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Apogee 5500 Series Radiation Shielded X-ray Tube

The Apogee 5500 Series is a 50kV, 50W packaged X-ray tube designed for applications where high flux density and continuous operation are important.

Utilizing our high stability, high intensity X-ray tube technology coupled with grid-controlled variable focus enables our Apogee design to produce very small focal spots; this makes the Apogee 5500 Series ideal for most industrial inspection and non-destructive testing applications that require high resolution, including PCB assembly, battery, plastic, metal and mechanical parts inspection. Flexible and reliable, this unit is also well suited for use with X-ray optics.

The Apogee 5500 Series is configured in a compact stainless steel, lead-lined package filled with dielectric oil, which enables the unit to provide maximum X-ray shielding and heat dissipation. The design includes high voltage and filament connectors, making it ideal for plug and play operation.


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Specifications

Operating Voltage Range 10-50kV (except 9300005)
Maximum Power 50W (except 93504)
Maximum beam current 1.0mA
Grid Voltage 0-100V (Oxford Shasta Power Supply recommended)
Maximum Filament Current 1.7A
Filament Voltage 2.0V (Nominal)
Target Material See Product Quote table below.
Focal spot size 35µm *nominal per IEC60336, NEMA XR5-1992 (R1999)
Cone of Illumination 22°
Spot to Window Spacing (FOD) 31.05mm ±1mm
Window material and thickness Be @ 127µm
Flux & Current Stability ≤ 0.2% over 4-hour period
Ambient Temperature Conditions Operating: 0 to 40°C; Storage: -10°C to 50°C
Humidity 0-95% RH up to 5,000 feet
Cooling 150 CFM forced air recommended. Longest lifetimes are achieved by keeping case temperature as low as possible in operation. Maximum temperature: 55°C. Contact sales@oxinst.com to discuss your specific cooling applications.
Shielding 0.25mR/hr @ 2" (except HV connection through HV cable)
Dimensions 180mm L x Ø70mm (7.09” L x Ø2.76”)
Weight 2.26 kg (5.0 lbs)

Wide operating range - enables optimal image contrast

Stable X-ray output - delivers high-precision measurements

Low attenuation beryllium window - ensures high transmission of low energy X-rays

Fully shielded compact package - eliminates X-ray leakage and easily integrates into your system

  • Medical Imaging
  • Inspection of printed circuit boards and electronic devices
  • Non-destructive testing of plastic, metal and mechanical parts
  • Thickness gauging
  • Analytical XRF

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Product Name Part NumberOutline DrawingTargetOperating Range (kV)Max Anode Current (mA)Max Anode Power (W)Max Filament Current (A)Spot Size (µm)**  
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Cu, VHP 93500*8243Cu10 - 501.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, W, VHP 93501*8243W10 - 501.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Mo, VHP 93502*8243Mo10 - 501.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Rh, VHP 93504*8243Rh10 - 501.01.0201.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Cu, VHP 93508*8243Cu10 - 501.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Cu, VHP 93510*8243Cu10 - 501.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Mo, VHP 93511*8243Mo10 - 501.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list
X-ray Tube, Apogee Pkg, Mo, VHP, 55kV 93000058243Mo10 - 551.01.0501.735 Nom. Add to quote list

Note: Part number specific copies of outline drawings and product specification sheets are available.
*Includes a thermal switch which adds an additional level of protection to the cooling system safeguards.
**Max. = Maximum, Typ. = Typical, Nom. = Nominal (per IEC60336,NEMA XR5-1999)

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