Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre


High Resolution Industrial CT System for a Wide Sample Spectrum

The YXLON FF85 CT computed tomography system with dual tube configuration is designed to achieve extremely precise inspection results across a wide variety of material types and parts size. With a combination of state-of-the-art hardware and innovative software, the FF85 CT supports one of the most diverse application spectrums in the X-ray and CT industry.

YXLON FF85 CT | High Resolution Industrial CT System for a Wide Sample Spectrum
    • Dual tube configuration with a spacious flat panel detector

    • Excellent versatility via high precision manipulation with up to 7 axes

    • Temperature stability with granite based manipulation

    • Innovative and intuitive touchscreen operation for quick inspection

  • Expanded inspection envelope with horizontal field of view extension, Helical and dual helical CT techniques

System Capabilities

The YXLON FF85 CT is a high-power, high-resolution computed tomography system ideally suited for inspections of a wide variety of small to medium sized items such as:

Aluminum, steel and super alloy components
Additive manufacturing samples
Fiber-reinforced composites
Plastic injection molded parts
Historical art and archeological objects
Geological samples
Biological samples
Mechatronic modules

The strength of the YXLON FF85 CT is its combination of two tubes (a high-powered minifocus tube and a high-resolution microfocus tube) and a spacious flat panel detector. This configuration offers the ability to inspect the broadest range of items – even allowing testing of different parts in one run.

Intuitive system control is accomplished via two touchscreens displaying easy to understand graphics. Intelligent functionality supports the user: As an example, create your individual imaging chain via drag and drop icons.

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. Helical CT eliminates the need for image stitching and creates better images for tall parts.

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

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 from your office through our remote monitoring software.

Technical Data

Attribute Respective Value
CT Modes Cone beam CT, Helical CT, virtual axis, FoV extension, Volume Crop, QualityScan, QuickScan®
Focus-Detector-Distance (FDD) Y.FXE: 730 - 1675 [mm]
Y.TU: 1045 - 1995 [mm]
Manipulation 7 axes, granite based
Sample Diameter 715 [mm]
Sample Height 1100 [mm]
Maximum Sample Weight 100 [kg]
X-ray Tube Y.TU450 mini-focus
FeinFocus® 225 kV micro-focus


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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