STRUCTURE OF VOLUME PROBES
The main parts of the volume probes can be divided into two sections
- Electrical part
- Mechanical part
- Acoustic lens
- Acoustic matching layer
- Piezoelectric element
- Backing material
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The mechanical section of the volume probes contains:
- Pivot ball
- Drive wire
- Mechanical assembly
- Pivot Ball: The function of this part is to hold the acoustic array into a single axis.
- Drive wire:This is the connection between pivot ball and mechanical assembly. It couples the linear movement from mechanical assembly to pivot ball, which maintains the movement of acoustic array.
- Mechanical assembly:It controls the mechanical movement of the motors. It converts the motor produced rotatory movement into linear movement.
- Motor:It produces the mechanical movement for the volume probe. The motor converts the electrical power into mechanical power by producing rotatory