YXLON: Now an Official Technical Partner of Lotus F1 Team

Hamburg - YXLON International, worldwide leading producer of X-ray and CT systems for industrial applications, is proud to join the British outfit Lotus F1 Team as a technical partner and to contribute with its technology to the team's achievements in a global sport where technology plays an essential role. To this effect, YXLON will provide its proven Y.MU2000-D X-ray system in a special configuration that includes Variofocus tube and computed tomography (CT). In the future, Lotus F1 Team intends to carry out most of their inspection tasks with this X-ray system, thus optimizing their inspection processes.

Primarily, the Y.MU2000-D will expand the equipment of Lotus F1 Team's NDT (non-destructive testing) department, as well as the high demands of their inspection department, which is often active 24/7. Lotus F1 Team are in no doubt they will receive tremendous benefits by using the system and they plan to take full advantage of its capabilities. 

Adrian Talbot, technical supervisor of the NDT department, explains what objectives the deployment of the Y.MU2000-D with 225 kV is aimed to achieve: "By adopting digital radioscopy, our general inspection processes will become quicker and consequently we will be able to turn cars around much faster between races. We will also be able to significantly increase the quality of single components both during development and production. With the use of 75 seconds-quick computed tomography, we will be able to give up cost-intensive disassemblings of high-quality parts in the future. Structural analyses of various materials, including fiber composites, damage analyses and nominal/actual comparisons to CAD data, can be realized much faster and more precisely than with other technologies. This will have positive repercussions on the overall quality and safety of our racing cars but also help reduce costs and facilitate a faster deployment of technology innovation."

For over 15 years the Y.MU2000-D system has been proving its reliability and flexibility in multiple applications all over the world, including a large range of samples and materials in the automotive, aerospace and other industries. Its state-of-the-art status is due to continuous and ongoing development, various options and upgradeability. Whether the system is used to spot check or serial inspection, the Y.MU2000-D is the complete, wide range solution for inspection tasks; and has been used dependably in research development, in institutes and labs, and in production, even in rough environments.

The optional Variofocus tube Lotus F1 Team system is equipped with extends the bandwidth of inspection parts thanks to the scalable focal spot ranging from 250 µm at 290 W up to 800 µm at 1600 W, with optimum detail detectability. The optional CT function enables the operator to easily and quickly change from digital radioscopy (DR) to 2D and 3D computed tomography in order to obtain more detailed information about material, defects and inner structures. 

To celebrate the new partnership, YXLON and Lotus F1 Team will be holding a surprise in store for the visitors at the YXLON booth F03 in hall 11 during the GIFA show in Düsseldorf from June 16th to 20th.


Emre Batur

YXLON Product Marketing

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YXLON International designs and produces radioscopic and CT inspection systems for the widest variety of applications and fields. Whether situated in the aviation aerospace, automotive or electronics industry, our customers are among the largest producers, major enterprises that place their confidence in our quality worldwide.

The name YXLON stands for assurance and quality for all types of cast parts, tires, electrical and electronic components, turbine blades, welded joints and a lot more. Our product portfolio includes X-ray systems for installation in radiological inspection envelopes, universal X-ray inspection systems on the basis of fully shielded devices, as well as solutions specific to a customer. Whether in manual, semi or fully automated operation, our inspection systems are ideal for deployment in research & development and can be integrated into any production process.

CT systems have been an integral part of our product portfolio since as far back as 2003. Computed tomography provides a three-dimensional insight into inspection items, thus enabling the analysis of inner structures, dimensional measurement tasks in metrology applications or actual-to-nominal comparisons to CAD data, to name only a few examples. Besides delivering a more precise inspection evaluation when compared with radiography, computed tomography also provides valuable information about the production process. Above and beyond such advantages, our microfocus systems permit highly detailed looks into the most intricate structures and tiniest components.

With our headquarters in Hamburg, sales and service locations in Tokyo, Osaka, Hudson (Ohio), San Jose (California), Beijing, Shanghai, Hattingen and Heilbronn, as well as a network of representatives in over 50 countries, as YXLON we're local for our customers all over the world.

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