North star moves X-ray inspection business to larger site in California


North Star Imaging has moved its West Coast Inspection Services business to a larger testing facility in Aliso Viejo, California.

The facility provides space for expansion, more warehousing for larger parts to be brought in for x-ray scanning services, and more room to introduce new innovations as the business continues to grow, said the company.

David Nokk, manager for North Star Imaging’s (NSI) US Inspection Services business said, “We know that this year is and continues to be a very hard year for everyone because of Covid-19. Nonetheless, as a business we are all very excited by this move as it signifies the confidence that our parent company, ITW [Illinois Tool Works], has for our growth plans.”

The NSI West Coast office in Aliso Viejo is equipped with an X3000, and two X5000, one with 450kV. This enables the facility to scan objects as small as a few microns to objects as large as a 50-gallon barrel and to perform single or multiple batch scans as quickly as possible.

Kevin Bresnahan, business development manager for the NSI West Coast operation said, “My team and I can do 2D, 3D and 4D scans. Soon we will have a high energy system that will be a great asset to aerospace and defense businesses in North America. We will launch this new system this year and I am very excited for our West Coast customers to be the first to experience the power and capabilities that are being engineered into this system.”

“We are thrilled to be adding high energy to our portfolio to better serve our customers and further enhance the industry’s ability to provide safe, reliable products. Our customers drive our progression and our intent is to provide premium capabilities to world-class organizations who demand the most challenging of inspections on critical projects,” said Seth Taylor, general manager of North Star Imaging.

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