Carestream NDT Unveils New HR-PRO High Performance Imaging Plates

New Design Provides Longer Life Under Extreme Conditions

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 4 — Carestream NDT has launched a new HR-PRO High Performance Imaging Plate designed to improve overall plate life. It has exceptional image quality and is designed for use in the most challenging NDT inspection environments.

HR-PRO High Performance Imaging Plates“The new HR-PRO plates offer customers better overall performance for work in extreme environments,” said Martin Graen, Carestream’s Worldwide General Manager for Non-Destructive Testing Solutions. “We continue to put customers at the forefront of everything we do. This latest investment is the result of working closely with commercial customers from concept to launch and every step in between. The new HR-PRO solution enables greater customer acceptance for digital imaging by offering better performance and driving greater return on investment.”

This next-generation imaging plate features a formulated laminated coating over the phosphor that protects the imaging plate against many of today’s common issues. The HR-PRO provides the same high-quality image as Carestream’s current HR product and is ideally suited for applications requiring 25, 50 or 100 micron scan resolutions.

Customer-Driven Solution
The HR-PRO design team spent over a year evaluating different technical options and doing in-depth testing of the materials to find the most optimal solution. Many variables affect plate life such as the quality of the intensifying leads, the coefficient of friction against the plate and the leads, the hardness of the surfaces in contact, environmental conditions and how the plates are handled by users. The HR-PRO plates were subjected to months of extreme testing including temperature swings, 2” pipe wraps (>30,000 times), harmful chemicals, crack testing and image quality analysis. During these tests the HR-PRO performed flawlessly. 

Customer input was key during design and validation. Leading customers in the NDT industry around the world worked in real-time applications to confirm the product was delivering what they expected. The results were clear: HR-PRO provided longer life under extreme imaging conditions, helping to improve throughput and overall digital imaging return on investment.

Designed for Performance
The HR-PRO also provides improved performance against scratching, abrasions, cleaning, cracking, chemical and moisture resistance. It is available in all of the standard sizes used with the HPX-PRO today, many of which are in stock and ready for shipment.

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