AMS Technologies provides a broad line of x-ray line-scan cameras for quality control, cargo screening and non-destructive testing (NDT). These high-performance, CMOS linear diode arrays (LDA), CMOS & CCD time-delayed integration (TDI) detectors and line-scan camera systems are designed for both visible and radiographic imaging applications. All our single-energy, dual-energy and CMOS TDI detectors share the same mounting hole pattern.
The high-resolution TDI x-ray line scan cameras are designed for high-resolution (200 µm) radiographic in-line imaging applications. TDI is an established and effective scanning technology capable of increasing exposure times over conventional LDA systems without compromising scanning speed and inspection time.
For even higher resolution (48 µm) at energy levels ranging from 15 kV to 15 MeV we carry a compact series of TDI CCD x-ray line scan cameras, combining scintillation for conversion of x-ray and gamma-ray photons to visible light, and fiber optics for conveying the visible light to a shielded, off-axis linear imaging diode array.
Developed for miscellaneous wheel inspection applications using panoramic x-ray sources, “L”-shaped x-ray line scan cameras as well as “U”-shaped cameras are available with resolutions ranging from 0.05 to 1.6 mm and detector lengths ranging from 822 to 4426 mm.
Our single-energy linear diode array (LDA) camera module series features high performance for x-ray scanning applications at extra-long lengths, while our dual-energy LDA x-ray line-scan camera modules offer dual-energy imaging capability to differentiate materials in a variety of inspection applications by simultaneously capturing high-energy and low-energy images.
The series of high-energy x-ray line-scan cameras is especially designed for x-ray and gamma-ray scanning applications at very high energy levels ranging from 100 keV to 15 MeV – required to image large, dense objects such as metal castings and steel objects whose thickness can range from 25.4 to 305 mm.
For OEMs planning to integrate x-ray sensor arrays into custom cameras or industrial systems, a series of single-chip, buttable silicon CMOS line scan detector boards is available with on-chip, fully integrated signal processing circuits designed for visible wavelength and x-ray imaging applications. A scintillator layer is attached to the surface of the photodiode detector array – with a variety of standard x-ray sensitive scintillator materials available for applications in industrial inspection, airport security and cargo screening.
Within the portfolio of camera solutions, we provide also a broad range of CCD and CMOS cameras (0.3 to 16.9 MPixel, colour or B/W, enclosed or board-mounted, with window or windowless) for application mostly in the visible domains as well as specialized camera series for IR applications.
Complementing the camera offerings, AMS Technologies carries a large portfolio of optics assemblies with a strong focus on thermal imaging, but also various kinds of illumination solutions ranging from LED spotlights and collimated light sources, SLED modules and light sources, LED drivers and controllers, broadband, ASE and supercontinuum light sources all the way to laser systems.
X-ray cameras are electronic cameras optimized for use in the transillumination of objects using x-rays (with wavelengths in the range of about 10 pm to 10 nm). Compared to conventional cameras, the optics of these types of cameras are designed to capture images that are created by converting x-rays into visible light on the surface of a scintillator.
In addition to the scintillator, an often analogue image sensor is at the heart of an x-ray camera, featuring very good sensitivity and high resolution to compensate for the degradation of the image due to the short distance to the scintillator and the optics.
Main areas of application for x-ray cameras are medicine (radiography, tomography, absorptiometry, fluoroscopy, angiography, contrast radiography), life science and industrial radiography for non-destructive material examination, weld inspection, automotive wheel and tire inspection, food/pharmaceutical inspection, precious art and currency examination and cargo screening.
X-ray cameras for industrial use are mostly line scan cameras, designed for imaging low or high energy x-rays. Dual-energy cameras allow simultaneous detection of both low and high energy UV radiation.
Alternative Terms: X-Ray Imaging System; X-Ray Detector; X-Ray Inspection System; Gamma-Ray Camera