Industrial - X-ray analysis of components. Collaboration on the X-Ray Technology for Industrial Applications project

Consistent diagnosis of defects in equipment components in the transportation and aerospace industries will increase reliability and safety for users. In such production lines, SPINEA's products are of great use, thus contributing directly to the safety of cars and aircraft.

      The foundation of any society's long-term stability is its ability to see beyond its current capabilities. A typical expression that is often used today in connection with the success and stability of a successful company is the popular word authentic. It has its roots in English and refers to a view that consists of two meanings OUT and END, which can also be translated to mean seeing beyond the horizon of current limits.

... has a temporal meaning in the sense of seeing the past but also the future to come and to prepare products and services.

... also has a micro-spatial meaning, in the depth of space, structure, and micro dimensions, in the sense of seeing what is not visible to the naked eye. The word authentic translates as plausible, original permanent, especially in terms of structure, which does not change in the sense of surface and depth but also in the sense of permanence of properties over time.

This trend is the reason for the development of optoelectronic devices, which have dominated the industry for many decades. These opto-electronic measuring devices have formed the basis for other companies' component inspection, ensuring the reliability and safety of the equipment used by a wide range of clients and the subsequent authenticity of the products.

       One group of such devices are the optoelectronic devices of X-ray technology companies, or popularly known as X-ray machines. These devices were developed in the medical industry and currently have applications in the in-depth analysis of non-destructive testing of materials, where primarily invisible defects in materials are analyzed. 

       The principle of diagnosis of defects implements the same principle as that of the X-ray image in medical examinations. All parts of the imaged object are presented in a transparent form where deviations from the defect-free state can be analyzed.

       X-ray analysis in the generic sense is widespread not only in medicine but also in other industries. It helps in the study of the macroworld, tracking invisible space objects, environmental imaging of the marine environment, but also in the study of the micro-world by tracking energetic collisions and the interpretation of quantum particles in fusion itself, in lithography, in microscopes, in airports for baggage analysis and in other new scientific and technological directions.

      The existing advent of component minimization of machine parts, 3D printing of metal components, but also intensive material saving has created a marketing basis for rigorous X-ray analysis of components.  Currently, only the outer surface and shape of the component is scanned.  The future is open for dynamic inspection of the internal structure of the component. X-ray scanning can be recorded in 2D or 3D form. For the 3D form of the X-ray image, a smooth rotation is required with minimum fluctuation of the transmission error, minimum vibration which provides this rotation. A high load-bearing capacity of the positioning table is also required, minimum weight with minimum stop dimensions.

       SPINEA® products fulfilled exactly these characteristics. SPINEA® has been supplying its reducers to the optoelectronics industry for many years with no reservations about quality.

Potential lack of rotational smoothness, which would manifest itself in gear system errors, or the generation of vibrations during rotation would cause deficiencies in sensing micro-cracks within the material. Some cracks might not be identified and some would be imaged by deformed shape or size. Therefore, the choice and quality of the reducer are important in the design of these machines.

      The advantage of SPINEA® TwinSpin® high-precision reduction gearboxes is their extreme compactness formed by bearing raceways directly in the reducer body. This compactness and high load capacity result in better use of machine space and the possibility of larger weights and dimensions of the tested product. Elimination of vibrations is achieved by the ideal balancing of the reducer and also by the application of only rolling friction inside the reducer. Rolling friction is achieved by integrating the rollers directly into the gear mechanism. The high gear ratios allow the use of smaller servo-drives, thus reducing the space and operating costs for component rotation.  Equally important is the high rigidity of the TwinSpin® reducer and its stable parameters throughout its service life.

Consistent diagnosis of defects in equipment components in the transportation and aerospace industries will increase reliability and safety for users. In such production lines, SPINEA's products are of great use, thus contributing directly to the safety of cars and aircraft.  

        SPINEA® is open to new solutions and integrations. Its product portfolio includes a wide range of reducers from the extremely small TS 50 size with an axial load capacity of 190 kg, to the large TS 335 with an axial load capacity of 10,600 kg, which can be used to ensure precise and smooth rotation in these plants.

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