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If your company uses x-ray equipment you need to make sure you re-register on the new IRR17!
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The Camembert Inspection Solution
Cheney stablemate, Sapphire Inspection Solutions offers an insight to their x-ray inspection solution for a tricky cheese.
New Xray Inspection
Euroscan launches new Xray inspection services company. Conveniently located just off the M1/J36, the offers fast turnaround food and consumer product and Xray machine rental.
Platform 2015
The new 2015 Platform is released.  Featuring a new range of high reliably hardware and software framework designed for differentiation, along with drop-in replacement components.
Cheyney has moved!
Cheyney is moving to a new,  larger facility, from January 2010.
Sapphire 2009 training
The 2009 Sapphire training week has taken place at Cheyneys Lodge.
Sapphire Technical Conference
The 2009 Sapphire Alliance Technical Conference has been held in the Nihon Room at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  We have been pleased to welcome delegates from Australia, France, Germany, Spain, USA and United Kingdom.
Mobile Xray at France Scan
France Scan has taken delivery of a new mobile system for product rework and recovery.
Featured project
Flame-retardant paper
Flame-retardant material is analysed and recovered with CDD special solution.
CDD DE series Xray Detectors
CDD DE series Xray Detectors Cheyney are the innovators of Linear Diode Arrays for Xray detection. We now have more than 30 years of in designing and manufacturing Xray detectors.

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 normalised by internal DSP processor
  • Output translation tables provide gamma law
  • All cables exit from end of module for easy connection
Control Commands
    Set Line/Integration period
    Zero diodes (set black level)
    Full range for diodes (set maximum white level)
    Set gamma law lookup table
    Start/stop scanning   
    Display raw (input) data
    Display normalised output data
    Display underlying zero, gain and multiplier data
    Histogram display of pixel grey levels
    Calculate noise for each pixel
    Display test pattern output
    Radiographic trigger setup

General Specifications:

X-ray tube kVp range 20-160 kVp 20-160 kVp 20-160 kVp 20-160 kVp
Scintillator GOS GOS GOS GOS
Active area lengths 102-410 mm 102-819 mm 102-1024 mm 205-1638 mm
Number of pixels 512-2048 256-2048 128-1280 128-1024
Pixel Pitch 0.2 mm 0.4 mm 0.8 mm 1.6 mm
Pixel Height 0.3 mm 0.6 mm 0.8 mm 1.6 mm
Pixel Width 0.1 mm 0.3 mm 0.7 mm 1.4 mm
Max. Scanning Speed 12 m/mn (1) 50 m/mn (1) 170m/mn (1) 300m/mn (1)
Min. Integration Time 1 ms 0.5 ms 0.25 ms 0.25 ms
Max Integration Time 20 ms 20 ms 20 ms 20 ms
A/D Resolution 12-bits 12-bits 12-bits 12-bits
Dynamic Range > 2000 (2) > 2000 (2) > 2000 (2) > 2000 (2)
Data Digital Interface 12-bits (3) 12-bits (3) 12-bits (3) 12-bits (3)
Power consumption 50 W max 50 W max 50 W max 50 W max
Image acquisition interface RS-422 RS-422 RS-422 RS-422
Control interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0


  1. Maximum speed is specified for active length up to 512 mm.
  2. Dynamic Range is defined as saturation signal/RMS noise, normal detector sensitivity.
  3. Digital interface has 16 RS-422 I/O lines for data, but user can select actual data to be 14,12,10 or 8 bits. The default value is 8 or 12 bits
  4. User can designate radiographic trigger outputs by specifying Window left, Window right and Threshold.

Physical Dimensions:  

Model Active Length Number of Pixels Length Width Height Weight
CDD048 204mm 256 260mm 130mm 50mm 4Kg
CDD068 307mm 384 360mm 130mm 50mm 6Kg
CDD098 461mm 576 510mm 130mm 50mm 9Kg
CDD128 614mm 768 660mm 130mm 50mm 12Kg

Enviromental Characteristics:

Characteristic  Specific characteristic Specification Notes 
 Operational  Ambient temperature  0-40 C  
   Relative humidity  30-80 % (non condensing)  
 Storage  Ambient temperature  -10-50 C  
   Relative humidity  30-80 % (non condensing)  

Power Requirements:

Supply voltage Maximum current
+  5 volts 5.0 Amp
+12 volts 1.0 Amp
- 12 volts 0.2 Amp

Ordering Information:


- R        RS232 control interface
- Bnn    Output resolution (bits)
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