Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems - Global Strategic Business Report 2013-2018

Digital Radiography - Miniaturization Sets the New Trend


Dublin, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems in US$ Thousand. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles companies including many key and niche players such as 3DX-RAY Ltd., Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA, Inc., Eriez Manufacturing Co., James Fisher Nuclear, Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Nikon Metrology NV, Nordson DAGE, North Star Imaging, Inc., Peco Europe, Sartorius AG, Shimadzu Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Vision Medicaid Equipments Pvt. Ltd., and YXLON International GmbH.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems I-3
  • Industrial X-Ray Inspection Technologies I-3
  • Computed Tomography (CT) I-3
  • Radiography I-4
  • Film-Based Systems I-4

II. Executive Summary


  • Market Overview II-1
  • X-Ray Inspection Systems - Vital Tool in Testing Applications II-1
  • Current & Future Analysis II-2
  • NDT Equipment Market - A Prelude II-2
  • New Applications Empower the Industrial X-Ray Market II-3
  • Future Perspective II-4
  • Digital Radiography - Holding Bright Potential II-4
  • Industry Sustains Growth Despite Volatile Conditions II-5
  • Recession Decelerates Market Demand II-6
  • Leading Players II-7


  • Miniaturization Sets the New Trend II-8
  • Other Technology Advancements Spiking Growth II-8
  • Film Based Systems Pave Way to Digital Systems II-8
  • Automated X-Ray Inspection Systems: A Drive Towards Efficiency II-9
  • CT Systems Gain Increased Uptake II-10
  • FPDs Surge Ahead in Penetration Rates II-10
  • Food Regulations Provide Impetus for Industrial X-ray
  • Inspection Systems Market II-11
  • Advanced and Multi-Functional Devices Spearhead the Food Industry II-11
  • Addressing New Packaging Design Challenges II-12
  • Solid State X-Rays Gear Up to Upcoming Market Needs II-13
  • Repair and Rework Equipment also Gets Share of X-Rays II-13


  • Growth Drivers II-14
  • Non-Intrusive Imaging II-14
  • Advancements in Technology II-14
  • Digital Systems Fuel Growth II-14
  • New End-Use Applications II-14
  • High Safety and Quality Standards II-15
  • R&D Initiatives II-15
  • Security Concerns II-15
  • Miniaturization of Products II-15
  • Growth Inhibitors II-15
  • Less Efficient Film Based Systems II-15
  • High Cost II-16
  • Risk of Radiation II-16
  • Slow Adoption of Digital Systems II-16
  • Industrial and Electronic II-17
  • Repair and Rework - An Essential II-17
  • Functional Testing - The Ultimate Step II-17
  • Food Safety II-18
  • Cargo/Container Inspection and Vehicle Screening II-19
  • Aerospace Industry II-19
  • Tire Industry II-20
  • Airports II-20
  • Automotive Industry II-21
  • Oil and Gas Industry II-21


  • Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems II-22
  • Background II-22
  • Major Design Considerations for Enhanced Performance II-22
  • Focal Spot Size II-22
  • Tube Voltage II-22
  • Geometric Magnification II-22
  • Tube Lifetime II-23
  • Standalone and Inline II-23
  • X-Ray Dose II-23
  • X-radiation Dose Based on the Area of Occupation II-23
  • Components of an X-Ray System II-24
  • X-Ray Tube II-24
  • Detector II-24
  • Manipulation Unit II-24
  • Amplifier II-25
  • Image Processors II-25
  • Display, Print and Storage Units II-25
  • Classification of X-Ray Inspection Systems II-25
  • Film Based Systems II-25
  • Advantages of film-based x-ray systems II-25
  • Disadvantages of film-based x-ray systems II-25
  • Computed Radiography (CR) II-26
  • Advantages of CR II-26
  • Disadvantages of CR II-26
  • Similarities Between CR and DR II-26
  • Industrial applications of CR II-27
  • Computed Tomography (CT) II-27
  • Major Applications of CT II-27
  • Latest Developments II-28
  • CT in Industrial Uses II-28
  • Digital Radiography (DR) II-28
  • Advantages of DR II-28
  • Speedy Availability of Images II-28
  • Storage and Safety of Data II-28
  • Low Radiation II-29
  • Saves Space II-29
  • Image Enhancement II-29
  • Disadvantages of DR II-29
  • High Cost II-29
  • New Technology II-29
  • Damaged Sensors II-29
  • Digital Format For Old Records II-29
  • Other Types of X-Ray Inspection Systems II-30
  • 2 Dimensional X-Ray Systems II-30
  • 3 Dimensional X-Ray Systems II-30
  • Inspection Using a 3D System II-30
  • Integrating 2D and 3D into One Single System II-30
  • Manual Vs Automated X-ray Inspection Systems II-31
  • Manual System II-31
  • Automated System II-31
  • Closed X-Ray Systems II-31
  • Cabinet X-ray System II-31
  • Conveyor Systems II-32
  • Backscatter X-ray Systems II-32
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Systems II-32
  • Image Generation II-32
  • Process of Identification of Contaminants II-32
  • Factors Affecting Clarity of an Image II-33
  • Penetration II-33
  • Resolution II-33
  • Contrast Sensitivity II-33
  • Advantages of an X-ray System over Metal Detectors II-33
  • Parameters of Image Quality II-33
  • Signal to noise ratio (SNR) II-33
  • Electronic Noise II-34
  • Quantum noise II-34
  • Contrast II-34
  • Resolution II-34


  • International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) II-35
  • The United States II-35
  • CRDH II-35
  • Cabinet X-Ray Systems II-36
  • Safety Requirements for X-Ray Inspection Systems II-36
  • The United Kingdom II-36
  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE II-36
  • Canada II-36
  • Healthcare II-36
  • Baggage Screening II-37
  • Safety Codes Issued by Health Canada for Various X-ray Systems II-37
  • Bosch Packaging Technology Rolls Out KKX 3900 Inspection Unit II-38
  • Eriez Manufacturing Co. Unveils E-Z Tec XR-Pack System II-38
  • Eriez Manufacturing Co. Unveils E-Z Tec® XR-SS X-Ray Inspection System II-38
  • MatriX Technologies Launches Advanced X3L 3-D X-Ray Inspection System II-39
  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Launches InspireX R50G II-39
  • Nordson DAGE Unveils the Improved Jade FP X-Ray Inspection System II-39
  • Nordson DAGE Introduces New Jade FP X-Ray Inspection System II-40
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Unveils NextGuard Series of X- Ray Detection Systems II-40
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Thermo Scientific NextGuard™ System II-40
  • Viscom Offers X8011 PCB System II-41
  • 3DX-RAY Introduces MDXi-200 X-ray Inspection System II-41
  • Eagle Product Inspection to Unveil the Eagle Pack 240 XE X-Ray Inspection System II-41
  • Eagle Product Inspection Introduces Eagle Pack 400 HC X-Ray Inspection System II-42
  • Eriez® Unveils PolyMag® XRD Plastic Additives for X-ray Inspection Systems II-42
  • Eriez® Introduces Online Material Testing for E-Z Tec X-ray Inspection Systems II-43
  • Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-rayRolls Out X3310X-ray System II-43
  • Nikon Metrology Launches XT V 130C X-Ray System II-44
  • Smiths Detection Introduces HCVP 6030 viZual X-ray Scanner II-44
  • Smiths Detection Introduces HI-SCAN 145180-2is X-ray Inspection System for Aircrafts II-45
  • Smiths Detection Launches HCVM e X-ray Cargo Scanner II-45
  • Smiths Detection Introduces X-ray Scanner II-45
  • Teledyne DALSA to Introduce Latest X-ray Imaging Products II-45
  • Thermo Scientific, Inc. Launches Touchless X-Ray Inspection System II-46
  • Viscom to Introduce X8011 PCB with HARAN Verification Terminal Link II-46
  • Anritsu Launches KD7400 X-Ray Inspection System II-47
  • Eagle Product Inspection to Launch SimulTask™ Image Analysis and Material Discrimination X-Ray (MDX) Technologies II-47
  • L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems Unveils Dual-View X-ray Systems II-47
  • MatriX Technologies Introduces XT-2500L X-ray Inspection System II-48
  • Nikon Metrology Unveils XT Software Suite v2.2 II-48
  • Nordson DAGE to Unveil Advanced Inspection Technologies II-49
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Launches the Thermo Scientific Xpert™ C400 II-49
  • Viscom AG Launches High-Speed Fast In-Line X-Ray Inspection System II-49


  • Eagle Product Inspection Enters into New Distribution Partnership with Schur II-50
  • MatriX Technologies Expands Operations in Asia II-50
  • North Star Imaging and Visualization Sciences Group Ink Agreement II-50
  • Smiths Detection Receives Contract from Italian Customs Agency to Deploy X-Ray Cargo Scanners II-51
  • Aeroports de Paris Chooses 620XR Carry-On Baggage Screening System of Rapiscan Systems II-51
  • American Science and Engineering Obtains Multiple Services, Maintenance and Spare parts Contract for Detection Systems II-52
  • American Science and Engineering Obtains Follow-on Order of Z Portal® Screening Systems II-52
  • American Science and Engineering Secures Order for X-ray Inspection Systems II-52
  • American Science and Engineering Obtains Multiple Contracts for Parcel and Cargo Inspection Systems in Eastern Europe II-53
  • American Science and Engineering Bags Order from Customs Agency in Latin America for Installation of SentryTM Portal Cargo Screening System II-53
  • American Science and Engineering Secures Order for Cargo Inspection Systems from Government Agency in Latin America II-53
  • Continental Automotive Romania Acquires X-ray Inspection System from Etek Europe II-54
  • Datest Purchases Ruby X-ray Inspection System of Nordson DAGE II-54
  • Rapiscan Systems Secures Authorization from SAT for Inspection Services II-54
  • Servicio de AdministraciónTributaria Updates Turnkey Screening Services Agreement II-55
  • Smiths Detection Obtains Supply Contract from Abratec II-55
  • Smiths Detection Receives Supply Contract from Indian Central Board of Excise and Customs II-55
  • 3DX-RAY Inks New Supply Contract to Deliver SVXi Systems in Middle East II-55
  • American Science and Engineering Obtains Order for ZBV Systems II-56
  • American Science and Engineering Secures Order for Parcel and Cargo X-ray Inspection Systems II-56
  • Mettler-Toledo Takes Over Smiths Detection Product Inspection Division II-56
  • American Science and Engineering Secures Order from Government Agency II-56
  • American Science and Engineering Obtains Order to Provide Cargo X-Ray Inspection Systems in Middle East II-57
  • Mettler-Toledo Takes Over Smiths Detection Product Inspection Division II-57
  • Rapiscan Systems Obtains Orders for Eagle® Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems from Asia) II-57
  • Rapiscan Systems Receives Contract for Eagle® T-10 Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems from Middle East II-57
  • Rapiscan Systems Obtains Order for RTT Inspection Systems from MAG II-57
  • Rapiscan Systems Secures Contract to Supply Eagle® CVI Product Line to Eastern Europe II-58
  • Smiths Detection Obtains New Contract from Lufthansa Cargo to Supply Trace Detection and X-ray Inspection Units II-58
  • Smiths Detection Receives Contract from German Interior Ministry to DeliveraTiX Systems for Deployment at FRA II-58
  • Smiths Detection Obtains Contract from German Interior Ministry to Supply aTiX Systems for Brandenburg International Airport II-58
  • Smiths Detection Receives Order from BMF to Supply HCVM Detection Systems II-59
  • VJ Technologies Expands Chinese Operations II-59


  • 3DX-RAY Ltd. (UK) II-60
  • Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA, Inc. (US) II-60
  • Eriez Manufacturing Co. (US) II-60
  • James Fisher Nuclear (UK) II-61
  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (Switzerland) II-61
  • Nikon Metrology NV (Japan) II-61
  • Nordson DAGE (UK) II-62
  • North Star Imaging, Inc. (US) II-62
  • Peco Europe (Europe) II-63
  • Sartorius AG (Germany) II-63
  • Shimadzu Corporation (Japan) II-63
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (US) II-64
  • Vision Medicaid Equipments Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-64
  • YXLON International GmbH (Germany) II-65


III. Market

1. The United States

2. Canada

3. Japan

4. Europe

5. Asia-Pacific

6. Latin America

7. Rest Of World

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 53 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 63)

  • The United States (34)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (4)
  • Europe (20)
  • - Germany (7)
  • - The United Kingdom (9)
  • - Italy (1)
  • - Rest of Europe (3)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (4)

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