Terahertz Screening as a Safe and Cost-Saving Alternative to X-Rays in Ceramic Tiles Industry

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A vital part of any manufacturing process is quality control, same as for the ceramic tiles production industry. The most utilised technology for quality control in the ceramic tiles manufacturing is based on ionizing type of radiation, known as X-ray, and being an extremely expensive alternative.

So what are the advantages of the terahertz technology comparing to the currently used one?100

  • No ionizing radiation:

    - Absolutely harmless to people, thus can be used in all public places and manufacturing facilities;

    - No governmental regulations for usage of the terahertz systems;

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    Ceramics are transparent in terahertz waves which makes it easy to detect various defects, cracks or differentiations in structure of the ceramic tiles during production.
  • Devices are compact and can be integrated into any other systems used by customer.

    puzzle- Compact size, own software with “open code” and SDK (Software Development Kit) makes it possible to integrate our devices in any system already used by customer. Therefore, Terasense devices may be used either as an independent system, or a complementary solution, upgrading the customer’s system to a higher level.


  • Unprecedented scanning speed.speed

    Image acquisition rate is up to 5000 frames per second, which gives an opportunity to use the scanner at conveyor lines with belt running speed up to 15 m/s. This figure is of interest to airports, international courier companies and customs terminals.

    Scanning speed of the world leading X-ray system is 0,2 - 0,23 м/s. We offer the 75 times higher scanning speed.

  • Unbeatable price.

    low pricePrice of our basic imaging system (sub-THz imaging camera, generator and optics) is around USD 25.000.

    Price of a basic imaging system of a world leading X-ray manufacturer starts at USD 70.000.

  • Flexibility with customizations. 

    Terasense technology allows us to tune up the frequencies during production and manufacture cameras with any size and shape of the sensor array.


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