SpellmanHV XRB501 Monoblock® Industrial X-Ray Generators

XRB160PN480/1 Monoblock® Industrial X-Ray Generators

  • Integrated HV Supply, Filament Supply, X-Ray Tube, Beam Port and Control Electronics
  • Compact & Lightweight
  • Power Factor Corrected with Internal EMI Filter
  • Can be Mounted in Any Physical Orientation
  • Analog Monitoring and Standard RS-232 Digital Interface

*Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please consult the English PDF version of this datasheet for the most up-to-date revision.

160kV, 480W X-Ray Source

Spellman’s XRB160PN480/1 Monoblock® X-Ray source is designed for OEM applications powering its internal X-Ray tube up to 160kV at 480W. Features like power factor correction, small package size, standard analog monitoring and RS-232 digital interface simplify integrating this Monoblock® into your X-Ray system. Standard models are available with fan shaped beam geometry. Proprietary emission control circuitry provides excellent regulation of X-Ray tube current, along with outstanding stability performance.

Typical applications

  • X-Ray Scanning: Food Inspection
  • Fill Level Confirmation
  • Security Applications

CE Marking


(Ref. 128086-001 REV. J)

X-Ray Characteristics:

Tube Type:  Glass tube, Tungsten target, Be filter

Focal Spot:  0.8mm x 0.8mm (IEC336)

Beam Filter:  Curved 1mm A

Beam Geometry:  Asymmetrical fan 80° x 10° ±2°

Input Voltage:

220Vac, ±10%, 50/60Hz, 6.5A max

X-Ray Tube Voltage:

Nominal X-Ray tube voltage is adjustable between 80kV to 160kV

X-Ray Tube Current:

0.25mA to 3mA over specified tube voltage range

X-Ray Tube Power:

500W, maximum continuous

Voltage Regulation:

Line: ±0.1% for a ±10% input line change of nominal input line voltage

Load: ±0.1% for a 0.25mA to 3mA load change

Voltage Accuracy:

Voltage measured across the X-Ray tube is within ±2% plus 1.785kV of the programmed value

Voltage Risetime:

Ramp time shall be =2 seconds from 10% to 90% of rated output

Voltage Overshoot:

±1% switching between 90kV to 160kV @ 0.25mA

Voltage Ripple:

≤ 0.1% of rated voltage from 10Hz to 1kHz

Current Regulation:

Line: ±0.5% @ 80-160kV, 0.25mA to 3mA

Load: ±0.5%, 0.25mA to 3mA

Current Accuracy:

Current measured through the X-Ray tube is within 2% of the programmed value

Current Risetime:

≤ 2 seconds from 10% to 90% of rated output

Arc Intervention:

4 arcs in 10 seconds = shutdown

Filament Configuration:

Internal high frequency AC filament drive with closed loop filament emission control

Analog Interface:

0 to 10Vdc ground referenced signals

Digital Interface:

RS-232 interface

Control Software:

A demo GUI for engineering evaluations will be provided for the RS-232 digital interface upon request.

Interlock Signals:

A hardware interlock function is provided

Operating Temperature:

0°C to +40°C

Storage Temperature:

-20°C to +70°C


5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing


Heat exchanger w/fan and oil pump, powered from AC

Input Line Connector:

6 position terminal block

Analog Interface Connector:

7 pin Molex 26-60-5070

Digital Interface Connector:

9 pin D connector, female

Grounding Point:

8-32 ground stud provided on chassis


20" X 22.5" X 10.75" (508mm X 572mm X 273mm)


125lbs (56.7kg)


Can be mounted in any orientation.

X-Ray Leakage:

Not to be greater than 0.5mR/hr at 5cm outside the external surface


Pin Signal Parameters
1 Line Line
2 Removed N/C
3 Neutral Neutral
4 Removed N/C
5 Spare N/C
6 Spare N/C


Pin Signal Parameters
1 X-Ray +12Vdc @16mA = enable X-Ray
2 X-Ray Return X-Ray Return
3 N/C N/C
4 kV Monitor Output 0 to 1.6Vdc = 0 to 160kV
5 SGND Signal Ground
6 mA Monitor Output 0 to 3Vdc = 0 to 3mA
7 Fault Open Collector, Open = No Fault


Pin Signal Parameters
1 N/C No Connection
2 TX Transmit Data
3 RX Receive Data
4 N/C No Connection
5 SGND Signal Ground
6 N/C No Connection
7 N/C No Connection
8 X-Ray Enable +12Vdc @ 16mA = Enable
9 N/C No Connection

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