CRx Flex Computed Radiography Scanner
The CRx Flex industrial computed radiography scanner from GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies combines flexibility, reliability, dynamic range and ease-of-use.
Designed specifically for applications in non-destructive testing, the CRx Flex is suitable for usage with both isotopes and X-ray sources.
It is well suited for a broad range of applications in the aerospace, oil & gas, power generation and automotive industries.
The CRx Flex phosphor scanner also offers extremely wide dynamic range and high signal-to-noise ratio, which typically results in streamlined technique development and higher component throughput. A broad range of thicknesses can be inspected in a single exposure with the wide dynamic range making the CRx Flex a perfect match for the inspection of castings and/or piping for erosion/corrosion. This capability also leads to less exposures and fewer re-takes.
One of the more unique features that the CRx Flex offers is it’s ability to be utilized with either hard cassettes (in which the phosphor imaging plate never leaves the cassette) or the ability to scan any size of phosphor screen up to 35 x 43 cm (14 x 17 inches): any unique shape or size: circles, triangles, rectangles, pie shape, etc. These unique sizes can be exposed using a soft, flexible cassette and then scanned by the CRx Flex.
The robust CRx Flex has a small tabletop footprint and is designed for reliable operation in the harshest of NDT environments. Its modular internal construction allows ease of servicing and features long mean-times-between-failures (MTBF) and maintenance (MTBM) — minimizing downtime and maximizing uptime.
Superior Image Quality
Because of its specially designed optics, true square 50 micron pixel size and its unique 30 micron laser spot size, the CRxFlex can guarantee image quality with excellent IQI sensitivity. This superior image quality is supported by its BAM certificate that states that CRx Flex is IP Class Special/60 (ASTM E2446-05) and/or IP Class 1/60 (EN 14784-1) — ideal for weld inspection.
Horizontal Transport System
The CRx Flex has a state-of-the-art, horizontal transport system that is designed to have limited, or no direct contact with the imaging plate during the scanning process. The result of this is that there is no imaging plate damage and/or physical wear that occurs during the scan. The phosphor scanner can accept imaging plates that are used with soft cassettes and/or can be used in a hard cassette for applications in which the imaging plate would not have to be removed from the cassette — extending the life of the imaging plate.
Our offering consists of different types of phosphor imaging plates. The plates have special/proprietary protection layers that prevent scratches and damage. Odd sizes and/or shapes up to 35 x 43 cm (14” x 17”) imaging plates and associated inserts can be manufactured to support your specific application and scanned by the CRx Flex.
The CRx Flex, in conjunction with the GE’s Rhythm software, allows users to acquire, review, report and archive inspection data. The DICONDE-compliant Rhythm platform also permits image enhancement and data sharing to provide significant improvements in productivity and faster identification of defect indications.
The CRx Flex is suitable for a wide range of applications spanning various industries.
- Aerospace (Manufacturing, On-wing inspection)
- Oil & Gas (Plant construction, Asset management, On-stream inspection)
- Power Generation (Plant construction, Asset management)
- Automotive (Component manufacturing, Assembly inspection)
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