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RCAF Upgrades Radiography Scanners with Carestream NDT System

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has selected Carestream NDT’s INDUSTREX HPX-1 Plus Digital System to replace their previous computed radiography scanners. RCAF’s multi-system purchase of Carestream’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment ensures they have advanced computed radiography (CR) assets for future deployment requirements.

Ideal for aerospace applications, the HPX-1 Plus Digital System is a full-width computed radiography reader capable of running extra-long imaging plates—up to 60 inches—with an imaging plate transport system specifically designed to help ensure longer life. It offers faster throughput on plates at high exposure, and has a wide dynamic range with high sensitivity, making it ideal for almost any type of imaging application.

“The HPX-1 Plus Digital System enables users to shoot faster, and in some circumstances, reduce exposure time. The ability to maximize critical defect detection is key to players in the aerospace industry like the Royal Canadian Air Force,” said Don Thompson, U.S. & Canada Director of Marketing at Carestream. “We look forward to building our relationship with RCAF to help them meet their NDT needs.”

The HPX-1 Plus offers ultra-high resolution, with a pixel pitch of 25 µm, 35 µm, 50 µm and 100 µm, delivering quality images consistently and dependably. The system’s optics improve sensitivity and reduce unwanted artifacts, allowing users to fine-tune images for optimum capture.

HPX-1 Plus works with Carestream NDT’s award-winning INDUSTREX Digital Viewing Software with image process automation tools that help streamline the inspection process and increase production rates. The INDUSTREX software suite operates seamlessly across all Carestream NDT CR and digital radiography (DR) modalities.