Achieving safe, profitable production via high-throughput 3D Metrology Scanning
Phoenix V|tome|x C - 3D CT Scanner
Our Phoenix V|tome|x C 3D CT scanning solution offers a compact 450 kV CT system specially designed for non-destructive testing (NDT) and quality assurance labs, in battery production, in foundries or aerospace applications with the flexibility that allows for combined semi-automated non-destructive testing and 3D metrology for part dimensions up to ø500 mm x 1000 mm and up to 100 kg (Metrology up to 50 kg).
The low maintenance and production-oriented design features like easy loading tools, barcode reader, etc., as well as the new one-button|CT automation functionality make the Phoenix V|tome|x C a very efficient tool for high-throughput industrial quality assurance where the highest levels of safety, uncompromising quality, and increased productivity are needed.
The Phoenix V|tome|x C is the first industrial minifocus CT scanner with Waygate Technologies proprietary breakthrough scatter|correct technology option allowing users to gain a low scatter artifact CT quality level never before reached with conventional industrial flat-panel cone-beam CT. Waygate Technologies' new scatter|correct technology automatically removes most scatter artifacts from the CT volume. This technological advancement provides image quality similar to that achieved with conventional fan-beam scanning but at speeds up to 100 times faster.
The Quick|pick manipulator of the high-speed configuration HS even allows fully automated CT evaluation of large batches, e.g. to scan up to 25 turbine blades without any operator action within approx. 2 hrs. The system offers industry-leading sample size, flexibility, and maximum penetration power for high absorbing samples at 450 kV.
CT Scanning Metrology for non-destructive testing and high throughput quality assurance:
- 450kV CT system
- Low maintenance
We used to be GE Inspection Technologies, now we’re Waygate Technologies, a global leader in NDT solutions with more than 125 years of experience in ensuring quality, safety and productivity.
Phoenix V|tome|x C - Key Features
Industry-leading detector performance
The Phoenix V|tome|x C comes standard with our exclusive 4 MP dynamic 41|200 next-generation photodiode design industrial X-ray detector, It provides 10x increased sensitivity relative to the state of the art 200 µm pixel size DXR detectors producing 2-3x cycle time increase without image quality impact, making inspections and measurements more efficient and productive.
Compared to 16-bit detectors, the optimized 14-bit technology offers the highest efficiency with a dynamic range of 10000:1 and thus saves time in use and also generates less noise in the image.
As a premium option, the 100 µm / 16 MP dynamic 41|100 detector provides a 2x resolution increase without cycle time impact. Detection of 2x smaller defects without an increase of geometric magnification allows for the imaging of large objects at a higher resolution.
Precise, reproducible metrology
CT scanning provides precise 3D coordinate information of visible and non-visible surfaces. The Phoenix V|tome|x C delivers a measuring precision of 20+L/100 µm relative to the VDI 2630 guideline.
High throughput, automated CT process
Advanced scatter|correct technology enables scanning up to 100 times faster compared to similar precise state of the art fan-beam CT, without compromising image quality — even for high-scattering materials or composite samples. The dynamic 41 digital detector can double scan speed or resolution.
With one-button|CT functionality, the entire CT scanning process can be fully automated, minimizing operator time. In the high-speed (HS) configuration, the Quick|pick manipulator allows for fully automated blade inspection.
The Phoenix V|tome|x C boasts a robust, small footprint for production control with a low cost of ownership.
Optimized, flexible production process
Get industrial-strength CT performance specified referring to ASTM E 1695 guideline without the high cost of maintenance and operator time, while increasing sample size, flexibility, and penetration power for high-absorbing samples.
The Phoenix V|tome|x C can inspect different parts from multiple production lines for statistical production process control in one pass and completed as quickly as possible.
Max. 3D scanning area is 500 mm Ø x 1000 mm
Max. sample weight is 100 kg / 220 lbs (50 kg / 110 lbs for metrology)
Max. detail detectability is ≥ 100 µm
3D measurement accuracy of 20+L/100 µm referring to VDI 2630 guideline
CT performance specified referring to ASTM E 1695 guideline
Dynamic 41|200 detector for 2-3x increased CT inspection speed
Phoenix V|tome|x C Videos
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Industrial environments consist of multiple processes that must interact with humans and automation. Volumetric Computed Tomography (VCT) is a crucial component to the overall success of many of the industrial inspection routines. Along with Mobile Machine Tending (MMT) and collaborative robots, this allows for a much more productive environment to meet customer demand. A world-class example of pushing the limits of lean manufacturing.
Waygate Technologies | Premium CT
Discover even the most minute defects for total confidence in your product quality, without slowing processes down. Innovative PremiumCT systems from Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business, feature proprietary CT technologies for 3D metrology and analysis including industry-leading magnification (300 kV, in fact). Giving you the highest image quality at faster speeds than ever before possible.
Metrology by CT | Webinar
This webinar gives an introduction to the basics of metrology by CT and discusses the major factors that influence metrological performance. We also present the technical solutions that are necessary to make CT measurements accurate and precise.
What software is available for the V|tome|x C?
Phoenix Datos|x 3D computed tomography acquisition and reconstruction software. Optional 3D evaluation software packages available upon request for 3D metrology, failure analysis, and structural analysis with lowest scatter artifacts.
The Quick|pick manipulator of the high-speed configuration HS even allows fully automated CT evaluation of large batches, e.g. to scan up to 25 turbine blades without any operator action within approx. 2 hrs
What type of radiation safety does the V|tome|x C have?
The V|tome|x C employs a radiation safety cabinet for full protective installation without type approval according to German StrSchV/StrSchG and in compliance with French NFC 74 100 and US Performance Standard 21 CFR Subchapter J. For operation, other official licenses may be necessary.
What type of detector does the V|tome|x C use?
The V|tome|x C from Waygate technologies uses a temperature-stabilized Dynamic 41|200p+ large area detector with superior image and result quality, 410 x 410 mm (16” x 16”), 200 µm pixel size, 2036 x 2036 pixels (4 MP), extremely high dynamic range > 10000:1.
Alternatively the Dynamic 41|100 with the same size and dynamic range but with 100 µm pixel size resulting in 16 MP can be used.
If necessary optionally detectors a LDA detector package („fan”: 16 bit Linear Detector Array with 820 mm sensitive width, 2050 pixels, 400 µm pitch) is available also in combination with a Dynamic 41 detector.
What is the maximum part dimension and weight I can inspect?
Scans are possible up to a sample dimension of Ø 500 mm x 1000 mm (max. scan diameter ~500 mm) and 100 kg (Metrology up to 50 kg; for HS version: 270 x 310 mm / up to 10 kg rotation unit and 100 x 125 mm / up to 3 kg Quick|pick gripper), depending on the application.