Serving growth markets
Non-destructive testing, security inspection, sterilization and plasma excitation are the main applications for the products and services of the COMET Group. We use our high-quality components and systems to help optimize the products and processes of our customers worldwide and thus contribute globally to safety, security, quality and efficiency.
In the automotive industry, castings, tires, wheels, electrical and other components are quality-tested using COMET x-ray tubes and YXLON x-ray systems. Customers in the aerospace sector inspect castings and weld seams using YXLON’s advanced digital x-ray technology. In the electronics segment, x-ray systems and components from COMET and YXLON are used for quality testing and fault analysis of high-performance components. In energy infrastructure, our products help to ensure the quality of pipelines for safe transportation of oil and gas over long distances.
Plasma control processes
COMET vacuum capacitors and RF matchboxes are used to regulate and control plasma processes for layering and etching of silicon wafers and large glass substrates – enabling the efficient fabrication of memory chips, LCD and LED flat screens and solar cells. Thanks to the rise of novel products such as tablet computers and rapid developments in PCs and smartphones, COMET reaped substantial benefits in this area of application last year.
The need for security is growing globally and efforts to close more security gaps are increasing. COMET already supplies leading manufacturers of computed tomography systems for baggage and cargo screening with its high-quality x-ray tubes. As legal and regulatory environments evolve, the potential of the security market may grow even further.
With the sterilization of food and pharmaceutical packaging using its proprietary e-beam (electron beam) technology, COMET has opened up a new area of application. E-beam provides a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to sterilize surfaces. The aim is to launch and commercialize e-beam as the sterilization method for the next generation of production processes.