COMET Group announces cooperation with Hexagon Metrology in X-ray systems business

Media release

23 April 2015

COMET Group announces cooperation with Hexagon Metrology in X-ray systems business

COMET Group subsidiary YXLON, the leading industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) specialist, is to cooperate with industrial measurement solutions leader Hexagon Metrology. The objective is to jointly develop innovative technologies for more precise measurements in industrial applications using X-ray and computed tomography. Closer collaboration allows for these two world-leading companies to complement their capabilities, generating high value for customers.

The use of computed tomography is on the rise for non-destructive testing of materials, not only for finding defects but also for high-precision measurement. Close cooperation between YXLON and Hexagon Metrology is intended to address this customer need by combining YXLON’s strengths in X-ray and CT systems with those of Hexagon in the metrology field. Both partners are contributing many years of experience in dimensional and X-ray metrology. An initial demonstration of the potential of the YXLON-Hexagon Metrology partnership will be presented at CONTROL 2015, the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, in Stuttgart.

 

“By joining forces we will enable our customers to bring non-destructive testing (NDT) and metrology closer together, whether in R&D, quality assurance, process control or process validation,” said Stefan Moll, President X-Ray Systems and General Manager at YXLON International. “With our knowledge of smart CT and X-ray imaging in NDT and Hexagon Metrology’s industrial metrology experience, we truly have the resources to design the right solution for every customer and implement it efficiently.”

 

Angus Taylor, Hexagon Metrology’s President & CEO – North America, explained: “Our intention is to collaborate on new solutions for manufacturing, combining the strengths of Hexagon Metrology measurement software and verification tools with YXLON International’s advanced X-ray and CT inspection systems. These new solutions will provide the cutting-edge measurement capabilities needed in the production of complex components and assemblies not previously possible.”

Media Relations:

Ines Najorka

Vice President Corporate Communications

+41 31 744 99 96

ines.najorka@comet.ch

 

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COMET Group
The COMET Group is one of the world’s leading vendors of x-ray, radio frequency (RF) and e-beam technology. With high-quality components, systems and services, the Group helps its customers maximize the quality, reliability and efficiency of their products and processes. COMET AG was founded in 1948. Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Group has a presence in all world markets. COMET’s stock (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. COMET, YXLON and ebeam – each of the Group’s three strong brands serves different markets. YXLON x-ray systems for non-destructive testing are supplied to end customers in the automotive, aerospace and electronics sectors. Under the COMET brand, the company builds high-quality, high-tech components and modules, such as x-ray sources, vacuum capacitors, RF generators and impedance matching networks. These products are in demand by manufac turers in the automotive, aerospace, semiconductor and solar industries as well as in airport security applications. Under its “ebeam” brand, the Group offers very compact, powerful ebeam sets currently used especially in the non-contact sterilization of beverage packaging.