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With VG InLine, Volume Graphics brings non-destructive testing (NDT) with industrial computed tomography (CT) to the production line

VG InLine 3.0

VG InLine 3.0 is the next step in automated non-destructive testing (NDT) with industrial computed tomography (CT). It’s simple to set up. It works with almost every CT system on the market – right out of the box.

VG InLine 3.0 Offers:

Fully Automated or Semi-Automated CT Inspection

VG InLine 3.0 automatically or semi-automatically inspects your parts with a recurring analysis pattern – within the production line (in-line) or close to the production line (at-line).

In industrial production
In quality labs / for service providers

Maximum Flexibility

VG InLine 3.0 is highly flexible. Other in-line CT inspection systems are often geared to just one task, so that changes are usually difficult and very expensive to implement. VG InLine 3.0 on the other hand, you can easily reconfigure yourself; whether you have to adjust for small changes to the product design or whether you want to use your CT system for testing a totally different product.

Broad Feature Set

VG InLine 3.0 Complete offers the full scope of features of VGStudio MAX 3.0, e. g., wall thickness measurement, nominal / actual comparison, fiber orientation analysis, and defect detection (pores, voids, inclusions). Especially for the foundry sector we offer VG InLine 3.0 Cast & Mold Enhanced.

Extensive Compatibility

VG InLine 3.0 understands almost all formats of reconstructed CT volumes. And because VG InLine 3.0 also works natively with point clouds and meshes, you can use it with tactile and optical scanners when required.

Complex Inspections With an Easy Setup

Let’s say your CT scanner saves the scan data of a part 1 in one directory and the data sets of a part 2 in another directory. If configured accordingly, VG InLine 3.0 knows to run a defect analysis on part 1, but to apply a measurement template and run a nominal / actual comparison on part 2.

1. Scan several items in-line (at-line, in the lab);
2. Save project data in dedicated folders;
3. Supervise project data folders with VG InLine;
4. Execute the preconfigured evaluation schemes; and
5. Come to a pass / fail decision.
Optional: review results using either myVGL or VGStudio MAX and save data for documentation.

Macros and templates form the basis of all automation with VG InLine. Together they constitute jobs which define what VG InLine 3.0 does with CT data sets. You create macros and templates with VGStudio MAX 3.0 – you don’t need special knowledge in VG InLine 3.0.

New if-then statements in jobs allow complex inspections with VG InLine 3.0: For example, you can determine if it’s part A or B and – as a consequence – run different analyses. Or maybe further analyses are unnecessary if the first analysis, e. g., finds an insufficient wall thickness.

New job revisioning allows you to go back and forth between different versions of jobs.

New in VG InLine 3.0: Create if-then jobs – simply via drag and drop.

Connectable

VG InLine 3.0 integrates seamlessly in your larger process. Outgoing data such as statistics or analyses are passed along to other software via built-in interfaces. An SDK opens up VG InLine 3.0 to external software such as a shop floor control system.

Capabilities Grow with Your Needs – the Costs Don’t

VG InLine 3.0 has you covered – even when your needs change or grow. Unlike currently available custom-built solutions, you can reconfigure VG InLine 3.0 yourself.

There's one aspect in particular that makes VG InLine 3.0 scalable and fail-safe: you can easily distribute inspection tasks onto several workstations in order to balance the calculation load or to ensure redundancy. If more workstations are necessary, just add them. Additional workstation licenses are offered at a steep discount.

We Assist You

You’re unsure if your production process is ready for in-line or at-line inspection with industrial CT or how to use VG InLine 3.0 in your scenario? We assist you, from the decision-making process right through to implementation. And once implemented, we help you to further optimize your inspection process. Just contact our experts for advice!