ValuCT launched on the market

The system produces 2D or 3D X-ray images at the touch of a button, and users need no prior knowledge.
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The system produces 2D or 3D X-ray images at the touch of a button, and users need no prior knowledge.

Inexpensive X-ray system produces 2D or 3D X-ray images at the touch of a button.

In cooperation with our project partner VJ Technologies, we presented the new ValuCT X-ray system at the 2016 World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing. The inexpensive, one-click computed tomography system produces 2D or 3D X-ray images at the touch of a single button. Users can work the system without any prior knowledge, which reduces the costs of training and operations. They can adapt the system via a choice of pre-set programs without being overwhelmed by complex options. ValuCT thus produces images with parameters that are optimally tailored to the test object, and uses hundreds of individual images to reconstruct a 3D model. The system is suitable for all modern X-ray technology applications – from reverse engineering, to precise error localization, to metrology. In particular, small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises will benefit from the new system. “We’ve put the system through extensive tests in our lab. We used opaque components made of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer or aluminum as test samples – the kind of parts often found in automobile manufacturing. The test results and the data quality were of a high standard in every case,” says Markus Eberhorn, head of the Advance Development group. To respond to different market needs, two versions of ValuCT are available: the basic model is primarily targeted at the Asian market, while the premium model with enhanced functionality is oriented toward the European and American markets. The company Erhardt + Abt Automatisierungstechnik is handling European sales for the premium model.