Modular system inspects automotive parts

A combination of sources, detectors, and electronics provide custom in-line inspection capability.

A combination of sources, detectors, and electronics provide custom in-line inspection capability.

The use of automated x-ray inspection systems has grown in many industries. X-ray radiation can penetrate materials, enabling inspection systems that can image and measure hidden features. For example, the pharmaceutical industry uses x-ray imaging to count pills in blister packs and ensure that literature is included in the box. The automotive industry also uses this technology as part of a growing need for six-sigma quality assurance and product traceability to limit liability and improve product quality. Many times, a single x-ray scan can reduce the need for visible inspection stations because it can perform a final quality check after packaging, rather than at key nodes along the production line.

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