Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre


Effortless X-ray and CT inspection of cast parts

Due to the transformation to electric mobility, foundries are increasingly producing larger and more complex components. With its exceptional inspection envelope and the smart Geminy software, the UX20 facilitates fast and precise inspections of cast parts and helps increase overall production efficiency.

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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.

Comet Yxlon UX20 x-ray and CT inspection system



Automotive, Aerospace, Science & research, Welds, Foundries, Add. manufacturing

Defect size:
<1mm Defect, >1mm Defect

Part Size:
Small Size, Medium Size, Large Size

Mode of operation:
2D, 3D, 2D/3D

UX20 highlights

  • Intuitive operation with Geminy
  • Benchmark image quality
  • Fast results in 2D and 3D
  • Compact footprint
  • Robust design

Which parts can be inspected with the UX20?

Automotive and aerospace castings

Welded structures

Multi-material components

Additive manufactured parts

Special alloys

Plastics and fiber-reinforced composites


Which applications is it designed for?

Quality assurance and material analyses

Failure analyses e.g., flaws, porosities, cracks, inclusions

Assembly checking

Measurements of inner structures

First inspections

Small series inspections

Spot-check inspections

Process control

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Ergonomic design, no distractions

The clean layout of the operator desk allows users to stay focused on the inspection task. The height of the control panel can be adjusted to meet individual requirements to work in a standing or sitting position. The joysticks and buttons on the panel can also be operated when wearing gloves.

ScanExtend: Enlarging the field of view

The UX20 is equipped with a strong suite of computed tomography features. With ScanExtend, the wizard guides users through the set-up of various scan-field extensions, while FlexCenter sets a virtual rotation axis to inspect difficult parts or regions of interest without the need to reposition the object.

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ScatterFix 2.0: Optimized surface determination

ScatterFix 2.0 improves the quality of the CT data by reducing parasitic scattered radiation –for an optimized surface determination when inspecting large and massive components.

MesoFocus: Higher resolution, low maintenance

The MesoFocus technology combines the benefits of the mini-focus and the open micro-focus tubes. Three selectable focal spots provide optimum spatial resolution into the micro-focus range, while the robust design of a sealed tube makes the optional MesoFocus tube perfect for rough environments.

Technical Data

AttributeY.Panel 2323 HBY.Panel 4343 DXi
Maximum Sample Weight100 [kg]100 [kg]
System Dimensions2250 x 1770 x 2350 [mm]2250 x 1770 x 2350 [mm]
X-ray Tub160-225 [kV160-225 [kV]
Detector Active Area1280 x 1280 [px]3072 x 3072 [px]
Pixel Pitch179 [µm]139 [µm]
Bit Depth16 bit16 bit
Oblique Viewing+/-55 (45° in central beam)+/-55 (45° in central beam)
CT ModesQuickScan, QualityScan, Cone beam CT, virtual axis, FoV extensionQuickScan, QualityScan, Cone beam CT, virtual axis, FoV extension
Inspection Envelope DR (2D)710 x 1090 [mm]800 x 1100 [mm]
Inspection Envelope CT (3D)190 x 165 [mm]340 x 280 [mm]
Inspection Envelope CT (3D) with ScanExtend315 x 1085 [mm]540 x 1100 [mm]


Intuitive operation with Geminy

As the unique user interface for all workflows, Geminy makes x-ray and CT inspections as intuitive as possible. Diverse user roles help to streamline tasks: While the expert can tweak all parameters, less experienced operators will be guided through the workflow by wizards and presets.

Avoid collisions: SmartGuard

SmartGuard, a Geminy software wizard, helps to safely generate highly detailed images without the risk of collision when positioning the test part, especially when it comes to asymmetrical parts.

Keep track: part ID and part type

Track & trace capabilities provide the flexibility to add the ID/serial number of parts to the inspection data and reports manually or via a barcode scanner.

Simply share: Automated Data Transfer

Save time and effort in providing 2D and 3D inspection data such as images and reports by activating the Automated Data Transfer to a fileserver outside the system.

Stay informed: Healthmonitor

Operators can quickly analyze the system’s condition and performance with one look at the Healthmonitor.