Hamburg, Germany / Cobham, UK, April 23, 2015. Industrial measurement solutions leader Hexagon Metrology and YXLON International, the leading industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) specialist, announce a close cooperation aiming to leverage X-ray and CT technology to improve industrial measurement.
Providing strong technological synergies through centuries of experience in dimensional measurement and X-ray technology, the cooperation will seek to develop innovative products for the industrial market, as Angus Taylor, Hexagon Metrology’s President & CEO – North America, explained: “Our intention is to collaborate on new solutions for manufacturing, combining the strengths of Hexagon Metrology measurement software and verification tools with YXLON International’s advanced X-ray and CT inspection systems. These new solutions will provide the cutting-edge measurement capabilities needed in the production of complex components and assemblies not previously possible.”
“The cooperation between Hexagon Metrology and YXLON International will also bring together the complementary skill sets of two world-leading companies. By joining forces we will enable our customers to bring non-destructive testing (NDT) and metrology closer together, whether in R&D, quality assurance, process control or process validation,” said Stefan Moll, General Manager at YXLON International. “With our knowledge of smart CT and X-ray imaging in NDT and Hexagon Metrology’s industrial metrology experience, we truly have the resources to design the right solution for every customer and implement it efficiently.”
Technological advancements resulting from the YXLON-Hexagon Metrology cooperation include the ability to make dimensional measurements directly on voxel data acquired by the YXLON CT systems. Operators will benefit from the integration of the Hexagon Metrology measurement software into the overall YXLON CT-workflow; merging smart CT operations with comprehensive measurement capabilities, to be demonstrated for the first time at Control 2015, booth 3310, hall 3.
Dr. Andreas Lechner
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Jonathan J. O’Hare
Global Program Manager, CT Systems
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YXLON International designs and manufactures X-ray inspection systems for the widest variety of applications and industries. If in the aerospace, automotive or electronics industries, our customers include some of the largest producers who place their faith and confidence in us worldwide.
The name YXLON stands for assurance and quality for all types of cast parts, for tires, electrical and electronic components, turbine blades, welding seams and a lot more. Our product portfolio encompasses X-ray systems for installation in X-ray inspection rooms, universal X-ray systems based on full-protection devices as well as customized solutions. If manually, semi or fully automatically operated, our inspection systems can be integrated into any production process.
Already since 2003, Computed Tomography (CT) systems have been a part of our product portfolio. They are designed and built at our headquarters in Hamburg. CT, which captures the 3D representation of objects, is the choice of preference when it comes to applications in testing materials that call for details with even greater precision than are possible using two-dimensional radioscopy. The same applies for geometric dimensioning tasks, a particularly important factor in research & development. We also offer microfocus systems for detailed insights into even finer structures.
With our headquarters in Hamburg, Germany along with 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, YXLON is as good as on-site at our customers worldwide.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.
With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centres for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.com.
Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.