Thin wall tube manufacturers have a few key requirements that must be met by the x-ray system for quality control:
- Throughput – the x-ray system cannot act as a bottleneck in the production cycle
- Floor space – floor space on a production floor is always at a premium. Thus the x-ray system must take up as little square footage as possible
- Reliability – the x-ray machine must maintain maximum up-time as production cannot stop. Delivery schedules are aggressive to begin with, delays are not acceptable/li>
- Material handling – part handling varies – sometimes the tube is coming off a coil and can’t be rotated so the x-ray components or cabinet must, sometimes the tube needs to be rotated, etc.
VJT offers customized solutions for weld inspection for thin wall tubings – sometimes the entire cabinet swivels, sometimes only the x-ray source and detector rotate, and sometimes the tube rotates. Whatever the requirement, VJT has the solution.