Automation of X-ray quality control processes

Posted By : Anna Flockett
Automation of X-ray quality control processes

With over 30,000 visitors attending the Control exhibition to learn about the latest innovations in the field of quality assurance, VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions presented its two latest innovations: an automated XRH111 system through an industrial robot and the compact InSpect cabinet.

The XRH111+Robot is a combination of the renowned cabinet XRH111 for comprehensive X-ray inspection of small to medium parts and an ABB robot. Its modular setup allows manual inspection, automated defect recognition (ADR) and computed tomography (CT) in a single unit.

VisiConsult automated these processes with an ABB robot to achieve higher throughput and reduce labour costs. The system can be placed directly at the production line to take parts from a tray, conveyor belt or similar and places them inside the cabinet.

The system is one of the first combined in-line ADR and CT systems allowing a hundred percent 3D analysis of the parts. Typical checks are wall thickness analysis, porosity analysis or nominal-actual-comparison. This makes such a system the perfect choice for high-volume and safety relevant industries like automotive.

The compact X-ray cabinet InSpect can be used with Mini-Focus or Micro-Focus tubes and film, imaging plates (CR) or digital detectors to generate high resolution images of samples. The compact form factor allows usage in laboratories, technology centres and even quality checks of samples on the production floor.

Due to the flexible choice of image sources the system can be customised towards customer requirements and budget. The embedded screen directly shows inspection results and allows high-end image processing within a few clicks to achieve outstanding results. Comprehensive archiving options to databases, PACS servers, file systems or reports allow users to store their results. The intuitive operation allows highest efficiency.

Beside the XRH111+Robot and the InSpect VisiConsult has a lot more inspection systems based on X-ray technology in its product portfolio. The family company from Northern Germany has always focused on high end customised solutions like automated in-line inspection systems, computed tomography systems and roof mounted gantry systems.


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