X-Ray vision inspection



X-Ray inspection is a technology based on the same principles as vision inspection.  It uses X-rays as its source (instead of visible light)  to inspect features which are typically hidden from view.

Images are created when X-Ray beams are projected through the object. As the X-Rays pass through the object, some radiation is absorbed, some is scattered and some is transmitted.

The radiation that is transmitted is measured and used to reconstruct  a mathematical representation of the object.

Abstract applications for X-Ray machine vision are:

  • Verify presence and connection of hidden components
  • Find cracks, voids, or other flaws in assembled products
  • Verify weld integrity
  • Guide a robot for assembly
  • Count the number of welds, teeth, slots, or other such features
  • Perform a critical dimensional measurement
  • Communicate with 3rd party equipment such as robots, PLCs, HMIs, and remote storage
  • Take high-quality x-ray images in the field with portable detectors
     

We have experience with using X-Ray inspection for pharmaceutical needles inside their shield. Also we used this vision technology for inspecting Xenon lights bulbs for cars. Furthermore, X-Ray can be used for inspection of food products.

Specific precautions have to be taken into account to prevent exposure of operators to the X-Ray beam.