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New Enhancements Now Available for PANalytical AXIOS WDXRF Spectrometers

Among the many innovative new developments announced by PANalytical (Almelo, The Netherlands) at Pittcon 2010 in Florida, USA, was the enhancement of the company’s popular Axios range of wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers.

AxiosmAX family.

The Axios family will be upgraded to AxiosmAX with the incorporation of the SST-mAX Xray tube in its standard configuration. This change reflects the company’s commitment to bringing cutting-edge technology and tangible, cost-effective benefits to its customers.

At the heart of the new instruments is the SST-mAX X-ray tube, incorporating PANalytical’s unique ZETA Technology. By eliminating the largest source of instrument drift common to all XRF systems, SST-mAX delivers a dramatic reduction in the frequency of drift correction and re-calibration measurements, thereby improving the system uptime.

The pinnacle of the range is the AxiosmAX–Advanced. It has a high-performance configuration, including the SST-mAX50 X-ray tube with CHI-BLUE coating, the Hi-Per Scint detector with a linear count rate range up to 3.5 Mcps and Omnian standardless software. AxiosmAX is the basis for PANalytical’s dedicated industry versions too. Application-tailored configurations are available for: cement, petrochemicals, industrial minerals, mining, metals and polymers and plastics.

In addition, the lineup now includes a new, internally cooled, low-power Axios (1 kW) system. This is ideal for applications with lower throughput requirements, but where accuracy and repeatability remain critical parameters.

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