Model AWS Angle-Beam Transducers
Model AWS transducers and wedges meet the requirements of American Welding Society Structural Welding Code D1.1 and Bridge Welding Code D1.5. The transducers are available with piezoceramic elements (GP series*) and piezocomposite elements (C series*).
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.