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Wheelprobe Series Launched by Sonatest

14 September 2008

Focussing on the increased use of composite materials, the new Wheelprobe is designed for rapid and intuitive scanning in the testing environment.

These probes feature a wide conformable rubber tyre which is acoustically matched to water, allowing near dry contact, and so producing high quality results without the need for couplant or large quantities of water.

The Wheelprobe range includes three models: a Single Element Wheelprobe, a 50mm Array Wheelprobe and a 100mm Array Wheelprobe. Developed to be used in conjunction with the Sonatest Rapidscan Series, these are now compatible with alternative NDT industry standard equipment.

The 50mm array Wheelprobe is designed for hand scanning of large flat or slightly curved parts, covering these areas quickly and efficiently. A central spring loaded roller ensures consistent contact across the wheel, even when scanning narrow parts. The Wheelprobe is able to provide high resolution data due to the incorporated 64 element phased array with 0.8mm resolution and a high resolution positioning encoder. The 100mm tyre has been constructed for very large area coverage and due to it’s size is best suited to flat horizontal components, but is also adaptable to curved parts.






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