Yxlon adds newly developed line detector to its CT scanner range

Published 06 August 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, composites, ct scan

The Yxlon CT Compact computer tomography system will now be equipped with a newly developed line detector Yxlon CTScan 3 as a standard component.

The CT Compact system is a fan-beam CT system for medium to large castings designed for the automotive and aerospace industries, but it is also suited for the non-destructive analysis of dense art-historical and archaeological objects and large-scale geological samples.

The new components should result in improved image quality, and significantly reduce susceptibility to noise, while the specially developed photodiodes ensure a uniform signal.

Where previously, the crystals had to be manually split by specialists, production is now machine-supported with the new CTScan 3, resulting in what Yxlon says is an improvement in crystal uniformity by factor 5.

This leads to reduced ring artifacts, and the high repeatability of the signal allows optimal calibration. Due to the higher dynamic range and better signal stability, greater material thicknesses can be tested with the same X-ray energy.

The solid housing is resistant to temperature fluctuations, ensuring optimised cooling of the electronics, while at the same time ensuring little scatter within the detector, resulting in much sharper images, cleaner edges and an improved detail detectability.

In the future, the Yxlon FF85 CT and CT Modular systems will also benefit from the new capabilities.

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