New state-of-the-art wheel inspection system from Yxlon

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Following intensive test operation during production involving more than 250,000 inspected wheels, Yxlon has officially launched the new WI26 G wheel inspection system with ADR and the new Yxlon Panel 460 detector. The new WI26 G has been designed for speed and minimum maintenance requirements. An annual throughput of 1.5 million inspected wheels can be achieved with less than 20 seconds of inspection time required per standard wheel.

The WI26 G is equipped with the new Yxlon Panel 460, a detector that supplies extremely high image quality for reliable inspection decisions. What’s more, due to the extremely large active area, the number of projections per inspection run is reduced, which is equivalent to a saving in real time.

The innovative manipulation concept using grippers increases the speed of inspection even more. The efficient wheel feed and discharge via a new type of loadlock and transfer construction design ensures complete shielding against radiation and implements wheel identification directly during insertion. At the same time, the mechanics minimizes unnecessary wear and tear, while automatic calibration programs dispense with frequent program adjustments.

April 6, 2016

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