From the intuitive acquisition of crystal-clear X-ray and CT images to advanced image data analysis: Comet Yxlon offers an elaborate ecosystem of synchronized image software solutions.
Highly complex tasks.
Highly intuitive solutions.
When developing new inspection systems, we always pay special attention to the perfect coordination of hardware and software. Our image software solutions are as diverse as your applications: From our proven user interface Geminy with its easy-to-use wizards to innovative software packages like VistaX that significantly increase productivity, our solutions ensure that you achieve the best inspection results – with the least effort.
Geminy: Award-winning usability for operators of all skill levels
User friendliness is a powerful efficiency and productivity tool: The simple, intuitive operation with Geminy, our customer-focused software platform for all modern Comet Yxlon CT systems, eliminates the need for time-consuming and costly training.
Geminy wizards and automated functions
Geminy offers graphical symbols, wizards, presets, and automation to guide operators smoothly through the inspection process. Due to role and rights management, expert users and beginners alike can achieve reliable inspection results, e.g. while using the various scan trajectories and scan extensions. Touchscreens, drag-and-drop functions, and a clean layout help save time and effort.
Stay informed: Healthmonitor
Operators can quickly analyze the system’s condition and performance with one look at the Healthmonitor. System health is indicated in green, yellow, or red for all major components. In case the status is not optimal, a solution and clear instructions are usually just a click away.
Keep track: traceability made simple
Either manually or using a barcode scanner, the part ID or serial number can easily be added to the inspection data and test report guaranteeing clear allocation also for future issues.
Simply share: Automated Data Transfer
Save time and effort in providing 2D and 3D inspection data like images and reports by activating the Automated Data Transfer to a fileserver outside the system.
Avoid collisions: IntelliGuard and SmartGuard
Systems with IntelliGuard assess a part’s individual contour within a few seconds. Collision-free manipulation is automatically ensured even in close proximity to the tube and other components. Particularly for asymmetrical objects, SmartGuard uses a wizard to define the exact contours of the test part based on the live X-ray image, thus ensuring highly precise manipulation.
VistaX: Three packages for highest resolution in record time
The new VistaX truly opens new horizons for your CT inspections: It allows you to see finest details in up to ten times higher resolution than before, and reduce inspection time and data amount without losing any details. Through increased system throughput, the powerful software helps enhance your productivity. VistaX comes in three thought-out packages with different features to meet your individual application and production requirements.
The best-in-class entry-level package contains threse features:
Choose a mode according to your requirements: Use QuickScan for a revealing overview or QualityScan for high-resolution in-depth analysis. Do you want to scan flat components in high resolution? Then SpeedMode will supply you with up to three times faster scans than with the classic QualityScan – while keeping image detail resolution.
Your region of interest (ROI) is not in the center of the turntable? FlexCenter provides a virtual rotation axis, so you can continue your inspection process without manually repositioning the test part.
See finest details in unrivaled resolution: The Vista package comprises all Vista features plus ZoomScan.
Increase your resolution by up to ten times* compared to QualityScan. Just combine SmartGuard with the revolutionary ZoomScan feature, and the system follows your part’s exact outline. Additionally activate the SpeedMode to increase scan speed by up to three times*.
*compared to conventional CT technology
Setting new standards in productivity: In addition to all VistaX features, VistaX Pro also contains LayerScan.
The Comet Yxlon computed laminography solution is the most efficient technology for highest resolution slice images of flat parts without the need for 360° rotations. Furthermore, it accelerates the scan speed by up to five times*.
*compared to conventional CT technology
Further Software Solutions
Powerful CT image quality optimizations
ScatterFix 2.0: optimized surface determination
ScatterFix 2.0 improves the quality of the CT data by reducing parasitic scattered radiation – for an optimized surface determination when inspecting large and massive components.
Beam hardening correction/reduction (BHC)
Various methods are available for reducing the characteristic artifacts and correcting unwanted gray-value gradients, including model-based corrections.
Metal artifact reduction (MAR)
MAR helps to minimize interfering effects in surface extraction, especially with plastic-metal mixes and metrological applications.
Ring artifact correction
Multiple methods are available to minimize concentric circle artifacts in the CT volume, e.g., by post-processing or applying detector shifts.
Jitter correction helps to eliminate any blurry edges caused by a focus drift or shifted parts.
By using truncation correction, the operator can correct truncation artifacts on ROI scans where the inspected part fills the entire field of view.
Visual and automated evaluation of X-ray and CT scans
With its CT techniques and image enhancement tools, Geminy supports operators in their visual assessment of product quality, e.g., in finding blowholes in metal castings. For visualization and image analysis, Comet Yxlon offers a choice of expert tools:
- 2D X-ray image inspection: Comet Yxlon Image 3500
- CT reconstruction and visualization: Comet Yxlon FF CT software (powered by Siemens CERA Xplorer)
- 3D volume visualization and analysis: Dragonfly
- CT data processing, analysis, and visualization: Volume Graphics VGSTUDIO
A future-proof investment: scalable and easy to integrate
Comet Yxlon systems running Geminy can be integrated cost-effectively into specific customer environments. The scalable software supports use in a variety of application scenarios, from a single laboratory to a network of interconnected production systems, and can be adapted to changing production requirements. Thanks to the continuously expanding upgrade options with new functions, investment security is guaranteed for many years. Are you interested in more solutions that keep your system running at peak performance for the long term? Our Lifecycle Service is here to support you.