Fields of Application for Rod Anodes
When analysing components with high overall wall thickness like aircraft engine parts, hollow chamber profiles or welded tubes using standard microfocus X-ray tubes it might be necessary to penetrate severall walls or layers of material. This may lead to poor X-ray intensity at the detector and increase exposure times significantly. In this case it would be a great advantage to introduce the X-ray source into the part and decrease the penetrated wall thickness. This would also offer the opportunity to position the focal spot closer to the area of interest and allow higher magnification.
To meet these requirements we offer rod anode tubes. Rod anode tubes have an extension tube at the top end - the so-called rod. The source of X-ray is located at the tip of this rod. The rod can be inserted into components where the area of interest is difficult to access. The detector, film or image plate is positioned on the outer surface of the component.
Rod anode tubes allow higher magnification of the analysed details, the reduction of penetrated wall-thickness and thus leads to higher resolution imaging. Rod anodes improve the detection of defects in areas that are difficult to access.