Angle-beam transducers 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.
Sensor Networks’ ultrasonic miniature angle beam transducer MSWSs have captive screws for wedge attachment and angled Microdot connectors for applications requiring low profile. Piezocomposite (C series*) offer superior penetration and signal-to-noise ratio in highly-attenuative and coarse-grain materials.