DÜRR NDT Releases High Resolution Flat Panel X-ray Detector
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Source: DÜRR NDT GmbH & Co. KG
The extremely robust new DRC 2430 NDT flat panel detector has been specially developed for maximum portability and the harsh conditions of field radiography and can also be used with both X-rays and gamma sources.

The heavy duty one-piece aluminum housing ensures maximum protection against the external environment with the unit being both dust-tight and waterproof (IP67 classification according to IEC 60529).

Images produced by the DRC 2430 NDT feature both excellent contrast and industry-leading high resolution owing to the 76 μm pixel pitch. The active area of 23.3 x 29.1 cm and wide operating temperature range of 0 to 45 °C make the DRC 2430 NDT suitable for a large variety of inspection tasks and outdoor environments.

Wireless data transmission takes place via an in-built WLAN access point (802.11n @ 5.2 GHz) and so no additional hardware is required to connect the detector to a WLAN-capable PC or local wireless network. The detector can of course also be used in a wired configuration via the Gigabit Ethernet network connection and optionally with a power supply. An integrated display provides a summary of the device status, including the current network configuration and battery state.

The supplied high-performance lithium batteries provide an operating time of up to 8 hours, allowing hundreds of shots per charge, thus avoiding unnecessary workflow interruptions. The battery charge level can also be read anytime directly on the battery itself via LED indicators.
The weight of just 3.2 kg makes the DRC 2430 NDT one of the lightest and most powerful industrial flat panel detectors in the NDT market.

The accompanying D-Tect X-ray inspection software fully supports the DRC 2430 NDT and provides necessary functions such as defect pixel mask creation as well as offset and gain calibration. Core functionality for image acquisition, analysis and reporting is of course provided within D-Tect, and in addition, DICONDE-compliant image data enables cross-system data exchange.

Further information and an overview of the complete flat panel detector range can be found at www.duerr-ndt.com.