XT H 320 for X-ray and CT inspection of larger samples
The XT H 320 features a more powerful microfocus X-ray source that is able to run highly accurate inspection on dense industrial objects. Nikon Metrology is the only company to produce 320 kV microfocus X-ray sources. As the X-ray spot size of these sources is orders of magnitude smaller compared to minifocus sources, end users benefit from superior resolution, accuracy and a wider array of measurable parts.
With the optional rotation reflection target, an even higher X-ray flux is available enabling customers to obtain faster CT data acquisition or achieve higher CT data accuracy in the same time span
Proprietary 320 kV microfocus X-ray source
Run highly accurate inspection on dense industrial objects
Easy system operation and low cost-of-ownership
Stunning images providing great insight
High performance image acquisition and volume processing
Straightforward inspection automation
Fault detection and failure analysis
Assembly inspection of complex mechanisms
Dimensional measurement of internal components
Advanced material research
Analysis of the biological structures
Digital archiving of models
Benefits & features
Superior accuracy and performance through proprietary 225 or 320kV micro-focus X-ray source
The default 225 kV microfocus source is equipped with a reflection target, offering a 3 micron spot size. With the optional transmission target, you obtain an even smaller spot size and higher magnification capability.
The 320 kV microfocus source is used to penetrate through larger or denser samples.
Regardless of the target of choice, the XT H large cabinet system uses an open-tube X-ray source that guarantees a lower cost-of-ownership
Rotating reflection target multiplies X-ray flux
Traditional X-ray sources using fixed targets can only receive a limited flux of electrons to avoid damaging the target. By introducing a rotating reflection target that yields much better cooling performance, the electron flux on the rotating target radically increases without the risk for permanent damage. This boosts X-ray flux by a large factor, and enables customers to obtain faster CT data acquisition or achieve higher CT data accuracy in the same time span By establishing up to 5 times more X-ray flux, customers can either speed up data acquisition by a similar factor or increase data accuracy by taking more radiographs in the same time.
Stunning images from internal structures
A small spot size and a high-resolution flat panel create sharp images. Adapt resolution to your needs: full part in coarse resolution and high resolution in a desired region of interest.
Easy access to inspect larger parts
The XT H 320 systems feature a large access door and the heavy-duty precision 5-axis manipulator can hold samples in excess of 50 kg with dimensions of 0.6 m (H) x 0.6 m (D).
Full protective enclosure – compliant to CE and DIN 54113 radiation safety standards – requires no special badges or protective clothing. Continuous fail-to-safe monitoring during system operation. Radiation shielding is to better than 1µSv/hour external, and dual fail-safe switches/relays ensure safe operation
Configure the system to your specific needs
Specific applications require more detailed images or higher accuracy. XT H 320 can be configured with different flat panels (Varian, Perkin Elmer) or source configuration (reflection/ transmission target) to make the system ideally suited for your needs.
Focal spot size
Focal spot size at max power
225 kV Reflection target
3 µm up to 7 W
225 µm at 225 W
225 kV Rotating target option
10 µm up to 30 W
160 µm at 450 W
320 kV Reflection target
30 µm up to 30 W
320 µm at 320 W
Max. frame rate at 1x1 binning
Max. frame rate at 2x2 binning
Perkin Elmer 1611
4000 x 4000
Perkin Elmer 1620
2000 x 2000
Perkin Elmer 1621 EHS
2000 x 2000
: Basic configuration : Alternative configuration
4 (optional 5th axis)
(Typical values - Exact values depend on system configuration)
(X) 500 mm (Y) 610 mm (Z) 800 mm (Rotate) n*360
Max. sample weight
Cabinet dimensions (LxWxH)
2695 mm x 1828 mm x 2249 mm
All systems are manufactured to IRR99
All systems are controlled by Nikon Metrology’s in-house Inspect-X software
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