Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre


Industrial X-ray and CT Inspection System for the Aerospace and Foundry Industry

YXLON MU60 AE is a compact industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) inspection system designed for broad aerospace and foundry (automotive) applications. Flexible 2D and 3D inspection of casting defects and production flaws provide the confidence of a safe and reliable analysis.

YXLON MU60 AE | X-ray and CT Inspection System for the Aerospace and Foundry Industry
    • Compact X-ray system for high-quality, dependable inspection results

    • Optional CT scan functionality for three dimensional analysis

    • Manual and programmable X-ray and computed tomography inspection

    • Truelnspect ADR (automatic defect recognition) for foundry applications

    • Responsive solution that can be adapted to your special application needs

      • Compliant with current aerospace standards (DICONDE, ASTM, Guidelines by MAI, Nadcap)

System Capabilities

The MU60 AE is an excellent solution for a wide range of applications in aerospace and automotive industries such as light metal, special alloy cast parts, plastics, and welds.

The system is specifically designed to meet rigorous safety and quality guidelines of the aerospace sector. In order to ensure acceptable inspection quality of your safety-critical components, the MU60 AE complies with requirements of current industry standards such as MAI, Nadcap, ASTM, and DICONDE.

Clear, crisp 2D industrial X-ray images are complimented by our computed tomography (CT scan) option, which allows for failure analysis in three-dimensional volume and slices. With high detail visibility and brilliant image quality, even the smallest defects in complex system geometries can be detected. Welds of bleed air ducts or hydraulic conduits are easily inspected, as well as turbine blades and structural aircraft parts.

Positioning MU60 AE as a flexible, future proof system, there are a series of options to expand your capabilities:

Aluminum, steel and super alloy components
YXLON AdResult, a long-term archiving tool
Review workstation for image evaluation
Plastic injection molded parts
Data Matrix Code reader for part type recognition
Floor tilt axis for maximum versatility

The MU60 AE is also suited for inspection of foundry cast parts as in the automotive industry. Optional TrueInspect ADR (automated defect recognition) makes inspections smooth and time effective.

Add the high precision of a CT scan and even the smallest anomalies can be reliably detected. This is particularly useful in safety-critical parts like brake systems, which require a higher level of visible detail to meet manufacturer’s safety and quality specifications.

Technical Data

Attribute Respective Value (standard 225 kV) Respective Value (XL 225 kV)
Maximum Sample Weight 60 [kg] (opt. 200 kg) 60 [kg] (opt. 200 kg)
System Dimension 2250 x 1850 x 2750 [mm] 2700 x 2100 x 3350 [mm]
System Weight~ 6,5 [t] ~ 10 [t]
Inspection Envelope DR (2D) 600 x 900 [mm] 800 x 1500 [ mm]
Inspection Envelope CT (3D) ~ 150 x 150 [mm] ~160 x 150 [mm]
Focus-Detector-Distance (FDD) 695 - 995 [mm] 945 - 1245 [mm]
X-ray Tube 160-320 [kV]160-320 [kV]
Detector Active Area 1792 x 2176 [px] 1792 x 2176 [px]


The YXLON MU60 AE uses our PXV5000 system control, which offers you a choice of manual or programmed inspection modes. In the programmed mode the system runs without operator interaction. Just load the system and press start. Gain and offset calibrations can be easily integrated into the inspection programs for optimal workflow and reliable results.

IMAGE 3500
Image evaluation is greatly enhanced with our IMAGE 3500 imaging software. Its proven ease-of-use design is the result of a wide range of processing tools including filters, gray value scaling, annotations, and HDR live image filter, which make image processing and evaluation very convenient.

Our sophisticated software tool automatically performs, documents and archives reports according to the ASTM E2737 standard for digital detector array performance and long-term stability.

AdResult offers you a long-term archiving solution scalable across multiple sites, with archive navigator for convenient retrieval of images and powerful analysis tools.


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