Steel Casting

To avoid material failure, it is necessary to use X-ray to test casting parts for typical defects: porosities, cracks or inclusions in the wrong area can have severe consequences. Especially safety relevant parts have to be inspected completely.

Steel casting is a technique used in many different industries. Even though most major global car manufacturers switched to Aluminum, many automotive companies still use steel for steering knuckles, chassis parts and other heavy duty elements in cars and especially trucks. Other industries are foundries that produce pipes, valves and other critical parts for the oil and gas industry.

Very heavy parts can be transported on carts or rails inside the inspection rooms. Roof mounted systems like the XRHGantry allow a flexible and convenient inspection of those parts. Many R&D Labs also fine-tune their casting procedure for new products using the innovative VisiConsult CT solutions. The XRH222 for example helps to detect porosity cluster, defect patterns, actual-nominal comparison and many other helpful analyses. The top-loaderversion allows convenient loading by crane and can be used up to 450kV for high wall thicknesses.

All VisiConsult solutions are proven in field and are designed in a sturdy industrial design to endure the demanding conditions inside a “dirty” production area and are optimized to offer a maximum throughput.

  • Detection of porosities, inclusions, cracks and other flaws
  • Geometric measurement of inner structures
  • Advanced 3D analyses with Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Highlight defects with the powerful Xplus image enhancement tools
  • Automated Defect Recognition (ADR) for high volume production

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