3 Requirements for Manipulators for Industrial Computed Tomography

By Dirk Steiner / December 08, 2014

Industrial CT is more than just scanning and image quality

The reality is this: The items you examine in your X-ray system need to be carefully supported, controlled and angled so the scanning process happens accurately, and each scan is 100% reliable. Poor-quality manipulators may require several different images be taken and edited due to alignment issues. This inevitably results in time consuming, costly problems.

That's why we encourage all potential buyers for industrial computed tomography (CT) X-ray equipment to be aware of the key features to consider when choosing manipulators. Here are our top three.
 

Software Integration

Software for CT scanning systems can do some pretty incredible things, no matter what type of scanner you're using. But, having poorly integrated software can limit the advantages of having great equipment. Better integration of a manipulator means having advanced calibration and alignment features that allow reduced time and manpower for scans.
 

High Accuracy Levels

Many operations place value only on the accuracy and quality of imaging while forgetting the importance of a manipulator in the process. This can be a mistake, as it could take your technician a long time to realign images and fix issues software alone can't correct. This adds up to additional labor and expenses for test activities. 
 

No Calibration Scan

Calibration scans are a sign your equipment is not up to par. Needing a calibration scan to align the manipulator with the CT scanner means the manipulator is regularly off position. This can consume valuable time and company resources. Make sure you are using a manipulator that doesn't need a calibration scan at the beginning of its use in order to get the best possible results.

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