Surface Evaluation

Sightia Surface Evaluation

Validate residual stress values, Nondestructive residual stress validation, X-ray diffraction

Sightia™ is the brand name of the technology used to evaluate residual stress on surfaces after the blasting and peening processes. It was developed by Sinto, delivering surface evaluation treatment as a total package.

Sightia series offers total support for surface evaluation in all industries where high durability is required to be measured. This technology is applicable to various industries, from component parts for automotive, aircraft, and construction machinery to springs, dies, tools, etc. Al

We have enabled the measurement and inspection of various surfaces that couldn’t be evaluated previously. Sinto offers 2 different measurements. The first option is the ECNI-1 and the second option is the PSMX-II.

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Non-destructive, Inspect the entire peened surface without damaging it

Surface Evaluation- Sightia

Uses an eddy current probe to test parts prior to peening to make sure parts are free of defects

Real-time, in-line inspection device that can be used on parts with an OD between 20-250mm and a width of 20-60mm.

Inspects peening quality without causing damage to parts

Test data is collected within 3 seconds and a pass/fail result can be determined

Possible to inspect all products by installing a device into your existing conveyor


Fastest X-ray diffraction residual stress measurement device on the market

Surface Evaluation - Sightia

Two models

  • Standard Model: measures the residual stress on parts after they have beenpeened, 10 second cycle time
  • High Speed Model: 6 to 7 second cycle time, provides total visualization of stress value measured at the part surface

In-line stress measurement device.

Incorporating in a single piece process flow achieves inspection of surface residual stresses of all products within cycle time.

It is possible to inspect in-line by integrating the technology into existing shot peening treatment equipment conveyor lines. It makes in-line quality control possible and prevents distribution of defective products

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Surface evaluation technology used after the blasting and peening process.

Fastest in the world, collect data with the PSMX-II and with the ECNI-I in only 10 seconds

Applicable to various industries and offers total support for surface evaluation where high strength is required

  • Gears, auto parts, aerospace, railways, bridges, infrastructure, construction

Validate residual stress values

Nondestructive residual stress validation

X=ray diffraction



Sensor body Dimensions"Standard type: 9"" x 6"" x 5"" (231mm x 144.5mm x 118mm)
High-power type: 13"" x 5"" x 5.5"" (322mm x 130.5mm x 140mm)"
Sensor body weight"Standard type: 10 lbs. (Approx. 4.5kg)
High-power type: 20 lbx. (Approx. 9.5kg) "
Power supply unit dimensions12 " x 12" x 7" (300mm x 302mm x 176mm)
Power supply unit weight13 lbs. (Approx. 6kg)
Measurement itemResidual stress
Measurement objectIron (ferrite) *including interlocking PVC shield to fit measurement object
Measurement timeApprox. 10 seconds (depending on the measurement object and specifications)
X-ray tubeStandard type: Cr-Ka 30kV, 1.6mA 48W
Distance from sampleIron (ferrite)
<1" (20 mm)
Range of sample in Z axis<.1" (0.2mm)


Dimensions14" x 6" x 8"
(358mm x 147mm x 195mm)"
Weight2 lbs. (3.0 kg)
Power SupplyDC24V, 30W
InterfaceEXT I/O, SD memory card, RS232C
Operating temperature and humidity range0 - 40° C, 80% or less (non-condensing)
Memory capacity for judgment conditions100 patterns
Measurement object materialFerromagnetic material such as steel and nickel alloy
Measurement object shapeFerromagnetic material such as steel and nickel alloy
Measurement timeApprox. 3 seconds
AC adapterAC 100 - 240V
Storage case dimensions22" x 18" x 10"
(560mm x 455mm x 265mm)"
Storage case weight16.5 lbs (7.5kg)
Interface cableD-SUB 15-pin cable 15m (EXT I/O)
D-SUB 9-pin cable 5m (RS232C)"