Industrial measurement solutions leader Hexagon Metrology and YXLON International, the leading industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) specialist, announce a close cooperation aiming to leverage X-ray and CT technology to improve industrial measurement.
Providing strong technological synergies through centuries of experience in dimensional measurement and X-ray technology, the cooperation will seek to develop innovative products for the industrial market, as Angus Taylor, Hexagon Metrology’s President & CEO – North America, explained: “Our intention is to collaborate on new solutions for manufacturing, combining the strengths of Hexagon Metrology measurement software and verification tools with YXLON International’s advanced X-ray and CT inspection systems. These new solutions will provide the cutting-edge measurement capabilities needed in the production of complex components and assemblies not previously possible.”
“The cooperation between Hexagon Metrology and YXLON International will also bring together the complementary skill sets of two world-leading companies. By joining forces we will enable our customers to bring non-destructive testing (NDT) and metrology closer together, whether in R&D, quality assurance, process control or process validation,” said Stefan Moll, General Manager at YXLON International. “With our knowledge of smart CT and X-ray imaging in NDT and Hexagon Metrology’s industrial metrology experience, we truly have the resources to design the right solution for every customer and implement it efficiently.”
Technological advancements resulting from the YXLON-Hexagon Metrology cooperation include the ability to make dimensional measurements directly on voxel data acquired by the YXLON CT systems. Operators will benefit from the integration of the Hexagon Metrology measurement software into the overall YXLON CT-workflow; merging smart CT operations with comprehensive measurement capabilities, to be demonstrated for the first time at Control 2015, booth 3310, hall 3.