Analysis of Abrasive wheels at Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar Designs

Analysis of Abrasive wheels

Abrasive cutting wheels operate at very high speeds – low density regions within the wheel can be very hazardous.

CDD (Projects) have combined Xray mass measurement with laser thickness measurement to accurately map the density across the parts. The system calculates the spot density of each point on a 0.5mm matrix across the entire surface of the wheel.  Up to half a million points are scanned on each wheel, as part on an in-line inspection system.

This is used as part of a process monitoring system to ensure even deposition of the abrasive material.

Cheyney Design & Development

Cheyney is situated in the beautiful countryside of South Cambridgeshire, the team have idyllic base from which to develop their creative talents. This has been the centre of our operations for nearly 26 years and is ideally located midway between two of the London airports, and just over 30 minutes from central London. With our connections to the nearby University, CDD (Products) is able to support innovation through collaboration and investment.

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Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Gibraltar Designs: Flame-retardant paper

Flame-retardant paper

Flame-retardant material is analyzed and recovered with CDD special solution.

Flame retardant paper, Nomex®, has many applications including its use in the manufacture of personal protection garments to help protect Formula 1 drivers and fire-fighters from flash fires, and is used in the fireproof honeycomb structures incorporated into the Airbus A380 wide-body aircraft.  The material contains heavy metal additives (for example bismuth). This paper had been produced for many years, with the off-cuts of the material being baled and stored, due to the difficulty associated with disposal.

CDD has developed a special Xray inspection to accurately measure the concentration of heavy metal components, by core-sampling and analyzing the bales. This has resulted in recovery of nearly 2500 tons of material, with blending of the paper to specific grades, producing both financial and sustainability benefits.

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Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group ®

Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group ®

The Sapphire Alliance ® is a global group of the most experienced Xray Inspection companies, who are collaborating to produce the most reliable, best supported systems on the market. The individual alliance members have installed many hundreds of automatic Xray inspection systems, in many cases over a period of more than 20 years.

Cheyney Design & Development

Designers and manufacturers of modules and components Software and Firmware development Special applications development

France Scan SA

Contract Inspection Services

Distributors and manufacturers of Xray inspection equipment

Autopac Systems Pty Ltd

Distributors and manufacturers of end-of-lineinspection equipment

Sapphire Rayos X S.L.

Distributors and manufacturers of Xray and check-weighing inspection equipment

Sapphire Deutschland GmbH

Manufacturers of Metal detectors, Xray inspection and Check weighing equipment

Sapphire Inspection Systems Ltd

Manufacturers and distributors of end-of-line inspection including Xray systems, metal detectors and check-weighers.

Sapphire Technologies USA Inc.

Manufacturers and distributors of end-of-line inspection including Xray systems, metal detectors and check-weighers.

Teltek AB

Manufacturers of Check Weighers for the food processing industry. Distributors and Xray inspection and metal detectors.

Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group Products

CDD XG series Xray Generators

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The CDD XG series is a range of integrated monoblock Xray generators suitable for continuous operation in industrial uses typically applications include automatic inspection systems for food, pharmaceuticals and industrial products on continuous production lines.

Features

The XG400 family is cooled by circulating oil.  They are powered from 110/240Vac 50/60Hz.

The XG100 and XG60 families are air cooled by integrated fans.  They are powered from 24Vdc power supplies (not included).

The units are controlled by remote analog inputs or by RS232 communications.

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CDD DE series Xray Detectors

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The CDD Linear X-ray detector is an integrated detection module with a linear diode array up to 1024mm in length.

It has the following features:

  • Available in diode pitch of 1.6mm, 0.8mm, 0.4mm, 0.2mm
  • Data interface RS422 pixel rate of up to 4MHz
  • Scan rate from 50 to 4000 scans/sec
  • Output resolution of 8 to 12 bits as standard
  • Control interface USB 2.0 as standard, RS232 optionally
  • Multi-channel radiographic trigger
  • Scan rate fixed or synchronous to external clock
  • Pixel output normalized by internal DSP processor
  • Output translation tables provide gamma law
  • All cables exit from end of module for easy connection

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CDD Image acquisition cards

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The CDD range of image acquisition cards offer a range of interfaces to image acquisition devices such as Xray detectors, Matrix and Linescan optical cameras and special purpose detectors.

They are based on cards suitable for use with industrial P/C units, and connect via PCI bus.  They provide on-board logic to handle the acquisition and assimilation of the image to minimize the software overhead on the processing system.

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Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group – Who We Are?

Who We Are

Cheyney is situated in the beautiful countryside of South Cambridgeshire, the team have idyllic base from which to develop their creative talents. This has been the center of our operations for nearly 26 years and is ideally located midway between two of the London airports, and just over 30 minutes from central London. With our connections to the nearby University, CDD is able to support innovation through collaboration and investment.

The Company takes its name from Cheyneys Lodge, the property that was its home for nearly 25 years until 2010.   Cheyney ( Products ) is a famous name in this area of South Cambridgeshire, with historical references going back to the year 1248.

The team at Cheyney has been behind numerous challenging inspection applications, including very low energy Xray techniques, high speed visual inspection and precision measurement of automotive, aerospace and military components. Currently research is on-going in a number of innovative technology areas, involving Xrays, microwaves and visible light spectra.

Associate companies

Francescan SA

Francescan is a supplier of Xray equipment and services to the food and pharmaceutical industries. It is a member of the Sapphire Alliance group of Xray system manufacturers, and is based in Beaujolais, near Lyon, France.

Absolute Audio Visual Solutions

Absolute is based in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire provides event management services, and supplies and rents audio visual equipment.

Cheyney Estates LLP

Cheyney Estates is a property owner and manager based in South Cambridge shire.  The company offers air conditioned research and office facilities, on flexible or long-term bases.

Sapphire Inspection Systems

Sapphire inspection systems are a 3 tier supplier for end of line inspection to the food and pharaceutical inspection markets.

Our Company History at Sapphire Alliance Cheyney Group

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Company History

The Cheyney team started together in the early 1980’s developing some of the first automated gauging and statistical process control systems. Early adopters of the technology included the automotive majors such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Rover Group. Well over 1000 automated gauging systems were designed, manufactured and installed for in-process and off-line applications. The included special motorised gauges for aero-engine fan blades, in-process closed loop gauging of pistons, and military components – and factory-wide networking using fiber optic links.

Early in our history, development commenced on Xray components and automatic vision systems. We worked on some of the very first linear diode array Xray detectors as well as imaging electronics for both optical and Xray applications. Specialist vision systems were developed for applications such as packaging (bottles, closures), engine components (oil filters, valve seats, and piston rings) and pharmaceutical inspection (ampoules, vials, tablets)

Having spent many years designing modules and software for other Xray companies, we started manufacture of our own range automatic Xray inspection machines and quickly became a world authority in this technology area – supplying components and expertise to over 50% of the global market. After a brief period as part of a major international group, the team has reformed as founder member and technology partner of the Sapphire Alliance® group of Xray manufacturers.

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Cheyney Design and Development

The Cheyney Design and Development (CDD) team has been working together in the field of Automatic Xray Inspection for more than 30 years. We have developed products and designed equipment for many of the suppliers in this industry. We offer a design and development capability for a range of automatic inspection technologies, covering end-of-line Xray inspection, vision systems and gauging and precision measurement.

CDD also undertake special projects, including the development of customized inspection applications, proof-of-concept studies and machine development. Our resources include software, electronic design, logic array development mechanical design and documentation.