Model SWS Angle-Beam Transducers
Model SWS are designed for general weld inspection and other applications such as pipes, tanks, pressure vessels, forgings, and castings. They have top mounted BNC connectors and are available with piezocomposite elements (C series*). Interchangeable acrylic wedges provide maximum versatility and service life.
and their wedges generate shear (transverse) waves at the specified angle in a given test material to detect flaws that cannot be detected by a straight-beam transducer. Typical applications include weld inspection, tube and pipe, shafts, turbine blades, and wheel rims. Shear waves are produced by refracting a longitudinal wave in a precision machined acrylic wedge that also minimizes wedge noise.