Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT

Looking inside a piano

Cognitvie Sensor Technologies / Development Center X-ray Technology / 23.6.2017

Dr. Theobald Fuchs and his colleagues at the Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT are working with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum to develop standards for the computed tomography of musical instruments. Fuchs explains why this work is much more important than one might initially think.

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This kind of computed tomography imagery of old musical instruments is of interest to historians and conservators – and not least to musicians themselves.

Automated X-rays

Cognitvie Sensor Technologies / Development Center X-ray Technology / 23.6.2017

Place the object inside, push the button and collect the CT scan. Taking an X-ray is that simple with ValuCT. Good collaboration among three partners played a crucial role in developing this technology.

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© Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Franziska Köhler

Automated X-rays with ValuCT.

Detecting high-yield varieties of plants

Development Center X-ray Technology / 8.3.2017

© Photo Fraunhofer IIS/David Hartfiel

Researchers at the Development Center X-ray Technology use a 3D CT system to analyze series of plants.

The consequences of climate change are extremely complex and they affect developing countries more than most. For instance, rising temperatures can make regions uninhabitable and cut people off from vital access to drinking water. Even richer countries cannot escape the impacts of climate change and are being forced to change their way of thinking – particularly when it comes to agriculture. Modern plant cultivars cannot adapt quickly enough to the effects of climate change, so farmers need to grow plants that have adapted especially well to the prevailing conditions. This is why we are focusing on non destructive monitoring and plant analysis at the Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT.

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X-Rays in the fast lane

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Development Center X-ray Technology / 8.3.2016

© Photo Fraunhofer IIS/David Hartfiel

EZRT X-ray technologies test the insides of components in record time, ensuring their safety and quality.

X­ray technologies are excellently suited to the task of revealing even tiny defects or processes inside materials. To provide industry with suitable tools, the Development Center for X­ray Technology (EZRT), a division of Fraunhofer IIS, defines and expands the state of the art in the field of non­ destructive testing all along the product life cycle. Over the past year, re- searchers at the center have published many innovative new concepts. The researchers are especially proud of two new technologies: “HeiDetect Inline CT Compact R” and “MULIX”.

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We’ve got X-ray eyes – and XXL panoramic vision

Development Center X-ray Technology / 17.8.2014

It’s an attribute normally associated with comic-book heroes, but believe it or not real people can do it too, with the right technology. At a single glance, we can see through the walls of shipping containers and other large objects such as aircraft components and entire cars. Our X-ray eyes penetrate to the farthest corners of these structures and reveal the finest details – without having to open them up or take them apart.

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