Supporting changing demands in quality control
In the automotive sector, quality assurance has always been extremely versatile due to the variety of components. With the shift towards new drive systems and connectivity, the complexity of this task has increased even more. Comet Yxlon supports automotive manufacturers and OEMs in their aim to produce highest quality products in the most cost-efficient and sustainable way – and to prevent rejects before they occur.
Multi-material design, e-mobility, autonomous driving: In the fast-changing automotive sector, quality assurance must keep up with the new challenges. Just like the industry, Comet Yxlon systems are evolving constantly.
Applications of industrial X-ray in automotive
X-ray and CT inspection of metal castings, vehicle electronics, and tires
Classic applications of X-ray technology in the automotive sector include metal castings, such as engine components and chassis parts, but also electronical and electromechanical components, such as sensors and control devices, and tires.
The e-mobility challenge: bigger parts, multi-materials
The transition to electric mobility presents the automotive industry with various challenges:
- Castings are becoming larger and more complex to reduce assembly steps
- The need for weight reduction leads to the use of new materials such as carbon fiber-reinforced plastics
- Electrification requires fewer, but oftentimes multi-material components (aluminum, plastic, potting compounds, copper, steel)
- Battery cells, battery modules, and complete battery systems become critical components
The solution: CT systems for in-line and at-line testing
Comet Yxlon offers highly precise CT systems (e.g., for prototype and pre-series development), which reveal the internal structures of a part without destroying it. From initial sampling to inspection during production, industrial CT opens up excellent possibilities: While R&D labs benefit from the flexibility of the FF20 CT, FF35 CT and FF85 CT systems and their outstanding precision and accuracy, the universal inspection systems UX20 and UX50 for use in production environments bank on the easy, intuitive operation and mechanical robustness.
Using automation to streamline inspection processes
Due to its high volumes, the automotive industry is strongly production-driven and subject to price pressure. Comet Yxlon systems use automated inspection processes to reduce complexity, such as: creating automated test reports, recording dimensional accuracy and image quality, or facilitating user-independent inspection decisions with computer-aided evaluations, also known as automated defect recognition (ADR).
Automotive quality solutions: radial tire inspection
Today, hundreds of Comet Yxlon inspection systems are integrated into production lines worldwide to inspect components fully automatically, both castings and tires. Just one example: The in-line inspection system MTIS is the most successful X-ray inspection system for radial tires and gathers valuable data from each tire for statistical process control and feedback to production.
NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Our world class Imaging Division offers a range of innovative and cost effective equipment for industrial X-ray and CT for non-destructive parts inspection.
SUPPORT & TRAINING
Service & Maintenance
We have a team of equipment and process specialists capable of providing 24/7 rapid-response, ‘frontline’ support and training to compliment your own technical personnel.
We offer a broad range of cutting-edge X-ray and CT products designed to support all your industrial inspection needs. Whether your component is measured in micrometers or meters, we have a system that fits.
YXLON FF85 CT
With its dual-tube configuration, the high-energy, high-resolution FF85 CT achieves extremely precise inspection results for a wide variety of material types and part sizes.
Designed to provide intuitive operation, the UX20 system makes it easy for users of all expertise levels to conduct highly efficient X-ray and CT inspections in record time.
With its large inspection envelope, multiple field-of-view extensions, and a powerful 450 kV X-ray tube, the UX50 takes the inspection of complex, dense parts to the next level.
Yxlon Cheetah EVO
The Cheetah EVO is designed to meet the demands of Industry 4.0, enabling efficient and reliable inspection in the SMT and semiconductor industry as well as in laboratories.
Why choose Etek Aero
With our team of experienced and factory trained service engineers, Etek Aero provide a world class service that focuses on quick response times and putting customers first.
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