X-Ray Instruments and X-Ray Systems Information X-ray instruments and X-ray systems use penetrating X-rays or gamma radiation to capture images of the internal structure of a part or finished product. The density and composition of the internal features being scanned alter the intensity or density of the transmitted X-rays. These alterations, in turn, are captured by X-ray instruments and X-ray systems, which produce a radiographic image. Types While the terms X-ray instruments and X-ray...
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Q & A on X-ray Instruments and X-ray Systems

We asked our users for their input on X-ray Instruments and X-ray Systems. Here are the results of 89 users familiar with X-ray Instruments and X-ray Systems.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

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Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing x-ray instrument and system design?
17 answers
Answers:
There are two basic technologies in X-ray system FPD (Flat Panel Detector) and I.I (Image Initializer). Close type X-ray Tube is better than open type X-ray Tube.
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
For industrial radiography - Real time and digital using phosphor screens. A long way behind medical radiography
~Ian Huff, Owner and ideas & surprises manager, Perth, Australia
DOPS; Imaging plate; SDD; 1D+EDX detector for diffractometry; tomography option for diffractometer
~Alexey B, Research & Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia
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From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative x-ray instruments and systems?
14 answers
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I have a very limited knowledge of x-ray innovation. Carestream Health (Kodak) has been the most innovative system I have knowledge of. I have also seen some of what GE has to offer through various computed/digital radiography demonstrations.
~Technical Support/Services, Grand Junction, CO
There are many companies in world like GE, XAVIS, IMATSU, XFOCAS and many more. I think XAVIS and GE are good.
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
GE healthcare, Philips, IMS- Italy, Siemens
~Shipra S, Purchaser, New Delhi, India
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Applications and UseTop

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What are some of the applications you have used x-ray instruments and systems for?
24 answers
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Micro-focus high definition imaging. High speed ballistic studies mussel flash region and target impact. Security and munitions inspection. Turbine blade inspection. Pipeline inspection. Food industry. Semiconductor quality control. Super critical Non Destructive Testing. General Non Destructive Testing.
~Engineering, Consulting, Felanitx, Spain
Element analysis of Ti-based alloys; Ligatures; Copper ores; Iron ores; homogeneity analysis Alloys sorting (Cu, Al, Ti, Fe); SEM+EDX mapping
~Alexey B, Research & Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Pipeline radiography, crawlers mainly...... Real time design and build for industrial use Construction of petro chem plants.
~Ian Huff, Owner and ideas & surprises manager, Perth, Australia
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Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that x-ray instruments and systems have been used for.
7 answers
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Very soon a company will use X-ray Machine for RAPICON inspection. RAPICON means cement walls and flooring for industries
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
Studying the skeletal and keratin structures within bird bills, want to be able to do this in the field.
~Research & Development, Washington, DC
Inspection of Piston of Two-wheeler made of hard Polycarbonate like material.
~Prashant K, Marketing/Sales, Nashik, India
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Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of x-ray instruments or systems?
4 answers
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Improper choice for bonding agent causing a sample to boil and to sputter the tube's window. It was then very gently washed with some chemistry.
~Alexey B, Research & Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia
One of the company did not use online UPS and because of it their X-ray Tune was discharged because of the fluctuation in the current supply.
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
Customer replaced lead-glass-window by an ordinary glass.
~Guenter G, Technical Support, Feldkirchen, Germany

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
11 answers
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Very soon Pharma and Food Industries will go for X-ray Machine for their product inspection. It will be fastest growing sector in X-ray section
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
Effective coverage indicator, job selection thickness to cover density range, Battery operated for in situ application
~Vijaya Raghavan, Quality Control, Bangalore, India
For XRF-spectrometer: flexible and powerful software; mapping; reliability; resistivity to poor-prepared samples.
~Alexey B, Research & Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Smaller pixel size for cmos sensors and no gaps between tiles
~Ian Huff, Owner and ideas & surprises manager, Perth, Australia
Portable - can be taken to field and high resolution
~Research & Development, Washington, DC
Modify our conventional x-ray system to digital one
~Toni B, Manufacturer, Delhi, India
High speed flat panel camera Pulsed X-Ray
~Antonio Toso, Research & Development, La Loggia - Torino, Italy
To have application Software user friendly.
~Prashant K, Marketing/Sales, Nashik, India
More applicant friendly
~WINNIE KABALE, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Faster 3D
~Guenter G, Technical Support, Feldkirchen, Germany
DR
~Nitin M, Project Manager, Pune, India

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of x-ray instruments and systems?
4 answers
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Use online UPS for X-ray Machine. The temperature of the room should be 27 degree or less. Keep X-ray system clean from inside with vacuum cleaner.
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
Agreement with before buying should be clear in term of service and maintenance.
~WINNIE KABALE, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Try to measure your samples before buying; Compare all possible manufacturers.
~Alexey B, Research & Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Focal spot size
~Vijaya Raghavan, Quality Control, Bangalore, India

Buying AdviceTop

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Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using x-ray instruments and systems?
8 answers
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For industrial radiography check out China and specify how you want your purchase built. They will build to your spec from their standard, cheap designs...and the quality for price can be excellent.
~Ian Huff, Owner and ideas & surprises manager, Perth, Australia
Radiological hazard control is most important while using X-ray machines. So equipment that can provide maximum safety should be purchased. Second, local service should be available.
~Shipra S, Purchaser, New Delhi, India
I request users to use X-ray instruments of reputed companies as they take utmost care of the quality of the equipment.
~Prashant K, Marketing/Sales, Nashik, India
After using X-ray system it improves your product value on the quality side
~Sameer Sarhadi, Marketing/Sales, Aurangabad, India
When selecting focal spot size check correctly the EN No or IEC No.
~Vijaya Raghavan, Quality Control, Bangalore, India
Pl. understand exact needs of using X-ray Equipment
~Nitin M, Project Manager, Pune, India
Know your objectives well, current and future!
~Alexey B, Research & Development, Yekaterinburg, Russia
After sale training very important
~WINNIE KABALE, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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