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XTronic - The software for Xstress residual stress analyzer

XTronic takes care of the measurements with the Xstress systems from running the measurement to calculating the residual stress or retained austenite values. Whether a single measurement or mapping project, XTronic handles it. XTronic works with G2/G2R, G3/G3R or robot goniometers and also with other hardware, e.g. X-ray elastic constant determination system and X-Y system. XTronic software fulfills the new European X-ray residual stress testing standard EN 15305.

Measurement tools easily available

XTronic has a powerful graphical interface. Setting up the parameters and creating and executing a new measurement is quick and easy even for measuring complex shaped samples. Measurement and data handling tools are easily accessible in main and measurement toolbars. These toolbars can be hidden and moved according to your needs. Connections, X-ray tubes and operation power of the system are managed with the X-ray control tool. X-ray control side bar provides one quick and convenient access to all tools for starting the measurement. If not needed, the X-ray control side bar can be hidden, e.g. to make more room for the measurement information and result windows.

Real-time measurement data

All relevant measurement data is visible real time on the measurement window. You can easily view intensity distributions in different stages of analysis and in different scales. The software updates the graphs and calculation results after each finished measurement stage. You can also view all other possible graphics from d-sin2χ distributions and stress distributions to graphs of mapping projects by couple of simple mouse clicks. Autosave option helps to make sure you do not loose your measurements.

XTronic supports stress measurement in the modified χ as well as in ω mode. While the modified χ mode is the most commonly used, sample geometry can make it impossible or impractical. Then ω mode is the better option, e.g. for measuring a gear root in axial direction.

Measurement settings are easy to access, make and modify as they are all visible at the same time in one window.

The Project tool allows you to combine multiple stress or austenite measurements and automatically generates graphs and tables of the results. Typical uses are depth profiles, e.g. of shot-peened surfaces or stress distributions across weld seams. Each project can include several measurement series. The Project tool is fully integrated into
the software, requires very little extra effort and makes access to the data much easier. Graphs tab contains for example depth profile graph including all the measurements made for the series. Stress profile graphs can be viewed in details e.g. with error bars.

Among many different calculation methods the advanced Peak fit method can be used to calculate residual stress and retained austenite values.

Technical Specifications

Minimum system requirements

  • Xstress X-ray stress analyzer system
  • Operating system Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or newer

Features

  • Fully featured Windows software using threadbased multi-tasking
  • Hardware operation control: detectors, DC motors, power supply, shutter, safety interlock functions, voltage and current, etc.
  • Modified d-sin2χ and Ω-mode
  • Peak shift determination with the most known methods such as Cross-correlation and Peak fit methods.
  • Peak fit with eight different functions and three background options: Gauss, Lorentz, Modified Lorentz, Intermediate Lorentz, Pearson VII, Split Pearson VII, Pseudo-Voigt, Split Pseudo- Voigt
  • Automated calibration with zero stress powder samples to set goniometer to sample distance
  • Project manager for depth distribution measurement and all kinds of mapping measurements
  • Library functions for material parameters

Options, available with additional hardware

  • Four Peak Retained Austenite Testing
  • Automatic Φ-rotation
  • X-ray Elasticity Constant Determination
  • Mapping (X-Y unit)
  • Robot integration

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