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Sonatest Ltd announce the extension of their range with the new generation WheelProbe 2

As the first company to introduce and promote the WheelProbe concept almost 10 years ago, Sonatest has now taken the idea to a new level. Based on its own patented tyre material technology, the WheelProbe 2 – or 'WP2' – allows faster and more efficient scan mapping of large composite, aluminum and other metal surfaces.

As the best alternative to immersion inspection, the WheelProbe 2 offers an impressive 1mm near surface resolution in the latest composite materials using a 5MHz array. Available also with 10MHz, 3.5MHz and 2MHz versions, the WP2 is capable of measuring flaws in other more attenuating materials. Weighing only 1Kg and 45% lighter than the earlier generation, this more versatile model offers distinct advantages for the operator, especially when scanning large areas upside down.

Incredible configurability and flexibility are what makes the WP2 stand out. Offering unique features such as adaptable handles, adjustable laser guidance, LEDs for alarm feedback, remote control with start/stop, indexing and reset buttons as well as the remarkable on-probe remote display, this instrument is exceptional! WP2 also has a detachable connection making cabling an economic and convenient 'spare part', which can be replaced in seconds, reducing downtime and increasing equipment utilisation. This also makes it easy to select the best cable length to suit the inspection task at hand.

“The WP2 proves once again that Sonatest innovates, yet listens to what the Industry is expecting. Being able to view alarms and monitor a C-Scan with the integrated display all directly on the probe, was a real challenge. But people asked for it and we delivered” – Yvan Gosselin, Technical Director of Sonatest.

“Compatible with Sonatest VEO, PRISMA, Rapidscan and other standard PA instruments on the market. WP2 is the solution for the inspection of composite, at detecting and measuring delamination, porosity, inclusion and other defects. Corrsion and thickness mapping are also frequently performed using our Sonatest WheelProbe technology” - Jonathan Turcotte, Product Manager for Advanced products at Sonatest Ltd

Designed for both manufacturing and maintenance applications and environments, WP2 makes exhaustive scanning of large areas more efficient than ever, saving time and providing comfort and confidence to its operator.

Press release issued by Sonatest Ltd on July 8, 2015


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