Silicon Potted X-ray Tubes-Are They Right for Your Application?

by | Sep 7, 2017 | Industrial Goods and Services

One of the biggest decisions to make when it comes to x-ray tubes is deciding what casing is best, silicon potted X-ray tubes offer some clear benefits but they may not be best for your application. There are two things that you can do to ensure you are choosing the right casing for your needs:

1. Learn all you can about your options
2. Get some expert input from an experienced provider

Learning all that you can about the different casings and how they can work to your benefit is your first step. Silicone potted x-ray tubes are covered or (encapsulated) in silicone which gives excellent isolation to the tube from electrical current.  Potted tubes have the advantage of providing easier integration than a bare tube offers. These types of tubes are best in lower power or lighter duty capacities because there can be some heat challenges.  Understanding the capability limitations and benefits of this type of tube can help you to make an informed decision about whether it is for you or not.

Is it Right for Your Need?

Once you have the general information that you need about these types of tubes, it is time to contact a provider that will offer you honest answers about the capabilities and whether it is the best solution for your project.  Getting some expert input can help to ensure the safety of the machine and ensure the high function of the tubes. Different applications work best with different types of potted tubes. A good way to get the product that you need is to consult with a firm that specializes in creating custom x-ray tubes and that can provide you with direction.  Reviewing all your options with some expert input will make, making the right choice easy! Micro X-ray is a good source for gathering information and providing you with solutions! Like us on our facebook page.

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