Head, and light as the strip gets closer to the Detector Head. Slight passline variations – about ¼ (6mm) – are not usually cause for concern. Larger passline fluctuations can become an issue, especially on heavier thicknesses, or if passline angle also changes