SMX-1000 Plus and SMX-1000L Plus Real-Time 2D X-Ray Inspection Systems
Thorough Internal Examination of Electronic Components and Small Parts


The SMX-1000 Plus and SMX-1000L Plus are real-time 2D x-ray inspection systems used to visualize internal points of interest without disassembling or damaging objects. These systems have become industry benchmarks for their intuitive operation and high-quality images.

They are suitable for failure analysis of electronic components, detecting defects such as joint cracks, voids, and disconnections, and inspection of foreign materials mixed into plastics, rubbers, batteries, and pharmaceutical products.

Quick and Easy Operation

Easy sample loading and positioning means x-ray images of points of interest are generated quickly.

Improved Productivity

Step Feed and Teaching functions help increase productivity by scanning parts automatically with pre-registered patterns. The Step Feed function takes images of the entire sample at constant intervals whereas the Teaching function takes images at pre-registered points of interest.

Large Sample Option

The SMX-1000L Plus can handle large samples with sizes up to 570 x 670 mm. In contrast, the SMX-1000 Plus can accept samples with sizes up to 350 x 400 mm.

For initial inspection, the panoramic imaging function allows the user to image a whole sample that cannot be viewed in a single frame.

High-Quality Images for Precise Analysis

Distortion- and shading-free images provide accurate analysis and measurement.


Tilt and Computed Tomography for More Detailed Analysis

When the detector and the sample are parallel to each other, depth information cannot be obtained, meaning some defects are missed. The SMX-1000(L) Plus can tilt the detector up to 60 degrees while maintaining constant magnification and tracking observation points.


For more detailed analysis, an optional computed tomography unit is available.

Image Metric Functions and Optional Automatic Measurement Modules

Various image metric functions allow for easy parameter setting and fast calculation. The pixel length is automatically converted into actual distances based on magnification. Data can be exported into a CSV file.

Optional automatic image measurement modules for BGA void, area ratio, and Lithium-ion battery measurements are available. Synchronization with the Teaching and Step Feed functions allows users to acquire inspection results in real time.

SMX-1000 Plus and SMX-1000L Plus Software

The SMX-1000 Plus Software aids sample positioning via a CCD camera top-down view of the sample. All stage and manipulator positioning can be controlled using the mouse, enabling the operator to concentrate on examining the image. In addition, zoom and detector tilt are controlled using the mouse.

Capture Window
  • Select a point of interest in the live display area for further magnified inspection
X-ray Controller
  • Control x-ray output and perform x-ray tube aging
Live Top-Down View of the Sample
  • Click a point of interest in the top-down view to move the stage accordingly
  • Compare two images by showing a reference image
Image Conditions Setting
  • Image contrast is automatically optimized for regions of interest
  • Save preset image display conditions for frequently tested samples
Image Measurement Functions
  • Ball grid array
  • Area ratio
  • Wire sweep ratio
  • Dimension
Main Units
Model SMX-1000 Plus SMX-1000L Plus
X-ray generator Tube type Closed
Max. tube voltage 90 kV
Max. output 10 W
Focal spot size 5 µm
Detector Type Flat panel detector
Grayscale 12-bit (4,096 gradations)
Sample Max. size
W x D x H
350 x 400 x 90 mm
(13.8 x 15.7 x 3.5 in)
570 x 670 x 90 mm
(22.4 x 26.4 x 3.5 in)
Max. weight 5 kg (11 lbs)
Inspection field size Approx. 1.7 to 35 mm (0.06 to 1.4 in)
Magnification Approx. 8 x to 161 x (digital zoom: up to 1,030 x)
System Dimensions
W x D x H
995 x 990 x 1,285 mm
(39.2 x 39.0 x 50.6 in)
1,490 x 1,525 x 1,325 mm
(59 x 60.0 x 52.2 in)
Weight 500 kg (1,102 lbs) 950 kg (2,094 lbs)
Operation voltage AC100 V ± 10%, 50/60 Hz, 1.0 kVA
(1.5 kVA when the CT option is added)
Radiation leakage dose Max. 1 µSv/h at full power


Installation Space

Installation Space Diagram


CT Unit (option)
Max. sample size 50 x 100 x 2 mm (W x D x H) or 30 x 25 mm (Dia x H)
(2 x 3.9 x 0.08" (W x D x H) or 1.2 x 1" (Dia x H))
Max. sample weight 100 g (0.2 lbs)
Field of view Dia 5-30 mm (0.2-1.2 in)
Image size 512 x 512 pixels
Processing time Data acquisition: 1.5 min or more
Reconstruction: 3 min or more
Operation voltage 100 V AC, 1.5 kVA
Unit dimensions W x D x H 220 x 170 x 140 mm (8.7 x 6.7 x 5.5 in)
Unit weight 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
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Electrolytic Capacitor


18650 Lithium-Ion Battery


Car Computer


Failure Analysis of a Charger Cable


Small Aluminum Die-Cast Part

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Our team of service engineers provides onsite repair and preventative maintenance services to minimize downtime and assure worry-free operation of your instrument.

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