Mevex Linear Accelerators (Linacs)
Mevex manufactures linear accelerators (Linacs) for popular applications such as 10 MeV e-beam sterilization of single use medical devices and 5 MeV X-ray irradiation of food.
Typical Linac energies are 5 MeV, 7 MeV and 10 MeV. We also design custom built accelerators with specific energy and power requirements.
All Mevex Linacs are highly reliable and optimized for one specific beam energy.
Popular Mevex Linacs models
|Design energy||Typical power||Variable energy||Optional dual technology|
(X-ray / e-beam)
|3 MeV||10 – 150 kW||Y||Y||Wire and cable polymer crosslinking|
Polymer crosslinking (wire, cable, tube, pipe, sheets, …)
R&D self-shielded irradiator
Alternative to Gamma Cell GC220
|5 MeV||50 – 100 kW||Y||Y||X-ray for food irradiation (sanitary and phytosanitary treatment)|
|5 – 7,5 MeV||40 kW||Y||Y||5 MeV X-ray for food irradiation|
7,5 MeV X-ray for medical devices sterilization
|7,5 MeV||100 – 300 kW||Y||Y||7,5 MeV X-ray for medical devices sterilization|
|10 MeV||20 – 80 kW||Y||Y||10 MeV E-beam for medical devices sterilization|
|25 MeV||10 – 40 kW||Y||Y||Gemstone irradiation|
|35 MeV||35 kW||Y||Y||Radioisotopes production|
|40 MeV||50 – 120 kW||Y||Y||Radioisotopes production|
|50 MeV||50 – 120 kW||Y||Y||Radioisotopes production|
Linacs main features
Every application has its Linac
Mevex supplies multiple Linacs each optimized for a specific “design energy“. Some of our typical Linacs:
- 10 MeV Linac for e-beam sterilization
- 7,5 MeV Linac for X-ray sterilization
- 5 MeV Linacs for food irradiation
The maximum beam power is available for that specific optimal energy.
All Linacs are able to vary energy around the design energy.
This allows improving the irradiation dose uniformity for products which may require less or more energy.
Compact size, high power
Linacs are very compact and light compared with other particle accelerators. Compact Linacs can be installed with forklift and result in less shielding. Self-shielding also becomes a reality.
The picture shows Mevex engineers celebrating the 100th Linac manufactured, a 5 MeV 50kW linear accelerator.
Simple is good for industrial equipment! Linear accelerators are rather simple to understand and to maintain compared with other particle accelerator technologies.
Linac users can develop inhouse technical expertise to overcome most situations improving the overall availability of the system.
E-beam and X-ray with one Linac
Linacs can be designed with dual irradiation technology capabilities: electron beam and X-ray.
Users can create one irradiation “treatment set” per product batch allowing to adapt sterilization parameters for each product.
As an example, a 10 MeV e-beam batch of products can follow a 7,5 MeV X-ray batch of products. The X-ray target is automatically controlled.