How an Industrial CT Scanner Works & How We Save You Time & Money
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The Advantages of Excedr’s Industrial CT Scanner Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
When you think of computed tomography (CT) scanning, you typically think of its medical applications, however, CT offers a wide range of capabilities for the industrial and manufacturing sectors as well.
Industrial computed tomography (CT) and X-ray scanning improves quality assurance and quality control, allowing manufacturers to produce consistently high-quality products and add value to their customers’ lives.
Through the combination of metrology and tomography, highly precise measurements can be taken where once it was only possible to collect this data through destructive testing. Rather than cut into a piece or take it apart, industrial CT scanning allows the operator to measure the internal features of the workpiece without destroying it. The images recorded can then be used to create a 3D image of the object being scanned, providing data for quality assurance (QA) purposes regarding internal structures of a part.
Nondestructive testing (NDT) and inspection has provided manufacturing companies the chance to reduce production time via rapid detection and feedback throughout the inspection process.
Apart from increased efficiency, CT scanners also help companies achieve higher standards of quality by performing the highly precise 3D X-ray scans computed tomography is known for. These scanners are proving to be an excellent alternative to situations that traditionally required a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to generate measurements, and, in some cases, even improving the levels of inspection traditionally provided by various CMM techniques.
Along with QA, industrial CT scanners are commonly used in applications that include: Assembly services
- Porosity analysis
- Failure analysis
- Material inspection and dimensional inspection services
- Additive manufacturing processes
- Reverse engineering
- Part-to-CAD and part-to-part comparisons
Furthermore, many of these applications can now be performed directly on the production line, as the integration of CT inspection into the manufacturing process has become widely ubiquitous. Inline inspection systems and scanners also provide accurate and repeatable testing in quality control or failure analysis labs, where large batches of samples need inspecting.
Additionally, these scanners ensure complete traceability through computer-aided software that collects all the manufacturing information in a central database and automatically stores the inspection results for every manufactured part.
These features makes industrial CT and X-ray scanners greatly beneficial to the aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy industries.
Industrial Scanner Types & Benefits
Several important distinctions between scanner types include scan time, data acquisition capabilities, and beam structure. Despite any differences, industrial computed tomography systems and scanners are well designed and suited for a wide range of applications, across the board. This includes visual analysis and defect detection.
Scanner types are defined by the method of data collection or by the shape of the beam itself. Common types include parallel X-ray beam scanners and fan X-ray beam scanners, which are named for the method in which they collect data.
Some common systems that are defined by the shape or structure of the beam they use are called pencil beam systems, fan beam systems, and cone beam systems.
Each scanner utilizes specifically shaped beams as a means to collect data, with each shape having its own set of benefits:
- Pencil beam systems: While pencil beam systems are straightforward, they take quite some time to complete a scan, as the shape of the X-ray beam is that of a pencil.
- Fan beam systems: Fan beam scanners offer faster scan times than pencil beam systems, however, collecting 3D data using a fan beam system can take a relatively long time. Both systems offer efficient scatter rejection, where interference from the object is reduced, providing higher-resolution imaging.
- Cone beam systems: The primary advantage of a cone beam system is its ability to complete scans and acquire 3D data in a timely manner.
A common use for CT is assembly or visual analysis. CT scanning allows a manufacturer to see inside of the assembled component while it functions or sits in its functioning position, without having to take the component apart.
Certain software programs for CT scanning exist that take measurements of the component based on the scans performed by the instrument. This is useful when determining the dimensions of an individual part or measuring the clearance between an assembly of parts.
Typically, destructive testing is used to determine defects within an object, such as cracks or voids. CT scanning addresses the issue of destructive testing by eliminating the need to damage or destroy an object in order to test for its defects.
By scanning the internal components of an assembled part, CT scanners can detect and display flaws that may compromise the integrity of the part. This includes scanning for issues with porosity in metal castings or plastic molds. NDT testing and analysis is much less wasteful than destructive testing.
Lease High-Resolution Industrial X-Ray & CT Systems with Excedr
Industrial computed tomography scanning and 3D inspection holds endless possibilities, specifically when paired with both additive and subtractive manufacturing. The accuracy of this non-destructive testing approach will save your company time and money, and clear up many pain points you may face.
However, paying for an industrial CT scanner or CT scanning services can be costly, especially when a large downpayment is required. Bypass the large upfront costs of purchasing outright and lease your 2D digital radiography and 3D CT equipment with Excedr instead. Our leasing program spreads out costs over time and reduces the chances of equipment downtime with comprehensive repair and preventive maintenance services.
Request an industrial CT scanner lease estimate and learn more about the costs of our programs. Or, you can simply get in touch with us to go over our program and how it works.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.
Industrial CT Scanner Manufacturers & Models on the Market
ZEISS METROTOM 1, ZEISS METROTOM, ZEISS VoluMAx, ZEISS Bosello, ZEISS Xradia,
GOM CT, ProCon, CT-ALPHA, CT-INLINE, CT-COMPACT, CT-MINI, CT-XPRESS, CT-MICRO
North Star Imaging:
X25 Industrial CT X-Ray Inspection System, X3000, X5000, X7000, MEVX Series, X3500 Standalone Manipulator, X5500, X7500
CT Inspection, XT H 225 ST 2x/XT H 225 Industrial CT, XT H 320 Industrial CT, XT H 450 for CT Inspection of Blades and Castings, MCT225 for Metrology CT
EASYTOM S, EASYTOM, EASYTOM XL, ULTRATOM