Stresstech and Dectris Team up to Deliver HPC Technology for Stress Applications

Baden/Jyväskylä, (PresseBox) - Stresstech Oy and DECTRIS Ltd. announce an agreement for the supply of Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) strip detectors for Stresstech’s X-ray equipment.

The MYTHEN2 R 2D 320 μm/4 mm system was specifically developed for stress measurements and its competitive advantages were highly appraised by Stresstech, the key opinion leader in the field.

“For some time now, Stresstech was actively involved in testing DECTRIS’ strip detectors. The summit of this collaboration is the MYTHEN2 R 2D system, which fulfills all our requirements”, says Lasse Suominen, President of Stresstech Oy. “Two compact detectors with 640 strips perfectly fit our instruments operating in modified χ-geometry. With the new 4 mm strip length we can obtain excellent data with energies as low as titanium in a matter of seconds.”

“The integration of MYTHEN2 R 2D Systems into Stresstech’s equipment shows that our product exhibits a quality compatible to the highest standards of stress applications” states David Murer, Product Manager at DECTRIS. “This powerful combination will serve the well-regulated analytical practice in industry, as well as initiate novel research that pushes the defined limits.”

About Stresstech: The Stresstech Group provides instruments and measurement services for process control and quality inspection of diverse mechanical instruments. Camshafts, crankshafts, bearings, gears and valves are analyzed using Stresstech’s turnkey solutions based on Barkhausen noise, X-ray diffraction and hole-drilling. Stresstech’s broad instrument portfolio, quality assurance and expertise in studying residual stresses, retained austenite contents, grinding burns, heat treat defects, hardness changes and welding stresses are the three winning points for their users: automotive, machine and aerospace industries.

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DECTRIS Ltd. is the leading company in Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) X-ray detection. DECTRIS' pioneering technology has transformed basic research at synchrotron light sources, as well as X-ray applications in laboratory diffractometers. The broad portfolio of DECTRIS' detectors is carefully scaled to meet the needs of various applications. With an aim to continuously improve the measurement quality, DECTRIS also provides solutions for customer developments in scientific and industrial x-ray detection, thereby pushing the state of the art and enabling new scientific findings. DECTRIS was awarded the 2010 Swiss Economic Award in the High-Tech Biotech category, the most prestigious prize for start-up companies in Switzerland.

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