X-Ray System –Versatile with a large scanning envelope for inspecting small components to large parts

North Star Imaging’s X5000 is a highly versatile system.

The system has a large scanning envelope and superior ergonomics for loading sizable objects and being able to maintain the sensitivity to inspect even the smallest of items.

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Key Features

System Capabilities

  • X-ray energies from 10 kV - 450 kV
  • Geometric magnification: >2000x
  • Total maximum system resolution: better than 500 nm
  • Complies with ASTM E2597 standard
  • 32” (81 cm) diameter x 48” (121 cm) tall nominal part envelope

CT Software

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

X-Ray Source

  • Minimum focal spot size: < 500 nm
  • Voltage range: 10 kV- 450 kV
  • X-ray tube types: micro-focus, mini-focus, nano-focus, open or sealed, transmission or directional or dual head
  • Optional dual tube configuration

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 or 16 bit


  • Maximum sample weight: 250 lbs (113 kg) (400 lbs (181 kg) optional)
  • Motorized detector travel for variable focal distance modification
  • Scan travel with customization available): vertical = 48” (121 cm), horizontal = 33” (83 cm), Z-axis (source to detector) = 48” (121 cm), rotation (optional +/-30°) = 360° continuous, tilt = +20°/-15°
  • NSI CNC motion control software for automated scanning with automatic image processing and archiving capabilities
  • Part manipulation control:
    • Each axis is separately controlled
    • All drives variable speed joystick controlled
  • Option: Rotational stage indexes outside of the cabinet for ergonomic part loading/unloading


  • Meets or exceeds 21 CFR 1020.40 and EN 61010-2-091 2012 standards
  • External dimensions:
    • 240 kV model: 107” wide x 80” deep x 92” tall (271 cm wide, 203 cm deep, 233 cm tall)
    • 450 kV model: 126”wide x 91” deep x 102” tall (320 cm wide, 231 cm deep, 259 cm tall)
  • Touch screen operation
  • Cable access port with cover, powered sliding access door(s), leaded glass viewing window (240 kV model only), interior lighting, safety light curtains, internal camera monitoring system, and steel/lead/steel construction
  • Includes one ergonomic desk and chair

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