Western Instruments WE-3 Economical AC Yoke

Western Instruments WE-3 Economical AC Yoke

Low Cost, Lightweight and Compact

Economical & Compact

The WE-3 is a lightweight (6.3 lbs.) AC Yoke used for Magnetic Particle Inspection to quickly find surface defects. The WE-3 is Western’s economical alternative to the premium quality W-6 and WC-6 Models. This handheld Yoke is not recommend for use in Wet Method Inspection. The WE-3 has many superior features, such as its ergonomic grip, ruggedly durable Urethane Rubber Housing, and Quick Change Switch. The ergonomically designed housing combined with its light weight, reduces operator fatigue and strain permitting better and longer inspections. The compact design allows the WE-3 to fit into confined spaces better than full size Yokes. The WE-3 lifts over 10 pounds, exceeding ASTM or ASME specifications for AC Yokes.



  • Compact
  • Lightweight at 6.3 pounds (2.9 kg)
  • Comfortable Grip
  • Standard Micro Switch
  • Urethane Rubber Grip
  • Durable
  • Economical


  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Weld Inspection
  • Pressure Equipment
  • Piping
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Inspection Kits

Basic Dry Method W-DMB Kit

  • Carrying Case
  • Powder Bulb
  • 2 x 3/4" lbs. of Powder (Red and Yellow)
  • Field Indicator (Pocket Magnetometer)
  • Operator Instructions

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Deluxe Dry Method W-DM Kit

  • Carrying Case
  • Powder Bulb
  • 4 x 3/4 lbs. of Powder (Grey, Red, Black and Yellow)
  • Field Indicator (Pocket Magnetometer)
  • Operator Instructions

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Technical Specifications

WE-3 and WE-3K Specifications

Specification WE-3 (115V) WE-3K (230V)
Current 4.0 Amps 2.0 Amps
Weight 6.3 pounds (2.9 kg)
Voltage 115 Volts 230 Volts
Frequency 60 Hz 50 Hz
Lift 10 pounds (4.6 kg) minimum
Capacity 0-11" (280 mm)
Cord Length 8' (2.5 m), AWG3-16
Finish Black Urethane Rubber
Portable Power Supply Compatible with W-PPS Portable Power Supply
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