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Flash X-Ray Systems
See through the toughest conditions
Flash X-Ray Systems At a Glance
Benefits & features to get the job done right!
30mm Steel Penetration
Scandiflash SCF450 Flash X-rays can penetrate steel to a depth of 30 mm from a distance of 2.5 meters – almost 2 times the penetration of competing X-ray systems.
Fast Gating Times
Scandiflash FXR systems feature an incredibly fast 20 nanosecond pulse width to stop motion for extremely sharp radiographs – 20% faster gating times than the competition.
Scandiflash Flash X-ray tubes feature a 1 mm focal spot size resulting in crisp, sharp radiographs, even at short X-ray source to object distances.
Solid to the Core
Flexible solid core high voltage coaxial cables connect Scandiflash pulsers and X-ray tubes – unlike leaky liquid-filled cables used on other systems.
Precision Built & Made to Last
Scandiflash stainless steel X-ray tubes are precision built and made to last – compare to the competition’s fragile glass X-ray tubes.
Scandiflash FXR systems are easy to maintain with user replaceable parts such as X-ray tube windows, anodes & cathodes, and more for long life and years of reliable service.
X-ray Tubes & HV Cables Compatibility
Scandiflash Flash X-ray tubes & solid core high voltage coaxial cables* are compatible with other X-ray systems. The perfect replacement for broken glass X-ray tubes and leaky, liquid-filled cables.
*Scandiflash HV cables can be fitted with the appropriate connectors for your system.
Environmentally Responsible Compressed Dry Air
Talk with us about converting your SF6 (Sulfur hexaflouride, a toxic potent greenhouse gas) system into an eco-friendly Scandiflash compressed dry air system.
Flash X-Ray Systems
Ultra high-speed Flash X-ray solutions for ballistics, hypervelocity impact testing,
detonics (ordnance velocity & explosives research) and more.
Scandiflash SCF300 Flash X-ray System
1. Pulser, 2. X-ray tube, 3. 19″ Rack mounted control cabinet featuring a PDU4 power distribution unit & four FXRC4 Flash X-ray channel controllers, 4. Control PC with ScandiControl™ & carrying case
See through the toughest conditions
Scandiflash Flash X-ray (FXR) Systems are valuable imaging solutions to see through tough research conditions – fire, smoke, metal and other materials during ballistics, hypervelocity impact testing, detonics (ordnance velocity & explosives research), and more, using short, intense X-ray pulses for ultra high-speed imaging. Exposure times ranging from 20–35 nanoseconds and 1 mm focal spot sizes produce extremely sharp radiographs for analysis. Scandiflash FXR systems feature a wide voltage range and the option of using soft X-rays for optimal penetration and contrast for most applications.
Scandiflash C20 Mobile FXR Lab
Scandiflash C20 Mobile FXR Lab Solutions are ideal mobile Flash X-ray solutions when testing in the field. A complete FXR system is packaged in a 20′ ISO container for easy transport and setup at remote testing sites. The FXR system is factory installed in a reinforced, insulated and heated container. Everything needed for the system – pulsers, X-ray tubes, control tower, cables, accessories and more are securely stored within the container during transport and storage.
Contact us for more information about Scandiflash Flash X-ray imaging solutions or customizing a Flash X-ray system to your unique requirements.
Flash X-ray Radiographs Can’t Be Wrong
download the Scandiflash FXR Systems datasheet PDF
Scandiflash FXR Systems
Specifications current as of January 2023 and are subject to change.
Scandiflash FXR Systems cover a wide voltage range from 75 to 1,200 kV and include all the necessary gear you need to get the job done right.
|Scandiflash FXR Systems Comparison|
|Scandiflash FXR Systems||SCF150||SCF300||SCF450||SCF450S||SCF1200|
|Output Voltage||75–150 kV||100–300 kV||200–450 kV||240–480 kV||500–1200 kV|
|Output Peak Current||2 kA||10 kA||10 kA||10 kA||10 kA|
|Pulse Width||35 ns||20 ns||20 ns||25 ns||20 ns|
|Dose per Pulse @ 1 m||1.6 mR||9 mR||20 mR||25 mR||65 mR|
|Penetration of Steel
@ 2.5 m*
|3 mm||18 mm||30 mm||34 mm||60 mm|
|X-Ray Source Size†||1 mm||1 mm||1 mm||2.5 mm||2.5 mm|
|Dual Tube Option||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||–|
* Scandiflash Fast SCF600 intensifying screens and Kodak Hyper Speed G film (0.7 gross film density). Scandiflash FXR systems SCF150, SCF300, SCF450 & SCF450S feature a 5 meter pulser to X-ray tube coaxial high voltage cable. Scandiflash FXR system SCF1200 features an X-ray tube in the pulser.
† The X-ray source size can be varied using different anodes. Given values are typical.
Learn About Scandiflash FXR Systems
FXR System benefits to get the job done right!
Scandiflash FXR System Components
everything you need to get the job done right
Scandiflash FXR Systems use pulsers (high-voltage pulse generators) to generate high-intensity X-ray bursts (pulses) for radiography. Scandiflash pulsers are modified Marx surge generators – voltage multiplication is accomplished by charging capacitors in parallel and discharging them in series with spark gaps.
Grounded metal tanks are used to house pulser components – capacitors, spark gap switches and charging network. Pulser tanks are precision-built and pressurized with eco-friendly compressed dry air to improve insulation and control over spark gap switch breakdown voltage. The exceptional shielding properties of Scandiflash’s tanks, combined with the coaxial nature of capacitor discharge, lead to unusually low external radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation levels.
Scandiflash PG150 Pulser
Dimensions (øH) & Weight:
11.67 x 22.28 in (29.65 x 56.6 cm)
115 lb (52 kg)
Scandiflash PG300, PG450 & PG450S Pulsers
Dimensions (øH) & Weight:
35.24 x 54 in (89.5 x 137.35 cm)
PG300: 882 lb (400 kg)
PG450: 915 lb (415 kg)
PG450s: 926 lb (420 kg)
Scandiflash PG1200 Pulser
38.58 x 57.87 in (98 x 147 cm)
Flash X-Ray Tubes – Straight & Right-Angle
Scandiflash FXR Systems feature cold cathode X-ray tubes with a robust design and small focal spot size – creating the ideal X-ray tubes for recording radiographs of ballistics and hypervelocity impact testing. X-ray tubes XT150 and XT450L are self-contained, ready for remote operation, and connected to pulsers with a flexible high-voltage coaxial cable. Scandiflash FXR system SCF1200 with the PG1200 pulser features an X-ray tube connected directly to the pulser output.
Each X-ray tube has been designed to be user serviceable – consumable parts (anodes, cathodes, X-ray tube windows and O-rings) can be easily replaced on site at a fraction of the cost of a new tube to keep your research going strong and within budget.
Scandiflash XT R right-angle X-ray tubes emit X-rays at a right angle to the tube axis. Right-angle X-ray tubes are a perfect solution for a variety of experimental situations with easy setup. Scandiflash straight and right-angle X-ray tubes can be used together in dual tube operations, providing orthogonal views of your research.
For applications where low energy radiation is essential for improving contrast, an optional SXA Soft X-ray Adapter Kit (a thin plastic screen fitted to the tube) may be used for transmitting radiation as low as a few keV.
Focal Spot Size & Radiographs
Focal spot size plays an important role in the quality of radiographs – smaller focal spot sizes, produce sharper radiographs.
Scandiflash Flash X-ray tubes feature a 1 mm anode for an extremely small focal spot size resulting in sharp radiographs, even at short X-ray source to object distances. Optional 2.5 mm and 4 mm anodes are available for a variety of focal spot sizes for your research.
XT150 & XT450L X-Ray Tubes
Dimensions (øHL) & Weight:
3 x 5.7 x 12.72 in (7.61 x 14.4 x 32.3 cm)
8.82 lb (4 kg)
5 x 8.9 x 21.25 in (12.9 x 22.55 x 53.98 cm)
26.45 lb (12 kg)
XT150R & XT450RL Right-Angle X-Ray Tubes
Dimensions (øHL) & Weight:
3 x 6.95 x 12.72 in (7.61 x 17.6 x 32.3 cm)
8.82 lb (4 kg)
5 x 10.25 x 21.25 in (12.9 x 26 x 53.98 cm)
26.45 lb (12 kg)
Control Cabinet & System
A computerized control system is used for Scandiflash FXR Systems. The electronics units are microprocessor controlled and connected to a laptop/desktop computer via Ethernet. All operating parameters can be set and read using the control computer. Where safety reasons or facility layout call for remote control, the system can be operated from long distance via fiber optic cable.
Power Distribution Unit – PDU4
The PDU4 contains a high-voltage power supply and is controlled by the FXRC4 unit.
Flash X-Ray Channel Control Unit – FXRC4
Each system channel has a Flash X-ray channel control unit featuring the following functions:
- delay generator – range 0–999.999 ms in 1µs increments with two trigger modes (contact closure & pulse)
- time interval meter – 0.05µs time resolution
- dry air pressure control – for insulating high-voltage pulser modules
- dielectric gas pressure control – for insulating high-voltage cable connectors
- ion pump power supply (IPPS, protection circuit included)
- system monitoring unit – monitors pulse in each channel and may be sourced from up to six check points in the FXR System: 1. Trigger input to delay generator, 2. Delay generator output, 3. Trigger amplifier output, 4. Pulser output, 5. Pulser to X-ray tube cable output, and 6. X-ray tube output (optional)
Switch Unit – SU8
The SU8 is an 8-channel Ethernet switch that handles communication between computer and FXRC4 units. Featuring a built-in Ethernet to fiber optic modem to use fiber optic cable for long distance operation. An optional SU8E with Extended Ethernet is available for long distance remote control.
Control Cabinet 34HU with four channels & laptop computer
Cabinet Dimensions (HWD): 67.5 x 24 x 24 in
(171.5 x 60 x 60 cm)
ScandiControl™ by Scandiflash
ScandiControl* is software developed for the operation and control of Scandiflash FXR systems. ScandiControl gives you full remote control of all settings and operational parameters while handling up to eight channels of your FXR system.
ScandiControl has four user modes:
ScandiControl config: used to configure system hardware at the factory before shipping. This mode allows the user to extend the FXR system by adding or removing components.
ScandiControl User: standard mode for taking radiographs
Test Mode User: for system operation with resistive loads
Scandiflash: allows Scandiflash personnel to login to your computer and run ScandiControl for diagnostic purposes
* ScandiControl is the property of Scandiflash and does not require a third party license.
Multi-Anode Flash X-Ray Tubes (MAT)
Multi-anode Flash X-ray tubes (MAT) are used when closely spaced X-ray sources are needed to minimize parallax. Radiation from the tube is directed onto a scintillator (fluorescent) screen placed behind the subject. The scintillator screen converts the radiation into visible light and produces images on the rear side which can be intensified and captured with a high-speed or ultra high-speed camera.
A. Multi-Anode Flash X-ray Tube
B. Target C. Projectile D. Gun E. Scintillator Screen
F. Intensifier G. High-Speed/Ultra High-Speed Camera
Target penetration studies with multi-anode Flash X-ray tube: transparent armor & projectile, 7.62 x 51 mm AP steel core @ 850m/s conventional transparent armor without ceramic front. No erosion and deformation of steel core. Illustration & image courtesy Fraunhofer EMI.
Scandiflash XT300-4C Multi-Anode Flash X-ray Tube (MAT) & Schematic
Dimensions (HWD): 37.95 x 19.09 x 23.62 in
(96.4 x 48.5 x 60 cm)
Scandiflash FXR Support Equipment
maintaining your FXR System for optimal results
Every Scandiflash FXR System includes a complete set of tools for routine maintenance & service.
Roughing Pump System (RPS)
Scandiflash X-ray tubes are easy to maintain and can be efficiently serviced on site to get the most of your research. An integrated ion pump is supplied with every X-ray tube – the RPS uses a turbo molecular pump to evacuate X-ray tubes and reset the ion pump pressure for your next exposure. Two RPS models are available – RPS30H for pumping a single X-ray tube and RPS30V for simultaneously pumping up to four X-ray tubes.
Scandiflash RPS30H Schematic
Dimensions (HWD): 34.05 x 22.32 x 19.40 in
(86.5 x 56.7 x 49.3 cm)
Scandiflash RPS30V Schematic
Dimensions (HWD): 39.56 x 19.88 x 32.68 in
(100.5 x 50.5 x 83 cm)
Dimensions (HWD): 31.89 x 24.80 x 26.77 in
(81 x 63 x 68 cm)
Scandiflash CAD700 Series
Eco-friendly compressed dry air is used in Scandiflash FXR Systems instead of SF6 (Sulphur hexaflouride, a toxic potent greenhouse gas) to improve insulation of high-voltage pulsers & X-ray tube cables, protection from environmental conditions and to control the breakdown voltage of fixed spark gap switches inside the pulsers.
Scandiflash CAD700 compressed air drying system has been meticulously designed and includes a compressor, cooler, adsorption dryer & storage tank to produce high-quality compressed dry air on-demand for optimal research results with your Scandiflash FXR System.
NOTE: Compressed dry air obtained from local gas suppliers must be dust & moisture free for reliable and stable FXR system operation.
Scandiflash XTS Shielding
X-ray Tube Shielding for Scandiflash FXR Systems
Accessorize with 50 mm of Lead Shielding
Scandiflash XTSL50 is an add-on shielding product to reduce X-radiation in research lab environments converted for Flash X-ray imaging solutions.
The XTSL50 includes an adjustable base to mount the X-ray tube and shield, X-ray tube extension with extended anode/cathode pin, aluminum stand & enclosure, 50 mm lead shielding and forward direction lead collimator.
The lead collimator limits the radiation field size, decreasing the exposure dose and scatter radiation. Combined with the extended 1 mm anode/cathode, you can produce extremely sharp radiographs for your research, every time.
Scandiflash XTSL50 provides researchers with a precision-built, easy to install, Flash X-ray shielding solution. The XTSL50 offers maximum protection from X-radiation exposure to help you safely get the job done right.
Illustration by Randy Morgan, Hadland Imaging.
Scandiflash XTS Benefits:
- Easy to install & maintain
- Minimizes need for structural shielding in the lab
- Limits radiation field size
- Decreases exposure dose & scatter radiation (image noise)
- Produces sharp radiographs
In the Box:
- Adjustable Base
- Aluminum Stand & Enclosure (top & front plates)
- X-ray Tube Extension
- Extended Anode/Cathode Pin
- Outer Lead Shield x2
- Inner Lead Shield x2
- Lead Collimator x2
- Anode/Cathode Adjustment Tool
- Anode Replacement Tool
- Assorted Tools & Fasteners
Mobile Flash X-Ray Lab Solutions
The complete mobile Flash X-ray solution – on the road & in the field
Scandiflash C20 Mobile FXR Lab Solutions are the ideal Flash X-ray solution when testing in the field. Your Scandiflash FXR System is factory installed in a reinforced, insulated and heated container – easy to transport and setup at remote testing sites.
Everything needed for the system – pulsers, X-ray tubes, control cabinet, cables and more are securely stored within the container during transport and storage. Your complete Scandiflash C20 Mobile FXR Lab for on the road and in the field!
C20 Mobile FXR Lab Dimensions (LWH): 20 x 8 x 8.5 ft (6.06 x 2.43 x 2.59 m)
C20 Mobile FXR Lab Ready for Transport
The Scandiflash C20 Mobile FXR Lab Solution can be easily transported to testing sites for Flash X-ray operations in the field. Setting up the C20 Mobile FXR Lab at the site is quickly accomplished with multiple access ports for Flash X-ray tubes and contains everything you need to get the job done right.
Your C20 Mobile FXR Lab
Scandiflash C20 Mobile FXR Lab Solutions are built on-demand and can be outfitted with the perfect Flash X-ray system for your research. The 20′ ISO container is reinforced, insulated and heated with plenty of room for your FXR system, control PC, high-speed cameras, tripods, imaging plates, scanners, and anything else you need in the field to get the job done right.
What are you waiting for?
Press the button already or call 1-888-43HADLAND (1-888-434-2352) to get your Scandiflash FXR Solution (or at least find out more information).
Don’t forget to ask about accessories, X-ray media, scanners & replacement parts – we’ve got what you need & more for FXR.