GARBSEN, GERMANY-Yxlon International, supplier of industrial X-ray inspection systems and computed tomography (CT) solutions for the nondestructive testing of materials (NDT), has received the “2009 Global Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) X-Ray Inspection Equipment Product Innovation Award” from Frost & Sullivan. The firm was recognized for the technological and product innovations that have been integrated into Y.Cheetah, an X-ray system from Yxlon.

Frost & Sullivan was particularly impressed by the flexibility and outstanding inspection results achieved by these innovations in technology. The team designated Yxlon as a “leading producer of key technologies in the field of nondestructive material testing based on X-rays and computed tomography.”

Along with the 1-click technology, an emphasis was placed primarily on the innovative PowerDrive and Zoom+ technologies. In the PowerDrive mode, the tube and detector axis travel synchronously in opposite directions at a constant magnification. If the distance between the detector and X-ray tube is decreased, image quality is increased dramatically at a constant image acquisition time. As a result, using PowerDrive technology the need to integrate many images in order to obtain very good image quality no longer exists.

The Zoom+ technology maintains a constant distance between the tube and detector while magnification is varied. This eliminates the time-consuming adaptation of beam parameters when magnification is changed. The 1-click strategy means that all important functions can be achieved with one mouse click. Brief introductory training is sufficient to generate X-ray images with Y.Cheetah.

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