Phoenix V|tome|X Series - 2D X-Ray /3D CT /3D Metrology

The  Phoenix V/tome/x is a versatile, high-resolution system for 2D x-ray inspection, 3D computed tomography (micro ct and nano ct) and 3D metrology. Popular amongst Universities and Defence, the GE V|tome|x is ideal for a wide range of applications including ultra high-resolution scans of low absorbing materials as well 3D analysis of high absorbing objects.


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Phoenix V|tome|x s

Phoenix V|tome|x m**

X-ray tube type

Open directional high-power microfocus X-ray tube, closed cooling water circuit.

Optional additional (open) transmission high power nanofocus X-ray tube.

Max. voltage / power

240 kV / 320 W

300 kV / 500 W. Alternatively available with 240 kV / 320 W microfocus X-ray tube.

dual|tube option for nanoCT®: additional 180 kV / 20 W high power nanofocus tube with diamond|window | precision rotation unit with air bearings | easy tube exchange just by a push of a button.

Geometrical magnification (3D)

1.46 x to 100 x; up to 200 x with nanofocus tube.

1.3 x to 100 x; up to 200 x with nanofocus tube.

Detail detectability

Down to < 1 μm (microfocus tube); optional down to 0.2 μm (nanofocus tube)

Min. voxel size

Down to 2 μm (microfocus tube)

Down to 2 μm (microfocus), opt. 1 μm with 41|100)

Optional down to <1 μm (nanofocus tube)

Optional down to <0.5 μm (nanofocus + dyn. 41|100)

Measurement accuracy

Not specified according to VDI 2630.

4+L/100 μm referring to VDI 2630-1.3 guideline* /**

Detector type

(all according US ASTM E2597 standard)

Temperature stabilized digital GE DXR detector array, 200 μm pixel size, 1,000 x 1,000 pixels, 200 x 200 mm (8”), 2 x virtual detector enlargement.

Temperature stabilized GE dynamic 41|200 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), extremely high dynamic range > 10000:1.

Optional 400 x 400 mm (16”) large 4 MPixel DXR de­tector (without virtual detector enlargement)

Optional GE dynamic 41|100 detector 410 x 410 mm (16” x 16”), 100 μm pixel size, 4048 x 4048 pixels (16 MP) for doubled CT resolution.



5-axes metal precision manipulator, optimized con­struction for high mechanical stability.

Granite based precision 4-axes manipulator.


800 mm (8” detector) | 930 mm (16” detector)

800 mm

Max. sample diameter x height

Max. 3D scan size up to 260 mm Ø x 420 mm, max. 400 mm Ø with opt. offset|CT and 8” detector.

360 mm x 600 mm; up to 500 x 600 mm with limited trav­el range, max. 3D scan size up to 420 mm Ø x 400 mm.

Max. sample weight

10 kg (22 lbs.)

50 kg (110 lbs.), high accuracy CT up to ~20 kg (44 lbs.)

Max. focus object distance

545 mm (microfocus tube)

600 mm (microfocus tube)

System dimensions W x H x D

2,170 mm x 1,690 mm x 1,500 mm (85.4” x 66.5” 59”)

2,620 mm x 2,060 mm x 1,570 mm (103” x 81” x 62”); D 2,980 mm (117.3”) with user panel and generators.

System weight

Appr. 2,900 kg /6,400 lbs. (without ext. components)

Appr. 7,960 kg /17,550 lbs. (without ext. components)

Temperature stabilization

Active X-ray tube cooling | temperature stabilized detector.

Active X-ray tube cooling | temperature-controlled cabinet | temperature stabilized detector.

Optional patented scatter|correct hard-/software bundle (also upgrade option)


CT quality like 2D fan beam CT with minimized scat­ter radiation artifacts. Max. scan diameter: 260 mm, geom. magnification 1,51x - 100x

Optional high-flux|target

2 times faster CT scans or doubled resolution; X-ray inspection power up to 100 W

Opt. 2D inspection bundle

Tilt and rotation axes for tilted 2D inspection of samples up to 10 kg (22 lbs.) | 2D inspection software.

Opt. 3D metrology bundle** (also upgrade option)

2 calibration objects | phoenix datos|x CT software package “metrology”


High accuracy direct measuring system

Opt. helix|CT & offset|CT

Advanced scanning trajectories for improved scanning volume and data quality: helix|CT for long part scans with less artifacts and better quality, offset|CT to scan bigger parts or same size with higher resolution.

Opt. click&measure|CT

Optional fully automated CT process chain


Opt. production|edition


Fully automated with collaborative robot on request


phoenix datos|x 3D computed tomography acquisition and reconstruction software. Different 3D evaluation software packages for 3D metrology, failure or structure analysis on request.

Radiation protection

The radiation safety cabinet is a full protective installation without type approval according to German RöV. It complies with French NFC 74 100 and the US Performance Standard 21 CFR Subchapter J. For operation, other official licenses may be necessary.

* Measured as deviation of sphere distance in tomographic static mode SD(TS), method details referring to VDI 2630-1.3 guideline on request, valid only for phoenix v|tome|x m metrology edition.

** phoenix v|tome|x m metrology|edition only available in specific countries at present, more information on request.


  • High-end tool for 3D industrial and scientific CT analysis tasks
  • Industrial non-destructive 3D testing (high-resolution 3D analysis in R&D and failure analysis labs)
  • Biomedical, materials science, composite, electronics and geological samples
  • Light metal casting, electronics assembly, plastic moulding and turbine blade inspection
  • Inspecting sensors and electronic components
  • Inspecting and evaluating contacts, joints, cases insulators and the situation of assembly
  • Inspecting semiconductor components as well as electronic devices without pulling the component apart
  • Internal defect analysis/3D quantitative porosity analysis
  • Assembly control
  • Inspection and measurement of complex parts with hidden or difficult accessible surfaces
  • Fast first article inspection (FAI)

 Key Features

  • May be equipped with a 180 kV/15 W high-power nanofocus X-ray tube and a 240 kV/320 W microfocus tube to allow high flexibility
  • Up to 2 times faster data acquisition without sacrificing image quality thanks to diamond|window feature
  • Fast CT acquisition and brilliant live images via high dynamic temperature-stabilized GE DXR digital detector with 30 frames per second
  • Up to 10 times increased filament lifetime, ensuring long-term stability and optimizing system efficiency by long-life|filament
  • High precision and reproducible 3D metrology by click & measure|CT with datos|x 2.0: fully automated execution of CT scan, reconstruction and analysis process
  • Accelerated 3D CT reconstruction results within seconds or minutes

 Key Benefits

  • Dramatically increases inspection throughput and quality
  • 3D Metrology package for dimensional measuring with extremely high precision, reproducibility and user-friendliness
  • New high-flux|target makes CT scanning more efficient due to up to 2 times faster microCT scans or doubled resolution
  • Automated generation of first article inspection reports in little as one hour
  • Excellent software modules for highest CT quality and ease of use
  • High precision and reproducible 3D metrology by click & measure|CT with phoenix datos|x CT software: fully automated execution of CT scan, reconstruction and analysis process
  • Accelerated 3D CT reconstruction results within a few seconds or minutes (depending of the volume size) by velo|CT