Euroteck are UK and Ireland distributors of Protec and Dürr NDT X-Ray film processing equipment and chemistry.
Established in 1984, Protec’s success and growth has closely followed the progress in X-Ray technology. For NDT applications, Protec produce the Optimax 2010 NDT, Optimax 2010 NDT Mobile and Compact 2.
In addition to the NDT range, Medical, Veterinary and Mammography variants of the Optimax 2010 and Compact 2 are also available including the Ecomax – Please contact us to discuss your application.
The key features of each X-Ray film processor are:
Optimax 2010 NDT – The Optimax 2010 NDT has been designed for NDT applications. The containers for the regeneration and used chemicals are stored conveniently below the tanks on an optional open working table. Process time can be varied from 2 minutes to 10 minutes. The minimum film size accommodated is 10cm x 10cm upto a maximum film width of 35cm. With an 5 minute development cycle, 39-off 24 x 30cm films can be processed per hour.
Optimax 2010 NDT Mobile – The design of the Optimax 2010 NDT Mobile makes it ideal for site use when changing locations. The processor comes with an intergrated levelling system, so the processor can be set up and operational in next to no time at all. The containers for the regeneration and used chemicals are stored conveniently below the tanks. The minimum film size accommodated is 10cm x 10cm upto a maximum film width of 35cm.
Compact 2 NDT – The workhorse of the Protec range, perfect for stationary production NDT facilities. The minimum film size accommodated is 10cm x 10cm upto a maximum film width of 45cm. With an 5 minute development cycle, 71-off 24 x 30cm films can be processed per hour. The 45cm input width means more films can be processed simultaneously than is the case with machines with a narrower feeder.
The Dürr NDT XR24 NDT film processor is a small and compact processor.
XR24 NDT – The “laptop” amongst the automatic film processors. The ultra-portable 25kg XR24 NDT is recommended for the automatic development of smaller amounts of X-ray film during mobile operations.The minimum film size accommodated is 2cm x 2cm upto a maximum film width of 24cm. With an 8 minute development cycle, 11-off 24 x 30cm films can be processed per hour.The optional daylight loader makes it possible to operate the system outside of a standard Darkroom.
All the Protec and Durr NDT X-Ray film processing equipment are compatible with the “Green” X-Ray Chemistry described below.
Shown Left to Right: Optimax 2010, XR24 NDT and Compact 2 Processors
“Green” X-Ray Chemistry – The unique benefits and special features:
Single bottle system: No starter or additives needed. Simply mix the concentrate with water and you’re ready.
Efficient: When regeneration is used, considerably lower regeneration rates are possible than with conventional chemicals.
Freezing and Thawing: Even when the product is frozen and thawed (e.g. during transport), the usability is not compromised and is guaranteed.
70% less cleaning: The formulation with Vitamin C means that cleaning cycles can be carried out far less frequently.
Certified: BAM certificated for mixed systems containing Dürr NDT’s own and other companies’ processing machines and X-ray films.
Non-Hazardous to Health: The removal of carcinogens (aldehyde and hydroquinone) means that there is no risk to health.
Non-Hazardous Goods: As the chemicals do not contain any hazardous substances, the product can be transported using conventional means without the need for the carriage of dangerous goods regulations.
Almost odour neutral: More pleasant almost neutral developer odour.
Shelf life: At least 24 months storage stability.
For more information on our range of film processors and “Green” chemistry, please click on the download buttons for the appropriate PDF file.
Shown above: XR D-6 Developer and XR F-6 Fixer Concentrate
Shown above: Optional DL 26 daylight loader attached to the XR24 NDT Processor
Shown above: Optimax 2010 NDT Mobile Processor with open working table
Shown above: Compact 2 NDT X-Ray Film Processor with closed base cabinet