The RS 2400·Q Sterile Insect Irradiator

THE PREMIER STERILE INSECT IRRADIATOR IN THE WORLD PROVIDING SUPERIOR DOSE UNIFORMITY AND INDUSTRY LEADING RELIABILITY.

Rad Source in Action

Our patented x-ray irradiation technology is scientifically proven to deplete harmful pests to prevent disease, restore prosperity to the agricultural industry, and improve the health and well-being of the human population.

Pests are harmful to both the agricultural industry and human health. Rapid reproduction and population growth of these pests results in agricultural losses in crops and livestock, economic damage, and uncontrolled spread of harmful diseases called vector-borne diseases, which are carried by certain blood-feeding organisms such as mosquitoes and transmitted to humans through their bites. One method that is used to eliminate pests is called sterile insect technique (SIT), which uses radiation to mass-sterilize male pests in a population, leading males that are unable to produce offspring after mating with females. 

Rad Source creates and manufactures cost-efficient and safe x-ray irradiation instruments specifically designed for SIT, reducing the burden of pests and vector-borne diseases throughout the world.

 

Family Planning for Insects™

Environmentally Friendly Insect Control

Clean, renewable energy to sterilize mass-reared insects, they remain sexually competitive yet cannot produce offspring.  SIT does not involve genetic engineering.

Patented Carousel Circulation Technology

High capacity, single chamber design with integrated multi-canister carousel technology for maximum throughput.

Lower Cost of Ownership than Gamma

Hassle Free Ownership NO decay curve calculation, NO need for secure or shielded room, NO nuclear site license required, NO added safety costs.

*RS 2400 is CE marked

Features & Benefits

High X-Ray Output - High Throughput

Produces a high x-ray output, and has a large field, providing advantageous configurations for high throughput and dose rate.

Larger Field - Better Uniformity

No need to collimate the beam, and due to the larger field a better uniformity can be achieved compared to imaging tube x-ray technology..

Beam Hardness - Built in Filtration

Quastar has filtration built into the design of the x-ray emitter – designed to attenuate weaker non-penetrating x-rays. 

Power Efficiency – Increased Life Span

The Quastar emitter runs at less than maximum power which increases lifetime up to 10 years – up to 3X longer than the standard imaging x-ray tube x-ray.

Repairable Energy Source - Low Cost of Ownership

Engineered to be repairable, lowers overall cost of ownership. (standard imaging tube x-ray sources require full replacement).

No Radioactive Source – No Ongoing Regulatory Hassles

  • Meets safety requirements specified in Fed. Reg. 21 CFR 1020.40
  • No Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) License required.
  • No nuclear disposal requirements.
  • No additional security requirements for nuclear equipment.
  • No additional safety equipment for laboratory staff.

Direct Replacement for Gamma Irradiator

U.S. Government recognized safe, direct alternative for radioactive isotope (gamma) source irradiators.

Patented Carousel Circulation Technology

High capacity, single chamber design with integrated multi-canister carousel technology for maximum throughput.

Holds six (6) 830mL canisters for 5L processing volume.

  • 4“ in diameter (10.2 cm).

Holds six (5) 3L canisters for 15L processing volume.

  • 7″ in diameter (17.7cm).

One Day Plug & Play Installation

No water or drain connection to the facility is needed, providing improved workflow efficiency with flexible unit placement. and saving costs.

Self Contained Cabinet

All Rad Source irradiators are manufactured as cabinet x-ray devices and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in US CFR 21 1020.40

Intuitive User Interface & Software Design

No previous x-ray experience necessary to operate

Instrument Portability

Mounted on sturdy castor wheels for convenient portability improving product workflow efficiency.

Proven Reliability

For over 20 years and greater than 500 irradiator installs in renowned hospitals, universities, pharma, government and life science institutions worldwide, Rad Source has provided the world’s leading healthcare providers with reliable products and trusted services.

Physical Dimensions

Equipment Dimensions: 
 46.56 x 75.26 x 40.49″  |  118.26 x 191.16 x 102.84 cm

Internal Chamber Dimensions: 
22.5 x 25 x 10.25″  |  57.15 x 63.50 x 26.04 cm

Clearance Dimensions: 
53 x 40 x 81″  |  134.62 x 101.60 x 205.74 cm

Equipment Weight: 
2875 lbs.  |  1,271 kg

Electrical: 
· Power: 208/240VAC, Single phase, 50/60Hz, 40 Amp, true earth ground
· Wiring: 8 AWG L1, L2/N

Irradiation Guidelines

Power (W)
· 4000W

Dose Rate (Gy/min)
· 8-12 gy/min. (0.46 g/mL)

Dose Uniformity Ratio (DUR):
· 1.3-1.6

Processing Volume
· Six (6), 830 mL canisters (5L total capacity) per cycle with a
  dose rate of ~12 Gy / min.

· Five (5) or 15L or product per cycle with a dose rate of ~12 Gy / min.

Optional Supplies & Accessories

INSTALLATION & wARRANTY
Installation:

  • All irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation survey prior to shipment and again at installation.
  • All irradiators are manufactured as cabinet X-ray devices and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in US CFR 1020.40

Water Requirements:

  • 9 gallons of distilled water for the irradiator’s internal water tank.

Cooling Requirements:

  • Chiller Requirements: Requires min 14,000 BTU External Cooling with 5 GPM flow rate, at 40 to 60 psi @ approx. 24°±6°C/75°±11°F
  • Chiller Link: External Chilled Water:  Such as the Turmoil OC- 150R VC (see page 2) spec; Approximately 22″ x 30″ x 37″ and weighs 400lbs
  • Chiller Specifications (single phase): 208/240VAC 1-phase, 50/60Hz, 20 Amp, True Earth Ground for P/N OC-150R VC (1409954)
  • Chiller Specifications (three phase): 208/230VAC 3-phase, 60Hz, 18 Amp, True Earth Ground for P/N OC-150R V6 (1408407)
  • Chiller Lead Time:  Chillers from all manufacture tend to have a long lead time. This irradiator can not be run without external cooling.

*Rad Source maintains a reserve of some chiller.Contact sales to inquire about availability.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

  • 12 months full warranty:   Including: Installation, Training, Initial Dose Map, Radiation Survey, 2nd Dose Map and all parts, labor & travel.
  • Extended Warranty Program (year 2): Available for purchase anytime within 12 months from date of installation of Irradiator (Includes ALL parts, labor, travel and one PM call and (2) dosimetry reports per annum.
Safety & Quality
  • All irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation survey prior to shipment and again at installation.

 

  • All irradiators are manufactured as cabinet x-ray devices and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in US CFR 1020.40
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