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Press release News vom 10.07.2017

Comet launches IoT-capable iVario™ family of generators

Flamatt, Switzerland, July 10, 2017

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Comet launches IoT-capable iVario™ family of generators


iVario™, an innovative, intelligent high-voltage generator, is being brought to market by Comet Industrial X-Ray Modules in July 2017. Based on cutting-edge IoT technology (Internet of Things), iVario™ optimizes the use of x-ray sources in non-destructive testing in the automotive industry, aerospace, and security inspection. The launch of the new x-ray generator marks an important milestone in the Group-wide drive to digitalize products and services, and supports the growth strategy of the Comet Group.


Integrating the latest IoT technology, the iVario™ represents the next level in user-centered analytics and artificial intelligence: Innovative algorithms enable iVario™ to optimally tailor the dosing and performance of the x-ray module to each customer's needs. A graphical user interface ensures that the settings and performance of the x-ray source can be rapidly adjusted from anywhere via different software interfaces. This allows the ideal x-ray dosing for each application, extends the life of the whole x-ray module and simplifies servicing.

“The initial feedback from customers is very positive. It shows that our new development, the iVario™ , not only sets new standards of technology. Thanks to its versatility and absolute reliability, the iVario™ also has a wide range of customer needs covered,” says Stephan Haferl, General Manager of Comet Industrial X-Ray Technologies.

With the introduction of the iVario™, Comet demonstrates its leading role as an innovative manufacturer of industrial x-ray modules and creates the basis for further growth. In October 2017, Comet will expand this product family by two more models, the iVario™ 225 and 450, thus opening up additional applications in the medical and industrial segments.



Patrik Zurbach

Director of Marketing

+41 744 98 85


Comet Industrial X-Ray is a product area of the Modules & Components division of the Comet Group.
The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on the x-ray, radio frequency and ebeam businesses. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the Comet, Yxlon and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as non-destructive testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization. Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,200 people worldwide, including around 440 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.