Introducing Fujifilm Computed Radiography Dynamix HR System
A high-definition, high-speed, next-generation Computed Radiography System for Non-destructive Testing


July 9, 2007

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO Shigetaka Komori) has announced the debut of the new Dynamix HR System, a high-definition, next-generation computed radiography system and UR-1 high-definition imaging plate for non-destructive testing. A next-generation model of the Fujifilm Computed Radiography digital X-ray inspection system, the Dynamix HR offers high-resolution reading at intervals of 50 micron meters (1 micron meter is 1/1,000 mm), twice the reading density of the previous model, making it capable of detecting even microscopic flaws.
   Fujifilm Computed Radiography is an X-ray inspection system that produces highly detailed digital images by recording X-ray radiation on an imaging plate, which is highly sensitive to radiation. An image reader performs optimal reading and digital image processing in accordance with the material and other characteristics of the target object. The ability to create a digitized image of the target object allows the images to be quickly displayed and the inspection data to be networked. This inspection system has a wide range of uses, including the detection of flaws in aviation, automotive, power generation facility and other components, and in maintenance inspections of factory facilities.
   According to recent studies, the HR system has shown particularly great promise in the aircraft engine industry for its fine detail capability and the detection of tiny flaws.
   The newly developed Dynamix HR System meets market needs for defect detection using high-definition, high-quality inspection images of the inspection target. The images recorded onto the newly developed high-definition UR-1 imaging plate can be read at a density of 50 micron meters, double the previous reading density, and displayed onto PC monitors supporting high resolution images. As a result, the new system can be used for inspections of casting or welding components with thickness variation (a mixture of thin and thick parts), and for defect inspections of special alloy parts. With its capability of reading at a density of 50 micron meters, the introduction of the HR system has been especially highly acclaimed in the aircraft engine industry as the detection of flaws in jet engine components has proven problematic with a conventional reading precision of 100 micron meters.
   In addition, the Dynamix HR System can swiftly digitize the X-ray image of the target, quickly reading imaging plates up to 35.4 x 43.0 cm - a size suitable for inspections of large components - in as short a time as 93 seconds. And with its compact design, it is only around 60% the size and weight of the previous model, making it ideal for installation in all kinds of locations, including testing rooms, research facilities, and mobile inspection vehicles.
   Fujifilm is also simultaneously launching its Dynamix Series 5 System with a reading pitch of 100 micron meters.
   Fujifilm will continue to develop innovative technologies that meet the needs of customers who require X-ray inspection solutions for non-destructive testing.

1.  Launch date: July 2007
2.  Name of product: Fujifilm Computed Radiography Dynamix HR System
3.  Principal features:
(1)  Fujifilm's newly developed Dynamix HR 50-micron meter reader system, high-definition UR-1 imaging plate, and Fujifilm proprietary image processing technologies that create high-definition, high-quality images for imaging plates up to 35.4 x 43.0 cm.
(2)  Compatible with newly developed UR-1 and conventional ST-VI imaging plates. (ST-VI supports 100 micron meter reading resolution).
(3)  High-speed reading: The reading cycle speed for the 35.4 x 43.0 cm imaging plate is 93 seconds at 50 micron meters, and 58 seconds at 100 micron meters.
(4)  Reader is compact and lightweight: 60% smaller and lighter than the existing reader.
   
4.  Main specifications
(1)  Compatible imaging plates:
UR-1: (35.4 x 43.0 cm, 24 x 30 cm, 18 x 24 cm)
ST-VI: (35.4 x 43.0 cm, 25.2 x 30.3 cm, 24 x 30 cm, 20.1 x 25.2 cm, 18 x 24 cm, 15 x 30 cm)
(2)  Compatible cassettes:
Type-UR (35.4 x 43.0 cm, 24 x 30 cm, 18 x 24 cm)
Type-CC (35.4 x 43.0 cm, 25.2 x 30.3 cm, 24 x 30 cm, 20.1 x 25.2 cm, 18 x 24 cm, 15 x 30 cm)
(3)  Reading pitch: 50 micron meters (with UR-1), 100 micron meters (with ST-VI)
(4)  Reading cycle time: 93 sec.* (35.4 x 43.0 cm, 50 micron meter pitch), 58 sec.* (35.4 x 43.0 cm, 100 micron meter pitch)
*At appropriate X-ray exposure levels
(5)  Reader dimensions/weight: 590 (W) x 380 (D) x 810 (H) mm / 99 kg (approx.)
   
5.  Dynamix Series 5 System (Launched simultaneously)
(1)  100 micron meter reading pitch
(2)  Takes ST-VI imaging plate, Type-CC cassette



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