OnLogic has revealed that X-ray inspection system manufacturer Creative Electron is integrating OnLogic industrial computers into their X-ray devices, enabling faster, more detailed and more reliable X-ray inspection for a wide range of applications.
“A lack of stability and customization options were the key issues that we were running into with other hardware solutions,” explains David Kruidhof, VP of Sales at Creative Electron. “Lower tier computing systems are not designed to handle the processing requirements, constant operation and working environments that our customers frequently place our systems in. We also work on projects with the government and high security facilities, so having the ability to design a system without Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, or with a removable hard drive, for example, were key considerations for us, and OnLogic makes all of those options possible.”
Creative Electron creates tailored X-ray mimaging solutions for inspection, counterfeit detection and quality control of products ranging from toys and electronics, to currency and even body armor used by law enforcement. AI running on the OnLogic hardware can be trained with X-ray images of defective products, enabling Creative Electron devices to identify and flag defects as materials pass through.
The OnLogic computers inside Creative Electron’s X-ray systems allow operators to control the X-ray source, detector, and all other movement systems. They also run the system’s processor and GPU-heavy applications, like AI and deep learning, via powerful GPU-assisted computing.
“In part thanks to the flexibility of OnLogic computers, Creative Electron can customize both the AI and X-ray machine itself based on their clients’ product type and desired workflow,” notes Pete Pikulski, OnLogic Account Manager. “Creative Electron and OnLogic share a commitment to finding or building the right fit solution for our clients. They need hardware that can be tailored to the unique demands their clients face, and customization and configurability are core attributes of OnLogic computers.”
The companies have released a case study detailing how Creative Electron leverages OnLogic hardware in their range of customer X-ray inspection solutions.
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