The New X-ray Inspection Benchmark for Alloy Wheels

YXLON WI26 G is our latest inline X-ray inspection system for alloy wheels. Using our new digital detector array it combines high-speed wheel inspection with outstanding image quality.
  • Reliable inspection decisions based on outstanding image quality
  • High-speed wheel inspection of the heaviest wheels with our new gripper manipulator
  • Automatic inspection software for a reliable, objective inspection decision and low pseudo reject numbers
  • Revolving in/out-feed doors for high throughput at maximum up-time and minimum maintenance costs
  • Automatic calibration, eliminating need for frequent program maintenance
  • Full integration into the plant for efficient and comfortable processes

System Capabilities

WI26 G is our most advanced inline wheel X-ray inspection system for alloy wheels, combining high-speed wheel inspection and outstanding image quality. The WI26 G is dedicated to automatic inspection with software that delivers objective and reliable decisions and a minimum of pseudo rejects.

The system has been designed for maximum availability in 24/7 inline operation and minimum cost of ownership due to low maintenance requirements.

WI26 G offers short cycle times for your whole product mix:

  • Less than 20 seconds for inspection of an example 7x17" wheel with 5 spokes (that's nearly 1.5M wheels per year) or
  • A short 22 sec cycle time for a 8x19" wheel with 7 spokes.

New gripper manipulator technology supports a range of 13‘‘ to 26‘‘ size wheels with a maximum width of 430 mm and a weight of up to 50 kg. And our state-of-the-art YXLON Panel 460 detector offers the best image quality with 16 bit dynamic resolution and a large active area of 300 mm x 300 mm, which saves inspection time due to a minimum number of necessary projections.

New revolving lock system allows quick and smooth in/out feed of wheels at high throughput with a minimum of wear on parts.

WI26 G features a small footprint with wide opening service access doors and can be fully integrated in your wheel plant processes:

  • Casting station delivers the X-ray results straight to the casting for fast feedback new batches 
  • Statistics server delivers data for continuous improvement of the production quality 
  • Review station allows maximizing the inspection efficiency

Technical Data

Attribute Respective Value
Sample Dimensions Diameter: 660 mm max.
Overall width: 430 mm max.
Maximum Sample Weight 50 [kg]
System Dimension 4840 x 2340 x 2150   [mm]
X-ray Tube 160 kV / 1000 W
Detector Active Area 300 x 300 [mm]
Pixel Pitch 200 [µm]
Bit Depth 16 [bit]
Cycle Time 20 s for example 7J x 17" wheel

Contact Us for Further Information

YXLON Sales & Service LocationNDT/Electronicsc/o Comet Technologies USA, Inc.5675 Hudson Industrial ParkwayHudson, OH 44236USAToll free: 877-XRAY-100yxlon@yxlon.com+1 234 284 7849