RadalyX - Robotic X-ray Imaging System (RTG)

Radalytica’s Robotic Imaging System RadalyX is an X-ray imaging system that combines single particle counting X-ray imaging detectors for high quality images with the flexibility of collaborative robots. The key parts of the scanner are two robotic arms with 6 joints. The first arm holds an X-ray tube, the second holds an imaging detector. The X-ray tube/detector pair can, thanks to the robots, move and rotate freely about the sample. The robots are moving synchronously so that the mutual position of the X-ray tube and detector remains the same under all circumstances.
Unlike conventional devices, the integration of imaging technologies on six-axis robotic arms gives imaging the possibility of great flexibility in terms of size or shape of the sample. The system can test advanced composite materials with complex curvatures using ultrasonic probes and/or X-rays.

Advantages of RadalyX

  • High resolution (55 µm or better) imaging of large objects

  • Real time imaging with immediate viewing angle and position control

  • Variety of scanning modes for different sample types

  • Spectral X-ray imaging for material identification

  • Air-coupled ultrasound scanning of complex curvatures
  • Extendible to 3D by Computed Tomography and Tomosynthesis

  • Easy programming or intuitive manual handling using 3D Mouse Move

  • Laser surface profiling

  • Ability to detect even the smallest defects in size of tens of micrometers

  • Inspection of hard-to-reach places and irregular structures from different angles

Many non-destructive inspections of products were previously unthinkable, as the need to adhere to the standard-prescribed distance of the X-ray source, detector and the given sample together with the scanning angle for more complex shapes could not be achieved. RadalyX overcomes these obstacles and, thanks to the 2D and 3D (Computed Tomography, CT) robotic imaging system, enables automatic inspection even for products of large and complex shapes.
The robots thus offer a high degree of flexibility in monitoring the complex curvature on both sides of the inspected object, in contrast to conventional X-ray imaging systems, where both the X-ray tube and the detector are fixed or have only a limited range of motion. Thus, robots allow to scan a sample with the use of X-ray from a different perspective to locate defects more easily, quickly, and better.
One of the major advantages is that the system can be moved to the object to be inspected. This is in sharp contrast to common industrial CT systems where the sample has to fit inside. Our machine can get to the sample.

The major benefits of the system are: