The XRBD has two new digital features: data logging and firmware controlled seasoning.
Think of this as an “airplane black box”. The data logging captures data on fault events and non-fault events. Fault events will turn off the high voltage:
The XRBe80PN300 stores data 620ms before the event, the event itself and for 620ms after the event. Data is recorded every 20ms (62 samples total) showing:
We also log non-fault events, these are changes in set points or state of the unit.
NON FAULT EVENTS
kV Set point
mA Set point
Filament Limit Set point
Pre Heat Set point
Fault event data is actual graphical data. Non fault event data is just stored as event type, data and timestamp. We also have a preventative maintenance fault, which throws a non-shutdown fault if the X-Ray tube has been factory installed over 4 years ago or if over 15,000 hours of HV ON is logged.
Firmware Controlled Seasoning:
Every unit comes with an initial seasoning table, or customers can set their own. The XRBe80PN300 knows when the unit has been on, when it has been off, hours on the X-Ray tube, etc. As a preventative maintenance feature upon turn on, we review the data and suggest that a particular seasoning protocol be run based upon the actual usage history of the unit. Proper seasoning compliance of the X-Ray tube will help get the longest lifetime.