Technicians have the ability to diagnose problems more easily thanks to the Tracerline Marksman ultrasonic diagnostic tool. The product, developed by Tracer Products, amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into natural sound, helping techs locate problems such as air brake leaks, gear and bearing wear as well as vacuum, EVAP system, exhaust, refrigerant and passenger compartment leaks quickly, Tracer said.
The Marksman converts inaudible sound into audible sound using a process known as heterodyning. Then, the receiver’s Sound Signal Technology fine-tunes the audible sound into the natural sound emitted by the defect itself, according to Tracer. A 10-bar LED display indicates the intensity of incoming signals from the problem source to ensure error-free diagnosis.
The TP-9370 Marksman master kit comes with a receiver, full-sized headphones, two probes, and an ultrasonic emitter that allows technicians to test for faulty seals, gaskets and weather stripping in passenger compartments, trailer bodies and other unpressurized enclosures. When attached to the receiver, the 12-in. hollow probe accentuates air sounds, while the solid contact probe accentuates sounds of wear or grinding inside gears. Standard 9-volt alkaline batteries are included for both the receiver and the emitter. All components are packed in a storage case with foam insert.