Digital X-ray machines customised to your application

The Art X-Ray – as unique as your museum

Museum collections have a vast range of objects in all imaginable shapes, sizes, and materials. It’s primarily the large pieces in collections that place exceptional demands on the X-ray technology. The Art X-Ray was specially developed to cope with these challenges.

Due to its unique image scanning technology, the Art X-Ray achieves enormous image sizes without making any compromises in terms of resolution or contrast. And the machine is precisely adapted to suit your needs:

  • The design of the unit is based on your premises so that the available space is optimally utilised.
  • The core components (X-ray tube, X-ray camera, etc.) are chosen to match the objects you want to X-ray.

We’re not art experts, but know how to X-ray your artworks.

When handling the objects and operating the machine, the Art X-Ray supports you with well thought-out concepts, like the universal painting holder:

Painting in the X-ray system at the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum

The painting holder easily keeps small and large paintings securely affixed in the machine. The two stands at the side, which are holding a relatively small painting on the photo, are adjustable and can be adapted to fit the painting concerned.

Radiography of an old steam engine

For the X-ray examination of objects that stand by themselves, like this steam engine on a wooden plinth, base plates can be inserted into the painting holder’s runners.

For customers who want to X-ray very large voluminous objects (antique furniture, chests, large sculptures, etc.), we can supply the Art X-Ray with a removable painting holder: With these units, the painting holder can be completely removed in just a few steps. Afterwards, the entire floor area is available for placing the objects in front of the camera.

Especially for the examination of voluminous objects, whether small or large, the machine can be equipped with a second X-ray camera. This extension enables stereoscopic 3D X-ray images.

How it works