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