Phased array probes are made in a variety of shapes and sizes for different applications. A few types are illustrated here.
Typical array probes have a frequency ranging from 1 MHz to 17 MHz and have between 10 and 128 elements. Olympus offers a wide variety of probes using piezocomposite technology for all types of inspections. This section shows Olympus standard phased array probes, which are divided into three types: angle beam probes, integrated wedge probes, and immersion probes.
Other types of probes can be designed to suit the needs of your application.
Linear arrays are the most commonly used phased array probes for industrial applications. One of the important features that defines phased array probes is the active probe aperture.