SPX Series

  • Constant Potential Output
  • Excellent Stability and Regulation
  • Power Factor Corrected AC Input Circuitry
  • Digital Interface, Ethernet and RS-232
  • End Grounded Exposed Anode
  • Portable, Repeatable, Accurate
  • 100% Duty Cycle
  • Unparalleled Resolution Imaging
  • Liquid or Air Cooled Models
  • Penetration of up to 76mm of Fe (300kV unit)

160kV, 200kV, 300kV Portable Industrial NDT X-Ray Imaging System

Spellman’s SPX Series are perfectly suited for today’s demanding NDT inspection requirements. SPX units are rugged, yet easy to transport and economical to maintain. They can be line or portable generator powered automatically adapting to standard input voltages to permit all day inspection under extreme conditions virtually anywhere.

The end grounded X-Ray tubes have a focal spot size of 1.5mm sq. and the exposed anode allows for easy and flexible positioning of the tube head assembly. Tube ports use a low-absorption beryllium window that allows the radiographer to utilize the full spectrum of X-Ray energy. The high radiation output of the SPX systems allow for lower kV per exposure, shorter exposure times and increased film contrast for superior radiographic imaging.

SPX

The SPX microprocessor-driven control unit provides automatic warm-up and comprehensive self-diagnostic circuitry. Memory to store and recall exposure techniques is standard and the last set of exposure parameters is retained before powering down. The SPX is adjustable in 1kV and 0.1mA increments. Exposure duration can be set from 1 second to 99 min 59 seconds in 1 second increments. There are three models to choose from: 160kV, 200kV and 300kV.

Typical Applications:

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Defense
  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Security Systems
  • NDT Applications

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

GUI Control Software for the SPX

GUI is specifically designed for controlling SPX series systems. As an alternative to the front panel control, the GUI will allow the user to control all necessary functions of the system from a userfriendly windows based menu. Additionally the GUI can be used as a diagnostic tool when the system is controlled via the front panel.

  • Automatic warm-up of the X-Ray tube
  • Timed or Continuous Exposure modes
  • Fault and status monitor

SPX Series

SPX Series

Laser Pointer

Spellman’s exclusive Laser Pointer allows pinpoint image area targeting. The Laser Pointer projects a highly visible reference laser beam from the tubehead to surfaces up to 75 feet away, showing precisely where the central X-Ray beam will be located, providing unmatched accuracy for greater efficiency and reduced set-up times.

Tubehead Stand

An optional X-Ray Tubehead Stand allows for quick set up and provides rigid support for optimal image quality with three-axis positioning of the tube head assembly. The stand incorporates telescoping legs, a hand wheel-driven variable height adjustment and lockable hand wheel controlling the tubehead tilt and horizontal rotation. The tubehead cradle is cushioned for secure mounting and vibration damping. A bubble-type indicator is included for quick and easy leveling of the tubehead. Black anodized aluminum construction. 35lbs. (16kg) approx.

SPX Series

Air Cooled Tube Head Assembly

The air cooled tube head assembly uses a heat sink and high volume fan to dissipate heat from the anode and typically is used in applications that do not have limited access and are not in a volatile fuel vapor atmosphere. The air cooled tube head assembly does not require the cooler unit and the associated mixing and maintenance of liquid coolant. This unit requires less user maintenance and could be considered more environmentally friendly.

SPX Series

Panoramic Tube Head Assembly

The panoramic tube head assembly comes in a liquid cooled version only and produces radiation in a 360 degree cone making it ideal for aircraft FOD inspection, inspection of tanks or pipes or any application that requires circumferential radiographic inspection.

SPX Series

Specifications

(Ref. 128121-001 REV.A)

Input Line Requirements:

Automatically adapts to input line voltage
200-250Vac, 50/60Hz, 10 Amperes maximum
May also be portable-generator powered

X-Ray Output

SPX160: 10 to 160kV, 0.5mA to 5.0mA (800 watts max.)
SPX200: 10 to 200kV, 0.5mA to 10.0mA (900 watts max.)
SPX300: 10 to 300kV, 0.5mA to 10.0mA (900 watts max.)
Constant potential, end-grounded anode, air or liquid cooled versions available

X-Ray Tube Window:

SPX160: Beryllium 0.8mm (directional)
               Nickel 0.6mm (panoramic)
SPX200: Beryllium 1.0mm
SPX300: Beryllium 1.0mm

Radiation Coverage:

SPX160: 40° directional or 360° panoramic tube available
SPX200: 40° directional or 360° panoramic tube available
SPX300: 40° x 60°

Radiation Output:

SPX160: 14R/min at 50cm filtered with 0.5 inches (12.7mm)
                aluminum at 160kV, 5mA
SPX200: 21R/min at 50cm filtered with 0.5 inches (12.7mm)
               aluminum at 200kV, 4.5mA
SPX300: 30R/min at 50cm filtered with 0.5 inches (12.7mm)
               aluminum at 300kV, 3mA

Radiation Leakage:

Less than 2.0 Roentgens per hour at 1 meter from
the X-Ray tube target.

Effective Focal Spot:

SPX160:

Standard: 0.03 x 0.04 in. (0.7 x 1.0mm) EN12543
                0.02 in. sq. (0.5mm sq.) IEC60336

Panoramic: This tube has a flat target (0 degree)
and therefore it is without dimension along the tube axis (other than panoramic tubes with conical targets). The true focal spot on the target can only be estimated by taking two focal spot film exposures in the main beam 90 degrees apart from each other. Due to this no focal spot is inferred.

SPX160:

Standard: 0.03 x 0.04 in. (0.7 x 1.0mm) EN12543
                0.02 in. sq. (0.5mm sq.) IEC60336

SPX200:

Standard: 0.031 x 0.047 in. (0.8 x 1.2mm) EN12453
0.060 in. sq. (1.5mm sq.) IEC60336
Panoramic: 0.015 x 0.15 in. (0.4 x 4.0mm) EN12543

SPX300:

Standard: 0.12 in. sq. (3mm sq.) EN12543

Ambient Temp:

100% duty cycle @ 120°F (49°C)

Duty Cycle:

100% - liquid or air cooled

Storage Temp:

-30°F to 160°F (-35°C to 71°C)

Anode Cooling:

Liquid coolant solution closed loop between X-Ray tube anode and cooling unit, or fan forced air cooling.

Liquid Cooling Unit Dimensions:

Please reference dimension drawings

Liquid Cooling Unit Weight:

54lbs. (15.4kg) approx.

Tube Head Dimensions:

Please reference dimension drawings

Tube Head Weight:

SPX160:

Liquid Cooled: 29lbs. (13.15kg)

Air Cooled: 33lbs. (14.97kg)

Panoramic: 29lbs. (13.15kg)

SPX200:

Liquid Cooled: 37lbs. (16.78kg)

Air Cooled: 41lbs. (18.60kg)

Panoramic: 37lbs. (16.78kg)

SPX300:

Liquid Cooled: 98lbs. (44.5kg)

Air Cooled: 105lbs. (47.61kg)

X-Ray Control Unit:

Digital microcomputer based with local control, RS-232 and Ethernet

X-Ray Control Unit Dimensions:

Please reference dimension drawings

X-Ray Control Unit Weight:

26lbs. (11.8kg) approx.

Safety Devices:

  • Tubehead Pressure Relief Valve
  • Tubehead Thermal Cut-Out
  • Tubehead Pressure Gauge
  • Tubehead Low Pressure Cut-Out @ 25psi (1.72 Bar)
  • Coolant Flow Sensor (liquid cooled only)
  • Control Unit Safety Keyswitch
  • Microcomputer-based Self Diagnostics
  • Continuous Exposure Parameter Display

Standard Accessories:

  • Operation manual
  • Tubehead carrying case
  • Tubehead Pressure Gauge
  • Tubehead Cable- 100’ with strain relief
  • Extra key (1) for Control Unit Safety Lock
  • Power cable - 25’ with strain relief
  • Coolant hose - twin, 50’ with self-sealing terminations (liquid cooled only)
  • Cooler power cable

SPX160 MODEL SELECTION TABLE

Model Number Description
SPX160ACDBG Air Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, Glass insert
SPX160LCDBG Liquid Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, Glass insert
SPX160LCPANG Liquid Cooled, PANoramic Beam, Glass insert

SPX200 MODEL SELECTION TABLE

Model Number Description
SPX200ACDBC Air Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, metal Ceramic insert
SPX200LCDBG Liquid Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, Glass insert
SPX200ACDBG Air Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, Glass insert
SPX200PANC Air Cooled, PANoramic beam, metal Ceramic insert
SPX200LCDBC Liquid Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, metal Ceramic insert

SPX300 MODEL SELECTION TABLE

Model Number Description
SPX300LCDBC Liquid Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, metal Ceramic insert
SPX300ACDBC Air Cooled, 40° Directional Beam, metal Ceramic insert

SPX OPTIONS

Model Number Description
3-000-0754 SPX160/200 tubehead stand
3-000-0756 SPX300 tubehead stand
3-000-0792 Laser pointer for liquid cooled tube
K935 SPX160 Laser pointer for air cooled tube
K936 SPX200 Laser pointer for air cooled tube
K937 SPX200/300 Laser pointer for liquid cooled tube
K938 SPX300 Laser pointer for liquid cooled tube

SPX MAIN AC INPUT
Controller Side; Male, 3 pins MS type

PIN SIGNAL
A LINE 1 120/220Vac
B LINE 2 Neutral 120/220Vac
C Ground

SPX INTERLOCK CONNECTOR
Controller Side; Female, 7 pins MS type
Tube Side; Male, 7 pins MS type

PIN SIGNAL
A External Interlock
B External Interlock
C X-Ray ON External Light
D External Lights Returns (GND)
E Pre-Warning External Light
F External Light Confirm
G 24Vac Outut, 1A max.

SPX FAN CONNECTOR (A/C ONLY)
Controller Side; Female, 8 pins MS type
Tube Side; Male, 4 pins MS type

PIN (Control) PIN (Tube Head) SIGNAL
D A Fan 120Vac Line1 
C B Fan 120Vac Tap 
G C Fan 120Vac Line2/Neutral 
B D Ground 
E   N/C 
F   N/C
A   Flow Interlock  
H   Flow Interlock 

SPX INTERLOCK CONNECTOR (W/C ONLY)
Controller Side; Female, 8 pins MS type
Tube Side; Male, 8 pins MS type

PIN SIGNAL
A Flow Interlock
B Ground
C 120/220Vac Line1 for Motor
D 120/220Vac Line2/Neutral for Motor
E 120Vac Motor Tap
F 120/220Vac Motor Tap
G 220Vac Motor Tap
Flow Interlock

SPX160 TUBE HEAD CONNECTOR
Controller Side; Female, 10 pins MS type
Tube Side; Male, 10 pins MS type

PIN SIGNAL
A Interlock Temperature /pressure
B Ground
C Ground
D HV Transformer
E mA Feedback
F Filament Transformer
G kV Feedback
H kV Feedback Return (GND)
I Filament Transformer
J HV Transformer

SPX200/300 TUBE HEAD CONNECTOR
Controller Side; Female, 14 pins MS type
Tube Side; Male, 14 pins MS type

PIN SIGNAL
A N/C
B Ground
C Ground
D HV Transformer
E mA Feedback
F Filament Transformer
G kV Feedback
H kV Feedback Return (GND)
I Filament Transformer
J HV Transformer
K N/C
L Interlock Temperature /pressure
M N/C
N N/C

Tables & Diagrams

SPX160

DIMENSIONS: in.[mm]

CONTROL UNIT TOP VIEW

COOLER TOP VIEW

FRONT VIEW

FRONT VIEW

SIDE VIEW

SIDE VIEW

SPX160 TUBE HEAD SIDE VIEW

SPX200

DIMENSIONS: in.[mm]

CONTROL UNIT TOP VIEW

COOLER TOP VIEW

FRONT VIEW

FRONT VIEW

SIDE VIEW

SIDE VIEW

SPX200 TUBE HEAD SIDE VIEW

SPX300

DIMENSIONS: in.[mm]

CONTROL UNIT TOP VIEW

SPX Series 300

COOLER TOP VIEW

FRONT VIEW

SPX Series 300

FRONT VIEW

SPX Series 200

SIDE VIEW

SPX Series 300

SIDE VIEW

SPX300 TUBE HEAD SIDE VIEW

SPX Series 300