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. 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. Growth in the market is being driven by increasing applications of X-ray systems from R&D to production line testing across various manufacturing sectors including food and pharmaceutical sectors. Software upgrades coupled with technical advancement in hardware, such as X-ray sources, detectors and tubes, improved the overall efficiency and ease-of-use of X-ray inspection systems thereby driving their adoption.
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Technological advancement such as the integration of 2D and 3D capabilities in a single x-ray inspection system, enabling users to toggle between 2D and 3D mode with a keystroke, are expected to benefit market prospects in the near term. The next-generation systems are equipped with wider screening range, more tunnel sizes, increased portability, and high quality resolution. A major trend in the market is the ongoing shift toward digital systems from the conventional film-based x-ray inspection systems. Segment-wise, Computed Tomography is witnessing growing adoption driven by growing integration of more functional elements and 3D structures in these systems. Radiography, noted for its benefits and savings, is currently one of the most sought after industrial X-ray inspection systems.
As stated by the new market research report on Industrial X-Ray Inspection Systems, Asia-Pacific represents the largest and fastest growing market worldwide with a CAGR of 6.0% over the analysis period. Increased investment in infrastructure projects, growth in the electronics and manufacturing industry, government safety regulations, and increased investments in R&D represent primary growth drivers in the region.
Key players covered in the report include 3DX-RAY Ltd., Eriez Manufacturing Co., GE Measurement & Control, Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Nikon Metrology NV, Nordson DAGE, North Star Imaging Inc., Sartorius AG, VJ Technologies, Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, and YXLON International GmbH among others.
The report provides market estimates and projections US$ for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed in the report include Computed Tomography (CT), Radiography, and Film-based Systems.