YXLON, a developer of X-ray and CT inspection for industrial applications, introduced the FF20 CT and FF35 CT systems for non-destructive testing and measurement of materials. While conventional computed tomography scanners are complex systems, the new Yxlon Geminy software platform supports all levels of users and the best data quality in three-dimensional inspection. One outstanding feature is the new smart touch operating concept that involves two monitors.
One of them is arranged in a horizontal format, while the other is in a vertical format. This not only increases work ergonomics, but it also simplifies operational workflows. While one monitor is used for control and input, the other monitor displays current results on an ongoing basis. Touch-screen operation has already achieved an everyday status in private-sector applications.
The Yxlon FF35 CT combines precision with versatility. With the large inspection envelope and two different X-ray tube sources, the system can take a close, critical look at large objects, or scan the details of an inspection series of smaller items with a high degree of accuracy. While doing so, the directional tube head is enhanced via the new transmission tube head FXE190.61, which is optional.
The smaller Yxlon FF20 CT achieves the same standards for CT system precision. It is designed to work with highly specific, computed tomography data for smaller objects.
Operation via the Yxlon Geminy platform differs from conventional computed tomography systems in that it is controlled via icons and can be operated almost completely without reading text. The intuitive operation helps staff members to acclimate quickly during initial training so that operators are able to work productively with the equipment within a short period of time. The system settings are regulated incrementally via user profiles. The individual inspections steps, along with the imaging chain contained within them, are composed of ‘smart touch‘ graphic symbols in a block diagram.
Unlike the configuration of conventional CT systems, the communication between Yxlon FF35 CT or Yxlon FF20 CT users does not end when they log off: operators can obtain information via remote access using a wireless device, e.g., a tablet, or be updated automatically via push messages. Therefore, an inspection operator can pursue other work activities while the system implements a measurement, yet he or she will be notified on a timely basis when a work process is concluded. In addition, a quality manager can receive information about the system status at all times, whether results from system tests are available or if they comply with the specifications.