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NDT.net Issue - 2010-03 - NEWS

Curved Surface Ultrasonic Mapping at Speed

Sonatest Ltd43, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2010-03
Sonatest reinvents the Wheel – so you don’t have to!

Sonatest are proud to launch the new Radius WheelProbe, which has been specifically designed for curved surface mapping applications, often found in the Aerospace and Composite sectors. Continuing the proven success of Sonatest’s WheelProbe range, this new model is proving to be unrivalled in the field of ultrasonic structure mapping in terms of signal quality, speed and ease of use Composite and Metallic testing. Application subjects include areas such as Aircraft Wing Leading Edge, Aircraft Horizontal Tail Piece, Engine Cowlings, Aircraft Radome, Helicopter and Fuselage components. Additional Composite applications are Yacht Mast Testing and Marine Hulls, Wind Turbine Blades and Automotive Composites amongst others.

Ergonomically designed, the Radius Wheel Probe offers smooth handling, good control with comfortable grip positions for scanning around curved surfaces, and improved performance in overhead working environments. Circumferential and Longitudinal scanning are both completed rapidly and can be performed on curved surfaces with diameters as little as 4 inches. Fast and easy configuration for different diameters is adjustable in the field thanks to the Surface Curvature Scale, on the WheelProbe™, enabling quick adjustments and fine tuning.

The Radius WheelProbe™ is not only compatible with NDT Systems and instruments available from the Sonatest Ltd range, such as the Rapidscan Series, but also with a wide range of industry standard Ultrasonic Array based instruments, making this instrument one of the most flexible and result-driven pieces of testing equipment that can currently be invested in.

The industry sectors where the Radius Wheelprobe™ can be used include Aerospace, Composite Manufacturing, Marine and Shipping, Petrochemical and Power Generation.

Sonatest Ltd is a leading independent manufacturer of Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors, X-Ray Equipment, Scanning Systems, Thickness Gauges, Transducers and NDT accessories.

Find out more about the Sonatest Ltd and our products by visiting www.sonatest.com

Sonatest Ltd

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