Magnetic Analysis Corporation, a leader in nondestructive testing, is celebrating 85 years of designing and supplying innovative inspection instruments and systems for metal manufacturers throughout the world.
Founded in 1928 in Long Island City, NY at a time when testing for quality purposes usually meant laboratory “sampling” techniques which essentially destroyed or altered part of the product being tested, MAC began working with electromagnetic techniques to “nondestructively” test steel bars without altering the product. After six years of development work, MAC introduced the first successful bartester to identify cracks in steel bars in a mill in 1934. Since then, the company has set the standard for innovative NDT technology for metal bar, tube and parts, with rotary eddy current testers, phase gating, pulsed eddy current, polar presentation, fully digitized test instrumentation, vivid color presentations, rotary ultrasonic testers, advanced flux leakage inspection and much more.
“With the increasingly demanding specifications that our customers must meet, MAC has developed test systems to meet the stringent requirements of API, ASTM, EN, DIN and other standards organizations, allowing manufacturers to improve their quality and ship more products, be they oil country tubular goods, nuclear heat exchanger tubing, bar for the automotive industry, wire for medical use, or other critical applications”, says MAC President and CEO Joseph Vitulli.
“Serving the world’s metalworking industry with reliable, cost effective, top-of-the-line instrumentation and test systems to ensure they can meet the high quality requirements of their customers, is our 24/7 goal”, says Company Chairman, William Gould 3rd whose father and grandfather were the original founders. “But the real key to our survival and growth has been innovative MAC people, over several generations, who have understood the challenge to make product that truly serves the world’s needs - product that works reliably, is economic to make, and practical to use. MAC people’s energy and imagination continues to enable us to serve a very diverse and challenging world”.