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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Hamamatsu Photonics Integrated Microfocus X-ray SourceHamamatsu Photonics32, Hamamatsu-city, Japan
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce a new 100 KV microfocus x-ray source, the L10101 that is ideal for the inspection of metallic components used in electronic, industrial, aerospace and automotive industries.
The L10101 is a fully integrated, sealed microfocus x-ray unit, consisting of x-ray head, power supply, cooler and control electronics all within a single module. The unit can provide a minimum spot size of just 5 microns making the L10101 suitable for the detection of very small cracks, defects, contaminants and artefacts. The output power of this new unit is increased up to a maximum of 20 Watts, and x-ray voltage is adjustable over the range from 20 KV to 100 KV, which is useful for the detection of different materials, from lower density plastics to metallic components.
For simple operation and low maintenance the x-ray source unit has dispensed with the requirement for a separate electronic control box and the L10101 is automatically operated from a PC using external control via a built-in RS232C interface. As all Hamamatsu microfocus x-ray units are air cooled, they do not require oil emersion compared to conventional x-ray sources.
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