In 1982, Scott Cook began his professional career in the automotive aftermarket industry. He worked his way up through the ranks of a regional store chain, and was promoted to merchandise buyer in 1987. Scott spent some time as sales manager for a wholesale automotive company, and eventually became the senior electrical buyer for an organization of 3,700 hardware stores.
In 1996, Scott left a multi-billion dollar corporation, and became Field Service Technician for CORON, taking care of customers with isotope thickness gauges. The following year he combined his customer service, sales, purchasing, and management skills to co-found Advanced Gauging Technologies, L.L.C. Today Scott handles all the daily operations at A.G.T., and still spends at least half of his time at customer sites in the field.
Scott has a 7-year-old daughter named Richelle. She enjoys coming to visit Dad and Tracy (girlfriend of 4 years), along with their virtual zoo of pets: 3 dogs, 6 iguanas, 3 turtles, 3
frogs, and a couple dozen fish. When the gauging business allows, Scott enjoys powerlifting, martial arts, golf, and automotive performance.
Automatic Data Gathering
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.
World Class Service
Advanced Gauging Technologies strives to excel in all areas of customer service. Here are some examples:
Most telephone calls to A.G.T. are returned on the same business day. There is no run-around, as the technician who returns your call is fully trained to provide the assistance you need. Since we regularly service more than 250 isotope thick ness gauges, you can be sure we have the knowledge to give the appropriate information and/or guidance over the telephone at no cost.
Replacement Parts in Stock
We stock 100% of the replacement parts for GR100, GR200, and AGT400 thickness gauges. And because we have upgraded so many of our competitor’s older thickness gauges, we even have all the obsolete parts no longer available new.
Occasionally, a broken gauge will require a visit by a Field Service Technician. If we have other service in your area, we will prorate your travel to save you money.
Languages And Units
The AGT400 screens and reports can be displayed and/or printed in both English and Spanish languages. If desired, the system screens can be displayed in one language, while the automatic reports print in a different language. Screens and reports can also be configured in both English and Metric units. Regardless of the default language and unit settings on a particular gauge, any previous Coil Report can be recalled using different language or unit settings. This flexibility makes the AGT400 a universally userfriendly Thickness Gauge & S.P.C. Reporting System.
Passline angle affects isotope thickness gauges. For this reason, A.G.T. Field Service Technicians are trained to calibrate gauges at the appropriate passline angle. Unfortunately, this angle is a variable in some situations. In these cases isotope thickness gauges will always read a little heavy as the strip angle increases, and light as the strip angle decreases. Slight passline angle variations – less than five degrees – are not usually cause for concern. Larger passline angle variations can become an issue, especially on heavier thicknesses, or if passline height also changes.