Yxlon – X-Ray/Radioscopy and Computed Tomography (CT) Inspection Systems

YXLON International is the world’s leading provider of x-ray and radioscopy inspection equipment for industrial applications. Their range of solutions encompasses fully automatic, semi automatic and manual systems that cater for a vast array of applications and budgets. They pride themselves on being able to find the right solution for their clients in the area materials testing and inspection to help them produce the highest quality products.

Their product range is designed and built with a focus on quality. This combined with years of experience and innovation have enabled them to gain the trust of some of the world’s largest and most recognisable manufacturers in the areas of automotive, aviation and aerospace, shipbuilding and vessel construction, electronics and other industrial sectors. Some of their clients include:

AutomotiveAviationFoundriesTyres
• Daimler AG
• BMW
• General Motors
• VW
• Ford
Nissan
• Boeing
• EADS
• Honsel
• Superior
• Alcoa
• Thyssen Krupp
• Goodyear
• Bridgestone

Product Range

The YXLON product portfolio covers:

  • X-ray inspection systems for installation in x-ray inspection rooms
  • Universal x-ray systems based on full-protection devices
  • Customised x-ray inspection systems designed to the needs of the customer
  • Manual to fully automatic systems that can be integrated into production processes
  • Portable/mobile x-ray inspection equipment

X-Ray Inspection Systems

In 1997, YXLON introduced the Y.MU2000-D universal x-ray inspection cabinet. By September 2012, there were over 490 of these in use. In August 2013 they introduced the Computed Tomography (CT) upgrade that could also be retrofitted to existing systems.

In 1997 YXLON introduced the Y.MU231 which has become the world’s bestselling modular wheel inspection system with over 200 systems in operation around the world. In 2004, they introduced the Y.MTIS was introduced and had similar success with another 200 systems sold.

In 2009, Yxlon introduced the Y.HDR-Inspect imaging system that has already sold 100 systems and seems destined for success.

Computed Tomography (CT)

YXLON has been offering Computed Tomography since 2003. CT is the technique of choice for materials testing when more detail and precision is required than is possible with 2D radiography. It also offers the advantage of geometric dimensioning which can be extremely beneficial in research and development scenarios.

Applications

  • Cast Parts
    • Wheels
    • Pistons
    • Engine blocks & cylinder heads
    • Chassis parts
    • Turbine blades
    • Brake systems
  • Electronics
    • BGA soldering joints
    • Sensors
    • Semiconductor packaging
    • Relays
  • Welds
    • Aviation & aerospace
    • Power & petrochemical plants
    • Pipe mills
    • Boiler construction
  • Tyres and rubber
  • Composites – Fibre reinforced plastics
  • Materials Analysis
  • Cultural assets – arts and antiquities
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Aerospace
    • Turbine blades
    • Welds
    • Composite materials

Mobile/Portable Constant Potential (CP) Radiographic Units

Yxlon (formerly ANDREX)  manufacture a range of portable and mobile constant potential (CP) x-ray generators that are suited to field NDT applications. They have been designed for ease of transport so they can be easily deployed in remote locations and are suited to operation in all types of industrial environments.

These x-ray generators have been specifically developed for reliable and efficient materials inspection applications. They are also suited to use in demanding conditions where they deliver highly stable x-ray outputs regardless of temperature fluctuations and weak or disrupted power supplies. This ensures production of dependable results with low energy consumption.

Their portable x-ray generators are characterised by:

  • Robust construction
  • Reliable operation
  • Ease of use
  • High power output in a low weight package
  • Optimized for cost and efficiency

Applications

Their radiographic units are commonly used for

  • Weld inspection
  • Pipe inspection
  • Assessment of structural integrity
  • Crack detection
  • Quality control
Yxlon SMART EVO radiographic generators win red dot award 2015 for innovation

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