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Modular High Speed X-ray Detection and Sorting Systems for Production Process Control and Packaging Quality Control

Objective

The problem solving approach is the current limitations in application flexibility, sensitivity, speed and costs of on-line industrial X-ray inspection systems applied for food, packaging, general manufacturing and novel materials and combinations. The idea involves development of:
(i) a novel modular approach for the design, installation, operation, maintenance and servicing industrial X-ray systems (the modular concept);
(ii) a novel, fast and ultra-sensitive X-ray scanning detector, that subsequently is implemented as one of the modules of the modular concept.

A modular X-ray system design modular involving fundamental technology sub-systems will create a concept that agrees with demands for novel, cost-effective and flexible manufacturing. Apart from a novel shielding design, the project integrates the development of novel detector technology that enables the inspection on-line of e.g. new composites, polymers, packaging, light food products and micro-mechanical devices. Novel CdTe technology shall result in a 500 mm long scanning detector, enabling the improvement of sensitivity by a factor of 3-4, improving resolution from 0.4 mm to 0.1 mm for industrial on-line scanning detectors, improving on-line inspection speed to 120 m/min, and facilitating compact design. Additional technology modules are based Japanese and American competence with relations to IMS framework. The commercial benefit of the project relates to savings on:
-investment (due to lower system complexity), expectably by 20-40%;
-usage (due to higher usage by making possible the use on different lines; depending on manufacturing details this may be up to 50-80%) ;
-maintenance (due to intelligent surveillance and due to shorter down time caused by the flexible design);
-servicing and savings on reducing down time (by implementing novel product service engineering);
-future upgrades or modifications (up to 50-80%), as the flexible design allows the exchange and upgrade.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-IST-NMP-2
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
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Coordinator

INNOSPEXION APS
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Raunsbjergvej 10-12
Kisserup, Hvalso
Denmark

Participants (5)

OY AJAT LTD
Finland
Address
Tietotie 3
Espoo
CAVENDISH INSTRUMENTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Belmayne House, 99 Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield
ZENON S.A. ROBOTICS AND INFORMATICS
Greece
Address
5 Kanari Street, Glyka Nera
Athens
DETECTRONIC A/S
Denmark
Address
Roejbaekvej 3
Farsoe
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Dzerbenes 14
Riga