XRS-3 X-Ray Source

The XRS3 is a 270 kV, battery powered, pulsed X-ray generator used in security and light industrial applications.  Golden Engineering introduced the XRS3 in 2001 for applications that require greater penetration than the XR150 or XR200.  The XRS3 penetrates up to one inch of steel when used with various digital imaging systems.


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Product Information

The XRS3 is our most versatile unit because it provides exceptional penetrating ability in a compact package.  The compact design features a battery pack, sturdy glass tube, high voltage head, and electronic controls a single package that weighs less than 13 pounds.  Operators can acquire spare battery packs at their convenience because the XRS3 is powered by the same  commercially available battery packs that power DeWalt cordless tools.  The XRS3 shares the same electronic controls and battery as the XR200 which enhances the versatility of both models.

The XRS3 has proven it can withstand extreme environments including artic and desert conditions.  The XRS3 is compatible with numerous digital imaging systems to make a powerful and highly portable X-ray system.


Power: DeWalt 18v-20v Li-Ion Battery

Weight: 11.8 lb (including battery)

Output dose: Avg 2.6 mR / pulse measured 12″ from source

Pulse rate: 15 pulses per second

Source size: 1/8″ (3mm)

Max photon energy: 270 kVp

Pulse width: 25 nanseconds

Beam angle: 40 degree standard

Current draw: 20 amps

Max duty cycle: 200 pulses per 4 minutes

Warm up: NONE required

Warranty: 1 year limited parts, labor, service