GOM Industrial computer tomograph inspects electronic components
The GOM CT allows for CT scanning of non-destructive digitising of parts with internal structures and hidden geometries.
Computed tomography (CT) has been known to be widely used in the medical field for a longer period. Today, CT is also adopted in the manufacturing industry, like in the case of the GOM CT. CT scanning enables non-destructive digitising of parts with internal structures and hidden geometries.
Denmark-based Belden Cekan explained how manufacturing companies can benefit from CT part/component analysis. The manufacturer produces connectors for IT installations in office buildings, hotels and stadiums and says that it also provides a guarantee of up to 25 years on the company products, which means that each part of the product that Belden Cekan manufactures must have very high quality standards. That is why outstanding precision is required already in the development phase. And for complex parts, where accuracy is essential for the component to function, Belden Cekan relies on measurement service provider Zebicon to measure and validate their products. The company uses the GOM CT – a metrology CT of the latest generation. With its very high image resolution, the industrial computer tomograph makes the finest part details visible, determining the positions of the parts’ contacts exactly and locates even the smallest deviations from the nominal precisely.
René Oestergaard, development head at Belden Cekan comments on the advantages of computed tomography: "It reveals details we wouldn’t have seen without CT scanning. We get a complete documentation of our products with all dimensions.”
GOM notes that to achieve highly detail sharpness during part digitising, the GOM CT is made of perfectly matching components. The high-resolution 3k X-ray detector (3008 x 2512 pixels) provides the foundation for high-precision part scanning, while the 5-axis kinematics with an integrated centring table allows for the easy and optimal positioning of components in the measuring area. This enables measurements to be performed with the best possible resolution. Moreover, thanks to proven GOM technology and its highly rigid system, measuring results are very accurate and repeatable.