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Posted: Jan 31, 2012
EDAX Launches New Team Pegasus Integrated EDS And EBSD System
(Nanowerk News) EDAX Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, has introduced the TEAM™ Pegasus system, which combines world-class Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) hardware with EDAX's highly successful TEAM™ software platform to create the next generation in synergistic materials characterization.
TEAM™ Pegasus is the integration of EDAX's TEAM™ EDS analysis system and its market-leading EBSD product line. The product offers both high-level analysis capabilities and an easy-to-use, intuitive interface to users of all levels. The TEAM™ platform introduces Smart Features to EBSD. Smart Camera and Smart Background guide the user in optimal data collection, and Smart Indexing and Smart Data Management guarantee accurate analysis and reporting.
"By bringing the analytical intelligence and Smart Features of TEAM™ EDS to the EBSD product line, EDAX has enabled users of all experience levels to take advantage of EDAX's powerful EBSD technology," comments Mike Coy, Technical Product Manager of the Microanalysis product line. "The TEAM™ software enhances the ease of use of both the EBSD hardware and data analysis with its automated work functions and workflow guidance."
TEAM™ Pegasus allows a user to collect dynamic EDS and EBSD maps simultaneously and to move between the techniques seamlessly. TEAM™ software also allows the user to interact with the data during the acquisition process, to view orientation, composition, quality or the sample image. This flexibility allows real-time data analysis and boosts productivity.
"TEAM™ Pegasus was designed from the start as an integrated system to streamline the movement between EDS and EBSD and to allow maximum synergy from the two techniques," adds Coy. "This approach ensures that users will get the maximum amount of data in the shortest time and that the data collected will quickly lead them to identify a solution to their material analysis problem."
EDAX is the acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction and X-ray Fluorescence instrumentation. EDAX designs, manufactures, installs and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in the semiconductor, metals, geological, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and ceramics markets.
Since 1962, EDAX has used its knowledge and experience to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.
EDAX is a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion. www.edax.com