Global Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 49 companies including many key and niche players such as American Science and Engineering Inc., Eriez Magnetics Co., GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Glenbrook Technologies, Inc., Golden Engineering, Inc., Mettler-Toledo International, Inc., Nordson YESTECH, Nikon Metrology NV, North Star Imaging Inc., OSI Systems Inc., Smiths Detection, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Teledyne DALSA, Inc., Viscom AG, VJ Technologies, Inc., and YXLON International GmbH. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems 3

Industrial X-Ray Inspection Technologies 4

Computed Tomography (CT) 4

Computed Radiography (CR) 4

Film-Based Systems 4


Global Market Snapshots 5

A Synopsis 5

Market Outlook 6

Market Scenario 6

Future Perspective of the Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems

Market 7

Requirements for a Successful Industrial X-Ray Inspection Market 8

Digital Radiography - Still a Long Way to Go Despite Holding

Bright Potential 8

Market Prospects for DR in the Long Run 9


Technological Developments in End-Use Industries Drive R&D

Initiatives Prospects 10

Recession Decelerates Market Demand 10

Film Based Systems Continue to Enjoy Strong Demand 11

Automated X-Ray Inspection Systems: A Drive Towards Efficiency 11

CT Systems Gain Increased Uptake 11

Food Regulations Provide Impetus for Chinese Industrial X-ray

Inspection Systems Market 12

Solid State X-Rays Gear Up to Upcoming Market Needs 12

Repair and Rework Equipment also Gets Share of X-Rays 12


Growth Drivers 13

Non-Intrusive Imaging 13

Advancements in Technology 13

Digital Systems Fuel Growth 13

New End-Use Applications 13

High Safety and Quality Standards 13

R&D Initiatives 14

Security Concerns 14

Miniaturization of Products 14

Growth Inhibitors 14

Less Efficient Film Based Systems 14

High Cost 15

Risk of Radiation 15

Slow Adoption of Digital Systems 15


Industrial and Electronic 16

Repair and Rework - An Essential 16

Functional Testing - The Ultimate Step 17

Food Safety 17

Cargo/Container Inspection and Vehicle Screening 18

Aerospace Industry 19

Tire Industry 19

Airports 19

Automotive Industry 20

Oil and Gas Industry 21


Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems 22

Major Design Considerations for Enhanced Performance 22

Focal Spot Size 22

Tube Voltage 22

Geometric Magnification 22

Tube Lifetime 22

Standalone and Inline 22

X-Ray Dose 23

X-radiation Dose Based on the Area of Occupation 23

Components of an X-Ray System 23

X-Ray Tube 23

Detector 24

Manipulation Unit 24

Amplifier 25

Image Processors 25

Display, Print and Storage Units 25

Classification of X-Ray Inspection Systems 25

Film Based Systems 25

Advantages of film-based x-ray systems 25

Disadvantages of film-based x-ray systems 25

Computed Radiography (CR) 26

Advantages of CR 26

Disadvantages of CR 26

Similarities Between CR and DR 27

Industrial applications of CR 27

Computed Tomography (CT) 27

CT in Industrial Uses 27

Digital Radiography (DR) 27

Advantages of DR 28

Speedy Availability of Images 28

Storage and Safety of Data 28

Low Radiation 28

Saves Space 28

Image Enhancement 28

Disadvantages of DR 29

High Cost 29

Damaged Sensors 29

Digital Format For Old Records 29

Other Types of X-Ray Inspection Systems 29

2 Dimensional X-Ray Systems 29

3 Dimensional X-Ray Systems 29

Inspection Using a 3D System 30

Integrating 2D and 3D into One Single System 30

Manual Vs Automated X-ray Inspection Systems 30

Manual System 30

Automated System 31

Closed X-Ray Systems 31

Cabinet X-ray System 31

Conveyor Systems 31

Backscatter X-ray Systems 31

Dual Energy X-Ray Systems 32

Image Generation 32

Process of Identification of Contaminants 32

Factors Affecting Clarity of an Image 32

Penetration 33

Resolution 33

Contrast Sensitivity 33

Advantages of an X-ray System over Metal Detectors 33

Parameters of Image Quality 33

Signal to noise ratio (SNR) 33

Electronic Noise 33

Quantum noise 33

Contrast 34

Resolution 34


International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) 35

The United States 35


Cabinet X-Ray Systems 36

Safety Requirements for X-Ray Inspection Systems 36

The United Kingdom 36

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE 36

Canada 36

Healthcare 36

Baggage Screening 37

Safety Codes Issued by Health Canada for Various X-ray Systems 38


Nordson DAGE Unveils Ruby And Diamond FP X-Ray Inspection Systems 39

Rayonics Italia Launches RayonLab X-ray Inspection System 39

Siemens Introduces Mobilett Mira in Vienna 39

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Xpert™ C400 40

VJ Electronix to Unveil X-ray Inspection solutions 40

GE Launches Phoenix X|aminer 40

Smiths Detection Unveils HCVM 3 Series 41

Eriez® Launches E-Z Tec® Dual-Beam Multi-Zone X-Ray and Metal

Detector System 41

GE Inspection Technologies Launches New x|act Inspection Software 41

Eriez® Manufacturing Launches E-Z Tec XR-SS Automatic X-Ray

Inspection Systems 42

Mettler-Toledo Introduces New X-ray Inspection System 42

Nordson DAGE to Showcase XD7600NT100HP X-ray Inspection System 42

Loma Systems Introduces X4 800XL X-Ray Inspection System 43

VJ Electronix to Showcase Rework and X-ray Solutions 43

Inovar Introduces Agilent 5DX Automated X-Ray Inspection System 44

Mettler Toledo Safeline Introduces Novel Seal- Inspection Tool 44

Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Introduces XS3 AdvanChek X-ray

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