Almen Gauges & Test Strips - Shot peening controls

#2 Advanced Almen Gauge

Precision crafted in the USA, the Electronics Inc. Advanced Almen gauge continues to be the finest gauge on the market. It has all the features needed to satisfy the most stringent specifications for the #2 type Almen gauge.


-Easy-to-read display. Our gauge has a large digital display that is English/metric convertible and can be rotated so you can perform the Almen strip tests standing or sitting.


-Patented magnetic grip and foolproof end stops. The strip is mounted for accurate measurement so no spring or finger holding force will corrupt the reading accuracy. Since all of the holding force is concentrated at the support balls, absolutely no strip distortion can occur (U.S. Patent No. 5,297,418). Our end stops assure placement within the intended measuring point on the strip.


-.0001” (.001 mm) resolution. Meets SAE and aerospace specifications including SAE J 442 and AMS 2430.

- SPC data port. It’s standard on every gauge to allow direct data transfer to your computer.


-Computer Interface Device that connects gauge to computer USB port (available as an accessory).


- Convenient battery replacement. The battery is easy-to-change and readily available.  The gauge will not lose information when you change the battery so there is no need to recalibrate the gauge after battery replacement.


-One-year warranty and continued product support. Electronics Inc. provides technical  support and calibration/repair services.

- “Certificate of Calibration” to J442 included


- Qualifies to SAE AMS2432C and Boeing BAC5730N


- Also qualifies to AMS 2430 which requires use of the end stops on the #2 Almen gauge.


Stock # 20144

#2 advanced almen gauge

Almen Gauge Jr.

If you don’t need the high precision of a digital gauge, we offer the Almen Gauge Jr. in an analog style that’s ideal for general purpose shot peening and blast cleaning.


The small size and light weight of the Almen Gauge Jr. (4” tall and less than 1/2 lb. in weight) make it convenient for operators to use anywhere. The Almen Gauge Jr. has a 1-3/4” dial indicator with .0005 graduations for easy reading of the Almen strip arc height.


The Almen Gauge Jr. also has many of the same features of the Advanced Almen Gauge including:


• precision machining

• durable hardcoat finish

• patented magnetic grip

• stem mounted indicator

• MIL-S-13165 compliant


Note: Almen Gauge Jr. cannot qualify for SAE J 442 since it

does not have a digital indicator with 0.0001” resolution.

Further, it does not qualify to AMS 2430 because it does not

have the end stops.


Stock # 20144J

Almen Gauge Jr.

Almen Strips

The Almen strip hasn’t changed significantly since its development in the 1940s by John Almen. Year after year, the deceptively simple test coupon fulfilled its function as an indicator of shot peening intensity. Shot peening was growing increasingly sophisticated; however, mostly due to its contribution to the aerospace industry. Electronics Inc. (EI) recognized this and has developed an Almen strip with features to help peening facilities meet the demands for increased process and quality control.


Stock # 20144A (Type A, Premium strips)

Stock # 20144C (Type C, Premium strips)

Stock # 20144N (Type N, Premium strips)

Stock # 20145A (Type A, Standard strips)

Stock # 20145C (Type C, Standard strips)

Stock # 20145N (Type N, Standard strips)

Stock # 20145T (Threaded Strip Holder)


Almen Strips

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