YXLON International has begun a new era for its Computed Tomography (CT) Division with the inauguration of two radiation-shielded bunkers built to support the development and production of CT testing and inspection systems. The CT Division’s relocation to Hamburg allows YXLON to focus its activities at the company’s headquarters and the new location will help drive the development of CT testing and inspection systems while streamlining production processes.
The bunkers have already been used for an international training course for application and sales personnel at the company’s facility in Hamburg, Germany. More than 50 sales and application staff members from the United States, China and Japan met in Hamburg on March 10-13, 2015. The goals were to recieve updates on new industrial computed tomography technologies and familiarize themselves with YXLON’s newest products. Specialists from the company’s research and development, marketing, sales and application groups engaged in topics related to CT technology and demonstrated new functions of the large-scale YXLON CT systems. Hands-on application training courses and several workshops complemented the theoretical portion of the program and offered opportunities for participants to put their new knowledge into practice.
Fourteen systems are now available in Hamburg’s updated demonstration hall, adjoining production hall, and application lab. These systems allow guests to see a wealth of possibilities for the non-destructive testing of materials using X-rays. Ten of these systems are purely CT systems or display an additional CT function. The range extends from microfocus applications, like those employed in the electronics industry, all the way to applications involving inspection of high density items such as large engine blocks, using systems with outputs up to 600 kV. The Y.CT Modular inspection system is equipped with a high-performance tube, a microfocus tube, a line detector and a flat-panel detector. With seven possible manipulation axes, the most recent testing and inspection technologies such as laminography and helical CT are possible for parts of nearly all scales and dimensions. A newly developed ring artifact correction feature delivers inspection results at a quality never achieved before.
This event has allowed YXLON International to highlight two important points: The company’s major focus on computed tomography and the drive to deliver ongoing developments in this field.