The global Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems market is projected to exceed US$600 million by 2018, primarily driven by tightening product quality standards, growth in developing economies, widening applications and technology advancements.
Primarily known for their non-intrusive approach to screening, X-ray inspection systems are fast emerging as one of the most important tools in testing applications. Initially, the adoption of X-ray systems for industrial applications remained limited due to their complexity, slow processing speeds, and safety issues. However, upgradation in software, coupled with technical advancement in hardware such as X-ray sources, detectors and tubes, has significantly improved the overall efficiency and ease-of-use of X-ray inspection systems. Consequently, the application range of X-ray systems is fast expanding from R&D to production line testing. With their ability to detect contaminants, defects and inconsistencies in products, X-ray systems are witnessing wide usage across various industries for quality control purposes.
The next-generation systems are equipped with wider screening range, more tunnel sizes, increased portability, high quality resolution, and easy-to-navigate user interface. Advanced technologies such as 4D computed tomography are capable of capturing a varied range of critical internal structures as well as enhancing real time monitoring capabilities. With the integration of more functional elements and 3D structures, Computed Tomography is gaining opportunities in the electronics market for inspection of miniature components. The latest X-ray inspection systems penetrating the food industry come with a host of enhanced features such as multi-lane and multi-view capabilities in addition to user-friendly on screen diagnostics and improved graphical interfaces that enable users to carry on multiple inspection procedures.
Asia-Pacific America represents the largest and fastest growing market worldwide. Buoyed by positive indicators such as increased investment in infrastructure projects, swift recovery of the electronics and manufacturing industry, government safety regulations, and increased investments in R&D, growth opportunities in the region are expected to remain robust.
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