X-Ray Analysis for Aerospace Components and Electronics – X50

The X50 from North Star Imaging is a popular model for aerospace components, electronics, and medical devices.

It provides a superior balance of power and space sensitivity. The system is designed to handle products up to 12” in size. It can be fitted nicely in any failure analysis lab or hectic production line.

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Key Features


System Capabilities

  • X-ray energies from 10 kV-240 kV
  • Total maximum system resolution: better than 1 µm
  • Geometric magnification: Up to 4000x
  • 8” (20 cm) diameter x 12” (30 cm) tall nominal part envelope
  • Complies with ASTM E2597 standard

CT Software

  • Complete acquisition, processing and archival program with easy to use interface
  • High performance image processing and measurement operations
  • Non-proprietary multiple image format input/output. DICONDE compliant
  • Automated program functions for rapid analysis
  • Multiple window interface for display of raw image, density data, processed image, and others
  • Computed tomography acquisition module
  • Available with vorteX
  • Optional 4D computed tomography
  • Optional 3D computed tomography calibration, reconstruction and visualization

X-Ray Source

  • Minimum focal spot size: <1 µm
  • Voltage range: 10 kV - 240 kV
  • X-ray tube types: mini-focus, nano-focus, micro-focus, open or sealed, transmission or directional or dual head

X-Ray Detector

  • Digital X-ray detector types: Flat panel (DDA), image intensifier, linear diode array (LDA)
  • Detector size: Up to 16 x 16” (40 x 40 cm)
  • Grade options: Standard or CT Premium, 14 bit or 16 bit


  • Maximum sample weight: 25 lbs (11 kg)
  • Control-X: Programmable CNC controlled automated scanning with automatic image processing and archiving capabilities
  • Scan travel (customization available): vertical = 12” (30 cm), horizontal = 12” (30 cm), Z axis (source to detector) = 53” (134 cm), tilt = +20°/-10°, rotation = 360° continuous
  • Part manipulation control:
    • Each axis is independently controlled
    • All drives variable speed joystick controlled


  • Touch screen operation
  • Cabinet features: Cable access port with cover, powered sliding access door(s), interior lighting, safety light curtains, and leaded glass viewing window
  • External dimensions: 87” wide, 52” deep, 79” tall (221 cm wide, 132 cm deep, 201 cm tall)
  • Steel/lead/steel construction
  • Meets or exceeds EN 61010-2-091 2012 and 21 CFR 1020.40
  • System includes one ergonomic desk and chairs

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