Profile

The Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT is a division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Researchers from a wide variety of disciplines conduct applied research and development in the field of non-destructive monitoring along the product life cycle, from raw materials to production and recycling.

The basis of the research work is the development of cognitive sensor systems for data acquisition using X-ray and magnetic resonance technologies as well as optical Inspection techniques. Modern cognitive sensor systems generate an extensive amount of data from which information can be extracted in a targeted manner using intelligent software-based methods. These are then linked with further meta data in order to integrate the collected sensor data and their evaluation into an application-specific context. The knowledge generated and processed this way enables our customers to make well-founded, data-based decisions quickly. With our solutions, we are approaching the challenges of the present and especially of the future, e.g.:

  • Ensuring the security of food supply for entire regions by developing systems for phenotyping plants.
  • Enabling the recycling of raw materials using X-ray technology.
  • Reducing rejects by production monitoring.
  • Applying sophisticated methods and systems to improve product quality and safety.
  • Generating digital material data and thus ensuring, for example, the improved shelf life of products.
  • Digitizing cultural assets and thus contributing to their research and analysis.
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Non-destructive monitoring along the product life cycle.

Locations of the Fraunhofer Center X-ray Technology EZRT

 

Fraunhofer Application Center for CT in Metrology in Deggendorf (CTMT)

The Fraunhofer Application Center for CT in Metrology at Deggendorf University is one of the pioneers in Germany in the field of industrial X-ray computed tomography.

 

Location Fürth

Fürth is where the »Application-specific Methods and Systems«, »Contactless Measurement and Inspection Systems« and »Production Monitoring« departments work closely together to carry out the EZRT's research and development activities. With our unique know-how in the field of non-destructive testing, we are in a position to find a solution for nearly any issue.

 

Research Group Knowledge-based Image Processing and Visualization in Passau

As part of the "Big Picture" research project, the knowledge-based image processing research group in Passau is working on the development of three-dimensional image processing methods for large data sets, such as those generated in the XXL-CT.

 

Magnetic Resonance and X-Ray Department

The expertise of the Magnetic Resonance and X-Ray Imaging department in Würzburg includes the use of magnetic resonance and X-Ray in the fields of life sciences, materials research, non-destructive testing and new technologies.

Networks

Apart from collaborating with various Fraunhofer institutes, Fraunhofer EZRT maintains close relationships with various universities and other academic and research institutes.

Experts for every question

Our experts are always at your disposal!

Norman Uhlmann

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Dr. Norman Uhlmann

Divisional Director

Expert Raw Materials, Product Development and Recycling

Fraunhofer IIS
Flugplatzstraße 75
90768 Fürth, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-7560

Fax +49 911 58061-7599

Steven Oeckl

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Dr. Steven Oeckl

Head of Department PMO

Expert Product Development, Product and Trade

Fraunhofer IIS
Flugplatzstraße 75
90768 Fürth, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-7544

Fax +49 911 58061-7598

Peter Schmitt

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Dr. Peter Schmitt

Head of Department BMP

Expert Product Development, Production and Product

Fraunhofer IIS
Flugplatzstraße 75
90768 Fürth, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-7250

Fax +49 9131 776-7299

Karl-Heinz Hiller

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Dr. Karl-Heinz Hiller

Head of Department MRB

Expert Materials

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 31-83063

Alexander Ennen

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Alexander Ennen

Head of Department AMS

Expert Product Development, Product and Trade

Fraunhofer IIS
Flugplatzstraße 75
90768 Fürth, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-7668

Stefan  Gerth

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Dr. Stefan Gerth

Head of Department AMS

Expert Product Development

Fraunhofer IIS
Flugplatzstraße 75
90768 Fürth, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-7658

Simon Zabler

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Prof. Simon Zabler

Head of Application Center for CT in Metrology

Fraunhofer IIS
Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 2
94469 Deggendorf, Germany

Phone +49 991 3615-8247