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Nikon Releases Versatile Large-Volume X-Ray and CT Systems VOXLS 40 C 450

Inspections and measurement range from electronics to automotive and aerospace components

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 12:01

(Nikon: Tokyo) -- Nikon Corp. is pleased to announce the launch of the large-volume high-performance X-ray and CT Systems VOXLS 40 C 450. This product realizes nondestructive inspection of various large and small components by using X-ray and CT (computed tomography scan) to implement high-accuracy measurement, confirmation of internal shapes, and defect analysis. It supports innovative manufacturing such as the production of lithium-ion battery individual cells and modules of electric vehicles, for which demand is expected to increase, in addition to automotive and aerospace parts.

Nikon has decided to use VOXLS (Volumetric X-ray Leading Solutions) as the unified brand name for its X-ray and CT Systems. VOXLS 40 C 450 will be the first product using the new brand name.

VOXLS 40 C 450 has been jointly developed by Nikon and Avonix Imaging LLC (Jeffrey Diehm and Brian Ruether, co-managing directors, Avonix), which is involved in the production, sales, and services of X-ray and CT Systems. All of its shares are to be acquired by one of Nikon’s U.S. subsidiaries. Production for Asia is undertaken by Sendai Nikon Corp. (Masaki Hashimoto, president), a subsidiary of Nikon.

The effectiveness of nondestructive inspection using X-ray and CT has been widely recognized, and the need for inspection of larger parts and prototypes is increasing. VOXLS 40 C 450 has realized the largest maximum imaging area for a single-piece cabinet in the industry with a height of 1,415 mm (55.7 in.) and diameter of 800 mm (31.5 in.). This product can mount two X-ray sources and supports a wide range of applications, from manufacturers to research institutions.

Nikon plans to work with Avonix to expand the product lineup to contribute to the manufacturing innovation of customers both at home and abroad.


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