Flash X-ray tube configuration and service made easy

20 Sep 2023 | Accessories

Scandiflash RPS30 Service Station

Leverage flexibility, sustainability and cost effectiveness with your Scandiflash system

It’s the perfect match for interchangeable anode/cathode flash X-ray tubes!

RPS30 advantages

  • Quickly configure flash X-ray tubes to your needs
  • Anode and cathode exchange made easy
  • Easy pump down of tubes after configuration
  • Pump down up to four individual tubes
  • Keep the tools you need ready to use
  • High degree of mobility


The RPS30 is compatible with the complete line of Scandiflash single tubes – both straight and angled from the XT150 to the XT450L variants.

Core components

Turbomolecular pump

Up to four pump docking stations

Service tool box for Flash X-ray tubes


Spare anodes

Spare cathodes

Spare X-ray windows

Cost-effective configuration and service

Enjoy the economical and performance benefits of affordable anode and cathode swapping. The same Scandiflash flash X-ray tube can be used for many scenarios by simply swapping anodes and cathodes.

The RPS30 service station contains a service tool box that houses the tools to make anode/cathode switching and alignment fast and easy to minimize experimental downtime. You can also store your spare anodes, cathodes and X-ray windows in this toolbox for quick access during configuration and maintenance. 

Driven by flexibility and sustainability

Scandiflash no-glass X-ray tubes are both compact in size and robust – they can be handled by one person. Mounted to the RPS30 Service Station in just seconds, they’re easy to maintain and can be quickly configured and efficiently serviced on-site to get the most of your research. On top of that, our X-ray tubes are built to provide many years of reliable performance. Thanks to they’re construction, it’s easy and affordable to simply exchange anodes and cathodes without having to exchange the whole X-ray generating module. Less waste. That’s sustainability in practice!

Your hands-on workstation

An integrated ion pump is supplied with every X-ray tube – the RPS30 uses a turbo molecular pump to evacuate X-ray tubes enabling the start of the compact ion pump that maintains the vacuum pressure for your next exposure. 

The RPS30H service station contains the turbo molecular pump and the possibility to pump down one X-ray tube. The RPS30V add-on modules enable the RPS30 to pump up to four Flash X-ray tubes individually or simultaneously.

RPS30 Dimensions (HWD):
35.3 x 23.6 x 19.9 in
(897 x 599 x 505 mm)

RPS30 Dimensions max (HWD):
37 x 24.2 x 20.2 in
(940 x 614 x 513.6 mm)

We’re here to help you

Choosing Scandiflash means you get a flash X-ray system that’s built to meet your needs both today and tomorrow as well as a team that’s ready to support you.

Want to know more about taking your research to the next level? We’re curious to hear what you can imagine doing and seeing with our technology, so get in touch with us through our website or just give us a call at +46 18 557510.

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About Scandiflash

For over 50 years, Scandiflash has been pioneering flash X-ray technology to help scientists and researchers around the globe to see the nearly impossible. Scandiflash Flash X-Ray Systems generate extremely short pulses used to capture dynamics in the harshest of conditions, ranging from indoor lab setups to outdoor large-scale firing ranges. The systems are modular and can be tailored to meet your requirements for number of pulses and peak energy conditions.