Phoenix V|tome|x S240
Phoenix V|tome|x S - microCT nanoCT Scanner
Industrial microCT and nanoCT Scanner featuring unparalleled flexibility and efficiency

Advances in inspection technology have yielded a highly versatile high-resolution system for 2D X-ray inspection and 3D computed tomography (microCT and nanoCT®) and 3D metrology. CT scanning of smaller assets is now more efficient than ever thanks to up to two times faster microCT scans and doubled resolution.

Whether you need to increase speed, detection detail, or do both, the Phoenix V|tome|x S240 Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business, can be formatted for any 3D industrial or scientific microCT task. This CT scanner is ideally suited to meet inspection challenges in the electronics, R&D, scientific, and automotive industries. 

To allow high flexibility, the V|tome|x S240 may optionally be equipped with both, a 180 kV/20 W high-power nanofocus X-ray tube and a 240 kV/320 W microfocus X-ray tube. Due to this unique combination, the system is an ideal tool for a wide range of applications from extreme high resolution nanoCT scans of low absorbing materials with best detail detactabilty of 0.2 micrometer as well as for 3D analysis of higher absorbing objects of up to 10 kg  weight and 500 mm in diameter with microCT.

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The bestselling industrial CT workhorse - better than ever before

When being launched in 2003, the Phoenix V|tome|x S has been the first lab size highly resolving micro- and nanoCT® system. With its unique Dual|tube configuration option, it rapidly became the bestselling CT system of that kind in research institutes and quality labs all over the world. With the next generation of this trendsetting system now available, customers benefit from better features as well as from the the unprecedented versatility of that 2D inspection and 3D CT system, combining high-resolution, ease of use and reliability with a great price-performance ratio.


Automatic switching between micro- and nanofocus x-ray tube
Key benefits include: 
  • Multiple configurations possible. Flexible open nanofocus-microfocus dual tube combination possible (180 kV / 20 W high-power nanofocus X-ray tube and 240 kV / 320 W microfocus tube)
  • 3 different detector options depending on the inspection task, e.g. DXR S100 Pro with 2,500 x 3,000 pixels at 100 μm pixel size for superior resolution and outstanding detectability
  • Ultra-reliable. Up to 10 times increased filament lifetime, ensuring long-term stability and optimizing system efficiency by long-life|filament 
  • Increased speed without compromising image quality. Up to 2 times faster data acquisition at the same high image quality level by diamond|window 
  • Maximized scan flexibility with optional offset|scan und helix|scan capability 
  • High throughput at high result quality: The Phoenix V|tome|x S240 is one of the few CT systems worldwide combining the highly efficient Dynamic 41 detector technology and High-flux|target — enabling high image quality as it scans much faster, or with improved accuracy
  • Full 2D inspection capability: Manipulator tilt axis (+/-45°) for fully flexible radiographic inspection
  • Flash! image optimization: Next generation of superior defect detection, optimized for 2D electronics and casting inspection

Product Characteristics
Bestselling CT System

With approximately 500 units sold, the Phoenix V|tome|x S is the dual-tube CT system with the widest installation base worldwide, offering an unique flexibility from 2D radiographic inspection to micro- and nanoCT. With the recent launch of the next V|tome|x S generation, the system is better than ever before.

Superior imaging detectors

Choose the best detector option depending on your individual inspection needs:

  • Temperature stabilized Dynamic 41|200p+ large area detector with superior image and result quality, 410 x 410 mm (16” x 16”), 200 μm pixel size, 2036 x 2036 pixels (4 MP)
  • DXR S100 Pro detector, 100 μm pixel size, 2,500 x 3,000 pixels for superior resolution and outstanding detectability on a 300 mm x 250 mm large active area - optional with 1.3x virtual detector enlargement
  • Temperature stabilized DXR 250RT detector array with 20 fps for real-time inspection, 200 μm pixel size, 1,000 x 1,000 pixels on a 200 mm x 200 mm large active area with 2x virtual detector enlargement
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Increased efficiency and reliable results

The patented High-flux|target makes CT scanning more efficient due to up to two times faster CT scans or doubled resolution. Review results faster than ever thanks to Accelerated 3D CT reconstruction by velo|CT and automated generation of first article inspection reports available in one hour or less. 

Wide inspection range

With its 5-axes manipulation for 2D and 3D inspection of samples up to 10 kg and up to 500 mm in diameter, the Phoenix V|tome|x S is a compact allround system, especially in its optional Dual|tube configuration, combining the submicron detail detactability of the 180 kV nanofocus X-ray tube with the inspection power of the 240 kV microfocus tube. Fast and easy tube exchange just by a push of a button. 

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Extremely high precision and user-friendliness

The 3D Measurement package powers reliable precision results while simplified software and fully automated execution of CT scan, reconstruction and analysis process makes capturing and reproducing high-quality inspection images easier than ever. 

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AI-based automated defect recognition (ADR)

Proprietary machine learning (ML) based algorithms deliver exceptional Automated Defect Recognition (ADR) across various flaws for e.g. battery anode overhang analysis or typical casting defects. Our AI and data science based ADR library yields greater accuracy and enhanced ease of use compared to conventional ADR approaches, eliminating the need for expert parameterization skills.

Waygate Technologies offers X|approver, the next level and premium ADR platform consisting of the full and intuitive workflow management as well as a comprehensive ADR library running in the background of your production delivering automatic decision making. On top of it reporting functions are provided to see potential negative trends in production at a glance.  Any authorized operator can parametrize scanned samples (e.g. for highly accurate overhang issue detection), and the algorithms get more accurate over time.

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Flash! optimized 2D failure detection

For advanced 2D inspection, the Phoenix V|tome|x S includes X|act inspection software with industry leading Flash!™intelligent image processing technology for optimized failure detection. Users benefit from two versions:

  • Flash! (for general NDT use such as casting inspection) 
  • Flash! Electronics (optimized for Electronics inspection)
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What System configuration is needed 2D inspection?

No additional options are needed. The V|tome|x S already includes the manipulator tilt axis (+/-45°)  and the quality|assurance NDT software for autopositioning (CNC) and digital image processing in the standard version.

What must be done to use a different X-ray tube?

V|tome|x S can be ordered in a Dual|tube configuration. This setup expands the application range significantly and allows the user a fast and easy switch between 240 kV/ 320 W micofocus X-ray tube and 180 kV / 20 W nanofocus tube, just by a push of a button.

What is the minimum voxel size?

Down to 2 µm for the 240 kV / 320 W microfocus tube and down to < 1 µm for the 180 kV nanofocus tube

What is the maximum sample weight?

10 kg for full 2D radiography and 3D CT. Higher load up to 30 kg depending on sample shape and application on demand.

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