Application studies for 300 kV microfocus tube

3. June 2016
Setup of XWT-300-CT with 80 mm steel plates

Setup of XWT-300-CT with 80 mm steel plates

The increasing interest of industrial customers in high resolution X-ray testing of dense and complex parts led to the development and introduction of the innovative 300 kV microfocus X-ray tubes XWT-300-CT and XWT-300-THE Plus in 2014 and 2015.

To assess and demonstrate the wide range of applications, an application study was performed by X-RAY WorX specialists in Garbsen. The study evaluates the penetration of steel plates with thickness up to 80 mm together with the achievable resolution, measured using a double wire IQI according to EN 462-5 resp. ISO 19232-5. Results from acceleration voltages of 200 kV and 300 kV at different power levels are compared.

The application reports for both tubes, XWT-300-THE Plus with high energy transmission target, and for XWT-300-CT with reflection target, are available on request from our partners or directly from X-RAY WorX. They contain the detailed setup and conditions of the tests performed several resolution images, and a summary of the complete set of experiments.

Test pattern
300 kV, 35 Watt target power, 40 mm steel, D9 wires resolved, D12 visible