Seifert x|blade: Non-destructive (NDT) Digital X-ray Inspection System


The Seifert x|blade is a user-friendly, non-destructive (NDT) X-ray inspection system, designed with casting parts in mind, featuring premium image quality and high-volume throughput. It combines robotic positioning of parts to be inspected, with an imaging chain which can be customized to meet specific application needs and a DICONDE-compliant image review, sharing and archiving system to offer fast, flexible inspection and reviewing tools. The Seifert x|blade system is one of the products from GE’s Inspection Technologies Business to help customers make the transition from film-based radiography to digital radiography.






Key features and benefits:

  • Customizable imaging chain, optimized using a combination of basic spatial resolution and focal spot size to satisfy image quality requirements or minimize number of exposures
  • Automated inspection plan with robotic positioning enabling multiple views without human interaction
  • Endurance scintillator technology to eliminate detector ghosting and lag
  • Turn-key system with small footprint, leveraging components and concepts from established platforms
  • DICONDE compliant solution with several options for data storage and retention utilizing querying capabilities by any DICONDE tagged field

Workflow Enhancing Options:

  • Optimize image viewing with a single click using GE's Flash! Filter, a dynamically adjusting algorithm proving consistent image presentation
  • Utilize digital reference images with contrast locking mechanism software tool for detect classification per ASTM standards
  • Automate part identification with optical reader and recognition system integrated into inspection workflow

The Seifert x|blade is a non-destructive testing (NDT) solution designed with the aerospace sector in mind, where it can be used in the inspection of cast turbine blades up to 400mm in length and 8kg in weight. The x|blade provides a solution in alignment with the guidelines of the Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. By conversion from film to digital radiography, the benefits of digitization productivity can be realized through faster image processing, better analysis tools and data management.

Energy Rating 225 kV
Cabinet Size (W x D x H) 100" x 67" x 96" (2540 mm x 1700 mm x 2450 mm)
Weight 10,582 lbs (4800 kg)
Maximum Inspection Volume 16" lengths with Ø 6" (400 mm lengths with Ø 150 mm)
Minimum Inspection Volume 0.8" lengths with Ø 0.8" (20 mm lengths with Ø 20 mm)
Maximum Inspection Weight 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
Radiation Safety
Full protection system Full protective radiation safety cabinet according to the German RöV
(attachment 2 nr. 3) and the US Performance Standard 21 CFR 1020.40 (Cabinet X-ray Systems
Leakage radiation Radiation leakage rate: < 1.0 ?Sv/h measured 4" (100 mm) from cabinet wall
Additional safety requirements The system comply with all necessary safety requirements (e.g. MAI, FDA, OSHA, ANSI/RIA, DIN, CE
and so on)

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