Phased Array

 

Overview

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Sonatest offers a wide offering of phased array transducers in three different lines:

X-Series

The X-Series range offers a broader choice in transducer specifications (frequency, element size or quantity) together with the assurance of industry standard configurations. These X-Series phased array transducers have an integral 2.5 m cable but can also be delivered with a 5 m option. The X-Series transducers are now delivered with a quick I-PEX latch connector including an adaptor bracket that is compatible with any standard I-PEX instrument.


DAAH

The DAAH (Detachable Active Head) range provides a unique phased array transducer solution using standard cables and a range of detachable transducer heads. This concept yields advantages in cost and gives the end user more flexibility in the field during the inspection process. Moreover the cables are available in different length or also with a dual sockets option which eliminate the need for phased array splitter box.


Curved Array

Designed to inspect radius in carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) corners, the Curved Array range is mainly dedicated to composite applications (aerospace, marine, automotive...). The standard package includes a curved array transducer (5MHz, 32 elements) a curved delay line, the transducer holder, an encoder and the water irrigation system. This solution is fully compatible with all phased array Sonatest systems.


Stringer

Developed in consultation with aerospace manufacturers for scanning long stringer components where access to the stringer radius is critical. Using a solid hard-wearing rubber shoe, and moulded plastic hand grip, this transducer is also suited to scanning large curved parts. The stringer transducer range can be supplied with different frequencies, a standard 64 or larger 112 element array and is delivered with one or two high resolution encoders to ensure 100% coverage at each end of the part to inspect.

Features

X-Series - Phased Array Transducers

  • Phased array beam wave contact probe
  • Rectangular, lead zirconate titanate crystal
  • Damped for bandwidth
  • Axial and circumferential ID or OD profiling available

Frequent applications include: Aerospace, composites, machined parts and critical welds.

DaaH Series - Detachable Active Array Head

  • Phased array beam wave contact probe
  • Rectangular, lead zirconate titanate crystal
  • Damped for bandwidth
  • Epoxy face

Frequent applications include: Aerospace, composites, machined parts and critical welds.

Stringer Inspection Probe

Using a solid hard-wearing rubber shoe, and moulded plastic hand grip, this probe is suited to scanning curved parts.

  • Sensor Frequency: 2MHz - 10MHz
  • No. of probe elements: 64 or 112
  • Sensor Resolution: 0.8mm
  • Active Area: 44.8mm or 83.2mm
  • Recommended Aperture: 8 elements
  • Connectors Available: Cannon ITT, Hypertronics, Olympus








Downloads

DateTitleVersionSize 
Sept 2016X-Series Probes & Wedges Specification pdfV1 0.240MBDownload
Sept 2016DaaH Series Specification pdfV11.15MB Download

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