Customized Transducers

Customized Transducer Solutions

Define it. Optimize it. Build It.

At Sensor Networks, we specialize in the design and fabrication of industrial ultrasonic transducers and tooling for demanding in-situ test and inspection applications. Engineered for precision, ease-of-use and maximum durability, our offering includes ultrasonic transducers, fixtures, couplant-delivery systems, qualification/calibration standards, procedure development, personnel training and instrumentation.

Our deep domain expertise enhances NDT solutions through the selection, design and optimization of the ultrasonic technique. The transducer’s efficiency is paramount for converting electrical energy into sound, then coupling and directing that acoustic energy into the test piece to maximize its signal-to-noise ratio.

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Solutions

In-situ

Self-aligning wand transducers for hard-to-access rotating equipment inspections

  • 1-20MHz
  • 0.1-0.5″ diameters
  • Conventional shear-wave and PAUT types
  • Available with single-axis articulation, integral couplant delivery and CCTV options
Phased-array

Linear & matrix

  • Annular, daisy & circular
  • Contact & immersion
  • Single & dual
  • Flat & curved
O.D. Transducers

For tubing weld or braze joints

Linear or area pulse-echo arrays

For UT-thickness monitoring

ASME Section XI

Compound-radius wedges

    • Refracted longitudinal
    • Phased-array duals
    • Contact or Immersion
    • TOFD
    • Complex wedges & delays
7 MHz Ultra-high-temp Delay-line

Transducer and mounting clamp for continuous 500°C (932°F)

Phased-array
  • Linear & Matrix
  • Annular, Daisy & Circular
  • Contact & Immersion
  • Single & Dual
  • Flat & Curved
SensorScan™ QS

Conventional transducers for quick swapping onto delay lines or wedges

Small-diameter (< 0.25”/6 mm) ID Bore Probes

Shear-wave, L-wave, duals and tandem types

2 MHz PAUT Dual

With 2×16 elements per probe and detachable wedge

Our Process

Capabilities

Sensor Networks uses industry-preferred design and simulation tools to create an optimized mechanical, electrical and ultrasonic model of the inspection task, including its scan plan.

Our in-house capabilities deliver rapid, turn-key prototyping of transducer and test solutions. Personnel training, qualification and certification (TQ&C) processes are compliant with ASNT’s TC1A procedures (effective 1Q17). Level II- and III-certified technicians and engineers are ready to help you develop the tools, procedures and technician training for demanding UT applications.

  • SolidWorks: Parametric 3D CAD and Mechanical Properties Modeling
  • AutoCad: 2D CAD and Ray-tracing
  • CIVA: Acoustic Beam Modeling and Delay Law Calculation for Conventional and Phased Arrays
  • PiezoCad: Transducer Construction & Performance Modeling
  • Field II: Transducer Construction & Performance Modeling
  • UltraVision 3D: NDT data imaging and analysis software for Conventional and Phased Arrays
  • ES Beam Tool: Ultrasonic Inspection Plan Design and Validation Software

We are Specialists in Smarter UT Solutions

Top Row (L2R): Jim Shimp: Transducer Designer (38 years) • Derrick Andreassi: PSU Intern ME • Tom Jenkins, BSEE: Transducer Designer (19 years) •  Lee Wagner:  Lead Machinist (20 years) • Jeremy Cirota, BSCE, MSME: Transducer Designer (4 years) • Jesse McCaulley: CNC Operator (7 years)  • Suzanne Hackenberry: Transducer Assembler (17 years) • Guy Roszel, BSME: Transducer Designer (4 years) • Tina Hall: Transducer Assembler (24 years) • Dane Hackenberger: Transducer Designer (38 years) • Bruce Pellegrino: Marketing (37 years) • Steve Strachan: BS Finance – Sales (9 years)

Bottom Row (L2R):  • Mark Feydo, BSEE: Instrument Designer (25 years) • Jeff Anderson & Holly, BSEE: General Manager (29 years) • Shelley Miller: Office Manager (31 years) • Bob Shaffer, BSME: Transducer Designer (10 years) • Dr. James Barshinger, BSME, MSME, PhD: President / CTO (15 years) • Jeff Drost, BSME – RVI Product Manager (30 years)  • Not shown:  Alfred Ng, BS, MS: ASIA Commercial Leader (30 years) Les Fultz and Jim Fultz

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