Multi-purpose rotating anode X-ray generator

X-ray source component for X-ray diffraction and crystallography


Rigaku is pleased to introduce to the market place one of the most versatile, compact and powerful stand alone X-ray sources available. Based on tried and tested technologies, the new Rigaku MultiMax-9 is a multi-purpose 9kW rotating anode X-ray generator that can be adapted to most X-ray applications.

Line focus applications

  • Powder diffraction
  • Pair distribution function
  • Direct replacement of redundant systems
Point focus applications
  • Laue diffraction work
  • Guinier camera work
  • Diamond anvil cells
  • Small molecule crystallography
  • Direct replacement of redundant systems


  • High brilliance at 3.6 kW/mm2
  • Compact design / small footprint
  • Adjustable tube tower positioning and height
  • Line and point focus
  • Built around reliable proven technology
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Target Materials: Cu, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Mo, Au, Ag, W

MultiMax-9 specifications

Target Options
X-ray tube
Cu, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Mo, Au, Ag, W
Real Focus ( mm ) 0.5 x 10 0.3 x 3 0.4 x 8 0.5 x 5
Effective Focus ( Line ) 0.05 x 10 N / A 0.04 x 8 0.05 x 5
Effective Focus ( Point ) 0.5 x 1 0.3 x 0.3 0.4 x 0.8 0.5 x 0.5
Brilliance ( kW / mm2 ) 1.8 6 2.8 3.6
Maximum load ( kW ) 9 5.4 9 9
HV Supply Maximum rated power 9 kW
Tube voltage output range 20 kV to 60 kV / 1-kV step
Tube current output range 10 mA to 200 mA (fixxed at 10 mA for ≤40 kV) / 1-mA step
EMC directive EN61326
CE marking Declaration of conformity
Dims External dimensions 600 mm(W) 1000 mm(D) 1300 mm(H)
Weight Approximately 360 kg ( X-ray generator only )


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