Nikon IMBU has launched three new models in its VOXLS range of X-ray CT (computed tomography) systems for non-destructive inspection.
The introduction of the 30 Series fills a specific need in the industry for users looking for an automation-ready system with the versatility to meet a wide range of industrial applications.
The VOXLS 30 C 225, 30 C 320 and 30 C 450 models are now available to order and have maximum source energies of 225kV, 320kV and 450kV respectively for examining parts of various densities and sizes. They also have a more compact footprint than Nikon’s 40 Series while maintaining advanced features traditionally exclusive to larger, more expensive solutions.
The systems are designed for automated operations across the production sector, especially for quality control in factories producing lithium-ion batteries or additively manufactured components. The automotive, aerospace, medical and pharmaceutical industries are additional target markets, and many applications will also be found in materials science, natural sciences, and academia.
At the core of this series is a metrology-grade, granite-based manipulator coupled with rigid steel towers, which provides a thermally stable and solid construction. High-precision motors, ballscrew drives and encoders ensure precise positioning and accurate movement of all axes, including the synchronous vertical motion of the X-ray sources and detectors.
The 30 Series complements Nikon’s flagship VOXLS 40 C 450, a larger capacity model launched in early 2023. Both 40 Series and 30 Series systems have industry-leading design and operation is enhanced further by the manufacturer’s extensive CT acquisition technologies and reconstruction algorithms, including X.Tend Helical CT, Offset.CT, Panel Shift, Pixel Split CT, Half.Turn CT and Tilted CT.