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C-Clamp Encoder

C-Clamp Encoder

The C-Clamp Encoder is a compact waterproof wheel encoder for linear phased array inspections. Requires no tools for setup and operation and can also fit a broad range of ultrasonic transducers and wedges.
The C-Clamp Encoder is a compact waterproof wheel encoder for linear phased array inspections. Requires no tools for setup and operation and can also fit a broad range of ultrasonic transducers and wedges.

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The C-Clamp Encoder is a compact waterproof wheel encoder for linear phased array inspections. Requires no tools for setup and operation and can also fit a broad range of ultrasonic transducers and wedges.
Overview

The C-Clamp encoder is an economical universal accessory for single axis inspections requiring no tools for setup and operation. Ideally suited to linear manual phased array inspections it can also fit a broad range of ultrasonic transducers and wedges. The compact design allows use in areas with limited access.

The C-Clamp Encoder arms can be quickly adjusted to the transducer or wedge width and then locked and clamped with thumbscrews. The waterproof wheel encoder is then fitted either behind or alongside the clamp dependent upon the inspection needs. The encoder is spring loaded onto the surface with the spring tension adjustable via the attachment thumb screw.

This simple and versatile encoding device is ideal for single-axis manual phased array inspections including:

  • Pipe and vessel welds
  • Bolt hole crack detection
  • Linear array corrosion mapping
  • B and D-scans
Benefits
  • Simple: Economical solution that requires no tools to set up
  • Precise: High resolution encoded scans for single axis applications
  • Versatile: Fully adjustable for any transducer or wedge up to 55mm wide
  • Strong clamp mechanism ensures no lateral movement of encoder when scanning
  • Encoder is offset from the inspection area to reduce the risk of the wheel skidding on couplant
  • Waterproof
  • Adjustable spring loading guarantees encoder always stays in contact with inspection surface
  • Compact design allows use in areas with limited access
  • Can be used with any instrumentation
Specification
  • Clamp width: Max opening 55mm
  • Encoder wheel diameter: 39mm
  • Encoder Resolution: 33 steps/mm
  • Waterproof: IP68 rated (immersion up to 1m)
  • Adjustable encoder spring-loading
  • Can be positioned at 0° & 90° (for B & D scans)
  • Termination options available for any manufacturers instrumentation
Kit & Accessories

Standard Kit:

  • Encoder with 2.5m cable
  • Universal clamp system
  • Protective Case

Accessories:

  • Phased array probes and wedges
  • Phased array calibration block
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The C-Clamp encoder is an economical universal accessory for single axis inspections requiring no tools for setup and operation.

Ideally suited to linear manual phased array inspections it can also fit a broad range of ultrasonic transducers and wedges. The compact design allows use in areas with limited access.

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Can’t find what you are looking for in the standard phased array range?

At Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd, we like a challenge and so we can take on your difficult phased array inspection problems and deliver a working, reliable and repeatable solution. Our team work with you to design bespoke transducers and scanners tailored to your exact specification. Often we can make a small modification to one of our standard range to deliver a very economical solution or design a totally new concept should the situation demand.

Contact us with details of your specific phased array requirements.

Or call to discuss your phased array inspection needs +44 (0) 1925 826000

 

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