Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre


High Resolution Industrial CT System for Small/Medium-Sized Parts Inspection

The YXLON FF35 CT computed tomography system is designed to achieve extremely precise inspection results for a wide range of applications. Available in a single or dual tube configuration, it is perfect for very small to medium-sized parts inspection in the automotive, electronics, aviation, and material science industries.

Yxlon FF35 CT
    • Single or dual tube configuration for highest versatility

    • 2D detail visibility of up to 150 nm with new water-cooled 190 kV transmission tube

    • Temperature stability with granite-based manipulation

    • Innovative and intuitive Geminy graphical user interface with touchscreen operation for quick inspectionApplication flexibility using trajectories such as helical CT scan, horizontal field-of-view extension, virtual rotating axis, and standard Quick/QualityScan

  • Precise metrology MPESD = 5.9 µm + L/75, measured as a deviation of sphere distance referring to VDI 2630-1.3

System Capabilities

The FF35 CT is a compact, high-resolution computed tomography system ideally suited for inspection of your small to medium-sized items such as:

  • Electronic components like SMD
  • Samples of new materials  (e. g. metal, plastics, CFRP)
  • Microsystems, MEMS, MOEMS
  • Medical devices like hollow needles/cannulas
  • Light-alloy castings
  • Biological artifacts

A key advantage of the powerful FF35 CT is the optional dual-tube configuration (nano-focus transmission tube and high power micro-focus tube), which makes the FF35 CT extremely versatile. Each tube can be adjusted independently at a touch of a button.

Intuitive system control is accomplished via two touchscreens displaying easy-to-understand graphics. Intelligent functionality supports the user: As an example, ‘IntelliGuard’ avoids collision with X-ray tube or detector by automatically determining the outer-shape of the inspection item during a 360° rotation.

CT trajectories such as ‘HeliExtend’ (helical CT scan and reconstruction method) provide consistently good image quality from top to bottom, and capture elongated specimens with a high magnification scan.

The ability to select your own center of scan rotation using ‘virtual rotation axis’ (FlexCenter) offers considerable comfort and saves time. The inspected item needs not be repositioned if regions of interest fall outside the physical center of rotation.

A system health monitor gives you information on various parameters. Results are consolidated and displayed in a ‘traffic light’ representation. Additionally, you can access this health-state of the system and the progress of the CT (and reconstruction) from your office through our remote monitoring software.

Technical Data

Attribute Respective Value
Sample Diameter 530 [mm] (20.9")
Sample Height 800 [mm] (31.5")
Maximum Sample Weight 27 [kg]
System Dimension2960 x 1590 x 2120 [mm]
X-ray Tube Y.FXT 225.48 reflection tube,
additional optional Y.FXT 190.61 transmission tube
CT Modes QuickScan®, QualityScan, Cone-beam CT, Helical CT, virtual rotation axis, FoV extensions, Volume Crop
Manipulationgranite-based, active air damping, 6 to 8 axes, wide FDD range



Geminy is YXLON’s new software platform. This common platform ensures a fast, smooth workflow through synergistic features and intensive tests for the highest stability. Updates for Geminy will be available on a regular basis, assuring the very latest in operational confidence.


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