SLX, Inc. was founded in 1997 with the objective of developing innovative and inexpensive products for the non-destructive testing/inspection community that enhance existing NDE instruments.
Our first product, Noise Suppressor II, is a good example of this defining philosophy. The NSII is a small, portable add-on unit to any type of UT instrument (pulser/receiver or flaw detector) and can be set to either suppress noise or to enhance weak, desirable signals. When added as a front-end signal processor, the NSII improves the performance of the UT instrument to which it's interfaced. The NSII can also serve as a "smart" preamplifier because it can add up to 60 db of gain tuned to a specific frequency band.
SLX's founder is Dr. Tony Mucciardi who has thirty years experience in the NDE field. Tony has specialized in signal processing work throughout his career. He was among the first to introduce waveform signal processing methods into the field of ultrasonic NDE. In 1984 he formed the start-up company, Infometrics, Inc., to develop the (at that time) novel idea of using PCs as an instrument base. His work led to the development of the first PC-based ultrasonic non-destructive inspection instrument which was sold under the trade name TestPro.
The idea for the NSII grew out of the frustration of performing inspections while faced with the detrimental effects of noise and/or the inability to enhance weak signals. It was apparent that a front-end add-on unit, customized to deal with these two issues, would enhance inspection process efficiency.
New SLX products are presently under development, furthering the objective of "developing innovative and inexpensive products for the non-destructive testing/inspection community that enhance commercial NDE instruments".