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|NDT.net Issue - 2009-08 - NEWS |
|Garbsen, August 4, 2009 - YXLON International, a leading supplier of industrial X-ray inspection systems and computed tomography (CT) solutions for the non-destructive testing of materials (NDT), has received the "2009 Global Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) X-Ray Inspection Equipment Product Innovation Award" from Frost & Sullivan for the technological and product innovations that have been integrated into Y.Cheetah, the new X-ray system from YXLON.|
The TEAM Research department at Frost & Sullivan was particularly impressed by the excellent flexibility and outstanding inspection results achieved by these innovations in technology. The team designated YXLON as a "leading producer of key technologies in the field of non-destructive material testing based on X-rays and computed tomography." Alongside the 1-click technology, an emphasis was placed primarily on the innovative PowerDrive and Zoom+ technologies. These exist exclusively in the Y.Cheetah system and enable X-ray images to be acquired that have not been able to be achieved until now by any other technology or conventional X-ray systems.
In the PowerDrive mode, the tube and detector axis travel synchronously in opposite directions at a constant magnification. If the distance between the detector and X-ray tube is decreased, image quality is increased dramatically at a constant image acquisition time. As a result, using PowerDrive technology the need to integrate many images in order to obtain very good image quality no longer exists. The Zoom+ technology maintains a constant distance between the tube and detector while magnification is varied. This eliminates the time-consuming adaptation of beam parameters when magnification is changed. The "1-Click Strategy" means that all important functions can be achieved with merely one mouse click. Very brief introductory training is thus sufficient to generate brilliant, highly detailed X-ray images with Y.Cheetah.
TEAM Research is quite sure: "X-ray inspection is going to be led to a new level of technology with the revolutionary X-ray solution Y.Cheetah." What's more, the outstanding price:performance ratio is setting standards on the market for universally deployable X-ray systems. That, in turn, has an added impact in promoting sales. Y.Cheetah has convinced not only TEAM Research at Frost & Sullivan, but customers too. Andreas Knorr, the head of the Inspection and Calibration Center at Pulsotronic GmbH & Co. KG, is delighted: "As a result of the flexibility and simple operation of the Y.Cheetah X-ray system we were able to clearly reduce our inspection time and the expenditure involved with the non-destructive testing of our electronic components and products, while achieving very high-quality results at the same time."
Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award 2009 for Y.Cheetah, the X-ray inspection system from YXLON
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About YXLON International GmbH
With its headquarters in Hamburg (Germany), its branch offices and a network of representatives established worldwide, YXLON provides solutions for any type of production process. This applies for servicing and maintenance work as well, whether in shipbuilding, pipeline and vessel construction or the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries, in addition to microfocus inspection in the electronics industry.
The selection of YXLON products offered encompasses both microfocus and conventional X-ray and CT technologies. The portfolio ranges from portable systems designed for application in the field to standardized modular solutions or complex, fully automatic systems, yet also includes systems specific to a certain customer all the way to Feinfocus microfocus X-ray and µCT systems.