Alfa Designs Nigeria Introduces Phoenix V Tomex S240 Machine 

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…A Revolutionary Game Changing Innovative Industrial Tool 

As technology continues to advance and shape the cause of human innovations, the developed world has always taken the lead in the key areas of research and development while Africa still lags behind, but the time has come for Africa to raise her head above the waters.

Alfa Designs Nigeria Limited, an indigenous engineering, procurement, installation, commissioning and asset integrity company brings the Phoenix V Tomex S240 Industrial Computed Tomography Machine to Nigeria, being the first of its kind in the country and the second in West Africa.

So, what is an Industrial CT Machine

Industrial computed tomography machine is an equipment used to carry out a computer-aided tomographic process using X-ray radiation to produce three-dimensional internal and external representations of a scanned object.

The benefits of using Industrial CT Scanning include quality control for failure investigation and pre-production inspection; internal and external part inspection; quick and accurate resulting data, images that are easier to interpret than conventional radiographic data, cut costs; and improved product design.

For inspecting and testing the internal and external structure and design of various complex parts and components without destructing or disassembling the product, industrial computed tomography (CT) systems are increasingly being used as they can help in determining the design, structure, and dimensions.

With industrial CT scanning, manufacturers can look inside the products to identify issues pertaining to design and production discrepancies, ensure a lot of consistency, and provides highly accurate and detailed measurements of internal components.

Apart from aerospace, automotive, and aviation applications, industrial CT can be used to inspect the inside of electronic equipment such as radios, and because of the extreme spatial resolution, some machines are capable of imaging the inside of cables that conduct electricity or optical fibers and computer chips.

METROLOGY

Nominal/actual comparison: Deviations from the CAD model or master part are visualized in a false color comparison.

Dimensional control: Thanks to computed tomography, the dimensional accuracy of complex internal and external features can be checked in just one scan.

Wall thickness analysis: A color-coded representation shows the wall thickness of internal structures.

Tool & process optimization: A comprehensive inspection of the part provides meaningful information on the condition of the tools and the production process.

Development & Reverse Engineering: You can easily create CAD models from 3D volume data – significantly accelerating product development and reverse engineering processes.

INSPECTION

Defect analysis: You can detect cavities, pores, cracks and other defects quickly and easily.

Assembly control: Assembled parts are checked for function and fit.

Joining technology control:In just one scan you can see whether welded, soldered, glued or riveted joints are really flawless.

Electronic testing: Defects quickly become visible when electronic parts, e.g. circuit boards or batteries, are X-rayed.

ANALYSIS

Structural analysis: A 3D structure characterization provides important insights thanks to high-resolution X-ray microscopy.

In-situ & 4D analysis: With in-situ and 4D analyses, the behavior of materials under external influences and over time can be analyzed.

Roughness analysis: Surface roughness can be analyzed for both external and internal structures.

Fiber composite analysis:Analyzing fiber composites visualizes the 3D distribution and orientation of different elements within a composite material.
Analysis of grain size & distribution
Grain size and distribution are decisive factors in determining the hardness and strength. This is why it is important to analyze them.

AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

In Europe, industrial computed tomography is redefining the boundaries of inspection in the aerospace industry. In aerospace, computed tomography can be used to inspect smaller to medium-sized components such as turbine blades, aluminum castings, and tube welds. Thus, the demand for computed tomography has been increasing significantly.

In Europe, leading aerospace manufacturers across the globe now consider computed tomography (CT) scanning to be an essential part of the non-destructive testing (NDT) toolkit. Industrial CT can penetrate almost every material, from superalloys to lead to aluminum, providing hidden details that could be found by cutting and destroying finished parts.

Industrial CT can penetrate almost every material, from superalloys to lead, revealing hidden details that previously could only be found by cutting and destroying finished parts. The solution, widely used in Europe, is advanced software that uses computed tomography scan data to create a three-dimensional virtual volume of a part, containing complete detailed information about its geometry, both surface, and interior.

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Industrial computed tomography is primarily used by motor manufacturers for metrology, porosities and inclusions analysis, retro engineering, assembly verification, and many other applications linked to the automotive quality process. Therefore, the demand for industrial computed tomography has been increasing significantly.

Failure Investigations and computed tomography scanning provide an ability to inspect internal features of complex components that have undergone fatigue or mechanical testing without changing failure conditions. These inspections help detect the failures and, once seen, allow the smooth flow of operations.

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

Industrial computed tomography has been used extensively in the oil and gas industry across the world imaging, quantifying properties, and determining the distribution of fluids in porous rocks. These factors are boosting the demand for industrial computed tomography.