Foundries

High Volume Inspection for Foundries Applications

Quality inspection using YXLON industrial X-ray and CT inspection systems enable high unit volume inspection of typical casting flaws such as porosities, pores and blisters, thermal cracking, dimensional changes, and inclusions
Typical foundry casting flaws can occur in all casting techniques that involve materials such as iron, aluminum, magnesium or zinc. These flaws include porosities, the formation of pores and blisters, thermal cracking, dimensional changes, and inclusions.

X-ray inspection offers the opportunity for:

  • Verification of blowholes and pores
  • Geometric measurement of inner structures
  • Wall thickness analysis

Quality inspection using YXLON industrial X-ray inspection systems enables high unit volumes to be checked with rapidity and certainty using YXLON inspection software. Cast parts with a deviating casting structure can be sorted out of the production process at an early stage. The possibility also exists to draw conclusions regarding casting quality based on the types of flaws found, and then increase productivity by initiating appropriate corrective measures.

YXLON industrial computed tomography (CT) is able to supply important supplementary information. For example, inner structures and remaining wall thicknesses can be precisely determined using CT, even in the case of complex components. Information like this is indispensable, particularly during prototype qualification. 

For components bearing a relevance to safety, ascertaining remaining wall thicknesses following the casting process, or the finishing phase for series products, is of major importance. This measurement provides information about the material’s stability and thermal conductivity. Once a tomogram of a component has been made with YXLON industrial CT inspection systems, information is then available for a variety of analyses.