NORKA is a unique portable X-ray inspection system with a minifocus and microfocus constant potential X-ray sources. The voltage can be adjusted from 20 to 160kV. This allows to inspect objects made from different materials with varing density and thickness (20-70kV is the optimal voltage for checking mail and thin objects, while 100-160kV works best for baggage and thick objects). One of the NORKA’s advantages is its ability to inspect areas of an object in fine details using geometric magnification (up to 40 times if used with the RE-150MN X-ray unit). Unlike 1 mm spot used in conventional portable X-ray systems this X-ray unit has a 30-micron focal spot. The resolution power attains an unprecedented value – 25 microns of copper wire equivalent. Moreover, the distance between the object and the X-ray source can be minimal, down to a few centimeters or even a few millimeters when using geometric magnification.

Identification of organic and non-organic objects
The images are shown on the display of the control unit in a positive/negative form, pseudo colours, with enhanced contrast or in dual energy mode. Zooming in on any of the nine areas of the screen allows better identification. Retrieved images can be stored in the memory of the cotrlor unit for further investigation or reference (up to 30,000 images). Stored images can also be edited and provided with additional text, graphics and voice information. If necessary, these images can be copied from the D:\images directory of a ‘’BU-4’’ control unit to a USB flash drive. Universal power supply (85 - 240 VAC 50/60Hz) ensures easy operation anywhere in the world. This is the only system on the market that works at the temperatures ranging from -20°С to +50°С with humidity level of up to 90%. The NORKA X-ray system is delivered in two handy carrying bags or in a single case.

NORKA has a wide range of applications in customs services, law enforcement devisions, airport security and other areas.

  • Inspection of mail, parcels and small articles Detection of Weapons, Bombs and Explosive devices
  • Searching for concealed eavesdropping devices in furniture,
  • office equipment,   walls, door/window frames, etc
  • Non destructive testing and evaluation of machinery, aircraft, vehicles

The NORKA X-ray system is easy to use, reliable and completely safe to operate. It provides excellent detecting capability with no harmful effects to its users or service personnel.

System Layout

  • ‘’BU-4’’ control unit is based on an industrial microprocessor and 12’’ TFT LCD with touch screen (can be equiped with any notebook computer)
  • ‘’SKB-3D’’ digital camera unit (1280x1024, 16-bit)
  • Interchangeable X-ray converter viewing area: 300x400 mm (standard) with converter unit support. Interchangeable converters (190x250 and 410x550 mm) are available on request
  • Specially designed ‘’RE-160’’ and ‘’RE-120’’ minifocus X-ray digital generators, ‘’RE-150MN’’ microfocus and any X-ray unit from the RAP series (constant potential with the voltage up to 300kV)
  • Focusing device (optional for microfocus X-ray units) Set of connecting cables
  • PC mouse & keyboard (optional) USB flash drive (optional) Recharg
  • able battery & charging device Set of transport bags or transport case
General specifications
X -RAY UNIT RE-160 RE-120 RE-150MN RAP 220-5
Operation mode 5-25 second exposures in single energy mode
Max. X-ray tube voltage, kV 160 120 150 220
Focal spot size, μm 800 600 80 2000
Resolution (copper wire), μm 80 60 40 80
Total penetration (Al equivalent), mm 120 65 80 200
Total penetration (Fe equivalent), mm 40 24 20 60
Сamera unit Digital - SKB-3D 1280х1024, 16 bit
  Interchangeable converter - screening area(H x W), mm ''PR-4'' - 190х250
''PR-5'' - 300х400 (standard)
''PR-6'' - 410х550
Display 12'' colour TFT touch screen display
Memory size (image number ) 30 000
Battery life 2 hours, or 60 X-ray image acquisitions
Through-put 60 pictures per hour
Operating temperature - 20оС  to +50оС (-4оF to +122оF)
Relative humidity 90% (35оС / 95оF)
Weight, kg* less than 29

*Standard system configuration (NORKA with RE-160, set of transport bags, BU-4, SKB-3D, PR-5 and rechargeble battery & charging device)

PPR-3246 and FP-3543 are portable X-ray converters designed for X-ray nondestructive inspection of baggage, mail, office environment, furniture, building constructions, etc. both indoors and outdoors. They can be integrated into the NORKA inspection system as well as into other X-ray systems. PPR-3246 and FP-3543 converters can successfully detect explosive devices and their components, hidden video/audio recording devices etc. These converters can be used for inspection of large size objects which, due to their construction profile, can not be scanned by stationary X-ray systems.

All converters have built-in rechargeable battery and can work while being charged. The control command and data transmission are carried out via Wi-Fi or cable. Newest thinnest (only 15,5mm) flat panel detector FP-3543 allow to inspect objects with the highest resolution (2560x3070) and with the big (356 х 424mm) sensitive area. Built-in replaceable battery allows to make up to 80 images on one charge (two batteries included). Works in both wired and wireless (Wi-Fi) modes.

The main feature of the PPR-3246 converters is their scanning linear detector with various type of scintillators and detector pitch sizes.

General specifications
PPR-4664 PPR-3246 PR-2432 FP-3543
Operating area (H x W), mm 460 х 640 320 х 460 240 х 320 356 х 424
Converter type scanning scanning phosphor screen + CCD flat panel
Detector pitch, mm 0,8 or 0,4 or 0,2* 0,8 or 0,4 or 0,2* - 0,139
Digitizing depth, bit 16 16 12 14
Through-put, pictures per min 4 6 12 8
Wireless communication range, m up to 50 up to 50 up to 50 up to 50
Wire detection  (copper wire), mm 0,1 0,1 0,06 0,05
Spatial resolution, Lp/mm up to 2,5 up to 2,5 2,7 2,8
Weight, kg 7,0 5,9 4,6 2,9
Dimensions (L x H x W), mm 780х580х36(59) 454х468х33(59) 340 х 340 х 160 383 х 460 х 15,5

* Standard size 0,8mm can be optimized according to the customer’s needs (0,4mm and 0,2mm detector pitch)