Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre


Industrial X-ray and CT Inspection System for Large Aerospace Parts

YXLON MU80 AE is a ‘large envelope’ industrial X-ray and computed tomography system designed for inspection of large aerospace parts. The system’s nine-movement axis and spacious cabinet offers a high degree of flexibility.

YXLON MU60 AE | X-ray and CT Inspection System for the Aerospace and Foundry Industry
    • Large spacious cabinet provides excellent accessibility

    • Synchronized movement of tube and detector

    • Detector cooling for best image quality

    • Active crash protection

      • FeinFocus X-ray tube for high-resolution X-ray and CT images

        • Customizable system to fulfill your specific application needs

          • Elongated parts inspection without stitching using HeliExtend for CT

System Capabilities

The MU80 AE is an excellent solution for sample evaluation, batch processing, and series inspection of large aerospace parts. This flexible industrial X-ray system has room to handle a maximum part size of 800 mm in diameter and 1500 mm in height and a part weight of up to 100 kg, using a motorized loading axis. A split door allows for short loading and unloading times and improves efficiency of inspection.

2D radiographic inspection with easy-to-program sequences can be paired with our computed tomography (CT scan) option, which allows for failure analysis in three-dimensional volume and slices. The FeinFocus X-ray tube and 16” cooled detector delivers high-resolution, high-contrast X-ray images and high quality CT scans and is supported by advanced software analysis for precise detection on the spot!

Automated inspection plans with multiple views can be conducted without human interaction. Just load and press the start button.

A spectrum of options further improve process efficiencies:

Review station for efficient inspection workflow
HeliExtend for CT of vertically elongated parts without stitching the image
Tilt axis +/- 60° specifically for the inspection of ducts and pipes

In order to ensure acceptable inspection quality of your safety-critical components, the MU80 AE complies with requirements of current aerospace industry standards such as MAI, Nadcap, ASTM, and DICONDE.

YXLON’s tube technology for long life and high system uptime is a prerequisite for repeatable, reliable results. MU80 AE is customizable to fulfill your special application needs.


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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