One Complete NDT Source
X-Ray Inspection

GE Portable X-Ray Inspection Systems

GE Inspection Technologies



Digital Control Eresco MF3 for Portable X-Ray Tube Heads

ctrl_silber_grThe Digital Control ERESCO MF3 features modern 20 kHz medium frequency power electronics. It is a microprocessor-control designed using up-to-date SMD technology. The operational status is viewed on a large back lit LCD display to allow easy viewing even under the most difficult light conditions. The operating parameters of voltage, current, and exposure time can be entered directly via keypad or retrieved from 250 user-programmable exposure programs. In power operation, the maximum tube current is set, minimizing exposure times. The integrated real-time clock enables a fully automated warm-up of the radiating unit relative to past operational intervals. The control unit recognizes type and serial number of the x-ray tube head that it is connected to for optimum protection of the x-ray tube. For service purposes, the operating parameters of the last 128 events are recorded. The control features two safety circuits and one serial computer interface. For use on construction sites etc. an optional separate warning flash lamp with "FAIL-SAFE CIRCUIT" is offered.

 

Technical Data:
Automatic Tube Head Identification  
Microprocessor-Controlled Diagnostics  
Operating Parameter Memory  
Voltage, Settable in Steps of 1 KV  5 - 300 kV (depending on the tub head)
Current, Settable in Steps of 0.1 MA  0.5 - 10 mA (depending on the tube head)
Exposure Time to be  set in 0.1 min or 1 sec steps 0.1 to 99.9 min (optional display in min or sec)
Pre-programmable Exposure Programs  max 250
Serial Interface RS 232  1
Safety Interlocks  2
Emergency-Stop Button  1
Three-Position Key Switch  Off, Standby, On
Power Supply Requirements * 1 PE N, 160 V - 253 V AC, max 13 A single phase with grounded neutral, 1 PE N, 80 V - 127 V AC, max 20 A, 50/60 Hz
Connecting Cable   20m/4 kg (9 lbs) (optionally up to 60 m (197 ft) max)
Power Connecting Cable  10 m / 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs) (optionally up to 100 m (328 ft) max)
Dimensions  see drawing
Weight  8 kg (17.6 lbs)
Protection Glass  IP65
* Operation with reduced output is possible and mains voltages below 205 V and 108 V respectively. 
Version A: Western Europe  German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish 
Version B: Eastern Europe  German, English, Slovenian, Russian, Polish, Rumanian, Czech, Hungarian 

 

Product Item No.  
Digital Control Eresco MF3 for Portable X-Ray Tube Heads - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Portable X-Ray - Eresco MF3 Overview

Eresco MF3 Tube HeadsWith the ERESCO MF3 line, mobile x-ray inspection becomes lighter in the true sense of the word.

By using the latest technology components combined with innovative circuitry, the weight of the ERESCO control was reduced by almost 40% compared to the MF2 series. The compact design of the tube heads has also lead to a weight reduction.

The robust construction of the control and the tube heads make them suitable for hostile environments (IP65).

Due to its low power consumption, not only the energy cost is kept low, also, operation with portable power supplies is made easier.

Special power electronics allow for an alternative operation in the field as well as integration in crawlers.

Even with their low weight, the new tube heads comply with the strict requirements of the European x-ray regulations.

Highlights:

  • Easy handling as it is the lightest 200 kV DC portable available on the market world wide
  • Shortest exposure time due to real DC output
  • High current power mode (up to 10 mA) and low energy application (starting from 5 kV)
  • Operation possible also under adverse weather conditions like rain (IP 65)
  • Long tube life due to proven intelligent automatic warm up

Improved protection of fan and tube (from overheating) by correct air flow direction of the fan (air-intake not from the bottom of the tube head to avoid contamination with dirt being drawn into the fan and the cooling fins)

Features:

  • Further improved stability of the tube head by new robust design
  • Easy handling and positioning of the tube head on pipes due to new V-shaped rubberized carrying rings
  • Superior use for weld inspection of pipe bends by very short distance between tube head end and focus
  • Easier handling and transportation due to light-weight cable as well as further reduced volume and weight of tube head
  • Crane lifting only by using one carrying ring Longer operation time at high ambient temperature (100% duty cycle at 30C)

Product Item No.  
Portable X-Ray - Eresco MF3 - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Pantek Seifert Isovolt Mobile X-Ray System

Digital Control MF3The ISOVOLT mobile system is designed for operations where access to the inspection point is difficult. It is ideal for site use in the energy, mineral and petrochemical industries where pipelines and container tanks require x-ray inspection. The ISOVOLT mobile is equipped with a small x-ray tube and high voltage cable up to 20 m (32 ft) in length to allow positioning in hard to reach places not accessible by other types of industrial x-ray equipment.

Features:

  • Field operation even during rain possible due to weather resistant design (IP 65)
  • Easier transportation and handling because of a 40% overall weight reduction: now 8 kg (17.7 lbs) instead of 13 kg (28.8 lbs)
  • Simpler operation by new design of the control unit and additional software functionalities
  • Reliable operation by new simplified connecting cable with metallic bayonet plugs
  • Emergency stop
  • Exposure time calculator for variable film-focus distance

acrobat Digital Control ERESCO MF3 Product Details

Product Item No.  
Pantek Seifert Isovolt Mobile X-Ray System - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Digital Control Eresco MF3

The Digital Control ERESCO MF3 is easy and safe to operate. Its new graphical display offers, apart from the proven clear text messages in many international languages, further options like display in Cyrillic characters as well as exposure diagrams.

Entry of voltage, current and exposure parameters, or retrieval of up to 250 preprogrammed exposure settings is by a keypad conveniently located on the splash proof control panel.

The MF3 control features a fully automatic warm up, with an integrated real time clock that monitors time since last use and sets warm up speed accordingly. The last 128 data sets of operating parameter are recorded in an internal history memory and can be downloaded via the serial interface. Two safety circuits are included in the control together with a serial interface and a power connection for a closed loop water cooler, necessary with a water cooled x-ray generator.

For field applications, a Fail-safe warning strobe lamp is available.

Characteristics:

  • Medium frequency technology
  • Light-weight
  • Compact design
  • Access through narrow doors (> 650 mm)
  • Dual-focus mode
  • Change-over to operate different tube types
  • Horizontal transportation possible
  • Suitable for continuous operation

acrobat Isovolt Mobile Product Details

Product Item No.  
Digital Control Eresco MF3 - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Eresco 32 MFC3 - Panoramtic Radiating Tube Head, Air Cooled

The x-ray tube head consists of a sturdy metal-ceramic x-ray tube and high voltage generator integrated into a rugged compact housing. The air-cooled 200 kV / 600 W end-grounded x-ray tube is thermally protected for extended life. The high voltage generator generates high-stability direct voltage at higher efficiency than conventional line frequency equipment. The performance of the x-ray tube and the high voltage generator is continuously monitored for protection and operational safety. The flexible connecting cable is heavy-duty and light weight.

Technical Data:
X-Ray Tube Type 200 kV metal-ceramic with Tungstein (W) anode
Target Angle 22
Inherent Filtration 0.4 mm Fe/Ni/Co + 2 mm A1
Emergent Beam 40 X 360
Focal Spot Size (EN 12 543) 0.4 X 4.0 mm
Tube Current 0.5 - 10 mA (3.0 mA / 200 kV)
Current and Voltage Stability +/- 1%
Continuous Rating 600 W
Duty Cycle (JAMB = 20 C) 100%
Power Input, Max 1.0 kVA
Weight of Tube Head 24 kg (53 lbs)
Protection Glass IP 65
KV Range 5- 200 kV (acc. to rating chart)

 

Product Item No.  
PEresco 32 MFC3 - Panoramatic Radiating Tube Head - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Eresco 42 MFC3 - Directional Radiating Tube Head, Air Cooled

The x-ray tube head consists of a sturdy metal-ceramic x-ray tube and high voltage generator integrated into a rugged compact housing. The air-cooled 200 kV / 900 W end-grounded x-ray tube is thermally protected for extended life. The high voltage generator generates high-stability direct voltage at higher efficiency than conventional line frequency equipment. The performance of the x-ray tube and the high voltage generator is continuously monitored for protection and operational safety. The flexible connecting cable is heavy-duty and light weight.

Technical Data:
X-Ray Tube Type 200 kV metal-ceramic with Tungstein (W) anode
Target Angle 20
Inherent Filtration 1 mm, Be
Emergent Beam 40 X 60
Focal Spot Size (EN 12 543) 3.0 mm (›› 1.5 IEC 336)
Tube Current 0.5 - 10 mA (4.5 mA / 200 kV)
Current and Voltage Stability +/- 1%
Continuous Rating 900 W
Duty Cycle (JAMB = 20 C) 100%
Power Input, Max 1.6 kVA
Weight of Tube Head 23 kg (51 lbs)
Protection Glass IP 65
KV Range 5- 200 kV (acc. to rating chart)

 

Product Item No.  
Eresco 42 MFC3 - Directional Radiating Tube Head - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Eresco 52 MFC3.1 - Tube Head Overview

GE Inspection Technologies uses the number 52 to identify the superior penetration performance of its portable x-ray unit line. This means the ERESCO 52 MFC3L is capable of penetrating 52 mm (2.01”) Fe with a 2.0 density after a ten-minute exposure using AGFA StrUCTURIX D7 film @ 700 mm (27.5”) FFD. The x-ray tube head consists of a sturdy metal ceramic x-ray tube and high voltage generator integrated into a rugged compact housing. The air-cooled 300 kV / 600 W end-grounded x-ray tube is thermally protected for extended life. The high voltage generator generates high-stability constant potential voltage at higher efficiency than conventional line frequency equipment. The performance of the x-ray tube and the high voltage generator is continuously monitored for protection and operational safety. The flexible connecting cable is heavy-duty and light weight.

Technical Data:
X-Ray Tube Type 300 kV metal-ceramic with Tungstein (W) anode
KV Range 5- 200 kV (acc. to rating chart)
Target Angle 22
Inherent Filtration 0.4 mm Fe/Ni/Co + 3 mm A1
Emergent Beam 38 x 360
Focal Spot Size (EN 12 543) 0.5 x 5.5 mm
Tube Current 0.5 - 6 mA (2.0 mA / 300 kV)
Current and Voltage Stability * 1%
Continuous Rating 600 W
Duty Cycle (AMB = 20 C) 100%
Power Input, Max * 1.4 kVA
Weight of Tube Head 36 kg (79.34 lbs) 33,5 kg (73.83 lbs) (without carrying rings)
Protection Glass IP 65
Tube Head Diameter 290 mm (11.42“) / 200 mm (7.87”) (without carrying rings)
* Connected to control

 

Product Item No.  
Eresco 52 MFC3 - Directional Radiating Tube Head - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Eresco 65 MF3.1 - Tube Head Overview

The ERESCO 65 MF3 is a 300 kV constant potential portable x-ray tube head sing state of the art switching technology with high radiation output allowing shortest exposure times thereby increasing productivity. GE Inspection Technologies uses the number 65 to identify the superior penetration performance of its portable x-ray unit line. This means the ERESCO 65 MF3 is capable of penetrating 65 mm (2.56”) Fe with a 2.0 density after a ten-minute exposure using AGFA Structrix D7 film @ 700 mm (27.5”) FFD.

The x-ray tube head consists of a sturdy metal ceramic x-ray tube and high voltage generator integrated into a rugged compact housing. The air-cooled 300 kV / 900 W end-grounded x-ray tube is thermally protected for extended life.

The high voltage generator generates high-stability constant potential voltage at higher efficiency than conventional line frequency equipment. The performance of the x-ray tube and the high voltage generator is continuously monitored for protection and operational safety. The flexible connecting cable is heavy-duty and light weight.

Technical Data:
X-Ray Tube Type 300 kV metal-ceramic with Tungstein (W) anode
KV Range 5- 300 kV (acc. to rating chart)
Target Angle 20
Target Temperature, Maximum 100
Inherent Filtration 0.8 mm 0.1 mm, Be
Emergent Beam 40 x 60, elliptical
Focal Spot Size (EN 12 543) 3.0 mm (~1.5 IEC 336)
Tube Current 0.5 - 6 mA (3.0 mA / 300 kV)
Current and Voltage Stability * 1%
Continuous Rating 900 W
Duty Cycle (AMB = 30 C) 100%
Power Input, Max * 2.0 kVA
Protection Glass IP 65
Weight of Tube Head 40 kg (88.2 lbs) / 37.5 kg (82.7 lbs) without carrying rings)
Tube Head Diameter 290 mm (11.42“) / 200 mm (7.87”) (without carrying rings)
* Connected to control

 

Product Item No.  
Eresco 65 MF3.1 -Tube Head - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Eresco 160 MFR3.1 - Tube Head Overview

The x-ray tube head consists of a sturdy metal ceramic x-ray tube and high voltage generator integrated into a rugged compact housing. The air-cooled 160 kV / 600 W end-grounded x-ray tube is thermally protected for extended life.

The high voltage generator produces high-stability direct voltage at higher efficiency than conventional line frequency equipment. The performance of the x-ray tube and the high voltage generator is continuously monitored for protection and operational safety. The flexible connecting cable is heavy-duty and light weight.

Technical Data:
Metal-Ceramic X-Ray tube  
Nominal Voltage 160 kV
Tube Current 0.5 - 10 mA (3.7 mA / 160 kV)
Continuous Rating 600 W
Focal Spot Size (EN 12 543) 1.0 mm (~0.5 IEC 336)
Anode Material Tungsten (W)
Anode Temperature, Max 100
Target Angle 20 (mech)
Emergency Beam 40 x 60
Inherent Filtration 0.8 mm 0.1 mm, Be
Current and Voltage Stability 1%
Power Input, Max 1.0 kVA
Weight of Tube Head 26.8 kg (59.1 lbs)
Protection Class IP 65

 

Product Item No.  
Eresco 160 MFR3.1 -Tube Head - Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info

 



Eresco MFR3 - Product Range for Radiographic Applications

The x-ray tube head consists of a sturdy metal ceramic x-ray tube and high voltage generator integrated into a rugged compact housing. The air-cooled 160 kV / 600 W end-grounded x-ray tube is thermally protected for extended life.

The high voltage generator produces high-stability direct voltage at higher efficiency than conventional line frequency equipment. The performance of the x-ray tube and the high voltage generator is continuously monitored for protection and operational safety. The flexible connecting cable is heavy-duty and light weight.

Emergent Beam
Range
Eresco Type
(See Remark)
High-Voltage
(KV)
View of
Tube Heads
 
Directional Emission
40 x 60
42 MF3
(air-cooled)
200 42 MF3 Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info
Panoramic Emission
40 x 360
32 MFC3
(air-cooled)
200 32 MF3 Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info
38 x 360 52 MFC3L
(air-cooled)
300 52 MFC3L Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info
40 x 60, elliptical 65 MF3
(air-cooled)
300 65 MF3 Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info
40 x 60 160 MFR3.1
(air-cooled)
160 160 MFR3.1 Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info
40 x 60 200 MFR3.1
(air-cooled)
200 200 MFR3.1 Call 1-800-962-1788 for More Info
Remark:
Number of type indicates penetration of steel in 10 min exposure time in mm, e.g. the ERESCO 42 MF3 is capable of penetrating 42 mm (1.65") Fe with a 2.0 density after a ten-minute exposure using GE Inspection Technologies STRUCTURIX D7 film @ 700 mm (27.5") FFD.