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Bruker - X-ray Micro-CT - SKYSCAN 1173

High-energy spiral scan micro-CT

World's first spiral micro-CT

The SkyScan 1173 is a high energy micro-CT scanner for large and dense objects with spiral scan possibility. It includes a newly developed 130kV microfocus X-ray source with improved stability of the focal spot position, a large format (>5Mp) flat panel sensor with special protection by a lead-glass fiber-optic window for achieving a long lifetime under high energy X-rays, and a precision object manipulator for large (up to 140mm in diameter, 200mm in length) and heavy (several kilograms) objects with an integrated micro-positioning stage.

Technical specifications

X-ray source 40-130kV, 8W , <5 µm spot size
X-ray detector distortion-free Flat Panel sensor 2240x2240 pixels, 12-bit
Maximum object size 140mm in diameter, 200mm in length (100-140mm scanning length)
Spatial Resolution <4-5 µm detail detectability, 7-8 µm low-contrast resolution
Reconstruction GPU-accelerated FDK reconstruction, optional GPU-cluster
Optional stages cooling, heating, compression/tension
Radiation safety <1 µSv/h at 10cm from the instrument surface
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1070 x 720 x 624mm

Key features

  • No ring artifacts, no partial scan connections
  • Maintenance-free 130kV X-ray source
  • Distortion-free flat panel detector
  • 140mm maximum object size
  • Better than 7µm 3D spatial resolution
  • Continuous scanning for long objects
  • 2D/3D image analysis and realistic visualization
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Defense
  • Die & Mould
  • Education & Academics
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Food & Beverage
  • Luxury
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Optical
  • Paper & Wood
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
  • Powders & Pigments / Coating
  • Railway
  • Semiconductor, Solar & Electronics
  • Service
  • Textile
  • Wholesale & Retail

Right from the beginning, which is now more than fifty years ago, Bruker has been driven by a single idea: to provide the best technological solution for each analytical task. Today, worldwide, more than 6,500 employees in over 90 locations on all continents are focusing their efforts on this permanent challenge. Bruker systems cover a broad spectrum of applications in all fields of research and development and are used in all industrial production processes for the purpose of ensuring quality and process reliability.

Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, expand its broad base of installed systems and maintain a strong reputation amongst its customers. As one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker remains focused on developing state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s ever complex analytical questions.

[Micro-CT, skyscan, 1173]