Etek Aero, Prestwick Aerospace Centre

YXLON WI26 G

The New X-ray Inspection Benchmark for Alloy Wheels

YXLON WI26 G is our latest inline X-ray inspection system for alloy wheels. Using our new digital detector array it combines high-speed wheel inspection with outstanding image quality.

YXLON WI26G x-ray inspection system for the aerospace industry
    • Reliable inspection decisions based on outstanding image quality

    • High-speed wheel inspection of the heaviest wheels with our new gripper manipulator

    • Automatic inspection software for a reliable, objective inspection decision and low pseudo reject numbers

    • Revolving in/out-feed doors for high throughput at maximum up-time and minimum maintenance costs

    • Automatic calibration, eliminating need for frequent program maintenance

      • Full integration into the plant for efficient and comfortable processes

System Capabilities

WI26 G is our most advanced inline wheel X-ray inspection system for alloy wheels, combining high-speed wheel inspection and outstanding image quality. The WI26 G is dedicated to automatic inspection with software that delivers objective and reliable decisions and a minimum of pseudo rejects.

The system has been designed for maximum availability in 24/7 inline operation and minimum cost of ownership due to low maintenance requirements.

WI26 G offers short cycle times for your whole product mix:

Less than 20 seconds for inspection of an example 7×17″ wheel with 5 spokes (that’s nearly 1.5M wheels per year) or
A short 22 sec cycle time for a 8×19″ wheel with 7 spokes.

New gripper manipulator technology supports a range of 13‘‘ to 26‘‘ size wheels with a maximum width of 430 mm and a weight of up to 50 kg. And our state-of-the-art YXLON Panel 460 detector offers the best image quality with 16 bit dynamic resolution and a large active area of 300 mm x 300 mm, which saves inspection time due to a minimum number of necessary projections.

New gripper manipulator technology supports a range of 13‘‘ to 26‘‘ size wheels with a maximum width of 430 mm and a weight of up to 50 kg. And our state-of-the-art YXLON Panel 460 detector offers the best image quality with 16 bit dynamic resolution and a large active area of 300 mm x 300 mm, which saves inspection time due to a minimum number of necessary projections.

New revolving lock system allows quick and smooth in/out feed of wheels at high throughput with a minimum of wear on parts.

WI26 G features a small footprint with wide opening service access doors and can be fully integrated in your wheel plant processes:

Casting station delivers the X-ray results straight to the casting for fast feedback new batches
Statistics server delivers data for continuous improvement of the production quality
Review station allows maximizing the inspection efficiency

Technical Data

Attribute Respective Value
Sample DiameterDiameter: 660 mm max.
Overall width: 430 mm max.
Maximum Sample Weight 50 [kg]
System Dimension 4840 x 2340 x 2150 [mm]
X-ray Tube 160 kV / 1000 W
Detector Active Area 300 x 300 [mm]
Pixel Pitch 200 [µm]
Bit Depth 16 [bit]
Cycle Time 20 s for example 7J x 17" wheel

Software

AI
AI software the system can work on a fully automatic basis without having an operator run the system. The software provides an objective, precise and repeatable inspection of X-ray images at a speed far superior to the abilities of a human operator.

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