Yxlon Presents its New Digital Imaging Procedure for Visual X-Ray Inspection: Y.HDR-Inspect

Yxlon International is a leading supplier of industrial X-ray inspection systems and computed tomography solutions for the non-destructive testing of materials on an industrial scale. With Y.HDR-Inspect, Yxlon presents its new standard solution for digital image generation in visual X-ray inspection. This solution will find wide-ranging fields for deployment, above all in the aviation, aerospace and automotive industries, as well as in foundry casting.

Yxlon uses the abbreviation HDR for its procedure involving highly dynamic radioscopy. A special filter is used to generate a live image on which the irradiated inspection item seems to be made from glass. When the operator moves the inspection item within the beam while being X-rayed, statements regarding the spatial position of a flaw in the inspection item and its three-dimensional characteristics can be made quickly and with assurance.

Beyond that, flaws in an inspection item’s material thicknesses can be detected and localised using this solution, but without having to continuously adjust the X-ray parameters. This, in turn, leads to a substantial saving of time.

Y.HDR-Inspect consists of a digital flat-panel detector and an advanced version of the Y.Image software with extensive functionalities, among which the new filter algorithms capable of creating live images stand out. The flat-panel detectors have been a proven standard for X-ray applications in the fields of aviation and aerospace for some time. In these sectors it is important to ensure the highest image quality and detail detectability. The detectors also offered ample proof of their industrial worthiness in the automotive industry, where they were deployed in fully automatic inspection systems.

In comparison to the image intensifiers frequently used until now, the new Y.HDR-Inspect solution offers an improved image quality and detail detectability. The costs of ownership are comparable to those of an image intensifier. This makes the solution especially interesting for mid-sized companies, particularly for foundries, because many still use image intensifiers inside universal cabinets.

The advanced version of the Y.Image software included in Y.HDR-Inspect contains filter algorithms that are applicable in a live image. The tiniest flaws can already be detected at a glance by means of these algorithms. With this user-friendly solution, operators are able to start by using the settings they are familiar with. At first they receive the X-ray image they are accustomed to as a pure shadowgraph. Subsequently they can adjust the settings on a variable basis until the filtered X-ray image seems to be made from glass. This allows them to enjoy the advantages that Y.HDR-Inspect offers in terms of flaw and detail detectability.