Woodpecker Automated Tap Tester
The Woodpeker range of hand-held NDI instruments are battery operated automated tap testers. Simple to operate they utilise a CPU and sensors, clearly showing the degree of delamination of the item under test. They can be linked to a PC with related software and cables to provide a map of the material tested.
Handpiece being used on a
piece of carbon structure
- WP-631: The original Woodpecker developed some 20+ years ago. It incorporated all of the standard features, but did not have the option of being used with the WP-632M Monitor.
- WP-632: Over the last 15 to 20 years this Woodpecker became widely accepted as the tool of choice for first line inspcetion by many of the Worlds OEM manufacturers, airline maintenance bases and military establishments. It was designed to be used with the WP-632M Monitor and could be plugged into a PC to extract saved data points. It has now been replaced by the WP-632AM Handpiece.
- WP-632AM: The latest addition to the Woodpecker family replaces all of the previous models. It has an LCD display built into the Handpiece, which clearly shows the set and measured contact times (in milli seconds) of the structure under test. It can be function tested in house to the manufacturers specification, utilising an optional kit and a traceable calibration service is available.
The Woodpecker WP-632AM-R Handpiece is the latest incarnation of the Woodpecker automated tap tester. It offers all the advantages of the previous models but is supplied with a remote probe as standard, with the option of using a smaller XY plotter.
Having an LCD display built into the Handpiece, it clearly shows the set and measured contact times (in mili seconds), making it easier to set up on the test standard. With integrated battery backup RAM (BBRAM), the unit data logs points giving a record / history that can be saved creating traceability of a scan.
A Function Test Kit is also included with the unit, which means that it can be function tested in-house to the manufacturer's specification without the need for other expensive equipment. Note that this does not replace the necessity for annual calibration (if required), which is recommended on an annual basis.
The Woodpecker WP-632AM combines both the former WP-632 Handpiece and WP-632M Monitor into one unit making it a more powerful tool than previous models.
Having an LCD display built into the Handpiece, it clearly shows the set and measured contact times (in mili seconds), making it easier to setup on the test standard. The unit data-log's points giving a record / history that can be saved creating traceability of a scan.
The display means that it can be function tested in house to the manufacturers specification without the need of other expensive equipment; a Function Test Kit is required.
The Woodpecker WP-632M Monitor is available as an option for the WP-632 Handpiece. When connected to Woodpecker WP-632 it displays the measured values (in mili-seconds ms) both graphically and in a bar-graph. Set points can also be added to the memory.
It is provided with cables & software for data transmission to a PC when required.