YXLON Invests in CT Technology

YXLON International is kicking off a new era for its computed tomography (CT) division with the inauguration of two new radiation-shielded bunkers for the development and production of CT testing and inspection systems. Commencement will take place within the framework of an international training course for application and sales at the corporate venue in Hamburg, Germany. This ultimate relocation of the CT division to Hamburg means that YXLON is now focusing its activities at the company’s headquarters and creating the basis for driving the development of CT testing and inspection systems while distinctly streamlining production processes. The location at Hattingen in North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany, which had been responsible for CT systems since 1999, now will concentrate fully on its function as an inspection service center.
More than 50 members of staff from the fields of sales and application at locations in the U.S., China and Japan met in Hamburg March 10-13 to brief themselves on the newest status of technology in the area of industrial computed tomography and become acquainted with the newest products from YXLON. 
Fourteen systems are available in the modernized demonstration hall, the adjoining production hall and application lab in Hamburg, where guests can witness the possibilities for the non-destructive testing of materials using X-rays. Of these systems, 10 alone are purely CT systems or display an additional CT function. The range extends from microfocus applications like those utilized in the electronics industry, all the way to inspection applications with high outputs up to 600 kV, the kind of levels necessary for analyzing inspection items with very high densities, for instance large engine blocks. As an all-round ?whiz kid’, 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 7 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. Inspection results in a quality never achieved before are attained via newly developed ring artifact correction. 
?As a result of these renewed investments together with corresponding advanced developments, YXLON is ideally aligned to do justice to the increasing demands placed by the industry while being able to advise its customers in a qualified and solution-oriented manner worldwide,” said Ingo Grotkopp, vice president R&D/customized solutions, and Sebastian Schreuder, vice president strategic marketing