May 2017: YXLON rejoices over the commissioning of their 600th MU2000-D X-ray inspection system. After its market launch in 1997, the universal radiographic system is still one of the most successful inspection systems worldwide thanks to its flexibility and robustness. Due to continuous developments it has remained state-of-the-art for 20 years now.
This fact also convinced the Scandinavian enterprise NORLYS, a globally leading provider of sophisticated lighting fixtures with its headquarters in Oslo. Early in 2012, NORLYS expanded their activities by establishing an advanced high-pressure aluminum die-casting foundry at their Polish location, producing parts for their own product range and for the automotive industry. NORLYS’ quality policy can be put in simple words: “Our goal is the highest quality of our products as per the requirements and expectations of our customers.”
As for the quality assurance of their die-cast products, NORLYS decided for the non-destructive X-ray technology. Several employees had attended a seminar on the subject “Digital radiography and computed tomography in industry” at the Foundry Research Institute in Krakow from June 13th to 14th, 2016 which had been organized by YXLON International together with Casp System Sp. Z.o.o. Additionally supported by a skilled X-ray inspector of Casp System with profound knowledge and experience who could clarify in detail all open questions regarding the inspection processes, NORLYS choice for the X-ray inspection system YXLON MU2000-D was easily made.
“The primary task is the detection of porosities and cavities in our cast parts. This X-ray system does not only enable us to assure the quality of our products. Since the beginning of April 2017 it has been in operation for sampling inspection, and it helps us to optimize the casting parameters so that parts with minimum porosity are produced and scrap is reduced”, Łukasz Peciak, the Head of Quality Department explains.
Photo (from left to right): Damian Marmol, Przemysław Taras, Karolina Zoń- Słaby, Piotr Wańczyk, Łukasz Peciak – all NORLYS – in front of their new X-ray inspection system Y.MU2000-D
NORLYS is an international holding company specializing in the manufacturing and sale of outdoor lighting since the beginning of the 1960s. More than 20 years ago, NORLYS transferred the complete production to Poland, where they can today boast of a 13,000 m2 production plant.
With their headquarters in Oslo (Norway), NORLYS owns subsidiaries in Sweden and France, and has been cooperating with business partners in Finland, England, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Australia for many years. The company's divisions mainly deal in the distribution and storage of products.
At present, the Polish branch employs around 290 people. One of the company's major missions set out in the ISO 9001 certification is to improve the professional qualifications of all the employees. Investing in human resources has made it possible to increase productivity, competitiveness and efficiency. Excellent staff and technical resources allow the company to implement new models and improve existing ones. Today, the company can boast of fitting more than 80% of its models to state-of-the-art LED lighting solutions.
More than 95% of the materials used in luminaire production come from EU countries. High quality standards mean that raw materials such as aluminum alloy, steel and copper sheets, and other materials purchased for production, come mainly from Poland.
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.