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Band Clamps Used in TR-343 Transducer Assembly

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BAND-IT ULTRA-LOK® ALLOY 625 CLAMPS SECURE RUBBER BOOT ON TR-343 TRANSDUCER ELEMENTS

A key component of sonar systems for surface military vessels is the AN/SQS-53C Sonar array, made up of 576 TR-343 Transducers, the array is located in the "bulb" on the bow just below the water surface. Each of those transducers contains a rubber boot or sleeve secured with an ULTRA-LOK Alloy 625 band. 

 

Band-Fast Aces the Test BAND-IT IDENTIFIED AS ONLY SOURCE

During the sourcing process, the US Navy identified BAND-IT as the only responsible source capable of providing the required supplies. Citing the potential for delays and unrecovered costs, the agency chose BAND-IT as the only approved manufacturer based on performance and testing requirements of the Critical Item Production Fabrication Specifications (CIPFS) for the Transducer. 

TR-343 Transducer by the Numbers

Current Quantity: 44,352

576 Identical Transducers make up the Sonar Transducer Array Unit 717

Sonar Detecting Ranging Set AN/SQS-53C(V) 1&2 used on all Arleigh Burke DDG-51 Destroyers and several Ticonderoga CG-47 Class Cruisers

BAND-IT Can Help You Make Changes with Confidence

Balancing the potential positive impact of making a design change against the established specification can be risky. You need to make that decision with confidence. When it’s time for you to reevaluate your cable management, turn to BAND-IT. We’ll help you find a cost-effective, tested solution that exceeds your performance requirements and helps cut costs.

 How can BAND-IT can assist with your project? Contact a member of our Application Engineering Team. 

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