Posted: October 14, 2008

PANalytical Launches Fastest X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Available

(Nanowerk News) The launch of the new Axios FAST simultaneous XRF system is another landmark achievement for leading X-ray analysis company PANalytical (Almelo, the Netherlands). Advanced, rapid, and easy to use, the Axios FAST is synonymous with the highest levels of accuracy and precision, excellent detection limits, high throughput and maximum uptime. Pioneering technology ensures that Axios FAST delivers unrivalled speed and throughput for routine analysis and dedicated real-time process control, combined with the flexibility to operate in industrial applications ranging from mining exploration to steelmaking.
New Axios FAST
New Axios FAST
Axios FAST excels in speed by allowing simultaneous fixed-channel measurements of up to 28 elements. The system is equipped with the latest X-ray technology to guarantee high uptime, including:
  • 4 kW SST-mAX X-ray tube with ZETA-technology, for the most stable tube output over time
  • high throughput sample loading turret mechanism, allowing the introduction of new samples even while a measurement is in progress
  • externally mounted measuring channels giving simple access, for routine maintenance, addition or removal of channels, and initial alignment
  • extensive self-monitoring facilities for remote diagnostics
  • proven SuperQ software, renowned for its highly intuitive interface and menu
  • dedicated software and hardware interfaces for flexible connection to sample transport devices and host computers, enabling fully automated analysis
  • Axios FAST is the latest addition to PANalytical’s acclaimed Axios family of wavelength dispersive XRF spectrometers. Its primary role is to perform high-speed routine XRF measurements for dedicated process control. But the system is also capable of addressing additional analytical requirements: for example, it can be fitted with up to four programmable goniometers, which can run simultaneously to give additional flexibility compared to a dedicated fixed channel configuration.
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    About PANalytical
    PANalytical is the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.
    PANalytical, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 1000 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.
    The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001.
    The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials and environmental samples.
    Source: PANalytical (press release)
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