ICM (Belgium)


Since the launching of its product range in 1996, ICM has rapidly become one of the world's leaders in the 'portable' market segment of industrial radiography. ICM supply the largest NDT service inspection companies in Europe. ICM specialises in the mid and high voltage range of X-ray generators (i.e. 120kV to 320 kV) focusing on manufacturing the highest reliability equipment. ICM is recognised as producing the best performance to quality and services to price ratio available, ICM is now occupying a remarkable second position in its market segment with a yearly 35% increase during the last 4 years. Sales have now reached $ (USD) 3 million.

The companies R & D team comprises of seven specialist technicians and engineers improving currently available equipment and developing new X-ray generators.

Contributions to the project and its development include (a) 120kV cp portable X-ray unit, (b) 160kV cp portable X-ray unit and (c) 160 kV portable panoramic X-ray unit.

Reasons for participating
ICM are a leading European developer and manufacturer of X-ray generators and recognise the importance and growth potential in the digital radiographic market.

Contribution to project
One of the main contributers to WP-B developing the X-ray generator hardware system for operation with the digital Detector Arrays for the in-line casting inspection.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.