DRC signs DirectRay agreement with Agfa

November 10, 1999

Agfa passed on the opportunity to purchase Direct Radiography Corp. during its acquisition of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging earlier this year (SCAN 6/23/99), but that decision hasn’t prevented the two firms from working together. Agfa has

Agfa passed on the opportunity to purchase Direct Radiography Corp. during its acquisition of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging earlier this year (SCAN 6/23/99), but that decision hasn’t prevented the two firms from working together. Agfa has signed an exclusive long-term sales agreement with Newark, DE-based DRC, giving the Ridgefield Park, NJ, vendor the right to sell DirectRay x-ray image capture detectors to clients in the nondestructive testing (NDT) market for inspecting components such as turbine blades and castings. DirectRay detectors have already been used for NDT applications: In October of last year, the detectors were installed in a system used for the inspection of molds for land-based turbine blades, according to DRC.