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Laboratory of industrial computer tomography

Dr. Tõnu Leemet
Tel.: +372 5665 9869

Chair of Biosystems Engineering
Institute of Technology
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 56
51006 Tartu
   Our People:
Tõnu Leemet, PhD, Researcher
Indrek Virro, MSc, Operator
Mailis Polma, MSc, Operator, Doctoral student

Project: Smart Industry Center (SmartIC)
Project Number: 2014-2020.4.01.16-0183)
Measure: Supporting national research infrastructure through a roadmap
Total project budget: EUR 1 977 511,00 (incl. Non-eligible VAT)
Eligible budget of the project: EUR 1,679,129.48 (excluding VAT)
Grant: EUR 1595,173.00.
Applicant: Tallinn University of Technology (TUT)
Partner: Estonian University of Life Sciences (EEC)
​Project period: 01.01.2017-31.12.2018

The Computer Tomography Laboratory at the Estonian University of Life Sciences' Institute of Technology was officially opened on November 9, 2017. The laboratory includes the X-ray computer tomography scanner, YXLON FF35 CT, manufactured by the German company YXLON International GmbH. The system has two different powers of the X-ray tube: 190kV and 225kV. This configuration allows the device to be applied in a wider range of test specimens for desired precision. Full version of the VG Studio software package is used for the data analysis.
The laboratory focuses in technology and engineering problems. Certainly, different companies and organizations dealing with casting are interested in using X-ray CT scanners. The laboratory is first of its kind in Estonia. In addition to single part bodies, it is possible to observe, control the dynamics of mechanisms or sub-mechanisms in real-life situations, without the need to disassemble or modify the assembly in any other way. As an interesting fact, one of the most commonly used areas of computed tomography is the use of rare historical objects, bones, and so on, digital archiving of objects. Need to see what's happening inside a product, a detail, an object, and it's worth considering the possibilities of tomography.