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VisiConsult was awarded as a finalist in the “SME Grand Prix of 2018”

On 29th September 2018 the award gala of the 24th competition “Grand Prix of the Middle Class” or Mittelstand in Germany took place in Düsseldorf in Germany. The prize is organized and awarded annually by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation. VisiConsult was honored as one of three finalists from Schleswig-Holstein.

“Shaping the future” is the motto of this year’s competition.4917 small and medium sized enterprises were nominated nationwide. All nominated companies are innovative with strong values, clear strategy and high flexibility. 11 companies were awarded with the desirable prize and were thus able to prevail against 1487 competitors in this category. Tobias Hans, Prime Minister of the Saarland: “Middle class means innovation and motivation, continuity and fairness. The importance of the middle class for Germany is reflected in this year’s motto “Shaping the future”.”

Lennart Schulenburg was pleased and proud to receive the award for VisiConsult at the awards gala: “We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the flagship SMEs. An absolute goose bump moment that you won’t forget.” VisiConsult was on the nominated list for the second time after 2015. With world-class X-ray systems, the company has made it to the finalists this year. Above all, it was able to score points with its direct and agile leadership as well as its flexibility and innovativeness. VisiConsult was also able to create an absolute unique selling point as a global provider of customized X-ray systems for non-destructive material testing.

The family business VisiConsult from Northern Germany is a leading provider of customized solutions in the field of non-destructive testing with X-ray technology. It exports high technology worldwide for the testing of components for the aerospace or automotive sector. The fully automatic solutions check that there are no hidden or structural defects. It is also a leader in public safety X-ray equipment, enabling the mobile systems to inspect suspicious bags and disarm bombs around the world. VisiConsult is proud to contribute to a safe world with its solutions.

Photographer: Boris Löffert, Andreas Schebesta; Source: Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung

The global VisiConsult Sales Meeting 2018 was a big success

The 2018 Global Sales Meeting (GSM) took place on the company premises of VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH in Stockelsdorf.  Representatives from all over the world were trained on the latest innovations.

In the first week of September more than 50 sales partners from over 27 nations visited VisiConsult in Stockelsdorf. Thus, compared to the GSM 2016 almost 5 times as many participants have taken the long journey to Germany. The composition was mixed and from Australia, across Asia and the US, all continents were represented. From Monday to Wednesday the direct product and sales training took place, an event to learn and get to know each other. In this context, the sales partners were theoretically trained based on various presentations. Thursday and Friday the practical hands-on training directly at the systems followed. The aim was to ensure a uniform service and knowledge worldwide. VisiConsult also used the chance and brainstormed new ideas and products with the experienced group

On two evenings there was also the opportunity to network directly on the company premises and make new global friendships. In the spirit of the family business guests were served delicious food, local beer within a great atmosphere. Of course, culture was also taken care of: The highlight of the week was the sightseeing tour in Luebecks scenic old town with loads of sunshine. Afterwards the participants enjoyed a traditional German  dinner in the cellar of the Brauberger restaurant. Lennart Schulenburg, Head of Sales and Marketing about this event: “We had an amazing event with participants from all over the world. VisiConsult, as a global acting company, is proud to have such a strong network of representatives. We are looking forward to the next GSM 2020.” As customized solution provider, VisiConsult has a high export rate and serves customers from all over the world.

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH is a leading manufacturer of high-quality digital X-ray systems and solutions. The family business is known for highest production quality (ISO 9001 certified) and reliable customer service. The main focus of the company are high-end customer solutions, like automatic in-line solutions, computed tomography systems and customized equipment. Furthermore, the company is a leader in the field of public safety X-ray equipment, the mobile systems mobile check suspect luggage and defuse bombs worldwide. VisiConsult is proud to contribute to a safe world with its solutions.

Are RFID chips damaged by X-rays?

Automated inspection processes require traceability of the individual parts, which have to be identifiable at all times, since component information is only available in digital systems. This can be achieved by barcodes, DMC codes or by RFID chips. VisiConsult has conducted a study to examine whether X-rays can change the stored information or even damage the chips.

RFID chips are small data carries on which information is stored. In the production of various components in the automotive and aerospace sectors, such as casting, they are used to get a step closer to paperless work. All information about a casting that was previously included as a document can now be stored on RFID chips that are connected to part immediately after casting. This is done either by riveting or by sticking it to the hot material itself. To avoid defects in the castings, these are tested by X-ray technology for inclusions, irregularities or defects. Thus, the RFID chips are inevitably exposed to X-rays. In the series of experiments described below, it is determined whether the data carries are damaged by the X-ray. VisiConsult X-ray systems & Solutions GmbH has carried out test series in cooperation with an aluminum foundry from the automotive sector to determine whether RFID chips are damaged by X-rays.

For the test series, VisiConsult received 6 RFID chips provided by a customer. Data was stored on all chips, which were read out and archived in advance. The consecutively numbered RFIDs were placed in an X-ray system together and taken out one after the other at equal intervals with uniform exposure to radiation. The following conditions were valid for the test: 225 kV, 8 mA, focus-object distance approx. 800 mm, after every 15 minutes removal of a data carrier. This means that chip 1 was in the X-ray system for only 15 minutes, while chip 6 being exposed to X-radiation for 90 minutes. Afterwards, all RFID data carriers were read out again by the customer in order to compare the new ones with the archived data. Usual exposure times in the X-ray inspection are only a few seconds.

The result was that all the data was unchanged as well as completely available and also the change, or rewrite the data was possible without problems. For VisiConsult and the customer this is a very important result: RFID chips are not damaged by X-rays. This ensures a continued usage throughout the whole manufacturing chain and allows further process automation towards industry 4.0.

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH is a leading manufacturer of high-quality digital X-ray inspection systems. The family-owned business is known for highest product quality (ISO 9001 certified) and reliable customer service. The company’s main focus is on high-end custom solutions, such as robotic systems, computed tomography and roof mounted Gantry systems. Many of the highly-automated systems are bringing customers closer to NDT 4.0 and the full automation of quality control. In addition, the company is a leader in the field of public safety X-ray equipment, the mobile systems mobile check suspect luggage and defuse bombs worldwide. VisiConsult is proud to be able to contribute to a safe world with its solutions.

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VisiConsult is a family owned company located in Northern Germany and is a specialist for customized and standard X-ray systems. To ensure a premium quality our products are developed and produced locally as turnkey solutions.

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH

The specialist for customized X-ray inspection solutions and automation

VisiConsult is a family owned company located in Northern Germany and known as the leading supplier for customized and standard X-ray inspection systems. To ensure a premium quality, all products are developed and produced locally as turnkey solutions. This leads to cutting edge technology and an unmatched flexibility.
Our goal is to solve inspection problems with tailored systems, while guaranteeing a premium post-sales service. More than 25 years of expertise in industrial (NDT) and security applications combined with experienced engineers result in solutions that set new industry standards. Discover the invisible!