The HeiDetect InlineCT is a fully automated and flexible system for X-ray and computer tomography (CT) tasks for the non-destructive test and inspection of a wide range of different workpieces.
The HeiDetect InlineCT allows the reference-free parametrisable evaluation of X-ray images. An X-ray source emits X-ray radiation that penetrates objects. This radiation is lessened depending on the material of the test specimen and its structure. A detector, which is positioned opposite the X-ray source, uses the residual radiation in order to create a shadow image of the test specimen. The various grey shades of the shadow images represent the differences of the test specimen's structure.
The PIDA or Volex6 evaluation software uses the created 2D X-ray images to generate a 3D model of the object. This way, it is possible to view the object to be inspected from all possible angles and to detect errors of the specimen or to qualify the specimen.
The small footprint and full encasing of the unit allow the full integration of the test process into the manufacturing or production process. Flexibility is ensured by adapting the goods or workpiece support. A fully automated rotation with up to 12 workpiece supports, which are fitted to the system, is possible. As a result, the system is available both as an isolated solution or an inline solution. Its integration into all common conveyor systems is easily possible. Naturally, additional functions and customer requests can be easily integrated or accommodated.
The detector by Perkin Elmer is characterised by its high light sensitivity. This is beneficial for the imaging accuracy of the object that is to be tested. The generously dimensioned detector area allows the transport of objectswith dimensions up to 40 x 40 x 40 cm.
The in-built high performance tube allows short exposure times and thereby a short cycle time for the test objects. As a result, for example, 600 images can be created within 45 seconds.