Tangential Computed Tomography for Industrial Inspection 2001-01-0379
Industrial computed tomography has developed from a medical technology base. As such industrial systems reflect medical requirements which are not necessarily efficient for industrial applications. The Tangential CT scanner is truly a volume scanner system designed for industrial inspection. The part motions required for CT data collection are efficient and fit well with part handling motions normally used by industrial inspection equipment. The part enters the system, moves through the scanning station and exits with a single linear motion. The detectors are designed for industrial applications to maximize sensitivity while minimizing electronic and x-ray scatter noise. The system can be easily programed for different size parts with different resolution requirements. The result is a data set that is acquired efficiently and has the required volumetric data for Flaw detection, Metrology or Reverse Engineering.