DODGED THE DILEMMA DIGITAL
The transition from analogue to digital technology has given NDT applications in the industrial X-ray market a new lifestyle, extending the scope beyond traditional applications. Digital X-ray systems are growing with increasing acceptance in all vertical industries, including highly regulated and traditionally conservative aerospace and automotive industries. The most important contribution factor for this paradigm shift to digital radiographic systems is the cost reduction, which is 5 to 6 times more (in the calculated radiography and direct radiography) than in filmed systems. Change is also driven by the passage of space through digital systems when it comes to high-resolution images that were once a niche for film radiography. Megatrends, such as Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet Things and Big Data, should gradually leak the radiography on the film.
ADVENTURE OF PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT
The industry has experienced a considerable current of portable devices in recent years. With the need for inspection activities at several sites and in different directions, the industry's demand for portable test equipment is increasing. The demand for compact and light-weight equipment that allows for easier analysis was a major trend in the market. Innovation in manufacturing technologies promotes the use of these products. The elimination of installation costs by the use of portable devices that help to reduce the TCO of these devices helps manufacturers to strengthen their economic position in the market. The oil and gas industry, which uses industry supply chain tests to measure the structural integrity and monitoring of complex structures of various sizes, such as plates, pipes and drills, should be among the dominant end users for portable X-ray equipment.
DIRECT RADIOGRAPHY TO THE GROWTH MOTHER
What does the package perform in digital radiography? Direct radiography is the fastest growing radiograph with a growth rate of almost two digits compared to the overall market. This segment is helped by advances in hardware, such as pipes, sources and detectors, as well as software extensions that facilitate better user-friendliness and efficiency. The benefits of direct radiography, including shorter exposure times, real-time applications, use of detection software, reduced test time, environmental issues, portability, and increased dynamic dynamics (simultaneous multi-thickness testing) in all vertical branches of industry. Direct X-ray machines offer a high return on investment for customers, which is the most important factor for their growth. In the automotive and aerospace sectors, which have very high growth rates, there are even significant market opportunities for direct (including real-time) radiography, which are even above the overall market for direct radiography.