YXLON advances into the world of bicycles and has its first 'live' appearance at a trade fair for bikes: Eurobike 2012Hamburg, )
Y.Multiplex CT is being deployed in 3 areas at Canyon:
As one example, wall thicknesses, lamination, gluing points and materials are inspected for the presence of inclusions, cracks or other irregularities during development. Highly dynamic radiography (HDR) is primarily used thereby, and at critical spots a switch to CT (computed tomography) is made simply by pressing a button. This enables even the tiniest details to be defined in a 2D or 3D depiction.
During quality assurance, bicycle series are inspected in order to guarantee the greatest possible safety for the customer. When all standard inspections have been passed, Canyon has no problem giving customers a 6-year guarantee for the bicycle frame. At Canyon, carbon fiber forks on racing bikes are subjected 100 % to radiographic inspection. In the event of abnormalities, they are analyzed further using CT before they are passed on in the course of production.
Canyon also offers its clientele damage analysis as a service. Customers can have parts that may have been damaged in a crash or collision tomographed and appraised directly at Canyon.
In summary, with YXLON new standards are now being set in the bicycle industry, too.