COMET INDUSTRIAL X-RAY

Customers trust us to challenge the limits of what can be revealed. By pioneering intelligent X-ray technologies, we provide safer, more economical, trail-blazing solutions that enable our customers to navigate their own voyage of discovery.

Accepting this challenge demands extraordinary commitment. We invest talent and resources in creating brighter ways of exposing hidden worlds through the application of energized light. Light is at the core of everything we do, illuminating the path ahead. And with light comes revelation.

The transparency and clarity of the data we reveal, empowers our customers to make enlightened business decisions. These decisions have an impact on our mutual security and efficiency, accelerating our common journey to a sustainable planet.

Because when we see things clearly, the right way forward is obvious.

OUR HISTORY

2020
 
2020

YXLON COPENHAGEN BECOMES COMET

The Copenhagen location has been a part of the COMET Group since 2007, and are now fully integrated into the COMET X-ray Modules Division.

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2020
 
2020

COMET LAUNCHES THE ION SERIES

The ION integrated X-ray series is tailored for X-ray scanning applications and ideal for industries such as food processing, sorting, thickness gauging, and security in particular.

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2017
 
2017

COMET launches the high-voltage iVario generator

Thus strengthening its position as the leading one-stop-shop for industrial X-ray modules.

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2015
 
2015

SMART EVO wins top prize at the Red Dot Award

SMART EVO from YXLON Copenhagen is now an award-winning top achievement after being presented with the prestigious Red Dot Award; Best of the Best in Product Design 2015.

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2014
 
2014

YXLON Copenhagen launches the SMART EVO

YXLON Copenhagen heralds a new era of smarter workflows for your portable X-ray applications, with the global launch of the SMART EVO series.

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2010
 
2010

A variety of mass customization projects

From 2010 onwards, COMET underlines its unique capabilities and leading position in the field of metal-ceramic X-ray components with a variety of mass customization projects.

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2008
 
2008

A milestone in metal-ceramic X-ray technology

With the presentation of its new high-power product line at the 17th World Congress on non-destructive testing in Shanghai in 2008, COMET underscored its leading position in industrial X-ray technology.

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2008
 
2008

Innovative and stable during the world economic crisis

With the presentation of its new high-power product line at the 17th World Congress on Non-destructive Testing in Shanghai in 2008, COMET underscored its leading position in industrial X-ray technology.

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2007
 
2007

COMET acquires the YXLON International Group

The company’s development takes a quantum leap when it acquires the YXLON International Group and doubles its revenue.

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2002
 
2002

COMET ends the production of glass X-ray tubes.

The very last DI 9-30/50-150 rotary anode X-ray tube is produced marking the end of an era.

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1998
 
1998

YXLON International and new traditions

In the spring of 1998, YXLON International X-Ray GmbH was founded as a result of a management buy-out and the merger of Philips Industrial X-Ray GmbH and ANDREX ApS.

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1994
 
1994

Two divisions – Medical and Industrial

The development department splits into two divisions – medical and industrial

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1991
 
1991

The age of mobile metal-ceramic X-ray tubes begin

This reliable and central technology is used for portable X-ray modules.

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1984
 
1984

COMET begins producing MXR-160 X-ray tubes

COMET begins producing MXR-160 X-ray tubes in 1984. Modern versions of these models are still produced today.

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1981
 
1981

The first XL-90 X-ray tubes to be used in space

COMET’s success reaches new heights in 1981 – it delivers the first XL-90 X-ray tubes to be used in space; in a metallurgical experiment in the Space Shuttle and in a satellite.

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1973
 
1973

COMET launches new high-performance rotary anode X-ray tubes

In 1973 during a period of strong growth COMET launches new high-performance rotary anode X-ray tubes

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1955
 
1955

COMET turnover reaches CHF 1 million

in 1955 and the company posts its first net profit. After some delays, the company begins producing rotary anode X-ray tubes under a license from its partner in 1956.

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1954
 
1954

ANDREX ApS was founded in Copenhagen

In 1954, Holger Andreasen began trading with X-ray units. The units were named ANDREX, a name which referred to his last name ANDREasen and to X-ray.

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1948
 
1948

COMET industrial X-ray is founded

Comet AG is founded by Gerhard Steck in Berne-Liebefeld, Switzerland in 1948. It will produce fixed anode X-ray tubes for medical applications.

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1895
 
1895

The beginning of X-ray technology

On November 8th, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the rays he called “X-rays”. Later on the rays were renamed to “Röntgenstrahlen” in German in his honor, though the original designation has lasted to this day in English.

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