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EVO MANUAL

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CONTENTS
1 GENERAL ...................................................................................................................................................... 7
1.1 Intended use ............................................................................................................................................ 8
1.2 Misuse ..................................................................................................................................................... 8
1.3 Hazards when handling the system......................................................................................................... 8
1.4 Safety symbols ........................................................................................................................................ 8
1.5 General safety reminders ........................................................................................................................ 8
1.5.1 Organizational measures .............................................................................................................. 9
1.5.2 Impairments to safety ................................................................................................................... 9
1.5.3 Requirements to be met by the personnel involved ..................................................................... 9
1.5.4 Electrical safety............................................................................................................................. 9
1.5.5 Safe system at work ..................................................................................................................... 9
1.5.6 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)............................................................................................ 9
1.5.7 Radiation protection .................................................................................................................... 10
1.5.8 Structural changes ...................................................................................................................... 11
1.6 Warranty and liabilities ........................................................................................................................... 11
1.7 Conformity ............................................................................................................................................. 11
1.8 Standards .............................................................................................................................................. 12
1.9 Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................. 12
1.10 Disposal ............................................................................................................................................... 12
1.11 Product covered by the Kyoto protocol ................................................................................................ 13
1.12 Transport ............................................................................................................................................. 14
1.13 Lifting by crane..................................................................................................................................... 14
1.14 Daily handling ...................................................................................................................................... 14
2 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF EVO X-RAY SERIES ................................................................................. 15
2.1 General description................................................................................................................................ 15
2.2 Unit / component configuration .............................................................................................................. 15
2.3 EVO water-cooled X-ray series ............................................................................................................. 16
2.4 EVO X-ray series tube head principles .................................................................................................. 16
2.4.1 Slit aperture SMART EVO / PXS EVO tube heads ..................................................................... 18
2.4.2 Lead belt with slit SMART EVO / PXS EVO panoramic tube heads .......................................... 18
2.4.3 Slit aperture XPO EVO / PXS EVO 225D/1200 tube head ......................................................... 18
2.4.4 Lead belt EVO series panoramic tube head ............................................................................... 19
2.5 CONTROL EVO principles ..................................................................................................................... 20
2.5.1 CONTROL EVO control unit ....................................................................................................... 22

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2.5.2 Connections and setup ............................................................................................................... 24
2.5.2.1 XPO series, no 1...................................................................................................................... 24
2.5.2.2 SMART and EVO series, no 2 ................................................................................................. 24
2.5.2.3 External lamp, no. 5 ................................................................................................................. 24
2.5.2.4 Door interlock, no. 4................................................................................................................. 25
2.5.2.5 Connector AC mains, no. 8 ..................................................................................................... 26
2.5.2.6 Connector USB, no. 9 .............................................................................................................. 26
2.5.2.7 Connector Ethernet, no. 10 ..................................................................................................... 27
2.5.3 Door and lamp dongles............................................................................................................... 27
2.5.4 Access levels in CONTROL EVO ............................................................................................... 27
2.6 Technical specifications ......................................................................................................................... 27
2.6.1 SMART EVO / PXS EVO tube heads ......................................................................................... 28
2.6.2 XPO X-ray series tube heads ..................................................................................................... 30
2.6.3 Y.SMART / PXS tube heads ....................................................................................................... 31
3 OPERATION ................................................................................................................................................ 32
3.1 Important operational advices ................................................................................................................ 32
3.2 Basic operating instructions ................................................................................................................... 32
3.2.1 Powering up the X-ray system .................................................................................................... 32
3.2.2 System repositioning .................................................................................................................. 32
3.2.3 System disassembly ................................................................................................................... 32
3.2.4 Run-in procedure ........................................................................................................................ 33
3.2.5 Symbols used in CONTROL EVO .............................................................................................. 33
3.2.5.1 Symbols used in the status line ............................................................................................... 33
3.2.5.2 Symbols used in the message area ........................................................................................ 33
3.2.6 Main screen ................................................................................................................................ 34
3.2.7 Optional information available on the main screen .................................................................... 34
3.2.7.1 Recent exposures .................................................................................................................... 34
3.2.7.2 Monitor ..................................................................................................................................... 35
3.2.7.3 Extended message area .......................................................................................................... 35
3.2.8 Basic exposure settings .............................................................................................................. 36
3.3 Messages .............................................................................................................................................. 36
3.3.1 Info messages ............................................................................................................................ 36
3.3.2 Warning messages ..................................................................................................................... 37
3.3.3 Error messages .......................................................................................................................... 38
3.4 Tech menu ............................................................................................................................................. 40
3.4.1 System settings .......................................................................................................................... 40
3.4.1.1 Language ................................................................................................................................. 40
3.4.1.2 Date / Time .............................................................................................................................. 40

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3.4.1.3 Calibration ................................................................................................................................ 40
3.4.1.4 Safety configuration ................................................................................................................. 40
3.4.1.5 Monitor configuration ............................................................................................................... 41
3.4.1.6 Network .................................................................................................................................... 41
3.4.1.7 Serial baud rate ....................................................................................................................... 41
3.4.2 System information ..................................................................................................................... 41
3.4.2.1 Software versions .................................................................................................................... 42
3.4.2.2 Tube information ...................................................................................................................... 42
3.4.2.3 Control unit information............................................................................................................ 42
3.4.2.4 Operational status report ......................................................................................................... 42
3.4.2.5 Diagnostic report...................................................................................................................... 42
3.4.2.6 Event log .................................................................................................................................. 42
3.4.3 Exposure settings ....................................................................................................................... 42
3.4.3.1 Auto run-in time ....................................................................................................................... 42
3.4.3.2 Extra run-in time ...................................................................................................................... 43
3.4.3.3 Advanced run-in settings ......................................................................................................... 43
3.4.3.4 Cable factor settings ................................................................................................................ 43
3.4.3.5 System limitations .................................................................................................................... 43
3.4.3.6 Advanced exposure settings ................................................................................................... 43
3.4.4 Service menu .............................................................................................................................. 43
3.4.4.1 Tube provisioning .................................................................................................................... 43
3.4.4.2 Restore factory settings ........................................................................................................... 44
3.4.4.3 Login ........................................................................................................................................ 44
3.4.4.4 Change supervisor code .......................................................................................................... 44
3.4.4.5 Service settings ....................................................................................................................... 44
3.4.4.6 XPO X-ray series tube adjustment .......................................................................................... 44
3.4.4.7 Demo mode ............................................................................................................................. 44
3.5 User menu ............................................................................................................................................. 44
3.5.1 Applications ................................................................................................................................ 44
3.5.1.1 Exposure calculator ................................................................................................................. 45
3.5.1.2 Exposure profiles ..................................................................................................................... 45
3.5.1.3 Exposure diagrams .................................................................................................................. 46
3.5.1.4 Basic calculator........................................................................................................................ 46
3.5.2 Exposure history ......................................................................................................................... 47
3.5.3 Exposure settings ....................................................................................................................... 47
3.5.3.1 Laser ........................................................................................................................................ 47
3.5.3.2 Pre-warning time...................................................................................................................... 47
3.5.3.3 Screen brightness .................................................................................................................... 47

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3.5.3.4 System sounds ........................................................................................................................ 48
3.5.3.5 Back-up / restore user settings ................................................................................................ 48
3.5.3.6 Short cuts ................................................................................................................................. 48
3.5.4 Help menu .................................................................................................................................. 48
4 MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................................................... 49
4.1 Functional check .................................................................................................................................... 49
4.2 Recommended preventive maintenance ............................................................................................... 49
4.3 Software update..................................................................................................................................... 49
4.4 Male connectors power supply cable .................................................................................................... 49
5 DIAGRAMS .................................................................................................................................................. 50
5.1 Block diagram for the SMART EVO / PXS EVO X-ray system ............................................................. 50
5.2 mA curves for air and air/water-cooled SMART EVO / PXS EVO system ............................................ 50
5.3 mA curves for SMART EVO / PXS EVO panoramic system ................................................................. 51
5.4 mA curves for Y.SMART / PXS directional system ............................................................................... 51
5.5 mA curves for Y.SMART / PXS panoramic system ............................................................................... 52
5.6 mA curves for XPO X-ray series directional system .............................................................................. 52
6 CE DECLARATION...................................................................................................................................... 53

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All rights reserved. Copyright of YXLON International A/S, Helgeshj Alle 38, 2630 Taastrup, Denmark.

The English version is the original manual. Any other language is a translation from the original manual.

When receiving data carriers, the recipient acquires the personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive limited
license for the use and storage of the software in conjunction with the hardware supplied by YXLON
International A/S (hereinafter referred to as YXLON).

Modifications of the software supplied in conjunction with hardware components other than those supplied
by YXLON or copying of the software, except for data back-ups, should first be approved by YXLON in
writing.

This documentation may not be copied, duplicated, reproduced, translated or transferred to electronic media
or any other device, in part or in its entirety, without the prior written approval of YXLON.

YXLON reserves the right to make any modifications to its products required for their technical
development. Such modifications may not be necessarily individually documented.

This user manual and the information contained herein have been compiled with all due care and diligence.

The trademarks and product names mentioned in this user manual are brands or registered brands of the
respective title holders.

This user manual enable the user to work safely with the system described herein. The system must be
operated in accordance with the safety reminders contained in this user manual.

It is essential to read this user manual carefully and to observe all the instructions given herein.

English is the reference language for user manual and user interface.

The trademarks and product names mentioned in this user manual are brands or registered brands of the
respective title holders

Item no.: 20076090 - Document no.: 40065143 / 05

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1 GENERAL
The user manual includes the necessary information for the safe operation of below shown specified
portable X-ray systems, with main focus on the EVO X-ray series.

This user manual includes information on the portable X-ray systems manufactured by YXLON
International A/S, in both YXLON and COMET brands. In the YXLON version the systems are called
SMART and XPO, and in the COMET version the same systems are called PXS.

SPECIFIED PORTABLE X-RAY SYSTEMS INCLUDED IN THIS MANUAL

CONTROL EVO control unit

SMART EVO X-ray system

Y.SMART X-ray system

XPO EVO X-ray system

Y.XPO X-ray system

PXS EVO X-ray system

PXS X-ray system

EVO X-RAY SERIES SMART X-RAY SERIES XPO X-RAY SERIES

SMART EVO X-ray system SMART EVO X-ray system XPO EVO X-ray system

XPO EVO X-ray system Y.SMART X-ray system Y.XPO X-ray system

PXS EVO X-ray system PXS X-ray system PXS EVO 225D/1200 X-ray system

PXS 225/1200 X-ray system

When one or several products are mentioned in the manual, the reference is always above shown overview:

EVO X-ray series tube head CONTROL EVO control unit Interconnection cable

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1.1 Intended use
The specified portable X-ray systems should only be used for material inspection and material radiation.

The control unit monitors, commands and controls are all functions necessary for the safe operation of the
complete system.

Normal use includes:

Adherence to all the information given in this user manual


Execution of the inspection and maintenance operations

1.2 Misuse
Any applications other than the inspection and radiation of materials (e.g. medical applications) are
prohibited. Hazards can occur in the event of misuse. Any such misuse includes e.g. the installation of
unspecified parts.

1.3 Hazards when handling the system


The EVO X-ray series have been manufactured in accordance with the latest technological developments
and technical safety regulations. However, if misused, hazards can occur that may endanger the life of the
user or of third parties, and/or may impair the systems themselves or other commodity values.

The system is to be used only:

For the intended use


In safe conditions
The tube head must be placed on a plain surface in order to prevent tilting during operation

Any malfunction affecting the safety must be remedied immediately.

1.4 Safety symbols


Caution : Is used to draw attention to the correct procedure regarding the operation or maintenance
to prevent the system or other appliances from being damaged or destroyed.

Warning : Indicates possible hazards. In order to avoid injuries to persons, the correct procedure or
handling is required.

The protective conductor terminals are uniquely marked with this symbol:

1.5 General safety reminders


To ensure the safe handling and trouble-free operation of the system, the user must be familiar with the
fundamental safety procedures and the local safety regulations.

Existing safety procedures must be strictly observed at all times.

X-ray equipment must be grounded by protective conductor(s) attached to all terminal(s) marked

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1.5.1 Organizational measures
The required personal protective equipment is to be provided by the customer.

All existing safety devices must be checked at regular intervals.

In all correspondence regarding this X-ray system, please quote the type and serial numbers. This data can
be found on the serial number labels of the individual components.

1.5.2 Impairments to safety


In the event of not being able to ensure safe operation, the system should be put out of operation and
secured in such a way that any operation is impossible.

The service organization responsible should also be informed immediately.

1.5.3 Requirements to be met by the personnel involved


Caution : The specified portable X-ray systems should only be operated by skilled, trained and
instructed personnel.

Calibration, maintenance and repair of the system should be carried out only by qualified persons who are
aware of the system hazards and risks.

To ensure the safe and correct operation of the system, it is essential for the user and service staff to
observe the generally applicable safety regulations and the safety reminders contained in this user manual.

1.5.4 Electrical safety


Only competent maintenance personnel are permitted to remove the equipment covers. EVO X-ray series
are classified as Class 1 equipment, over voltage cat. 2.

1.5.5 Safe system at work


Caution : The owner is responsible for ensuring that the system is used in compliance with the
local regulations.

It is prohibited to operate systems with technical defects


It is prohibited to bypass, remove or modify safety devices
Never leave the X-ray system unattended with the key placed in the key switch. Remove the key
before leaving the X-ray system

1.5.6 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)


This system meets the requirements of the EMC standards indicated in the declaration of conformity (see
chapter 6).

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1.5.7 Radiation protection
Caution : With the high voltage switched on, this system generates X-rays which, in the event of
misuse, can be harmful to ones health. The system should only be operated by skilled and qualified
personnel. The safety key must be kept so that the system is prevented from being unintentionally switched
on.

The owner is responsible for the system being operated in compliance with the local X-ray regulations.

The radiation protection must be checked and monitored by authorized personnel. Most countries enforce
specific X-ray equipment safety regulations. Consult the relevant local authorities before operating the X-ray
equipment.

Caution : Be aware that the X-ray beam always creates radiation in the direction behind the X-
rayed specimen. Be aware of scatter radiation in general.

For this reason every precaution must be taken to prevent persons from being exposed to direct X-ray beam
as well as the scatter radiation field.

1. Aim the X-ray beam towards the ground or wall (preferably an outer wall).
2. Provide a screen with adequate lead lining to absorb all radiation behind the X-rayed specimen, i.e. 4
mm lead for 160 kV; 5 mm for 200 kV, 12 mm for 300 kV.
3. Keep the number of individuals permitted in the vicinity of X-ray activity to an absolute minimum.

Note: The useful X-ray beam may be dangerous at distances as great as 100 m from the X-ray system.

The X-ray tube beam port is made up of a thin beryllium window, in front of which is an aluminum filter. The
aluminum filter can be removed by means of suitable tools. This should be done only for special applications
and when absolutely necessary.

Caution : The total filtration of the X-ray beam affected by the beryllium window is very low, so the
radiation output, even for a short period of operation, can cause severe skin burns and/or eye damage if
the X-ray beam were to hit a person

For this reason all safety measures must be observed, particularly if the X-ray tube head is operated without
the filter.

Caution : The specified portable X-ray systems are based on constant potential technology, and like
other constant potential X-ray sets, the high voltage generating circuits contain a certain stored energy. In
normal circumstances this stored energy is discharged within a fraction of a second at the end of X-ray
exposure, but in the event of malfunction or equipment failure this discharging may be impaired in the
specified portable X-ray systems as in any other constant potential X-ray system. The stored energy will, in
this case, slowly discharge over an indefinite period of time, which may be several minutes, and during this
time a measurable amount of radiation is generated. Whether the discharge time is long or short, the total
dose radiated is limited by the amount of stored energy

For all specified portable X-ray systems it will be a small number of microsieverts (Sv) even under the most
unfavorable circumstances (maximum kV, dose directly on outer surface, etc.).

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1.5.8 Structural changes
It is prohibited to make structural changes, extensions or alterations without YXLONs written approval.

Any defective part must be replaced immediately.

It is not permissible to use spares other than genuine spare and wearing parts.

Modifications to improve the equipment are a continuing process and the diagrams are subject to change at
any time without prior notice. Diagrams and drawings in the user manual may not be up-to-date. Prints
containing the latest revisions are available upon request.

1.6 Warranty and liabilities


YXLONs general conditions of sale and delivery apply. The purchaser will be informed of these terms and
conditions at the time of signing the purchase contract, at the latest.

Warranty claims will be excluded if the claims are based on one of the following events:

Anything other than normal use of the product


Incorrect installation, commissioning, operation, repair or maintenance of the product performed
by unauthorized staff
Using the product with defective, incorrectly mounted or inoperative safety and protection devices
Non-observance of the instructions given in this manual with reference to transport, storage,
installation, commissioning, operation, repair or maintenance of the product
Unapproved structural changes made to the product
Unapproved modifications to the product (e.g. structural changes that may impair radiation
protection)
Inadequate check of wearing parts
Inadequately performed repair work
Accidental damage
YXLON will not assume any liability for damage caused by using this product or the inability to use
this product

X-ray tube heads are vacuum articles. If new tube heads are stored for a long time, we recommend checking
their condition at six-month intervals.

Warning : Any modification to the product or the original installation not approved by YXLON will
invalidate the certificate of conformity and void the warranty.

1.7 Conformity
The CE conformity declaration is included in the product documentation.

Should you have further questions with regard to the national or international standards, please contact:

YXLON International A/S, Helgeshj Alle 38, 2630 Taastrup, Denmark (www.yxlon-portables.com).

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1.8 Standards
The EVO X-ray series comply with the following directives and standards.

DIRECTIVE REFERENCE STANDARDS TITLE

Safety requirements for electrical


2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive EN 61010-1:2010 equipment for measurement, control and
laboratory use

Electromagnetic Limits for harmonic current


2004/108/EC EN 61000-3-2:2000
Compatibility EMC emissions

Electromagnetic Immunity for industrial


2004/108/EC EN 61000-6-2:2005
Compatibility EMC environments

Electromagnetic Emission standard for industrial


2004/108/EC EN 61000-6-4:2007
Compatibility EMC environments

2006/42/EC Machinery EN 60204-1:2006 Safety of machinery

N/A N/A Degrees of protection provided by


EN 60529-A1:2002
enclosures, IP

Non-destructive testing - Radiation


N/A N/A DIN 54113 (2005) protection rules for the technical
application of X-ray equipment up to 1 MV

N/A N/A Rntgenverordnung (2003)

1.9 Cleaning
Caution : Prior to cleaning, turn off the power supply and disconnect from AC mains!

Make sure that water or other liquids are prevented from getting into the appliance, which will help prevent
short-circuits in the electrical installation and corrosion of components.

Plastic surfaces should be cleaned with soapy water only. If other cleaning agents are used (e.g. with a high
alcohol content), the material will become dull or cracked. Do not use any corrosive, solvent or abrasive
cleaning and polishing agents. Lacquered parts and aluminum surfaces should be wiped using a moist cloth
and soapy water.

1.10 Disposal
When handled properly, an X-ray system is not hazardous for the user or the environment. Operation of an X-
ray system, however, requires the use of coolants that can be harmful to the environment and should therefore
be disposed of properly, in accordance with the applicable regulations.

Electrical waste, cooling water, greases should not be disposed of along with normal industrial or domestic waste.

X-ray tube heads contain potentially substances, such as beryllium windows and a lead shielding that are
harmful to the environment. These components should therefore be disposed of in a manner which protects
the environment.

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Tip: YXLON will assist you with the correct disposal of the above-mentioned materials and recycle reusable
material via certified waste disposal companies, thus contributing to the protection of our environment.
Therefore, please speak in confidence to our YXLON after sales service.

Important notes on the disposal / return of equipment in line with Directive 2002/96/EG:

Portable X-ray systems: The specified portable X-ray systems that you have acquired from YXLON are
subject to the European Directive 2002/96/EG (WEEE, Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) regulations
and the corresponding implementations in the EU member states law.

On the basis of these regulations, you are able and are required to return the equipment to YXLON at the
end of its service life to be disposed and recycled correctly. According to YXLONs general conditions of sale
and delivery, Copenhagen is the location for the return of equipment.

Note: If, according to the previously mentioned criteria, your YXLON equipment is subject to the return
regulations, the following provisions shall apply:

YXLON equipment must not be placed with unsorted commercial refuse.

YXLON equipment is equipment purely for professional use as indicated by the WEEE and must not be
deposited at public collection points in the same way as consumer appliances (e.g. washing machines,
video recorders or standard PCs).

The WEEE symbol a crossed-out dustbin with a bar underneath on your equipment is intended to
show that it relates to the WEEE regulations. Consequently, equipment bearing this symbol should be
disposed of separately. In some EU countries this symbol is not prescribed for equipment that is used
purely for professional purposes. However, the symbol is used by YXLON as standard. Although YXLON
equipment uses the symbol, it is expressly prohibited from depositing this equipment at public collection
points (see above)!

If an individual solution has been agreed with YXLON or a local distribution partner, under which you are
responsible for the equipment disposal, please make sure that the equipment is correctly disposed of in
accordance with the WEEE regulations. In addition, please notify YXLON or your distribution partner of the
completed disposal and the quantities of recycled material involved so that these can be passed on to the
responsible governmental agencies.

When disposing of equipment, please contact YXLON direct (or your local distribution partner) in order to
find out the current manner of return. We will be happy to help you with any queries regarding this matter.

1.11 Product covered by the Kyoto protocol


The specified portable X-ray systems manufactured by YXLON contain sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas,
which is a greenhouse gas covered by the Kyoto Protocol. Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas should not be
emitted into the air, depending on local regulations doing so can be punishable. In case of maintenance
and service of parts containing sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, please contact YXLON, or one of our local
service stations or distributors. Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas has a global warming potential (GWP) of
22.200.

For further information regarding the European regulation please consult the following regulations:
REGULATION (EC) No 842/2006 of 17 May 2006 COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 305/2008 of 2
April 2008.

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1.12 Transport
When transporting the specified portable X-ray systems by car, please ensure that the equipment is properly
secured in order to avoid any risk and protect the equipment and surroundings if an emergency situation
should occur. For safe transportation and storage please use the original boxes supplied together with the
equipment when possible.

The CONTROL EVO is designed to be transported by a human person, by using the handle or by using the
shoulder strap. This is defined as normal use of the handle and the shoulder strap.

1.13 Lifting by crane


Use the correct procedure when lifting the X-ray tube head by
crane. When lifting a tube head by crane, there is a risk of tearing off
a hand ring. This may happen if the lifting gear is attached to the
upper hand ring and the tube head becomes entangled in or blocked
by other gear, or if the motion of the crane is too sudden, or if the
tube head drops a certain distance while attached to the crane wire.

In order to avoid damage to the equipment and/or injury to personnel


in such cases, hoisting gear must always be used with a minimum of
three wires attached to the lower hand ring of the tube head and with
each of the three wires passing inside the upper hand ring. Of the
minimum three wires, for each section of the lower hand ring
between its fixing points at least one wire must be attached and it
must pass inside and between the corresponding fixing points of the
upper hand ring.

1.14 Daily handling


The tube heads are heavy equipment and the operators are recommended to use appropriate tools for
transport, reposition and fixture in order to minimize physical impact on the operators and ensure stable
fixture of the tube head during operation.

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2 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF
EVO X-RAY SERIES
This section gives basic information about EVO X-ray series. The following is a brief description and
its underlying principles.

2.1 General description


The EVO X-ray series consists of a tube head generating the X-rays, a connection cable, a control unit and
a power cable. Operation of the system is only possible through the control unit or from an external device
through the USB, Ethernet or Bluetooth interface (special software required).

The EVO X-ray series use the constant potential principle which means that the X-ray output is generated
from a DC high voltage.

The operations are controlled from a computer installed in the control unit and all information regarding
kV, mA and time is clearly visible on the 6.5 color display. Any additional system information regarding
measurements, states or error messages are also presented on this display.

In order to secure a safe environment for the operator, tube lamps, primary external warning lamp and push
buttons are supervised. A malfunction will prevent the generation of X-rays, and any ongoing exposure will
be terminated, followed by an error message on the display

2.2 Unit / component configuration


QUANTITY UNIT/COMPONENT

1 CONTROL EVO

or CONTROL EVO W

1 SMART EVO 160D (W) / PXS EVO 160D (W) tube head

or SMART EVO 200D (W) / PXS EVO 200D (W) tube head

or SMART EVO 200P / PXS EVO 200P tube head

or SMART EVO 225D (W) / PXS EVO 225D (W) tube head

or SMART EVO 225DS(W) / PXS EVO 225DS (W) tube head

or SMART EVO 300D (W) / PXS EVO 300D (W) tube head

or SMART EVO 300DS (W) / PXS EVO 300DS (W) tube head

or SMART EVO 300P / PXS EVO 300P tube head

or XPO EVO 225D tube head / PXS EVO 225D/1200

2 Earth grounding cable, 10 meter

1 Power supply cable, 10 meter

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1 Interconnection cable 25 meter

1 Cable bag

1 Box for spare parts and slit apertures

1 Dongle for door-interlock

1 Dongle for external lamp (if no external lamp is ordered)

1 Slit aperture for 10x48 cm film, 700 mm FFD (directional tube heads)

or lead belt including section, 60 x 38 slit (panoramic tube heads)

1 User manual, English

2.3 EVO water-cooled X-ray series


The EVO series directional tube heads and the CONTROL EVO are available in a hybrid cooled version
where the anode is water-cooled and the cathode and tube tank is air cooled. This allows exposures in very
high ambient temperatures, exposures longer than 60 minutes or 24/7 exposure.

It is always the responsibility of the user to ensure that that adequate cooling water is available, failure to do
so will invalidate the warranty.

The CONTROL EVO has an interface for a flow / temperature switch which prevents operation or terminates
an ongoing exposure if connected and activated trough the safety configuration menu.

SPECIFICATION EVO W X-RAY SERIES


Ambient temperature 24 / 7 operation -20C to +30C

Maximum heat dissipation anode cooler (coolant) 900 W

Heat dissipation cathode and tube tank (air) < 150 W

Heat dissipation CONTROL EVO (air or coolant) < 200 W


Max temperature coolant +40C

Flow, coolant >2.5 l/min


Cooling liquid Coolant

2.4 EVO X-ray series tube head principles


The EVO X-ray series are air cooled or air/water-cooled. If the maximum temperature is reached in the
anode end or cathode end, the tube head will perform a protective shutdown in order to protect the system
from damage.

The tube head has a 12-pin metallic connector for the connection cable to the CONTROL EVO. Use the
dust cap in order to protect the inner parts of the connector from dirt and water when the tube head is not
connected to the control unit.

A clearly marked pin for additional grounding is located on top of the EVO X-ray series tube head in the
cathode end.

SMART EVO / PXS EVO directional tube heads are equipped with five laser diodes (Class 2 Laser) which
indicate the area covered by the X-ray beam at any distance from the tube head and the center of the beam
with a 25 mm off set. Always make sure that no part of the X-ray beam irradiates persons or areas out of

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unsupervised areas by the operator. The EVO panoramic tube heads has six laser diodes (Class 2 Laser) indicating
the center of the X-ray beam with an off-set of 34 mm. The XPO EVO / PXS EVO 225D/1200 tube head has one
laser diode (Class 2 Laser), indicating the center of the X-ray beam.

Caution : Do not stare directly in the laser beams

The laser diodes are controlled from a push button located on top of the SMART EVO / PXS EVO tube head.
The laser diode on the XPO EVO / PXS EVO 225D/1200 tube head is controlled from the CONTROL EVO.

The EVO X-ray series tube heads have a clearly visible warning light. The warning light is monitored, and a
malfunction will prevent or abort X-ray operation.

The pressure inside the tank can be read from the gauge on top of the SMART EVO / PXS EVO tube
head. If the pressure is too high or too low, X-ray operation will automatically be prevented or aborted in
order to protect the tube head.

A Push button for laser indication of X-ray beam

B Pressure gauge

C PE connection for additional grounding

D Hook for tube head cable

E Tube head cable with 12-pin connector

The EVO X-ray series tube head has a beam blocker (directional) or
lead belt (panoramic) in order to minimize radiation to leakage
radiation level during run-in.

A Laser diodes for indication of X-ray beam

B Beam blocker for safe run-in

In order to reduce scatter radiation to the surrounding area, as well


as to improve the image quality, a filter carrier can be used with the
X-ray tube head. This filter carrier can carry 1-3, 0.1 mm cupper filters
(optional filters). This filter carrier also fits together with the slit
apertures.

A slit aperture for 10x48 cm films, 700 mm FFD is also included in the
specified portable X-ray systems.

The XPO EVO / PXS EVO 225D/1200 tube head has a beam
blocker and a laser indicator, with a 47 mm offset from the focal
spot.

A Laser diode for indication of X-ray beam

B Beam blocker for safe run-in

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The SM A RT EVO / PXS EVO 2 00D and 300D tube heads has s ix
l as er s i nd ic at i n g t he X - r a y beam with a 3 4 mm offset from the
focal spot.

2.4.1 Slit aperture SMART EVO / PXS EVO tube heads


The un-milled disc for a customized slit aperture can be adapted to
local requirements when another FFD or/and film size are
necessary. A and B are in mm, and film length and FFD must be in
cm.

A Filmlength 4 cm x 43 / FFD

B Filmlength 4 cm x 43 / FFD

2.4.2 Lead belt with slit SMART EVO / PXS EVO panoramic tube heads
One section of the lead belt is delivered with a 38 x 60 slit which
allows the user to use a panoramic tube head for directional shots.

2.4.3 Slit aperture XPO EVO / PXS EVO 225D/1200 tube head
The un-milled disc for a customized slit aperture can be adapted to
local requirements. A and B are in mm and film length and FFD must
be in cm.

A Filmlength 4 cm x 52 / FFD

B Filmlength 4 cm x 52 / FFD

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2.4.4 Lead belt EVO series panoramic tube head
The lead belt for the EVO series panoramic tube heads is fully re-engineered and based on a new principle.

The lead belt consist of three closed sections which can be used during Run-in and a section with a 38 x 60
slit which allow the tube head to be used as a directional tube head if necessary.

Each section can also be mounted individually which means that a beam coverage of 120 or 240 can be
achieved.

The principle is based on that the alignment taps on the lead belt has to be put through the corresponding
holes, gently pushed into position and kept fixed into position by the locking knobs. The lead belt can be
mounted with the tube head in both vertical and horizontal position.

How to mount the lead belt:

1. Place the EVO panoramic tube head in upright position (cathode end upper most)
2. Ensure that the two locking knobs on each section are in outer most position
3. Grab a section, hold it in upright position with the locking levers closest to the floor
4. Place the two alignment taps in front of the two corresponding holes and push the section straight in
5. Push the section downwards until the alignment taps are in bottom position
6. Turn the two locking levers to inner-most position
7. Re-do the procedure for the two other sections

When the lead belt has to be removed do as follows:

1. The two locking levers has to be turned to outer most position


2. The section has to be lifted upwards and pulled outwards at the same time until the two alignment
taps can be pulled out

Mounting and removal of the section with slit follows the same principles.

When the lead belt is mounted with all three sections, the leakage radiation will be below 5 mSv/h for EVO
panoramic 300 kV tube head, and 2.0 mSv/h for EVO panoramic 200 kV tube head.

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2.5 CONTROL EVO principles
The CONTROL EVO is a highly robust, air-cooled, multifunctional computer controlled control unit that is
able to control the following tube heads in both air and water-cooled versions:

TUBE HEADS TUBE HEADS TUBE HEADS TUBE HEADS

SMART EVO 160D / DW Y.SMART 160E/0.4 PXS 160/640 XPO EVO 225D

SMART EVO 200D / DW Y.SMART 160E/1.5 PXS 160/960 Y.XPO 225 D02

SMART EVO 200P Y.SMART 160W PXS 160/640/W PXS EVO 225D/1200

SMART EVO 225D / DW Y.SMART 200 PXS 200/900 PXS 225/1200

SMART EVO 225DS / DSW Y.SMART 200W PXS 200/900/W

SMART EVO 300D / DW Y.SMART 200PC PXS 200/600/P

SMART EVO 300DS / DSW Y.SMART 225 PXS 225/900

SMART EVO 300P Y.SMART 225W PXS 225/900/W

PXS EVO 160D / DW Y.SMART 225X PXS 225/900/X

PXS EVO 200D / DW Y.SMART 300HP PXS 300/900

PXS EVO 200P Y.SMART 300HPW PXS 300/900/W

PXS EVO 225D / DW Y.SMART 300PC PXS 300/600/P

PXS EVO 225DS / DSW

PXS EVO 300D / DW

PXS EVO 300DS / DSW

PXS EVO 300P

The control unit will automatically identify the connected tube head and automatically set the run-in and
operational limitations for the connected tube head. It is only allowed to connect one tube head at a time to
the CONTROL EVO.

The user interface in the CONTROL EVO is divided into three main parts. The operator has direct access to
basic functions from the keypad, such as kV, mA and time functions, ensuring the user a smarter workflow.
These settings are the most commonly used and direct access to them reduces complexity and saves
time. They allow the user to get the job done without having to fully use the more advanced features

All functions related to the on-site use of the equipment are located in the user menu and all of the more
technical or administrative functions are located in the tech menu. On one hand, this provides a simple and
intuitive user interface, and on the other hand, it support more advanced features. The tech menu and the
user menu have each a key for direct access from the keypad.

An emergency stop is located on top of the control unit. In case of an emergency, the X-rays will be
deactivated instantly and cannot be activated again until the emergency button has been unlocked again
by a clockwise turn.

A push-button is located on each side of the emergency button for activation and de-activation of the X-rays.
The lamps in these buttons are monitored, and a malfunction will prevent or abort X-ray operation. The color
can be configured in order to comply with local regulations.

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The CONTROL EVO has a three-position key-switch with a removable
key.

Position 1: Control unit is OFF, no operation possible and key


can be removed.
Position 2: Control unit is safe: Possible to use the menus,
cooling of tube head, and control unit is active, but the X-ray
generator cannot be energized. Key can be removed.
Position 3: Control unit is standby. X-rays will be generated
when X-ray on-button is activated. It is not possible to remove
the key in this position.

The CONTROL EVO has a Bluetooth interface for wireless communication. Furthermore, a USB connector
and an Ethernet connector are located on the back side of the control unit. These connections can be used
for external integration, remote diagnostics, software updates and to exchange user settings and stored
data.

The CONTROL EVO and thus the connected X-ray tube head can be operated remotely through the
standard Y.SMART or Y.XPO RS232 serial protocol. Use an RS232-to-USB adaptor. For additional information
regarding the Y.SMART or Y.XPO RS232 serial protocol, please contact your local YXLON sales office.

The CONTROL EVO has a connector plate where all connecters and fuses are located. The connectors and
fuses are marked with a number and a symbol.

Connection cable XPO X-ray series tube heads


1

2 Connection cable SMART X-ray series tube heads

3 PE connection for additional grounding

4 Connector for door-interlock and other external devices

5 Connector for external warning lamp

6 Fuse 10 A (F) (230 V) or 12,5 A (F) 115 V

7 Fuse 10 A (F) (230 V) or 12,5 A (F) 115 V

8 Connector AC Main

9 Connector, USB Host, 2.0

10 Connector Ethernet, 10/100 Mbit

A dongle for connector 4 is included where no door interlocks or other


external devices are in use. If the EVO X-ray series are delivered
without an external warning lamp, a dongle for connector 5 is
included.

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POS. CONTROL EVO INTERFACE

A X-ray off button: Stops X-ray exposure

B X-ray on button: Starts X-ray exposure

Emergency stop: Stops an on-going exposure and exposure cannot


C be started again until the emergency button is released

D 6.5 inch color display

E 0-9 numeric keys

F kV adjustment key: Direct access to kV adjustment

G mA adjustment key: Direct access to mA adjustment

H Time adjustment key: Direct access to exposure adjustment

I Back key: Jumps one level back in the menu structure

J Key for access to user menu: Opens up the user menus

K Key for access to tech menu: Opens up the tech menus

L Up, down, left, right keys for navigation and change of settings

M Enter key for confirmation of settings

2.5.1 CONTROL EVO control unit


DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION

A 460 mm

B 391 mm

C 221 mm

D 220 mm

Weight (W) 13 kg (14 kg)

Environmental
IP66
protection

Attitude limit 0 - 3000 m

Operational
-20C to +50C
temperature

Storage temperature -25C to +70C

Humidity 10 % to 90 % relative humidity none condensing

Line voltage 85 264 VAC

Frequency 45 65 Hz

Max. power
1.5 kVA
consumption 1,200 W
Power factor, max
0,98 1
power

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Ethernet 10/100 Mbit

USB 2.0 Host

Processor ARM Coretex A8 800MHz

Memory 512 MB DDR3 RAM and 513 MB FLASH

The CONTROL EVO is, due the electrical safety regulations, delivered with a 10 A fuse in 230 V areas and a
12.5 A fuse in 115 V areas. The CONTROL EVO monitors the input AC voltage and manages the power
limitation according to the curve below. A warning message will occur when operating in a limited power
area. The curve below shows the three power levels where an exposure can be started.

AC MAIN VOLTAGE X-RAY OUTPUT POWER


90 - 110 V 750 W
110 - 155 V 1,000 W
155 - 264 V 1,200 W

Caution : Remember to replace the 10 A fuse to a 12.5 A fuse, if moving from 230 V to 115 V AC
mains supply. Replace fuse only as specified. Disconnect power before replacing fuse.

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2.5.2 Connections and setup
The CONTROL EVO has two connectors for interfacing with X-ray tube heads and two connectors for
external devices like warning lamps, sirens/horns, door switches, a flow switch or other devices based on
customers demands. The CONTROL EVO W has couplings for inlet and outlet of cooling water placed
below the connector plate.

2.5.2.1 XPO series, no 1


Connector for connecting XPO series tube heads to CONTROL EVO. Only YXLON interconnection cables
must be used. The maximum voltage in the connector is 300 VDC when a tube is operated / detected.

Caution : Connector contains hazardous voltage, risk of electrical shock. Disconnect system power
before operating this connector.

2.5.2.2 SMART and EVO series, no 2


Connector for connecting SMART and EVO series tube heads to CONTROL EVO. Only YXLON
interconnection cables must be used. The maximum voltage in the connector is op to 150 VDC when a tube
is operated / detected.

Caution : Connector contains hazardous voltage, risk of electrical shock. Disconnect system power
before operating this connector.

2.5.2.3 External lamp, no. 5


YXLON offers a standard additional warning lamp that is available in red and yellow. The different channels
can be configured from the safety configuration menu. Only one lamp can be active at a time, but it is
possible to enable two lamps operate by alternate blinking patterns. The primary lamps are monitored, and
any malfunction will prevent any activation of the X-ray and terminate an ongoing exposure if a malfunction
occurs. The maximum voltage in the connector is 24 VDC.

The circuitry is based on LED lamps. If bulbs or flashing lamps are used, trouble-free operation cannot be
expected, even if their specifications are within the below shown ratings.

Caution : Connector for external lamp interfaces according to guidelines or to the supplied door-
interlock dongle.

A 5 meter open-ended cable including connector can be ordered for integration with a customized lamp.
Below shown are optional items.

ELECTRICAL RATINGS RATING REMARKS

Only one lamp can be active at the


Output voltage 0 or 24 VDC
time

Output current on any connection with


0 500 mA Short circuit protected at 600 mA
ref. to pin B

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Accepted current window for
50 mA 500 mA Primary lamps, red and yellow
Supervision

Total output current 1,000 mA Lamps + siren

Color codes are indicated in table below:

PIN CONNECTION/COLOR FUNCTION REMARKS


A / Black Primary red warning lamp Monitored
B / Brown GND
C / Red Blue warning lamp
D / Orange Green safe lamp
E / Yellow Primary yellow warning lamp Monitored
F / Green Siren / horn
G / Blue Secondary red warning lamp

H / Violet or White Secondary yellow warning lamp

Siren / Horn

Red, Primary Blue Green Yellow, primary Red Yellow

A/ B/ C/ B/ D/ B/ E/ B/ F/ B/ G/ B/ H/ B/
Black Brown Red Brown Orange Brown Yellow Brown Green Brown Blue Brown Violet or Brown
White

Caution : O u t p u t o n l y! D o n o t c o n n e c t a n y e x t e r n a l v o l t a g e t o a n y w i r e

2.5.2.4 Door interlock, no. 4


It is possible to connect two independent door switches, a flow sensor and a trigger for an external relay or
another device to the CONTROL EVO. These interfaces are based on potential free contacts. The
functionality of these options can be selected in the safety configuration menu. The maximum voltage in the
connector is 24 VDC.

Caution : Connector for door interlock system, interface according to guidelines or to supplied door-
interlock dongle.

A 5 m open-ended cable including connector can be ordered for integration with a door application. Below
shown are optional items:

ELECTRICAL RATINGS RATING REMARKS

Output voltage 0 or 24 VDC

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Short-circuit-protected at 600 mA. External catch
Output current, external relay 0 500 mA
diode must be used together with relay

Door contact output current 20 mA

Flow sensor output current 20 mA

Color codes are indicated in table below:

PIN CONNECTION/ COLOR FUNCTION REMARKS


A / Black Door contact 1
B / Brown Door contact 1 return
C / Red Door contact 2
D / Orange Door contact 2 return
E / Yellow Flow sensor Optional

F / Green Flow sensor return Optional

G / Blue External relay Optional

H / Violet or White External relay return Optional

I and J Not used

Caution : O u t p u t o n l y! D o n o t c o n n e c t a n y e x t e r n a l v o l t a g e t o a n y w i r e

2.5.2.5 Connector AC mains, no. 8


The AC mains connector on the CONTROL EVO is a high-power IP-rated COC (connector without breaking
capacity). Only YXLON main power cables must be used.

Warning : Connector containing hazardous voltage. Mount the CONTROL EVO power cable before
connecting to AC mains and do not remove the CONTROL EVO power cable before AC mains is
disconnected again.

2.5.2.6 Connector USB, no. 9


Connector for USB 2.0 Host.

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2.5.2.7 Connector Ethernet, no. 10
Connector for Ethernet 10/100 Mbit.

2.5.3 Door and lamp dongles


A dongle for the door interlock and the external lamp connector is supplied together with the CONTROL EVO.
This dongle has to be used where an external waning light or/and a double door interlock system isnt required.
It is not possible to activate X-ray from the CONTROL EVO without these dongles mounted on the connectors,
if the CONTROL EVO is used without interface with an appropriate double door interlock system or an
appropriate external warning lamp.

Caution : Always maintain local safety regulations.

2.5.4 Access levels in CONTROL EVO


In order to ensure safe and trouble-free operation, four different levels of access are defined:

0. User level without any password required. Access to all basic functionality of the equipment,
including X-ray operation.
1. Supervisor level. The customers equipment/radiation safety manager has access to safety
configuration, diagnostic, settings and extended adjustment features. Protected by a 6-digit code.
2. Service level. For YXLON-approved service personnel. Additional settings and recovery features.
3. YXLON factory level. Only for YXLON.

Log in to a specific level gives access to all lower levels. General access, without having to log in for
each menu item, can be granted through the login menu item. The general access is valid until the logout
function is activated or until the CONTROL EVO is turned off. If a protected function is chosen, the login will
only cover this particular function.

2.6 Technical specifications


The overall technical specification for the specified portable X-ray systems.

DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION

Environmental protection IP65

Operational temperature -20C to +50C

Storage temperature -25C to +70C

Line voltage 85 264 VAC

Frequency 45 65 Hz

Max. power consumption 1,200 W 1.5 kVA

Power factor, max power 0,98 1

kV adjustment range* 10 300 kV

mA adjustment range* 0.5 10 mA

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Exposure timer SMART X-ray series tube heads 1 second to 60 minutes or continuous

Exposure timer XPO X-ray series tube heads 1 second to 60 minutes

Increments 1 second steps


*Depends on connected tube head type

2.6.1 SMART EVO / PXS EVO tube heads


The specifications and dimensions below is valid for both air cooled and air/water-cooled tube heads except
where () indicates specifications related to air / water-cooled tube heads.

SMART EVO 160D / SMART EVO 200D / SMART EVO 225D / SMART EVO 300D /
TUBE HEAD
PXS EVO 160D PXS EVO 200D PXS EVO 225D PXS EVO 300D

A 611 mm 635 mm 708 mm 774 mm

B 521 mm 546 mm 618 mm 684 mm

C 203 mm 203 mm 203 mm 203 mm

D 141 mm 141 mm 141 mm 141 mm

E 205 mm 205 mm 213 mm 222 mm

F 199 mm 199 mm 207 mm 216 mm

G 190 mm 190 mm 190 mm 190 mm

Weight (W) 22 kg (24 kg) 23 kg (25 kg) 26 kg (28 kg) 29 kg (29 kg)

X-ray beam 40 x 60 40 x 60 40 x 60 40 x 60

Focal spot EN 12543 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 3.0 mm 3.0 mm


Max. leakage
radiation, max. kV 2.0 mSv/h 2.0 mSv/h 5.0 mSv/h 5.0 mSv/h
max. mA
Filtration inherent 0.8 mm Be 0.1 mm 0.8 mm Be 0.1 mm 0.8 mm Be 0.1 mm 0.8 mm Be 0.1 mm

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Filtration additional 3 mm AlMg3 3 mm AlMg3 4 mm AlMg3 4 mm AlMg3

Max. X-ray power 750 W 750 W 900 W 900 W

Tube voltage range 20 160 kV 30 200 kV 40 225 kV 50 300 kV

Tube current range 0.5 7.0 mA 0.5 6.0 mA 0.5 5.5 mA 0.5 4.5 mA
Thermal
performance, max.
min. 1 hour min. 1 hour min. 1 hour min. 1 hour
kV, max. mA, in
35C
Noise level fan 59 dB 59 dB 59 dB 59 dB

SMART EVO 225DS SMART EVO 300DS / SMART EVO 200P / SMART EVO 300P /
TUBE HEAD PXS EVO 200P PXS EVO 300P
/ PXS EVO 225DS PXS EVO 300DS

A 708 mm 774 mm 665 mm 804 mm

B 618 mm 684 mm 575 mm 714 mm

C 203 mm 203 mm 203 mm 203 mm

D 141 mm 141 mm 174 mm 174 mm

E 213 mm 222 mm 205 mm 222 mm

F 207 mm 216 mm 199 mm 216 mm

G 190 mm 190 mm 190 mm 190 mm

Weight 26 kg (28 kg) 29 kg (31 kg) 28 kg 28 kg

X-ray beam 30 x 60 30 x 60 38 x 360 38 x 360

Focal spot EN 12543 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 0.4 x 4.0 mm 0.5 x 5.5 mm

Max. leakage
radiation, max. kV 5.0 mSv/h 5.0 mSv/h 2.0 mSv/h 5.0 mSv/h
max. mA

0.8 mm Be 0.1 0.4 mm FeNiCo 0.4 mm FeNiCo


Filtration inherent 0.8 mm Be 0.1 mm
mm

Filtration additional 4 mm AlMg3 4 mm AlMg3 3 mm AlSi1MgMn 4 mm AlSi1MgMn

Max. X-ray power 900 W 900 W 750 W 750 W

Tube voltage range 40 225 kV 50 300 kV 30 200 kV 50 300 kV

Tube current range 0.5 5.5 mA 0.5 4.5 mA 0.5 6.0 mA 0.5 4.5 mA

Thermal
performance, max. min. 1 hour min. 1 hour
min. 1 hour min. 1 hour
kV, max. mA, in
35C
Noise level fan 59 dB 59 dB 59 dB 59 dB

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2.6.2 XPO X-ray series tube heads

SPECIFICATION XPO X-RAY SERIES

A 808 mm
B 668 mm

C 190 mm

D 150 mm
Weight 28 kg
X-ray beam 40 x 60
Focal spot EN 12543 3.0 mm
Max. leakage radiation max. kV max. mA 5.0 mSv/h
Filtration inherent 0.8 mm Be 0.1 mm
Filtration additional 4 mm AlMg3
Max. X-ray power 230 VAC 1,200 W
Operation 1,200 W, 30C 80% (30 min. on/7 min. off)
Operation 1,000 W, 30C Continuous (max. 60 min.)
Tube voltage range 25 225 kV
Tube current range 0.5 10 mA
Noise level fan 60 dB

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2.6.3 Y.SMART / PXS tube heads
Main specifications for Y.SMART / PXS tube heads when operated from a CONTROL EVO control unit. For
further details please see user manual for Y.SMART / PXS X-ray System.

Y.SMART 160E/0.4 Y.SMART 1 60E/1.5 Y.SMART 200 Y.SMART 225


TUBE HEAD
/ PXS 160/640 / PXS 160/960 / PXS 200/900 / PXS 225/900

Max. X-ray power 640 W 960 W 900 W 900 W

Tube voltage range 20 - 160 kV 20 - 160 kV 60 200 kV 70 225 kV

Tube current range 2 6 mA 2 - 6 mA 0.5 4.5 mA 0.5 4 mA

Y.SMART 225X Y.SMART 300HP Y.SMART 200PC Y.SMART 300PC


TUBE HEAD
/ PXS 225/900X / PXS 300/900 / PXS 200/600-P / PXS 300/600-P

Max. X-ray power 900 W 900 W 600 W 600 W

Tube voltage range 25 - 225 kV 50 - 300 kV 50 200 kV 50 300 kV

Tube current range 0.5 4 mA 0.5 - 3 mA 0.5 4.5 mA 0.5 3 mA

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3 OPERATION
3.1 Important operational advices
Caution : Do not turn off power immediately after exposure as it may result in damage to the X-ray
target.

Caution : It is strictly forbidden to connect two tube heads at one time. The CONTROL EVO control
unit can only operate safely with one tube head.

Please always ensure there is a proper ground connection in order to ensure safety and
optimum operational stability. Ground connection can be mounted on the PE connection on the
CONTROL EVO control unit.
The SMART EVO / PXS EVO X-ray system has an excellent thermal performance, and one
hour of continuous exposure at max. kV, max. mA at 35C ambient temperature can be
expected. However, if extreme conditions cause thermal cut-outs, reducing the output power by
10-20% may result in significantly prolonged operation.
The CONTROL EVO control unit has been developed to improve performance when operated from a
mobile generator. However, please note the generator must be able to handle a raise from idle to full
X-ray power (100 W 2 kW) within 5 seconds without a loss of regulation. It is also important that the
generator is able to handle a termination of the exposure without uncontrolled voltage overshoots.
Please consult the supplier of the generator for additional information.
Place the CONTROL EVO control unit in such a way that free operation and monitoring of display are
secured and ensure free airflow around the tube head in order to achieve an efficient cooling.

3.2 Basic operating instructions

3.2.1 Powering up the X-ray system


Place the tube head at a safe distance from the operator or in a designated X-ray facility
Connect the tube head and the control unit with the interconnection cable
Connect the power cable as already described
Ensure proper ground connections (PE) use the ground wires included
Connect additional external lamps or door contacts if necessary
The X-ray system can be turned on by turning the key switch to position 2, or safe mode
Wait a few seconds until the main screen appears
Once the main screen appears, the X-ray system is ready for use

3.2.2 System repositioning


Turn the key switch to position 2 (safe mode) before repositioning the X-ray system

3.2.3 System disassembly


After the last exposure, allow the system to cool a few minutes (turn the key switch to position 2)
Turn the key switch to position 1, off

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Turn off the power switch and disconnect the power source
Disconnect the power cable from the CONTROL EVO
Disconnect the PE connections and interconnection cable

3.2.4 Run-in procedure


If the X-ray system has been idle in certain period, the tube head needs a run-in in order to condition the
tube head to the desired kV level. This will secure stable operation during the exposure. The duration of the
run-in is automatically calculated by the CONTROL EVO and depends on the selected kV and how long the
X-ray tube head has been used last time on that particular CONTROL EVO. The duration of the calculated
run-in can be up to 27 minutes depending on tube head model.

When the CONTROL EVO identify a need for run-in, the message Run-in needed will be displayed and the
automatic calculated run-in time can be selected by pressing the time button followed by .

If stable behavior of the X-ray tube head cannot be achieved through the standard run-in duration, an
extended run-in can be selected. Please see section: Exposure settings.

3.2.5 Symbols used in CONTROL EVO


Symbols used in the CONTROL EVO can be divided into two groups: status symbols which indicate the
status of the CONTROL EVO (these symbols are shown at the status section at the bottom right hand side of
main screen); and event symbols, which are shown together with messages in the message area in the dark
bottom left hand side of the main screen.

3.2.5.1 Symbols used in the status line


Bluetooth active
Other/unknown USB device connected
USB memory device is connected to the USB port
USB/serial converter is connected to the USB port
The Ethernet port is active
The CONTROL EVO is connected to the internet
A screenshot of the screen has been carried out
Tube head connected
Login required at level 1
Laser activated (XPO X-ray series only)

3.2.5.2 Symbols used in the message area


Error message

Warning message

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Information message

X-ray exposure in progress

3.2.6 Main screen


1. Brand ID
2. System time hh:mm
3. Main screen kV. Demand to the left and actual to the right
4. Main screen mA. Demand to the left and actual to the right
5. Main screen exposure time. Demand to the left and actual to
the right. If exposure time is set to infinity, exposures
exceeding 1 hour are indicated to the left
6. Message area
7. Monitor area (when activated)
8. Day/month/date/year, IP-address if Ethernet is active
9. Status line

3.2.7 Optional information available on the main screen


Additional information can be displayed on the main screen.

Return to main screen by pressing

It is not possible to access any functionality in the tech or user menus during an X-ray exposure when
operated at user level. The operator must be logged in at supervisor level or higher, to enable tech and user
menu during exposure.

3.2.7.1 Recent exposures


A table with the recent exposures is available. Each exposure
contains date, time, kV, mA and duration of exposure.

Activate by pressing

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A graph showing kV and mA for the last exposure will be
displayed. This graph will show the demanded and measured kV and
mA values.

Zoom and cursor functionality are also available.

Activate by pressing

It is possible to save this screen image to a USB memory device


for documentation purposes by using the screenshot function.

3.2.7.2 Monitor
It is possible to monitor internal voltages, temperatures and other
information, by using the monitor functionality.

Activate by pressing

Actual kV, mA and exposure time settings are always displayed in


order to ensure full operational supervision.

Cycle through the defined monitor screens by pressing

3.2.7.3 Extended message area


Recent operational messages are shown here along with detailed
explanation.

It is possible to see previous messages compared to what currently


is displayed on main screen.

Activate by pressing

Scroll between messages by pressing and

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3.2.8 Basic exposure settings
In order to prepare an exposure, three settings must be completed.

1. Press the kV button. The desired kV can be selected by using the numeric keys or the arrow keys followed
by . The kV will automatically be limited to the valid range based on the tube head currently connected.

2. Press the mA button. The desired mA can be selected by using the numeric keys or the arrow keys
followed by . The mA will automatically be limited to the valid range based on the tube head currently
connected.

3. Press the time button. The desired exposure can be selected by using the numeric keys or the arrow keys
followed by . The exposure time can be selected within the range of one second (00:01) to 59:59, or
continuous 00:00 for SMART X-ray series tube heads. For XPO X-ray series tube heads, the range will be
00:01 to 59:59. The exposure timer counts down from the selected exposure time.

The exposure can now be started, if the key switch is in stand by position (3) and the X-ray on-button is
illuminated, by pressing the X-ray on-button.

When the time has expired, the exposure will be terminated automatically. If the operator wishes to
terminate the exposure before the time has expired, the X-ray off-button can be pressed. An exposure
can always be terminated by pressing the emergency button.

The X-ray off-button is flashing together with the tube head lamp and the optional external warning
lamp. These lamps are monitored and a malfunction will terminate an ongoing exposure immediately. An
exposure cannot be started if one of these lamps is out of order.

3.3 Messages
Messages are divided into three groups:

Info messages which gives the user general information


Warnings which gives the user information about a potential problem
Error messages which informs the user if an error occurs

3.3.1 Info messages


MESSAGE SYMBOL EXPLANATION REMARKS

Safe key is in safe position when start is


Safe key active
pressed
The power supply unit is undergoing automatic
PSU update in progress software updating. Please wait for completion, and
do not turn off power

The connected XPO tube is undergoing automatic


software updating. Please wait for completion, and Related to XPO X-ray
XPO update in progress series
do not turn off power

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XPO tube SW failed, Please cycle power to try
Related to XPO X-ray
XPO tube update failed again. If the problem persist, please contact your
series
service agent

AC main increased. The AC mains voltage is now within the range for
Maximum power 1,000 W 1,000 W X-ray output operation

AC main increased. The AC mains voltage is now within the range for
Maximum power 1,200 W 1,200 W X-ray output operation

Pre-warning active Pre-warning active

Run-in mode active Run-in mode active

Exposure started Exposure started

3.3.2 Warning messages


MESSAGE SYMBOL EXPLANATION REMARKS

User has pressed the stop button


User stop to top X-ray

User has stopped X-ray via the


User remote control stop remote control protocol

The pressure in the tube head too low


Pressure low Tube head pressure is low
for X-ray operation

The pressure in the tube head too high


Pressure high Tube head pressure is high
for X-ray operation

The temperature inside the tube head


anode has reached its maximum limit.
Anode temperature high Anode temperature is too high
Let the tube head rest with the fan
active

The temperature inside the tube head


electronics has reached its maximum
Cathode temp. high Cathode temperature is too high
limit. Let the tube head rest with the fan
active

System kV limitation The system kV limitation is set to a


conflict level which prevents the connected
tube from operating correctly

Flash over detected, but we try to


Flash-over recovery
recover by reducing the kV and not
mode
stopping the exposure

Run-in needed Run in needed

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Warning: Risk of cold emission! Re-
start the X-ray system exposure before
Risk of residual X-ray Risk of residual X-ray
getting close to the system in order
to discharge the High Voltage generator

Tube head cold Tube head is cold

Tube head is missing (not


Please connect tube
detected)

Calibration needed
Calibration needed
due to calibration date passed

Calibration needed within few


Please calibrate soon days calibration date not
passed yet

Operation prohibited Operation of the unit is


prohibited due to missing
calibration

Tube head is present but not ready


Wait for tube head
yet (e.g. after power up 8 seconds Related to SMART X-ray series
has to elapse for SMART tube)

A kV error was caused by kV too


kV too high
high

Exposure stopped by flash-


Wait for flashover over error. New exposure
recovery start is prohibited until after
a short delay

3.3.3 Error messages


MESSAGE SYMBOL EXPLANATION REMARKS

User has pressed the emergency Turn emergency button clockwise to


User emergency stop
button to stop X-ray unlock operation

Tube head lamp error Tube head lamp error Tube head lamp defective

External warning lamp


External lamp error External warning lamp error
defective or missing

kV error kV error is detected

Flash-over detected Flash-over error

mA error mA error is detected

The door interlocking system


Door open
indicates door is open

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The tube head serial number has
Tube head ID error changed or the tube type number
has changed

The system cannot measure any


No PFC output feedback from the Power Factor
Correction [PFC] module

The system cannot measure any


No PSU output
feedback from the main power

Tube head not valid Tube head type or SN not valid

An error was detected by the


Safety system error
safety system

The flow switch is enabled in the


Flow switch activated Safety Configuration, and the
switch is open or defective

The control unit failed to


Tube control error communicate with the XPO tube Related to XPO X-ray series
within required time limit

The XPO tube detected an over-


Tube overcurrent error current, and exposure was Related to XPO X-ray series
subsequently stopped

The power supply unit is not


operational. Control unit must be
PSU not operational
restarted. Please contact your
service agent

The power supply unit reported


PSU current limitation
shutdown due to current limitation

The temperature inside the control unit


PSU temperature too PSU module in control unit is too electronics has reached its maximum
high hot limit. Let the control unit rest with the
fan active

An error was detected on one of


Button error detected
the safety buttons

The system is stopped by an


external event not known to the
Unknown error detected
error handler. Create and send a
diagnostic report

Very low mains voltage. Operation not possible due to too Very low mains voltage. Operation not
Operation not possible low AC mains voltage possible

AC mains decreased. AC mains voltage too low for 1000


Maximum power 750 W W X-ray power

AC mains decreased. AC mains voltage too low for 1200


Maximum power 1000 W W X-ray power

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AC mains too high. AC mains voltage too high for
Exposure not allowed operation

kV/mA settings results in too high


Power limitation
demand for the current AC mains

EVO control unit experienced a An incident has occurred in the Linux


Fatal Error fatal error! Please restart the core. Please turn off the system and
system and create a diagnostic restart in order to continue the work
report

3.4 Tech menu


All functions related to technical settings and service are collected in the tech menu.

3.4.1 System settings


General system settings can be made in this menu.

3.4.1.1 Language
Choose the preferred language.

3.4.1.2 Date / Time


Adjustment of system date/time and selection between 12/24h clock
formats. Protected by the supervisor code.

3.4.1.3 Calibration
A date for calibration can be set (for quality assurance).

Choose between message and lock of operation when expired.

Protected by the supervisor code.

3.4.1.4 Safety configuration


The safety configuration allows configuration of lamps and other
system devices to be set.

The limitations are defined by YXLON and may vary from region
to region.

The start and stop lamps, which are monitored, are located on the
control unit. The monitored lamp is external, along with the non-
monitored red, yellow, blue, green lamps and the siren. These
lamps are represented as outputs at connector 5.

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A malfunction on a monitored lamp will prevent the X-ray from being turned on and will terminate an ongoing
exposure.

The external relay can control external devices, and a designated pin for a flow switch can be enabled if
water- cooled equipment is used. These pins are located on connector 4. For details regarding pin
configuration and ratings, please see section External lamp, no. 5 and Door interlock no. 4.

The color of some of the lamps can be configured, and functionality in the five different operational states
can be set to fast-blinking, slow-blinking and constant on. A gray-shaded field indicates that no configuration
can be made. The gray shaded functions may change according to the individual selections.

The safety configuration is protected by the supervisor code.

Caution : Local safety regulations must always be followed.

3.4.1.5 Monitor configuration


Monitor profiles can be used for monitoring the conditions throughout the operation. Voltages and
temperatures, for example, are two categories of variables that can be monitored.

For activation, de-activation and configuration of monitor profiles, choose which operational parameters are
to be monitored while the system is in operation.

Create new monitor profiles, select from optional parameters, modify or delete monitor profiles. When
monitor is selected, the selected values are displayed in the monitor field on the main screen, and the full list
can be displayed by pressing

3.4.1.6 Network
Settings and information regarding network and Internet connections can be found here. Enable/disable
network functionality, IP-address, Net-mask, Gateway and MAC address.

3.4.1.7 Serial baud rate


Select the desired serial baud rate when remotely operated from a serial communication interface. Minimum
baud rate is 9,600 and maximum baud rate is 230,400. This is only relevant when an USB RS232 adaptor is
attached.

3.4.2 System information


Specific information regarding the X-ray system and its components.

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3.4.2.1 Software versions
Information regarding software versions of EVO control, power supply
unit, CPLD firmware and tube head software (XPO X-ray series)
can be found in this section.

3.4.2.2 Tube information


Information regarding the connected tube type, D-number, focal
spot size, mA diagram and SW version (XPO X-ray series) can be
found in this section.

3.4.2.3 Control unit information


Information regarding the P-number, system software, serial numbers for PSU, PFC and safety board can be
found here.

3.4.2.4 Operational status report


The operational status report can be stored on a USB memory device. The report is stored as a PDF file and
contains system settings, exposure history, etc. for diagnostic purposes.

3.4.2.5 Diagnostic report


Create a diagnostic report that contains all necessary information regarding error states, history and events.
This information can be used for troubleshooting and can be returned digitally to the YXLON repair facility in
case of repair. This report also includes an operational status report.

3.4.2.6 Event log


The event log presents a record of the latest system events. Press 1 for a presentation of user events, and 2
for a presentation of all events.

3.4.3 Exposure settings


Advanced functionality related to exposure and run-in settings.

3.4.3.1 Auto run-in time


Auto run-in time is on as default. This feature can be set to off.
When auto run-in is selected, the timer is locked to the calculated
value and cannot be changed. When set to off, the run-in time is a
suggestion.

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3.4.3.2 Extra run-in time
If the normal run-in time does not result in the stable operation of the tube head, additional time can be
added. The operator is able to extend the time between 10% and 100% of the automatically calculated run-in
time.

3.4.3.3 Advanced run-in settings


This display provides information about the demanded kV, the remaining run-in time for the demanded kV,
the already expired run-in time, the kV level for run-in start, run-in time for max. kV for the particular tube
type, and the max. kV value for this tube type.

It is also possible to disable the automatic run-in and define a manual run-in. This is a useful function when
recovering an unstable X-ray tube.

3.4.3.4 Cable factor settings


The cable factor is used to compensate for cable length and resistance in connectors in order to maintain a
correct calculation of tube voltage. In most cases, this factor is handled automatic by the system, but the
need for a fixed cable factor may occur in order to achieve stable operation. In this menu it is possible to
monitor the actual cable factor, freeze the cable factor or view the complete cable factor table. Adjustment of
the cable factor settings are protected by the supervisor code.

3.4.3.5 System limitations


It is possible to define a global kV limitation. When enabled, the limitation will apply to any type of tube head
connected to the particular CONTROL EVO. This function can be used if there is any kV restrictions for the
particular job, work site or exposure facility. It is also possible to define a possible maximum exposure time.
This function is protected by the supervisor code.

3.4.3.6 Advanced exposure settings


Descriptions and instructions for using these settings are contained in separate service documentation. The
advanced settings are for service purposes protected by the supervisor code.

3.4.4 Service menu


Functions related to service, fleet management or education.

3.4.4.1 Tube provisioning


This function allows the customer to customize the identity of a particular tube head based on the D-number
in order to give the tube head a customized name. It is also possible to lower the maximum kV level of this
particular tube head, as well as to export and import settings data. This function is protected by the
supervisor code.

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3.4.4.2 Restore factory settings
It is possible to remove all customized settings and go back to the
original factory settings via the restore factory settings option. The
login level determines which settings can be restored.

3.4.4.3 Login
A general login for supervisor, service or production level can be
activated via the login section. A login will unlock all functions on the
chosen level. The login will be disabled when the system is powered
off or via the logout function in the login section.

3.4.4.4 Change supervisor code


It is possible to change the access code for the supervisor level. The changed access code will be valid for
the supervisor level. Access codes for higher levels, such as service and production level, provide access to
lower level codes. The default supervisor code is 000000 upon delivery. Please note that the codes for the
service level and production level are restricted to authorized personnel.

3.4.4.5 Service settings


This section is protected by the service code and is only available to authorized personnel.

3.4.4.6 XPO X-ray series tube adjustment


Only concerning service adjustments for the XPO X-ray series tube heads.

3.4.4.7 Demo mode


The demo mode can be activated if no tube head is connected to the control unit. The purpose of the demo
mode is to provide classroom training for the operators, without the need for X-ray facilities. Select the
desired tube head from the list and turn on the demo mode. It is now possible to operate the CONTROL
EVO in the same way as if the selected tube head were connected to the CONTROL EVO.

3.5 User menu


All functions related to applications, exposures and basic settings are collected in the user menu.

3.5.1 Applications
The applications section consists of the most commonly used applications related to the daily tasks: the
exposure calculator for calculating the exposure time, the saved exposure profiles with additional data, the
exposure diagrams for a brief overview of the required exposure time and the basic calculator used for all
kinds of ad-hoc calculations.

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3.5.1.1 Exposure calculator
The CONTROL EVO exposure calculator is a useful tool for the
operator when determining the correct exposure time as quickly as
possible. In auto-calculate mode, the current tube head connected,
selected from the list, or tube head selected in demo mode is used.

The operator is able to choose between materials, three different film


manufactures, one custom, computed radiography (CR), digital
radiography (DR), and the specific film type and its corresponding
class.

The operator can select the desired film focus distance, the density
and the tube voltage. The current is based on the maximum
possible current for the selected tube voltage.

The factor can be used as a compensation factor for alloys or other


offsets. 1.1 means 10% will be added to the calculated exposure time.

If auto-calculate is selected, the result will be updated for every


change in the input fields. If the auto- calculate is deselected, the
operator will be able to change the mA setting and see the influence
on the exposure time.

The result can be transferred to the main screen in order to be used


directly as exposure settings, or it can be stored as an exposure
profile if a tube head other than the one connected is selected in the
list of tube heads.

It is possible for the operator to define customized film types and


specialized CR or DR parameters by choosing custom for the film
manufacturer, and then selecting the film manufacturer and type on
which the calculations should be based. Next, select the desired offset
and save the new customized film type.

Please note that other factors such as the developing process,


contents of other materials in the alloy and other factors that are
beyond the control of the X-ray equipment may have a significant
impact on the resulting film density.

3.5.1.2 Exposure profiles


Exposure profiles can be used to store commonly used exposure settings, including relevant information
that can be recalled and used for future jobs.

An exposure profile is a set of exposure data that is saved with data from the exposure calculator, or
from the exposure history, along with any additional information entered by the user. Each exposure
profile can be recalled for use in future jobs within same application.

The CONTROL EVO allows exposure profiles to be created. These profiles can be created directly via the
exposure profile section, the exposure calculator or via the exposure history.

The exposure settings for each profile can be transferred to the main screen. If the kV or mA from a profile
exceeds the limits for the connected tube, these values will be overruled by the limits of the actual tube.

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Select new profile to create a new item. The length of the profile
name can be as long as necessary and is created using the virtual
keyboard. Use the < > keys in the virtual key board to read the full
name in the profile field. By default, the name indicates the origin of
editing, the tube type and number. By default, a new profile uses the
kV, mA and time settings displayed on the main screen.

The exposure calculator page can be selected when editing or


creating new profiles.

The comment field can be used for entering additional information


regarding the type of shot, workplace or other information the operator
finds valuable. Select the edit section, and use the virtual key board
to change the name or enter comments.

In order to give the best possible overview, the search filter can be
used to list the only the profiles starting with the requested characters
or digits.

The CONTROL EVO can handle up to 100 exposure profiles.

The operator can save the exposure profiles on a USB memory device and transfer these profiles to another
CONTROL EVO. Please see Back-up / restore user settings for more information

3.5.1.3 Exposure diagrams


In order to give the operator a quick estimate of the exposure time, the exposure diagrams (based on Fe) for
directional and panoramic tube heads are included in the CONTROL EVO. The diagrams are based on 700
mm FFD, density 2.0, and D7+Pb type film. Scroll between the diagrams by using the up and down arrow
keys.

3.5.1.4 Basic calculator


The basic calculator can be used for performing any kind of basic
calculation. The numbers and the operators are controlled via the
numeric keys and the arrow keys on the keypad. The calculator is
fully integrated with all numerical fields in the user interface and
can be activated by long-press enter. The numerical field will
automatically be updated when the equal sign (=) is activated.

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3.5.2 Exposure history
The CONTROL EVO can store up to 100 historic exposures. Each
exposure is assigned a number, date and time, tube head type, tube
head D-number, duration, kV, mA and exposure termination
status/reason. It is possible to manually sort and use filters in order
to get the best possible overview. Use the arrow keys to navigate
through the list and to highlight the field where the filters are found.

Select the desired exposure by pressing . Three options are now


available. By selecting graph, a graph showing the kV and mA
through the entire exposure will appear on the screen. Any fluctuation
in the kV and mA values can be evaluated if necessary.

To transfer the settings to the main screen, select Use as demand.


The kV, mA and exposure time settings can now be used for the next
exposure.

It is also possible to create an exposure profile based on a history


item. Select Export to profile and select the name of the specific
exposure profile. The profile can now be edited and given
supplementary information via the exposure profile menu.

3.5.3 Exposure settings


Function used for settings related to the exposures.

3.5.3.1 Laser
For activating the laser in the XPO X-ray series tube head, turn the
laser on and off here. This function is only available when an XPO X-
ray series tube head is connected.

3.5.3.2 Pre-warning time


The need for a pre-warning time can be stipulated by local
regulations or can, in some situations, be a useful feature. The pre-
warning time can be set to between 0 and 99 seconds. This
function is protected at the supervisor level.

Caution: Always observe local safety regulations.

3.5.3.3 Screen brightness


The brightness of the screen can either be set to automatic, in which it automatically adapts to the actual
light conditions where the CONTROL EVO is located, or it can be manually set to levels 1-9 on the keypad.

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3.5.3.4 System sounds
The CONTROL EVO can issue an audio alert each time a key is pressed, as well as when an exposure
starts and stops. This sound can be activated and disabled by the user.

3.5.3.5 Back-up / restore user settings


It is possible to create and save a back-up of custom film types, safety configurations, user menu settings,
exposure history, exposure measurement data and diagnostic information, either to a USB memory device,
or internally in the CONTROL EVO.

It is also possible to restore user settings from the internal memory or from a USB memory device. The
CONTROL EVO will automatically be restarted when the restore feature is activated.

3.5.3.6 Short cuts


The CONTROL EVO features an advanced option for creating fast
access to commonly used functions through the use of shortcuts.
The shortcuts are divided into three groups: Tech

+ numeric key, which contains functions related to the Tech menu;


User + numeric key, which contains functions related to the User
menu; and Long press numeric, which contains both groups and
additional functions such as the screenshot function, which save the
current screen to a USB memory device.

Select the desired shortcut by pressing , and then choose the


function from the list and save. The shortcut is now activated and can
be reached directly through the keypad. Use the short cut by pressing
the chosen key(s) for a short while.

3.5.4 Help menu


Contact information for YXLON can be found in the Help menu.

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4 MAINTENANCE
Caution : T h e inner tube head tank contains pressured gas. It is strictly forbidden for unauthorized
personnel to try to open the tube tank. To do so may result in fatal injuries.

4.1 Functional check


Daily check of the EVO X-ray series system.

Check that the outer structure of the tube head and control unit is in a good condition
Check that all necessary devices, such as the beam blocker, lead belt or slit apertures are present
Check that the protective fan grill is in proper condition
Check that all cables are present, in good condition and correctly connected
Check that the warning lamps are visible and clean

4.2 Recommended preventive maintenance


Keep your EVO X-ray series clean. Use water with mild soap when cleaning. Do not use petrol,
alcohol oil or corrosive chemicals
Remove dust and dirt from the anode cooler on a regular basis. Use compressed air
Keep the cables and the connectors clean and dry
Always use protective caps when connectors are not used

4.3 Software update


Software updates of the CONTROL EVO control unit can be performed easily thanks to the USB interface
which supports offline updates. The newest software can be achieved through your local service partner or
from YXLON.

Offline software update through USB memory device:

Press the tech key constantly and turn the key switch at the same time the CONTROL EVO will
now be set to upgrade mode
Insert a USB memory device containing the necessary software update
The CONTROL EVO will automatically install the software update based on the file found on the
USB memory device. The update may take several minutes
When the updated software is installed, a message on the screen will ask the user to turn off the
power via the key switch
Turn the key switch on again, and allow the CONTROL EVO to initialize. The software update of the
CONTROL EVO is now complete

4.4 Male connectors power supply cable


The power cable delivered together with the EVO portable X-ray system has one open end for mounting a
local male connector for interface with power grid. This connector must support 3 x 2.5 mm2 wires (1, line, 2
neutral and yellow / green, PE). The connector must be rated to 240 VAC, 14 A, -20 C to +50 C.

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5 DIAGRAMS
5.1 Block diagram for the SMART EVO / PXS EVO X-ray system

5.2 mA curves for air and air/water-cooled SMART EVO / PXS EVO
system
8,0

7,0

6,0

5,0 SMART / PXS EVO 300D/DS


mA 4,0 SMART / PXS EVO 225D

3,0 SMART / PXS EVO 225DS


SMART / PXS EVO 200D
2,0
SMART / PXS EVO 160D
1,0

0,0
0 50 100 150 200 250 300
kV

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5.3 mA curves for SMART EVO / PXS EVO panoramic system
6,5
6,0
5,5
5,0
4,5
4,0
3,5
mA
3,0 SMART / PXS EVO 300P
2,5
SMART / PXS EVO 200P
2,0
1,5
1,0
0,5
0,0
0 50 100 150 200 250 300
kV

5.4 mA curves for Y.SMART / PXS directional system

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5.5 mA curves for Y.SMART / PXS panoramic system

5.6 mA curves for XPO X-ray series directional system

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6 CE DECLARATION

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