JME would like to present our newest product, the DXB:1 Digital X-Ray Buggy; designed to produce high-quality panoramic digital radiographs of circumferential welds in applications such as new pipelines. As a versatile and configurable system, it can also be utilised for use in various non-pipeline applications, such as the inspection of tank walls or other ferrous metal structures.

This digital system is a replacement for traditional film radiography; so no more chemical processing, dark rooms, or flaws associated with conventional radiography. The DXB includes a high-definition digital panel for instant verification of image quality and system settings. Images are digitally stored, preventing the need for film storage and enabling a permanent record to be saved within the control tablet. These can be backed up via USB or using a Network connection, allowing the images to be sent to an on-site Radiographer seconds from acquisition.

JME’s DXB system also communicates and integrates with our entire CR2 Pipeline Crawler Range. This allows 2-way communication between the Pipeline Crawler and DXB, giving configuration of key crawler parameters from the DXB control tablet. This integration also allows commencement of inspection with the push of a single button. The DXB operator is able to control, adjust and view the status of the CR2 crawler at all times during an inspection task.

With a rapid magnetic deployment system, the DXB:1 can be positioned by a single person in less than a minute. The system is attached using full time magnets, meaning in the event of a loss of power the unit will remain firmly attached to the pipe. This quick and efficient deployment dramatically increases productivity on-site. There is no need for welding bands to be deployed and relocated between each inspection which again greatly improves efficiency on-site.,


  • • Deployed in seconds, no welding bands required
  • • Film replacement technology
  • • Allows for ‘Cloud-based’ image inspection
  • • Fully integrated with crawler operation
  • • Integrated functionality with the CR2 Remote Handset Unit
  • • One-touch inspection
  • • Comprehensive safety interlocks
  • • Automatic back-up of images
  • • Digital storage of images locally or web-based
  • • Magnetic mounting
Buggy Width 221mm
Pipeline Diameter Flat or 13.5” (343mm)
Average Scan Speed Minimum: 15 mm/s
Typical: 22 mm/s
(including imaging time and movement between images) – Depending upon pipe schedule
Image Quality Image quality class B acc. ISO19232-5, ISO 10893-7, ISO 17636-2
Image Format DICONDE compliant data export, via Ethernet or USB
System Weight Buggy, Detector and Battery – < 44.1 lbs (< 20Kg)
Dimensions (mm) Overall Package Kit – 687(L) x 528(W) x 552(H)
Positioning Manually Positioned Directly onto pipe. Cut back with no bands
Operating Temperature -20°C to +50°C
Power Consumption <50W
Imaging X-Ray Energy Up to 300kV (depending on Pipe Wall Thickness)
Image Storage Capacity 500+ Images @ 36” pipe
Resolution 50-100 µm
Technology CMOS
Image area Width: 110mm
Length: up to 145mm per image (depending upon pipe diameter)
Image Stitching Uses image feature matching algorithm or optional buggy position encoder
Display 10.1” 10-point capacitive multi touch screen, LED backlit for daylight visibility + Waterproof digitizer pen for improved ease of use
Certification MIL-STD-810G certified IP65 certified sealed all-weather design
Power Option Li-ion 11.1 V, 4200 mAh
Dimensions (mm) 269(L) x 188(W) x 20(H)
Weight 2.4 lbs (1.09Kg)
Operating System Windows© 10 Pro
Battery Specifications
(Dewalt Flex Volts)
54V 2000mAh
54V 3000mAh
54V 4000mAh
User Interface Touch-screen display, with intuitive controls. Image viewing and assessment functions for on-site checking of acquired images prior to formal interpretation.
Image Acquisition Automatic acquisition process, controlled by user.
Crawler Control Full crawler control integration, to synchronise crawler operations and image acquisition.
If you are interested in this product, please contact us!

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