YXLON Invests in Four New Climate Chambers


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Responding to the growing demand for CT metrology applications, YXLON International has invested in four additional climate chambers in Hamburg. Two chambers are dedicated to R&D for new and ongoing technology development; the other two are part of production, where the YXLON FF20/35 CT metrology systems are fine-tuned for accuracy.

Computed tomography is the only technology capable of properly measuring and analyzing even internal structures of parts. Hundreds of high-resolution X-ray images taken from all angles are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional CT volume, which can then be visualized and edited with suitable software. Modern X-ray technology and sophisticated detectors can scan down to micro- and even nanometer scales. This makes them especially well-suited for the requirements of electronics manufacturing and new production technologies such as 3D printing — fields that require particular precision.

With their granite base, quality manipulation unit, temperature-controlled cabinet, and the stable focal spot of their micro- and nanofocus tubes, YXLON CT metrology systems are perfectly equipped for these tasks. However, any material will react not only to vibrations, but also temperature changes, so it is vital for metrological applications to keep the ambient temperature stable. The YXLON climate chambers maintain a temperature of 20°C +/- 1°C, both stabilizing the test objects stored in the room before inspection and preventing temperature fluctuations within the inspection cabinet when the loading door is opened before and after scans. They therefore qualify as class 3 measuring rooms according to VDI/VDE 2627.

About YXLON

YXLON International designs and produces radioscopic and CT inspection systems for the widest variety of applications and fields. Whether situated in the aviation & aerospace, automotive or electronics industry, our customers are among the largest producers, major enterprises that place their confidence in our quality worldwide.

The name YXLON stands for assurance and quality for all types of cast parts, tires, electronic components, turbine blades, welded joints and a lot more. Our product portfolio includes X-ray systems for installation in radiological inspection envelopes, universal X-ray inspection systems on the basis of fully shielded devices, as well as solutions specific to a customer. Whether in manual, semi or fully automated operation, our inspection systems are ideal for deployment in research & development and can be integrated into any production process.

CT systems have been an integral part of our product portfolio since as far back as 2003. Computed tomography provides a three-dimensional insight into inspection items, thus enabling the analysis of inner structures, dimensional measurement tasks in metrology applications or actual-to-nominal comparisons to CAD data, to name only a few examples. Besides delivering a more precise inspection evaluation when compared with radiography, computed tomography also provides valuable information about the production process. Above and beyond such advantages, our microfocus systems permit highly detailed looks into the most intricate structures and tiniest components.

With our headquarters in Hamburg, sales and service locations in Tokyo, Osaka, Hudson (Ohio), San Jose (California), Beijing, Shanghai, Hattingen and Heilbronn, as well as a network of representatives in over 50 countries, as YXLON we’re local for our customers all over the world.

Since 2007, YXLON International has been a member of the COMET Group.

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