European-style angle-beam transducers 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.
Sensor Networks’ ultrasonic integral-wedge angle beam models MWB+ and MWK+ are small transducers with side or top-mounted Microdot connectors and integral wedges for maximum versatility. GP series* (MWB+) offer the best combination of sensitivity and resolution. C series* (MWK+) with piezocomposite elements offer superior resolution, penetration and signal-to-noise ratio in highly-attenuative and coarse-grain materials such as austenitic stainless steel or cast iron.